April 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our April 2020 Newsletter here.


  • In Times Like These: Being Safe AND Neighborly – Encouragement and resources as we weather COVID-19 separate but together. UNOE Cares.
  • DISCLAIMER: Any events or meetings announced in this newsletter are contingent on mandates related to whether or not we are under a state of emergency and travel/gathering restrictions. If in doubt, contact the UNOE President, the event/meeting host or stay tuned to local media.
  • From the President – Find remarks from your UNOE Board President on page 2.
  • Special Store Hours for At-Risk Shoppers – Find a list of some of the stores offering special hours on page 2.
  • Unified Development Ordinance – On page 3, discover an explanation of the process being used for reviewing the City’s municipal code and what it means to every neighborhood. (Resource: www.CommUnity2020evc.com)
  • Proper Recycling: Find the simple guidelines on page 4 for ensuring that our city’s curbside recycling program is most effective. (Sources: City of Evansville and Tri-State Resource Recovery)
  • 2020 Membership Packets are NOW DUE. Those who’ve not yet sent in their membership renewals can complete and submit the electronic, fillable form, so that your information can be updated more quickly. Download the Membership Packet here. See more info on page 5.
  • 2020 U.S. Census – Invitation letters and paper forms have been hitting mailboxes during the past month. On pages 6 and 7, find information about the various ways to take the Census, how to learn the response rate of your neighborhood’s census tract and more. Follow the local effort on Facebook at 2020 Census Evanville.
  • Letter from EPD’s Chief Billy Bolin – Find a message for neighborhoods on page 8 and Crime Prevention Officer (CPO) contact information on page 9.
  • Need a Neighbor initiative – Find information on page 11 about how your neighborhood can participate and how your neighbors can seek help.
  • EWSU Launches Interactive Boil Advisory Map – Find details on page 11. View a recent EWSU newsletter for other useful info: click here.


To confirm this meeting, contact
your UNOE President at cdavidson@unoevansville.org


  • WeTip Hotline reminder on page 10 – Report crime anonymously online or by phone at 1-800-78-CRIME
  • IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Spring Heavy Trash Pick Up and Spring Yard Waste services have been postponed until further notice. See page 10.
  • Caps/Lids Collection Continues – Even while you’re staying home, the opportunity to save plastic lids and caps for Bellemeade Bayard Park Neighborhood Association continues. More info available on page 10.

Find more when you …

Neighborhood Day 2020

May 30, 2020 is Neighborhood Day at opening day of the Franklin Street Bazaar9:00am to 1:00pm

Many Neighborhood Associations from around the city and county will be participating with an activity or game as well as representatives to chat about their neighborhoods.

This special day has been set aside to create awareness of what neighborhoods do for our community and is a joint event with the Franklin Street Bazaar and United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE).

Find us on the lawn of the EVPL’s West Branch Library, 2000 W Franklin Street, Evansville 47712

Visit our Facebook event & let us know we’ll see you there!

March 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our March 2020 Newsletter here.

Did UNOE…?

UNOE has been
“United Neighborhoods of Evansville”
for 20 years!



SAVE THE DATE: Neighborhood Day – May 30

See page 3 for Neighborhood Participation information.
Contact the UNOE office to reserve your Neighborhood’s spot.



Encouraging Our Neighbors
to Complete the 2020 Census

EVERY person who is counted by the Census is worth
about $2700 in federal funds, grants and support for our community,
according to a George Washington Institute study.
These funds support schools, hospitals, roads,
public works and other vital programs.

When you receive your invitation to respond,
talk it up among your neighbors,
strike up conversations with people in the community
while shopping, playing, worshiping or working.
Encourage everyone to be counted
for the good of everyone in our community!

Learn more at 2020census.gov.
Visit the local Complete Count Committee’s
Facebook page: 2020 Census Evansville
YouTube Channel: 2020Census Evansville
Get involved in the Census Challenge.

Find more when you …

UNOE General Meeting – February 2020

Join us for our February General Meeting on Thurs., February 27, 2020, at 6:30pm at the C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

Shaping Our Community’s Future
DMD Seeks Input on the City’s 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan
– Learn about the nature of the plan
– Have an opportunity to ask questions
– Share your thoughts about the path ahead

Kolbi Jackson, Community Development Coordinator
Department of Metropolitan Development

Take the online survey at https://bit.ly/2vdmvuB
More Info: https://bit.ly/3azQugp


February 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our February 2020 Newsletter here.


  • Parks, Trees and Beautification & Your Neighborhood – Learn more about how to connect with others from our various Neighborhoods and city departments to address concerns about the environment in our community on page 1.
  • Your Leaders for 2020Election Results – See a list of UNOE Board members here and on page 2.
  • Best Practice for You & Your Computer – Tips from the UNOE IT/Technology Team – Page 3.
  • Help a Fellow Neighborhood – Donate plastic lids & bottle caps to benefit Bellemeade Bayard Park NA – Info on page 3.
  • Speaker Resource: SWAT Pest Management free educational programs – More info on page 4.
  • Survey Tools & Resources Available – Has your Neighborhood ever wondered about the interests, experience, strengths or other traits and/or opinions of your neighbors? See page 5 for some tools available to our member Neighborhoods.
  • Spring Heavy Trash Pickup Dates by NeighborhoodPOSTPONED-Read more: click here. – For a list of items allowed, visit the City’s website. See the map & dates on page 6.
  • Looking Back at Neighborhood Contests – See how Helfrich NA & Western Terrace NA celebrate their neighbors on page 7.
  • UNOE e-Xtra NewsBe a part of UNOE’s float in the Annual Mardi Gras Grand Parade! – If you have members who only see the print version of the newsletter, please share the info on this extra page!


February’s General Meeting will include an opportunity to share your ideas/opinions with staff from the Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD).


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UNOE General Meeting – January 2020

Join us for our January General Meeting on Thurs., January 23, 2020, at 6:30pm at the C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

PROGRAM: Our Homeless Neighbors: Situations, Services & Solutions
Natasha Goodge, Outreach Team Lead

This meeting will include the election of officers for the 2020 UNOE Board of Directors officers.
Please make sure your UNOE Representatives’ names & contact information are up-to-date with the UNOE office by 12:00noon before this meeting, so name badges can be readied!
Call or Email the info to 812-428-4243 or office@unoevansville.org

Download the January 2020 Newsletter to view the current nominees for the open positions:


January 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our January 2020 Newsletter here.


  • Working Together for a Complete Count  – The 2020 U.S. Census is key to the allocation of funding for our community. Learn more on page 1.
  • Meet Your Legislators – Find the 2020 dates on page 1.
  • Get Involved in Managing Invasive Plants – Learn more about CISMA (Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area) on page 5. Follow Vanderburgh Co. CISMA on Facebook.
  • Speaker Resource: Be SMART campaign volunteers are available to speak to your group to raise awareness of how responsible gun storage can save children’s lives. Learn how to schedule on page 5.
  • Special Day for Demonstrations of the Updated MyWater App from EWSU – Learn more on page 6 and at www.ewsu.com.
  • Winter Storm Safety Tips from our friends with the Evansville Fire Department can be found on page 7. Follow EFD on Facebook.
  • UNOE’s Nominating Committee Report – Learn more about the current nominees for elected Board positions. Nominations are accepted until the time of voting during the January General Meeting. See page 2 for details.
  • Preparing for the 2020 Election of UNOE Officers – Check your Neighborhood’s webpage on the UNOE website to make sure your UNOE Representatives are listed correctly. Send any changes to office@unoevansville.org or call the office by 1/23/20.
  • 2020 Membership Packets – Packets will be mailed and emailed to Neighborhood Association 2019 Presidents at the start of 2020. You can also download the 2020 Membership Forms from our Membership page. Completed and signed forms are due by Mon,. March 2, 2020.
  • 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 5.


January’s General Meeting will include election of officers & a program by Aurora.


**NOTE** Date Changes for Splash into Summer
Please use these dates, not what’s in the newsletter:
2020 Splash Into Summer Program
June 13 Helfrich Pool
June 20 Lorraine Pool
June 27 Rochelle–Landers Pool
July 11 Hartke Pool
July 18 Mosby Pool

Find more when you …

2019 Sparkplugs

During the 24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet,
Neighborhood Associations honored those
who have gone above and beyond
to support and assist their neighbors and their neighborhood in 2019.

Join us for a year-end look back at
our winners who have positively ignited others!

To all of you, thank you for all that you do to
preserve, enhance, and promote
the Evansville and Vanderburgh County Neighborhoods!

EWSU Holiday Reminder

Click here to watch the 30 second FOG video.

Don’t Put FOG – Fats, Oils and Grease –
Down the Drain This Holiday Season

The Evansville Water & Sewer Utility has asked us to share this message as we head into the holidays. Follow EWSU on Facebook.

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!

Visit www.ewsu.com to learn more.

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.

Working together to preserve, enhance and promote the Evansville and area Neighborhoods

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