As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving and the holiday season with traditional meals, the Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) reminds everyone to put FOG – fats, oils and grease – from holiday cooking in the trash to avoid clogged drain. To underscore this message, EWSU is launching a public service campaign to raise awareness about the importance of keeping FOG from damaging pipes in homes and our city’s sewer system.
People often don’t realize that every drop of fat, oil or grease that does down the drain will end up in the sewer line. As FOG collects in sewers it can form large clogs that can damage pipes and cause sewage to back up into homes, eventually reaching local streams and wetlands.
The EWSU FOG billboards and video public service announcements encourage everyone to “Cool It. Can It. Throw it Away. Put FOG in the trash, not the sink!” Fifteen billboards with the FOG holiday message are located on high traffic thoroughfare across the city. The FOG videos, featuring EWSU Director Allen Mounts, are available online offering simple tips on things you can do at home to eliminate FOG.
Cool It. Can It. Throw it Away.
Put FOG in the trash, not the sink!
Click here to access the EWSU Videos YouTube Channel. Click here to watch the 30 second FOG video. Click here to watch the 60 second FOG video. Click here to watch the 2 minute 28 second FOG video with several tips and information behind this requested practice.
Southwest Indiana Counties Band Together for Improved Broadband – For our Neighborhoods with residents in the County: Take the survey to help.
Highlights from the 24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet– Watch for another blog post this month featuring the 2019 Sparkplug Award winners! See them now on pages 4 & 5.
Leading UNOE – What’s the purpose, composition and responsibilities of your UNOE Board members? What does each Officer do?
Preparing for the 2020 Election of UNOE Officers – Check your Neighborhood’s webpage on this website to make sure your UNOE Representatives are listed correctly. Send any changes to email@example.com or call the office by 1/23/20.
UNOE’s Nominating Committee Report – See current nominees for elected Board positions. Nominations are accepted until the time of voting during the January General Meeting. See page 7 for details.
Neighborhood Lighting Survey Update – Thank you to those Neighborhood Associations who participated! See page 8.
How Have You Used Your Yard Signs? – Send your stories to the UNOE office. See page 8.
2020 Membership Packets – After 12/1/19, Neighborhoods will be able to download the 2020 Membership Forms from our Membership page. Packets will also be mailed after the start of the year.
Tips from the City Arborist – Beware of Deceptive People Going Door to Door Soliciting Tree Work – See page 9 for a message from Sean Dickerson, Dept. of Urban Forestry, City of Evansville
Heating Advice to Stay Safe and Snug and Save Money – Helpful tips and resources for everyone. See page 11.
UNOE’s Inclement Weather Policy – UNOE office policy states that if the EVSC schools are closed due to inclement weather, the UNOE Office will be closed also. This also affects UNOE events or meetings scheduled for after hours. See page 12.
UNOE to host the 24th AnnualSparkplug Recognition Banquet presented by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company – Reminders & tools for registering your Neighborhood Association or for non-neighborhood guests to reserve a spot – DEADLINE: Thu., Oct. 10
Neighborhood Lighting Survey reminder, online Resources & Lighting Survey Kit contents available, including contacts for reporting street lighting concerns throughout the year – DEADLINE: Mon., Nov. 11
Being a Good Neighbor: Broken Windows & Weeds in Gutters: Who’s in Charge?
Ordinance Update: Unsolicited Materials Ordinance–What It Means for Neighborhood Associations – See full ordinance online: PDF version or searchable code database
“It’s a Beautiful Day in Every Neighborhood” featuring our KEYNOTE SPEAKER Charlie Stocker The Garden Guy MUSIC before/during dinner by Gina Moore with Bob Green, Pianist
***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***
The cost for both UNOE Neighborhood Association members and guests is $18.00 per person and must be paid in advance by the deadline of Thursday, October 10, 2019. View your Dinner Choices.
Neighborhood Associations registering as a group should download the Sparkplug Banquet Registration Packet for all the forms needed.
Individuals/Groups/Organizations not registering with a Neighborhood Association can use the Basic Registration Form.
Sparkplug Award Nominations
Each Neighborhood Association may nominate oneindividual, group, business, or organization that resides in your neighborhood to receive your neighborhood Sparkplug Award at the banquet.
Reflect on who has gone above and beyond to help their neighbors and their neighborhood. Consider “Why does this person or group deserve this award?” as you select your Sparkplug Award nominee.
Nominations must be received at the UNOE office by Thu., October 10, 2019. Use the Sparkplug Award Nomination Form in the registration packet to submit your Neighborhood’s award winner. Take a peek back at 2017 winners and 2018 winners.
Door Prizes: Baskets & Wreaths
The basket raffle has proven to be one of the highlights of the evening!
Neighborhood Associations are asked to participate by making a themed basket or wreath for a door prize which those in attendance are eligible to win.
Use the Door Prize Donation Form in the registration packet to let the UNOE office know of your donation by Thu., October 10, 2019.
Neighborhood Photos Sought
Each Neighborhood Association may submit up to 5 photos of persons, projects, buildings, etc. that show something positive about your association’s work and/or your neighborhood’s assets or both, while trying to tie in with the banquet’s theme.
A one-line caption should accompany each photo. The photos with captions will be used in a PowerPoint presentation at the banquet.
Photos must be delivered/mailed to the UNOE office or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, October 10, 2019.
The program booklet still has room for a few sponsorship ads. For details on the sponsorship levels, download the Sponsorship Letter. Sponsorship forms and art for ads are due to the UNOE office by Tuesday, October 1, 2019. NOTE EARLIER DATE THAN OTHER DEADLINES (Dimensions for ads are noted on the form. If you’ve sponsored in the past, please note the changes for this year.)
The meeting also features a Summer Grill presented by e is for everyone. Volunteers with e is for everyone will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers for Traveling City Hall participants. A limited quantity of food will be available along with e is for everyone giveaways, while supplies last.
Join in on this opportunity to learn about the “e” community initiative and some exciting activities planned this summer to promote the e is for everyone brand.
UNOE will share information about our organization’s services and upcoming UNOE and member Neighborhood events.
City department heads will be available to talk one-on-one with city residents about any issue involving local government.
The event is free and open to everyone.
Parking is available on the street and in the EVPL lot at Cherry & ML King Blvd (near the stoplight). Look for the UNOE tent and signs on the lawn along Cherry St.