Leaf Pickup Continues For A Few More Weeks

Due to weather, equipment, etc. the Street Dept. is running a few days behind the original schedule, however leaf pickup WILL CONTINUE in the coming weeks as weather allows.  The original schedule was for the “first round” of pickup and workers will begin a “second round” the week of December 12th.

If you have questions regarding the day of your pickup, please contact the Street Department office at 885-2520 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays.

Please remember not to mix limbs or other objects with your leaves, as this will plug up the intake hoses on the leaf vacuums. WE WILL NOT PICK UP PILES OF LEAVES WITH STICKS AND LIMBS MIXED IN.



Neighborhood Watch Meetings Will Resume March 6th

Due to the holidays and upcoming winter weather, the next Neighborhood Watch Meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 6th at City Hall, 201 Vigo Street at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting is usually held the first Monday of each month but will not meet during January or February.

Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone EZB-R & EZB-E Forms for tax year 2106 must now be filed electronically

All current member businesses located within the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone that take advantage of at least one tax credit or exemption during the tax year, are notified that the method of reporting this information for the calendar year 2016 will be different than in previous years.

According to Devin Hillsdon-Smith, Regulatory Affairs Liaison, Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), all EZB-R registration forms and EZB-E extension request forms must be submitted electronically at https://iedcportal.iedc.in.gov starting this year.  Those member businesses claiming a tax deduction and/or tax savings for the 2016 calendar year, are required to submit an EZB-R form no later than June 1, 2017.

The EZB-R form must be filed every year by businesses desiring to maintain their membership, or to register as a new member of the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone.  Only those businesses with current membership status are eligible to apply for UEZ incentives.

If a UEZ member business requires additional time to complete the EZB-R form, that business must submit form EZB-E at https://iedcportal.iedc.in.gov to request an extension to the filing deadline.

Form EZ-2, to claim an Enterprise Zone Investment Deduction, must be filed with the Knox County Auditor’s office at the courthouse before May 10, 2017. Business owners who have made a real property investment as a business or remodeled their businesses within the zone may be eligible for a tax credit on the increase in property value.

If an individual lives and works within the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone, they may be eligible to receive a tax deduction on their individual state adjusted gross income.  In order to apply for this tax credit, Form IT-40QEC must be partially completed by the employer and provided to the eligible employee.  The employee must attach this form to their state tax return and submit it to the State of Indiana to support any claimed deduction of earned enterprise zone income.

For more information, please call the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone office at 812-886-3444.


Seventh Street Closing Information For Week of December 5th


Seventh Street will be closed between Hart Street and College Street beginning Tuesday, December 6th and continue thruout the week.  These repairs are part of the $1.6M Community Crossings Matching Grant program.  Milestone Contractors is repairing the washboard potholes that have developed along this stretch of roadway.

Generally speaking, Seventh Street has been closed 3 blocks at a time, beginning at Main Street and eventually ending at College Ave.  Streets will be opened as work is completed.  Side Streets will be closed for 1 block each direction from 7th Street.  Local access will still be provided to businesses along 7th Street, although parking on 7th Street will be restricted.

Any questions can be directed to the City Engineer at 812-882-4357.

Walk With A Doc Is MOVING To The VU Student Rec Center!

Beginning Saturday, November 5th thru the end of March 2017 – Walk With A Doc will be held indoors at the VU Student Rec Center.




Vincennes Tree Board Taking Requests From Residents For Street Trees

The Vincennes Tree Board is excited to announce they are taking requests from residents for street trees to be planted on their property. A street tree is planted in the city’s right of way – the space between the sidewalk and the curb.  Tree Board members will help residents choose an appropriate size and type of tree that will be best for their location.  To request a tree, please email: ryanlough@perkalawngardens.com or contact City Hall at 812-882-7285.

To report a problem with a tree that is located in the city’s right of way, use the contact information listed above. Please include your name, address, phone number, location of tree, type of tree (if known) and problem with the tree: dead tree, fallen tree, tree with excessive dead limbs, lightning struck tree, heavily rotted tree, stump.

Lincoln Memorial Bridge Is Now Closed For Rehab

The bridge closure is expected to last 180 calendar days, dependent upon weather conditions. During that time, motorists should use the official detour using Illinois 33, U.S. 50 and U.S. 41. The closure will be in place around the clock until the completion of the project. INDOT urges drivers to slow down and stay alert near crews.

Questions may be directed to:
INDOT Southwest District
3650 South U.S. Highway 41
Vincennes, IN 47591

Change in Traffic Flow on Eberwine Near Tecumseh School Continues


Eberwine Ave. will begin a 90-day trial on Monday August 1st.  The one-way traffic flow on Eberwine Ave. from 1st Street to Day Street will be reversed and Day Street will become one-way from Eberwine Ave. to Jefferson Street.  The purpose of the reverse of traffic flow is to better and more safely accommodate the parent pick-up procedures at Tecumseh Elementary School.

Vincennes School officials will be briefing parents and students in the days leading up to the new school year.  Please be mindful of the new signage and drive cautiously when in this area.

Street Banner Request, Dimensions & Placement Policy


(1) Requests for each banner location…whether on North 2nd Street; College Avenue; Hart Street or Washington Avenue…are to be no longer than for a two-week time-period.

(2) Requests for these locations should occur no sooner than three months prior to the scheduled event.

(3) Requests for banners are subject to the Mayor’s office calendar availability and with the stipulation that proper insurance requirement is secured

(4) Requests to have banners hung will be secured at regular Board of Public Works and Safety meetings with requests secured on the Wednesday prior to the next regularly-scheduled meeting date.

Preferred dimensions of banners would be 3 feet high, between 15 and 20 feet wide, grommets on top & bottom with 2-foot centers, with wind-cuts.  A Certificate of Liability insurance must be provided at least 30 days prior to the hanging of a banner in the amount of $1 million coverage with the City of Vincennes listed as an Additional Insured.

It is the responsibility of the requesting group, organization or individual to deliver the banner at least one week in advance of the date granted by the Board of Works to the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department, 1600 Bayou Street.  The banner must also be picked up at the Street Department location at the end of the granted period.

In the event of overlapping time-period requests, the Board of Works reserves the absolute right of designation.

For more information, please call the Mayor’s office at 882-7285.


City of Vincennes Recycling Program


The following rules are subject to change without notice as the demand for recyclables changes in the marketplace. They apply to the city’s curbside recycling program. Recycling is picked up Monday through Friday.  If your neighborhood pickup falls on a holiday, your recycling will be picked up the following week. Recycling materials may also be taken to Republic Services, 2706 N. 2nd Street.  Questions? Call the Street Department at 812-885-2520.

NEWSPRINT – Old newspapers are accepted, but they must be kept dry, as wet newsprint has no recycling value.

MAGAZINES – All magazines, hardback books, paperback books or telephone books are accepted.


GLASS – All must be rinsed clean

PLASTICS – All must be rinsed clean. We cannot accept plastic grocery bags or Styrofoam packing material.

TIN, STEEL and ALUMINUM CANS – All are accepted. They must be clean of all food, but labels may remain.

CARDBOARD – We accept corrugated cardboard and items made of paperboard, such as cereal boxes. Cellophane windows must be removed from boxes, as must any sort of liner. PIZZA BOXES AREN’T ACCEPTED due to contamination by sauce, grease, etc.



TOTES – All recyclables MUST be placed curbside in the green totes available at the Vincennes City Clerk-Treasurer’s Office, 201 Vigo – cost is $5 each. Recyclables placed in boxes, bags or loose will not be picked up.

DEADLINE – All totes must be street side (never in alleys) by 7 a.m. on the appropriate day.

CARDBOARD – Must fit into the green Recycling tote.


It is not necessary to separate items.

Plastics bottles, cans, cardboard, junk mail, magazines & newspaper will be picked up all together.


Neighborhood Pickup Schedule:

Monday: Hart Street to Willow Street

Tuesday:  Hart Street to College Avenue

Wednesday: College Avenue to Weed Lane & North End Area

Thursday:  Kimmell Road to Franklin School

Friday: Eastgate Area