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April 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our April 2020 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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.

APRIL 2020 GENERAL MEETING – Tentative

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

COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS

  • 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.

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March 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our March 2020 Newsletter here.

Did UNOE…?

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

FEATURES THIS MONTH

MARCH 2020 GENERAL MEETING – Cancelled

SAVE THE DATE: Neighborhood Day – May 30

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

COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS

WATCH FOR THE 2020 U.S. CENSUS

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.

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February 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our February 2020 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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 2020 GENERAL MEETING

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

COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS

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January 2020 UNOE Newsletter

Download our January 2020 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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 2020 GENERAL MEETING

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

NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY EVENTS

**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

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November/December UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our Nov/Dec 2019 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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 office@unoevansville.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 ArboristBeware 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.

JANUARY 2020 GENERAL MEETING

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

NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY EVENTS

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October UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our October 2019 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • UNOE to host the 24th Annual Sparkplug 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
  • Bicyclist & Pedestrian Safety Reminders from the Evansville Fire Department.

24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet Invitation

MORE DETAILS: Download the October 2019 Newsletter, read the blog post,
follow the Facebook event or visit the webpage for the banquet.
Presented by Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company
***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***

NEIGHBORHOOD & COMMUNITY EVENTS

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September UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our September 2019 Newsletter here.

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • UNOE to host a Candidates’ Forum featuring local contested races – Please note the time change to 6:00pm – more info here
  • Neighborhood Lighting Survey underway – See online Resources & Lighting Survey Kit contents available, including contacts for reporting street lighting concerns throughout the year.
  • Being a Good Neighbor: Yard Waste & Lawn Clippings in Our Streets
  • Photos from Recent Neighborhood Activities
  • Smoke Alarm Safety Reminders from the Evansville Fire Department.
  • Sparkplug Recognition Banquet – Reminder & tools for registering your Neighborhood Association or for non-neighborhood guests to reserve a spot

SEPTEMBER GENERAL MEETING: Candidates’ Forum

Follow our Facebook event page here.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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July UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our July 2019 Newsletter here

FEATURES THIS MONTH

JULY GENERAL MEETING: July 25

Join us for the July General Meeting – Program: TBA

UNOE-HOSTED MONTHLY EVENT

FREE classes in partnership with
Purdue Extension: Nutrition Education Program
MONTHLY SESSIONS: 3rd Tuesdays – This month: July 16, 2019
1:30-3:00pm – More details on  Facebook.

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 PARKClean 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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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June UNOE Newsletter 2019

FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • 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, Activities & Projects Involving Various Neighborhoods: Operation: United Care stickering party, Culver Neighborhood walking tour, Goosetown Neighborhood Flower Planting & Clean Up and Little Free Libraries in Alvord Boulevard and South Lincoln Park neighborhoods
  • CERT Training Applications available. Find out how to become a member of the Evansville/Vanderburgh County Community Emergency Response Team – Follow CERT on Facebook
  • CERT continuing education for current members – pg. 8
  • Lawn Mower Safety Tips from Evansville Fire Department
  • City/County to hold public meetings on Zoning Ordinance Updates – details on pg. 7

JUNE GENERAL MEETING: Neighborhood Summit

Join us for the 2019 Neighborhood Summit during the June General Meeting

UNOE-HOSTED EVENT

Make It SNAPpy!  classes return

Make It SNAPpy! 
FREE classes in partnership with Purdue Extension: Nutrition Education Program
MONTHLY SESSIONS: 3rd Tuesdays – This month: June 18, 2019
1:30-3:00pm – More details on Page 6 and on Facebook.

EVENTS IN NEIGHBORHOODS

June 1 > DOWNTOWN: Clean Evansville clean up event
June 8 > OLD ERIE: Baptisttown Festival
June 8 > TEPE PARK: Community Connections Block Party – hosted by Tepe Park Neighborhood
June 13 > JACOBSVILLE: Music in the Park – Willard Library

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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May UNOE Newsletter

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FEATURES THIS MONTH

  • Formerly Inactive Neighborhood Is Reorganizing
  • Neighborhood Volunteers Unite through Operation: United Care (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

Join us for our May General Meeting

NEIGHBORHOOD EVENTS

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

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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