UNOE July 2021 General Meeting

General Membership Meeting

C. K. Newsome Community Center

and Zoom (See Below)

Thursday, July 22, 2021

6:30-8:00 p.m.


6:30 –   Welcome/Call to Order                                                         Katie Coomes

Pledge of Allegiance                                                                           Brent Jackson

Approval of Minutes                                                                           Linda Jones

Senior Vice-President Report                                                             Brent Jackson

Park-N-Rec Program, Parks & Recreation Department                      McKenzie May

Speaker:          Nick Hermann, Vanderburgh County Prosecutor

President’s Comments                                                                        Katie Coomes

UNOE Announcements

8:00 –   Adjournment

****Next Board Meeting – August 18, 2021****

4:00pm – EVPL Annex, Training Room

****Next General Meeting****

August 26, 2021 – 6:30pm

CK Newsome Community CenterPROGRAM:  Mychelle Christian, Complete Streets Program

Zoom Information

United Neighborhoods is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: UNOE Monthly General Meeting
Time: Jul 22, 2021 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
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Jul 22, 2021 06:30 PM

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Vanderburgh County CISMA

The Vanderburgh County Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) is a grassroots group of volunteers with a focus of educating local residents of the environmental dangers of invasive plant species.

There current program is focused on invasive vines in trees. Invasive vines such as English Ivy, Wintercreeper, and Asian Bittersweet can damage and eventually kill trees. The Vanderderburgh County CISMA is looking for 20 residents with these invasive vines on their property to demonstrate how to safely and effectively remove them. You can find more information below.

Vanderburgh County, Indiana

Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA)



  • “Planting Native to Attract Birds to Your Yard” by Sharon Sorenson, available at local bookstores and Amazon
  • “Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants” by Douglas W. Tallamy, available at Amazon
  • “The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden” by Rick Darke and Douglas W. Tallamy, available at Amazon
  • “Shrubs and Woody Vines of Indiana and the Midwest: Identification, Wildlife Values, and Landscaping Use” by Sally S. Weeks and Harmon P. Weeks, available at local bookstores and Amazon


  • Caplan’s Tree & Landscape Consulting
    • Website:
    • Email:
  • Bur Oak Tree Service, LLC
    • Email:

Local Native Plant Nurseries:

Park – N – Rec 2021 Summer Tour

The Evansville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the Park -N- Rec program this year. They will travel to different parks in the city each week to provide free recreational opportunities for children and families. These activities include arts, crafts, music, dancing, sport games, backyard games, and more. When will they be at your neighborhood park?

The Parks and Recreation Department is also looking for volunteers to assist with the activities. If you are interested in volunteering your can sign up by following this link.

Neighborhood Day at the Bazaar

Meet us at the Franklin Street Bazaar on the lawn of West Library for Neighborhood Day on Saturday August 21 from 9:00am – 1:00pm. The Event will provide an opportunity to share information about your Neighborhood Association with the community and meet members of other associations. If you are interested in participating or would like some more information please contact the UNOE office at 812-428-4243 or at office@unoevansville or admin1@unoevansville.

July 2021 Unoe Newsletter

Download our July 2021 Newsletter here.

Features this Month

Prosecutor Hermann to speak at July UNOE General Meeting on Thursday July 22nd.

UNOE Neighborhood Day at Franklin Street Bazaar on August 21st

Big Brothers Big Sisters – Igniting potential in local children.

Booker T Washington Society – Inspiring young Americans to live, learn, and lead.

Lloyd Expressway Intersection Survey – Will closing 5 intersections along the Expressway help traffic flow?

Unified Development Ordinance – What is the status and where can I get more information about the project?

Fire Department “Hot Takes” – Firework safety and ordinances governing fireworks.

Volunteers and Committee Members Needed– We can use your help, find out how you help.

Public Notice from the EPD – Find out more about the assessment for re-accreditation.

June 2021 Unoe Newsletter

Download our June 2021 Newsletter here.

Features this Month

Letter from the President – Reflection and organization goals for UNOE through 2023.

We’re Back in Business – Updated information about the UNOE Office and new staff.

Evansville Flag Project – Now cancelled, but gives you a chance to look at the flags that were in the running.

Fire Department “Hot Takes” – Tips for safe grilling from the Evansville Fire Department

National Night Out – Date and time for the event as well as the activities that will be present.

Mesker Zoo Membership Discount – Information on new program, which offers free Zoo membership for participants of S.N.A.P.

Mobile Covid-19 Vaccinations – Vanderburgh County Health Department offering free vaccinations around town.

Recycle Days – Times and Dates and restricted items.

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:
  • 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


  • 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!

UNOE General Meeting – March 2020 – CANCELLED

Our March 2020 General Meeting has been cancelled.


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
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 …

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

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