Spring Large Item Disposal set for May 30th & June 6th

The City of Vincennes, in conjunction with Republic Services, is once again offering residents of Vincennes an opportunity to dispose of large, unwanted items at no charge.  Vincennes Mayor, Joe Yochum has announced two special “City-Wide Large Item Disposal Days”.   On Saturday, May 30th and Saturday, June 6th , citizens of Vincennes may take their large, unwanted items to Republic Services at 2706 North Second Street.

From 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, May 30th as well as on Saturday, June 6th, Republic Services will accept items too large to place in trash bags at their Second Street location for free disposal.  Items that may be delivered to Republic Services include household furniture, mattresses, large toys, carpeting tied in three (3) foot bundles, and appliances not containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFSs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HCFCs) such as refrigerators and air conditioners.

Those items the City and Republic Services will not be able to accept include construction debris, building materials, tires, paint, liquid waste, electronics or hazardous waste.  Other items that also may not be taken to Republic Services are tires, Freon-containing or appliances that have contained Freon, batteries, free liquids including paint cans, oil jugs , chemical jugs, materials containing asbestos or E-waste.  Paint cans may be accepted if they have become solid waste.

Some form of photo identification is required which shows your address and to verify that you are a resident of Vincennes.  If you have questions or would like more information, please call Republic Services 812-882-1215 or the Vincennes Street & Sanitation Department at 812-885-2520.

Three Blocks of North Second Street is Now One-Way Traffic

As part of the overall construction project, North Second Street is now a one-way street southbound from Buntin Street to Main Street.  Busseron Street, Broadway Street and Buntin Street are closed between 3rd Street and 2nd Street, except for local traffic.

Northbound traffic on 2nd Street is being detoured down Patrick Henry Drive to 1st Street.   Motorists are being directed back to 2nd Street at Hart Street.  As construction continues, Perry Street and Seminary Street will be closed in a similar manner.  Businesses along both sides of 2nd St. will still be accessible to patrons.

This traffic pattern is expected to continue from 6 to 8 weeks.  For more information, please call City Engineer, John Sprague at 812-882-4357.

Main Street Gas Line Replacement is from 15th to 6th Street

Vectren Energy is continuing with their pipeline replacement project on Main Street from 6th Street to 15th Street. Traffic will often be reduced to one lane and directed by flagging operations.

There may be periodic short term closures as well. Work in this area is expected to be completed in approximately 4 months.

Local residents and businesses will be contacted by Vectren directly. Parking will also be restricted on one side of the street for various amounts of time.

Please use caution when in these areas and thank you for your patience. If you have questions or would like more information, please call City Engineer, John Sprague at 812-882-4357.

Historic Vincennes Farmer’s Market

The Farmer’s Market will be open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 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.

Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Forms & Schedules

All Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone businesses that take advantage of at least one tax credit or exemption during the tax year, must file the EZB-R Registration form for Calendar Year, 2014 with the State Enterprise Zone Board.  This form is available in the UEZ office in the Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street and it must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2015.  After completion, the original copy should be provided to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC); a copy of this EZB_R form must also be provided to the Vincennes UEZ Office at 201 Vigo Street, and a copy should be kept for the business’ personal record.  An EZB-R Registration form must be filed each year for the appropriate calendar year in order to maintain active membership.

The UEZ for EZ-2, to claim an Enterprise Zone Investment Deduction, must be filed with the Knox County Auditor’s Office at the Knox County Courthouse before May 10, 2015.  Business owners who have made a real property investment or have 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, the UEZ form IT-40QEC must be completed by their employer; attached to the individual’s State Tax return, and submitted to the State of Indiana to support any claimed deduction of earned Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone income.

All forms are available now in the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone Office in Vincennes City Hall, 201 Vigo Street.

Please call the Vincennes UEZ Office at 882-7285 for more information.

Neighborhood Watch Meetings Monday, June 1st

The Vincennes City Police Department invites all local residents to attend the monthly “Neighborhood Watch” meetings.  In an effort to reduce crime, the VPD conducts regular “Neighborhood Watch” meetings on the first Monday of each month in two different locations at two separate times.

Residents are encouraged to attend the “Neighborhood Watch” meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month 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.

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 _______________________

Street Banner Request & 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 proper 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.

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

 

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 _______________________

Mantle Ditch being Surveyed for Rehabilitation

Vincennes Water Utilities is working on an engineering plan to rehabilitate Mantle Ditch throughout the city and surveying the ditch is the first component. Survey crews from Providence Land Group are now in the process of surveying Mantle Ditch.

The survey crews are surveying Mantle Ditch itself as well as pertinent structures on both sides of it. This requires the surveyors to walk through yards and areas along the ditch within the easement in order to obtain all the necessary information.

The survey work will have minimal impacts but residents are asked to be patient while the work is going on. Anyone with issues or questions can contact Hunter Pinnell at Vincennes Water Utilities at 812-882-7877.