Small Business Relief COVID Grants Available

Mayor Yochum is excited to announce the City of Vincennes is now accepting applications for the COVID Small Business Relief Grant Phase III that was awarded from Office of Community and Rural Affairs for continued COVID-19 relief. Grant levels depend on the number of employees and range from $2,000 – $10,000 for businesses up to 50 employees.

This round of state funding will provide $150,000 to small businesses within the city limits that are still struggling after COVID. Funding for the COVID-19 Response Phase 3 program is derived from Indiana’s CARES Act allocation.

Applications can be picked up at the Mayor’s office, 201 Vigo Street or downloaded here: Phase 3 – Round 1 Application

 

The application deadline for Phase III Round 1 will be Friday, July 16th.

TEMPORARY STREET CLOSURES

As electrical upgrades continue in the area – weather permitting – we will be closing the following streets on said dates:

Short Street – closed between W. St. Clair Street and W Red Skeleton Blvd. on Wednesday, June 9th thru Monday, June 14th.

Chestnut Street – closed between W. St. Clair Street and W. Red Skeleton Blvd. on Thursday, June 17 thru Monday, June 21st.

STREET PAVING TO BEGIN WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9TH

Beginning on Wednesday June 9, crews with E&B Paving will begin milling and paving operations on the 2020-1 CCMG project.  2020-1 CCMG began last year with curb ramp construction.  Final paving operations were postponed due to Center Point Energy delaying completion of a section of Upper 11th Street.  That work has been completed and we will be finishing the paving.  Streets for the 2020-1 CCMG project that will be affected by this work are Upper 11th Street from Wabash Ave. to St. Clair Street, Reel Ave. from 2nd Street to Chestnut Street, 1st Street from Reel Ave. to Swartzel Ave., and Parke Street from Eberwine Street to Swartzel Ave.  Please use caution in these areas for the next 3 days.  Work is expected to finish by Friday, pending weather conditions.

July 4th Parade Entry Form

Please complete the form below to enter the 2021 Vincennes July 4th Parade.

LAST SPRING CITY-WIDE LARGE ITEM DISPOSAL DAY – JUNE 12th

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, June 5th and Saturday, June 12th, citizens of Vincennes may take their large, unwanted items to Republic Services at 2706 North Second Street.

From 8 until 11:30 a.m. on both Saturdays, 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 the city 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.

 

NEXT NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING WILL BE MONDAY, JULY 5th at 7:00 p.m.

Last Chance – COVID Small Business Grant

The City of Vincennes COVID Small Business grant is accepting one more round of applications before the grant is closed by the state.

Please find the link to the application and intake form below. An intake form must be returned for each employee of the business.

Applications are due April 23, 2021.

Round 9 COVID-Business Grant Application

Vincennes Intake Documentation Form

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

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.

 

Current Boundary Modifications for the Vincennes Urban Enterprise Zone

Please click the link below for a map and description of the modifications for the Urban Enterprise Zone boundaries:

UEZ Map