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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.

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February 2020 UNOE Newsletter

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  • 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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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

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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.

November/December UNOE Newsletter 2019

Download our Nov/Dec 2019 Newsletter here.


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


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24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet

24th Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet
Thurs., Oct. 24, 2019

5:30 pm – Registration begins
6:15 pm – Dinner; 7:00 pm – Program
Tropicana Executive Conference Center, Walnut Rooms
421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708

Our Presenting Sponsor

“It’s a Beautiful Day in Every Neighborhood”
featuring our
Charlie Stocker
The Garden Guy
before/during dinner by
Gina Moore
with Bob Green, Pianist


Registration Information

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 one individual, 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 office@unoevansville.org by Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Sponsorship Ads

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.)


Candidates’ Forum – UNOE September General Meeting 2019

Join us for the 2019 Candidates’ Forum during our September General Meeting on Thurs., Sep. 266:00pm at the C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Rec Room.

Candidates in contested races have been invited to speak.

Contested Race Candidates Invited
  • Mayor of Evansville
  • City Council – 1st Ward
  • City Council – 2nd Ward
  • City Council – 3rd Ward
  • City Council – 4th Ward
  • City Council – 5th Ward
  • City Council – 6th Ward
  • City Council At-Large

Each candidate will be given 2 minutes to speak, introducing themselves and their issues. Then, you’ll have an opportunity to ask questions and hear their replies.

For offices with uncontested races, the candidates will not be given time to speak, but are encouraged to attend.

We look forward to meeting the candidates, hearing about their campaigns, key issues and how their concerns relate to neighborhoods and the people who reside within them.
The public is always welcome.


Online Voter Registration for Indiana residents
Indiana Voter Profile – Register to vote. Checking voting status. Find voting locations.
Absentee Voting – Information and deadlines
Download the IN.gov app – The IN.gov app acts as a warehouse for all of the apps offered by the State of Indiana.
Vanderburgh County Voter Registration – 812-435-5222 – 1 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Civic Center Room 214, Evansville
Precinct Maps – Vanderburgh County

UNOE Hosting Traveling City Hall August 2019

United Neighborhoods of Evansville (UNOE) will host the August Traveling City Hall meeting on Wednesday, August 28, from 5:30-7:00pm at the EVPL Annex at 320 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

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.

UNOE General Meeting – February 2019

Join us for our February General Meeting on Thurs., Feb. 28, 2019, at 6:30pm at the CK Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut St., Evansville

Growing Your Neighborhood Impact Series: Social Media Advantages

How digital engagement can enhance your community and create a network of connected neighbors

Whether you’re already using social media among your Neighborhood members or you haven’t even ventured into the first steps, you’ll pick up something to put to practical use and even have opportunities to share from your own experiences.

Mallorie Cloum & Missy Bentley
Digital Engagement Specialists