INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS INFORMATION

The Independence Day Fireworks will be shot from Richard Bauer Drive on Saturday, July 4th beginning at dusk.
You are encouraged to watch them from home if at all possible. If you choose to come to the area, please stay with your vehicle.
Please follow Indiana State Department of Health’s guidelines which include social distancing and wearing masks in large groups.
We hope everyone has a wonderful 4th of July!

FOUR LAKES SPLASH PAD WILL BE OPEN BEGINNING SATURDAY, JULY 4TH, 1:00 – 6:00 PM DAILY

We strongly recommend that while you are enjoying the park you maintain social distancing and wash or sanitize your hands regularly. If you are feeling sick or have a temperature stay home.

JULY 4TH CLOSING, TRASH & RECYCLING INFORMATION

All Vincennes City Government Offices will be closed Friday, July 3rd for Independence Day.

Trash and recycling pickup will be operating on the regular schedule and not be affected.

SMALL BUSINESS GRANT – ROUND 2

City of Vincennes Announces Round 2 of the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program in Partnership with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs

 On April 30, 2020, the City of Vincennes was awarded funding from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs to launch the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program to provide short-term relief to businesses within the corporate limits of Vincennes that are seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19.

The City of Vincennes recognizes the need to support small businesses that are struggling to access capital and keep their doors open in response to COVID-19. Small Business Stabilization grants for local businesses will be made in an effort to mitigate losses experienced by our small business community.

While the first round yielded several applications, funding is still available.  In order to assist more businesses, the Revolving Loan Committee increased the number of employees for eligible businesses. Grant amounts will range from $2,000 – $10,000 based on the number of employees.

Applications will be accepted until July 6, 2020.

If you would like more information, you can email Cheryl Hacker at chacker@vincennes.in.gov or call the Mayor’s Office at 812-882-7285.

Please click the link below for the application.

COVID – Vincennnes Vitality Business Grant Application Round 2

Each applicant must return an Intake Form for EACH employee:

Vincennes Intake Documentation Form

 

VINCENNES SMALL BUSINESS GRANT

The application is now available for the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program in Partnership with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

On April 30, 2020, the City of Vincennes was awarded funding from the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs to launch the Small Business Stabilization Grant Program to provide short-term relief to businesses within the corporate limits of Vincennes that are seeing a reduction in revenue because of COVID-19. The City of Vincennes recognizes the need to support small businesses that are struggling to access capital and keep their doors open in response to COVID-19. Small Business Stabilization grants for businesses with twenty-five or fewer employees will be made in an effort to mitigate losses experienced by our small business community.

Grant amounts will range from $2,000 – $10,000 based on the number of employees.

Click the link below for the Application and Intake Form. An Intake Form must be completed and returned with your application for each employee.

 

COVID – Vincennnes Vitality Business Grant Application

Vincennes Intake Documentation Form

 

The deadline for applications is June 5, 2020.

CITY RECYCLING IS NOW PICKED UP ON MONDAYS ONLY

The City of Vincennes has resumed recycling pickup for the city.  Moving forward until further notice, recycling will only be picked up on Mondays.

For those that have more items that will fit in the green totes due to the COVID-19 delay, you may place overflow in a cardboard box alongside your totes.

The Street Department will not pick up any recycling in plastic bags.

 

ACCEPTABLE RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

  • All paper grades: Including newspapers, magazines, soft book, junk mail, office paper, manila folders
  • Cans-aluminum, steel
  • Plastic-bottles and jugs (#s 1, 2, & 5)
  • Cardboard-boxboard, brown paper bags

 

NON-RECYCLABLE MATERIALS

 

Oversize cardboard                                             Pizza boxes

Plastic bags/film                                                   Styrofoam

Medical waste                                                        Food Waste

Garden hoses                                                         Yard waste

Electronics                                                              Batteries

Microwaveable food trays                                Construction waste

Wax paper/wax cardboard

STORM DAMAGE HOME REPAIRS NEED BUILDING PERMIT – However fees are waived.

The City of Vincennes would like to remind homeowners that if they are hiring a contractor for home repair due to the recent storm, to please call the City Inspector’s office at 812-882-3338 to obtain a building permit.
The city is waiving permit fees for storm damage work, but all contractors must have a permit before starting to work.
Mayor Yochum wants to ensure the safety of all homeowners during the cleanup.

City of Vincennes / COVID-19

Effective immediately, all city offices will be closed to the public and to walk in traffic. If you have business with any city department, please call the mayor’s office at 812-882-7285 and you will be transferred to the appropriate department. You may also e-mail info@vincennes.org.

All offices will continue to be manned and we will do our best to conduct all business via phone and e-mail.

 

NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING – Meetings are cancelled until further notice.

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; or Hart Street…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.