Rainbow Beach Family Aquatic Center Schedule

The Rainbow Beach Family Aquatic Center announces special days and operating hours now thru Saturday, September 6th.

Regular Swim time is from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays & Sundays only.  Rainbow Beach is closed Monday thru Friday.

For more information, please call the Vincennes Parks & Recreation Department office at 812-882-1140.

Vincennes 2015 Street Rehabilitation Project Update

Beginning on Tuesday, September 8th, Milestone crews will begin full depth patching on 6th Street between Vigo and Busseron; on 2nd Street between Minneapolis and Jefferson; on Belle Crossing; on 24th Street; on Cullup Street; on McKinley Avenue between 20th Street and Forbes Road, and on Dailey Avenue.  This work is expected to be completed by Friday, September 11th.

Beginning on Monday, September 14, Milestone crews will begin milling the remainder of the streets in the contract and begin applying the new surface. This work is expected to take 2 weeks.

There will be short term daytime closures for all the streets in the paving contract. These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions.  Motorists are asked to please use caution when driving in these areas.

Labor Day Holiday Schedule for next Monday, September 7, 2015

In observance of the 2015 Labor Day Federal Holiday, all Vincennes City Government Offices will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015.  The Vincennes City Street and Sanitation Department announces the City Collection site on Old Terre Haute Road will also be closed that day.

Recycling materials that would normally be collected on Monday, September 7, 2015, by the Vincennes Street and Sanitation Department will not be picked up that day, but it will be picked up on the following Monday, September 14, 2015.

Other collections scheduled to be done by the Vincennes City Street and Sanitation Department for the week of Monday, September 7, 2015, will be performed on their normal schedule.

Next Neighborhood Watch Meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 8th

The Vincennes City Police Department invites all local residents to attend the monthly “Neighborhood Watch” meetings.  In an effort to reduce crime, the VPD normally conducts regular “Neighborhood Watch” meetings on the first Monday of each month in two different locations at two separate times. However, due to the Federal Labor Day Holiday being observed on Monday, September 7th, the next Neighborhood Watch meetings are scheduled for Tuesday, September 8th.

Residents are encouraged to attend the “Neighborhood Watch” meetings at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 8th at the Jamestown Apartments.  Another opportunity to meet and express desires and concerns is during the 7:00 meeting on the same evening in the City Council Chambers of Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street.

City Police Chief Dusty Luking describes these meetings as excellent opportunities for Vincennes residents to get together as “Neighbors” to exchange experiences and ideas for the betterment of their communities.  With your help as extra “eyes and ears”, the Police Department welcomes information and input from all community citizens.

Chief Luking has appointed Officer Kody Waggoner as the “Vincennes Neighborhood Watch Program Coordinator.  If you have any questions, please call the VPD Headquarters at 882-1630.

Second Street Project Progress Report

Traffic on North Second Street has been switched over to the new pavement and is now one-way northbound.  Busserson, Broadway, Buntin, Perry, and Seminary are open between Second Street and Third Street.  The side streets listed above are closed  between First Street and Second Street. There will still be short- term periodic closures in the northbound lanes.

Motorists are still encouraged to use First Street as the alternate route and to patronize the local businesses on Second Street. This new traffic pattern should allow easier access to most of the businesses on the east side of Second Street.

Street Banner Request, Dimensions & Placement Policy

ACCORDING TO THE BOARD OF WORKS RESOLUTION 1-2015:

(1) Requests for each banner location…whether on North 2nd Street; College Avenue; Hart Street or Washington Avenue…are to 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.

 

CSX to Perform More Railroad Crossing Upgrades

More CSX Railroad Track Crews are in town now to reconstruct railroad crossings throughout the City of Vincennes.  Work on all crossings is expected to be completed approximately two weeks after improvements begin.

These upgrades will entail periodic short-term closures of all railroad crossings that are to be included in this plan.

For more information, please call the City Engineer’s office at 812-882-4357.

Riverfront Pavilion Rental Agreement & Instructions

 

Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion

Rental Agreement

Name of event____________________________________

Date of event _________________     Arrival________ Departure________

Contact person____________________________________

Group/organization name __________________________

Address _________________________________________

Phone number (s) _________________________________

1)  Reservations for the Vincennes Riverfront Pavilion must be made through the Mayor’s office.  Events at the Pavilion must be approved by the City Board of Works before the Mayor’s office staff will reserve the date and time.  The Board of Works meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and the rental permission must be requested to be placed on the agenda by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting.  Call 882-7285.

2) For events that are not open to the public and will last 6 hours or more (full day), there is a $200.00 rental fee with an additional $250.00 refundable damage deposit.  For events lasting less than 6 hours (1/2 day) the fee is $100.00 with a $150.00 refundable damage deposit. All checks should be made payable to the City ofVincennes.  Rental fees and damage deposits are due no less than 30 days before the event or at the time of Board of Works approval if the event is within than 30 days.

3) A Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Vincennes listed as “additional insured”, with a minimum of $1 Million ($1,000,000.00) in coverage, must be presented to the Mayor’s office 30 days prior to the event for the approval of the City’s insurance carrier.

4) The Board of Works reserves the right to refuse use of the Pavilion at their discretion.

5) All trash is the responsibility of the person or organization using the facility.  Trash must be removed from the Pavilion at the end of the event and disposed of properly.

6) Smoke effects, explosives, or pyrotechnics/fireworks are not permitted in the building.

7) Nothing may be attached to any part of the facility that would leave permanent damage such as nails or pins

8) Protected candles or oil lamps are permitted, however open fires (fire pit or chimineas) are strictly prohibited.

9)  The garden and grounds of the Old State Bank are not included in the Pavilion rental.  To request use of those facilities, contact the State Historic Sites Office at 1-812-882-7472.

10) Any permits or licenses necessary for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of the person or group reserving the Pavilion.

11) Inspection of the Pavilion will be done at 7:30 a.m. the day following the event.  The damage deposit will be returned provided that the Pavillion and rest rooms are left in a clean and undamaged condition. If the picnic tables are moved for the event, they must be returned to the original location by the person, group or organization that is using the Pavilion.

12) If the condition of the Pavilion is such that the damage deposit will not be returned, the renter will be notified, by letter, of the reason why such action was taken.

13)  The Pavilion is to be vacated by the stated departure time.  Please allow time for cleanup.  If departure time exceeds more than 30 minutes, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

14) If city staff is called out for assistance in any event other than a true emergency, before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. by any person, group or organization, a $50.00 per hour fee will be charged with a $50.00 minimum.

15) The city stage is not available for private use and must have the Mayor’s office written permission for use in any public event.

The undersigned, either individually or as an authorized representative of a group or organization does hereby acknowledge that he/she has read the above agreement and hereby agrees to the terms of said agreement.

______________________________                            ________

Printed name                                                                    Date

_____________________________

Signature

Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________

Historic Vincennes Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  and every Wednesday from 4:00 until 7:30 p.m.  A community effort, the Vincennes Historic Farmers Market has achieved its goal of becoming a habitual destination for shoppers.  Located in historic Downtown Vincennes at the Riverfront Pavilion on the corner of Second & Busseron Streets next to the Old State Bank, the Farmers Market attracts visitors from around the region. It is within easy walking distance from Main Street in downtown Vincennes, Grouseland and other historic State Sites.

On Saturdays, lovers of fresh fruits and vegetables can fill their pantries while also browsing booths selling homemade wood crafts, sweets, quilts, fresh and dried flowers, and homemade bread.  The produce market offers local growers an opportunity to sell the fruits of their labor, from melons, to sweet corn, to potatoes, to apples.

While looking, shoppers can relax to music from gospel to instrumental.  A major attraction, the Vincennes Historic Farmers Market has captured the charm, grace and intimacy of traditional outdoor shopping.

On Wednesday evenings, you can always find an abundance of produce, good music and tasty food and other refreshments.

For more information, please contact Shirley S. Rose at 812-882-5162.

Old Gimbel Corner Use Agreement & Instructions

Old Gimbel Corner

Use Agreement

 Name of event____________________________________

Date of event _____  Arrival Time_____ Departure Time _____

Contact person______________________

Group/organization name ___________________________

Address _________________________________________

Phone number (s) _________________________________

1) Reservations for use of the Old Gimbel Corner must be made through the Mayor’s office. All events on the Old Gimbel Corner must be approved by the City Board of Works before the Mayor’s office staff will reserve the date and time. The Board of Works meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at 5 p.m. and the request must be placed on the agenda by noon the Wednesday prior to the meeting.

2) For events that will last 6 hours or more (including set-up & take-down time), there is a $250.00 refundable damage deposit required. For events lasting less than 6 hours, (including set-up & take-down time) a $150.00 refundable damage deposit is required. All checks should be made payable to the City of Vincennes. Damage deposits are due no less than 30 days before the event or at the time of Board of Works approval if the event is within than 30 days.

3) A Certificate of Liability Insurance, with the City of Vincennes listed as “additional insured”, with a minimum of $1 Million ($1,000,000.00) in coverage, must be presented to the Mayor’s office 30 days prior to the event for the approval of the City’s insurance carrier.

4) The Board of Works reserves the right to refuse use of this property at their discretion.

5) All trash removal is the responsibility of the person or organization using the location. Trash must be removed from the Old Gimbel Corner at the end of the event and disposed of properly.

7) Smoke effects, explosives, or pyrotechnics/fireworks are prohibited on this property.

8) All materials and/or equipment desired to be placed on the Old Gimbel Corner property for any event must be made known to the Board of Works members at the time of the request.

10) Nothing may be attached to or placed on any part of this property that would cause permanent damage.

11) Protected candles or oil lamps are permitted, however open fires in fire pits or other structures are strictly prohibited.

12) Any permits or licenses necessary for the sale or consumption of alcoholic beverages are the responsibility of the person or group reserving the Old Gimbel Corner.

13) Inspection of the Old Gimbel Corner will be done at 7:30 a.m. the day following the event. The damage deposit will be returned provided that this property is left in a clean and undamaged manner.

14) If the condition of the Old Gimbel Corner is such that the damage deposit will not be returned, the renter will be notified, by letter, of the reason why such action was taken.

15) The Old Gimbel Corner is to be vacated by the stated departure time. Please allow time for cleanup. If departure time exceeds more than 30 minutes, the damage deposit will be forfeited.

16) If city staff is called out for assistance in any event other than a true emergency, before 7 a.m. or after 4 p.m. by any person, group or organization, a $50.00 per hour fee will be charged with a $50.00 minimum.

The undersigned, either individually or as an authorized representative of a group or organization does hereby acknowledge that he/she has read the above agreement and hereby agrees to the terms of said agreement.

______________________________            _______________

Printed name                                                                 Date

 

______________________________

Signature

Date event approved by Board of Works _______________________