LARGE ITEM DISOSAL DAYS FOR VINCENNES RESIDENTS- OCTOBER 15 & 22

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, October 15th  and Saturday, October 22nd 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.

 

MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

Beginning on Monday, October 3, crews with Kerns Excavating will close Main Street between Bauer Drive and Henry Sievers Road. The detour will be Hart Street to Lower Hart Street Road to Henry Sievers Road. This detour is expected to last 5 days.

PARK & REC WITCHES ON BIKES RIDE

The Vincennes Park & Recreation Department is pleased to partner with this group on this fun event!

All proceeds will be split between the Parks Department and the Good Samaritan Breast Care Center.

Download a copy of the registration/sponsor form here: 2022 Witches Ride Registration Form

Volunteer Vincennes

Mayor Yochum has announced Volunteer Vincennes, an opportunity to support your community!

Citizens are invited to sign up to offer their expertise, time and talents to help with city events, landscaping downtown and picking up trash among other projects.

Click below to complete the sign up form:

Fieldset

 

Verification

Knox County Indiana Economic Develoment

Check out this awesome video featuring Knox County!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M20RNduIhCM

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

2022 CCMG PAVING PROJECTS APPROVED

Mayor Yochum is pleased to announce that the City of Vincennes has been awarded 100% of the applied for CCMG paving projects for 2022.  Vincennes submitted an application for nearly $600,000 and received all of their 50% match eligible funds of nearly $300,000.  The roads included in this application are Thompson Drive, Carloma Drive, DeWolf Street from Washington Ave. to 12th Street, 1st Street from Main Street to the RR Tracks, and 15th Street from Willow Street to the RR Tracks.   Bidding for this project will take place in the coming months with paving to be completed by the end of the year.

 

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.

 

CITY RECYCLING IS 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

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