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)
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.
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.
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 2020 – Election 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 Neighborhood – POSTPONED-Read more: click here. – For a list of items allowed, visit the City’s website. See the map & dates on page 6.
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 email@example.com 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.
WeTip Hotline reminder – Report crime anonymously online or by phone at 1-800-78-CRIME
Splash into Summer will continue in 2020. Read more on page 7 to plan ahead for donating or being a part of the pool cookouts in your neighborhood. Subscribe to the newsletter of the Dept. of Parks & Recreation: click here.
**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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Crime Awareness Tools for both city & county Neighborhoods
JULY GENERAL MEETING: July 25
UNOE-HOSTED MONTHLY EVENT
EVENTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS
July 11 > WESTSIDE IMPROVEMENT: Music in the Park – Howell Park July 13 > GOOSETOWN: Neighborhood Day in partnership with Potter’s Wheel July 13 > TEPE PARK: Clean Evansville clean up event July 18 > GOOSETOWN: Neighborhood Lunch for Seniors at Potter’s Wheel July 20 > LORRAINE PARK: Energize Evansville: Aqua Zumba– Lorraine Pool July 25 > LORRAINE PARK: Music in the Park – Lorraine Park Aug 8 > BELLEMEADE BAYARD PARK: Music in the Park – Bayard Park
2019 Neighborhood Summit to be held during this month’s General Meeting – Find a Tool for Preparing Your Neighborhood on pg. 3.
Neighborhood Yard Signs Project kicks off for UNOE member neighborhood associations. (Still haven’t sent in your 2019 Membership Packet? Download it now. Your 2019 Membership Registration with current bylaws & map must be received by the UNOE office to be eligible for ordering signs.)
Neighborhood Celebration Day Is Coming Soon–Will YOUR Neighborhood be among the more than 15 represented so far? (Facebook event link)
Photos from Events Involving Several Neighborhoods
2019 Neighborhood Summit Tool for Preparing Your Neighborhood
Neighborhood Celebration Day Is Coming Soon–Will Your Neighborhood Be Represented? (Facebook event link)
MAY GENERAL MEETING
May 3 > CULVER: Rathbone Ribbon Cutting Ceremony & Reception May 7 > BALLARD: Organizational Meeting May 14 > BELLEMEADE BAYARD PARK: Jazz in the Park May 18 > GLENWOOD: Interview on Leadership Connection – WEOA 98.5FM May 28 > BELLEMEADE BAYARD PARK: Jazz in the Park May 30 > AKIN PARK: Music in the Park