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April 2020 UNOE Newsletter

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  • 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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March 2020 UNOE Newsletter

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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.

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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

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  • 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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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.

February 2019 Newsletter



Mark your calendar for the February General Meeting:
Feb. 28, 2019 – 6:30pm
C.K. Newsome Community Center, 100 Walnut


Make It SNAPpy! 
FREE classes for our neighbors
who are eligible for SNAP & WIC benefits
in partnership with Purdue Extension: Nutrition Education Program
3rd Tuesdays:
February 19 & March 19, 2019
More details on Page 5 and on Facebook.


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November-December 2018 Newsletter

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  • The new UNOE Neighborhoods app is here!
  • President’s Message: Learn about Brent’s vision turned reality as he developed the new UNOE app
  • Recap of the 23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet, including a Sparkplug Award Winners feature
  • Take the Sparkplug Banquet Survey if you attended the banquet. Follow the link to the Sparkplug Banquet page and find at the bottom the online survey or a downloadable PDF version.
  • Tips for Utilizing the Member Neighborhood Benefit of Printing Newsletters, Flyers and/or Postcards through the UNOE office
  • UNOE holiday closings
  • Nominating Committee Report for the 2019 UNOE Board of Directors officer election
  • 2019 Membership Packet information
  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Safety Reminders from Evansville Fire Department
  • Heating Advice & Helpful Community Resources


Mark your calendar for the first General Meeting of next year: Jan. 24, 2019 – 6:30pm – C.K. Newsome Community Center


Make It SNAPpy! 
FREE classes for our neighbors
who are eligible for SNAP & WIC benefits
in partnership with Purdue Extension: Nutrition Education Program
3rd Tuesdays:
December 18, 2018
January 15, February 19, & March 19, 2019
More details on Page 8.


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October 2018 Newsletter

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OCTOBER: NO GENERAL MEETING – Join us at the 23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet

Find information on the front page of the newsletter for information about the event.
On page 3, you’ll find a quick form to use for ordering tickets.
For more information about the banquet, visit the event page.


  • Clean Evansville event info – 1st Saturday; To register a group or member, visit www.cleanevansville.org
  • Mayor’s Traveling City Hall Program –  4th Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm at the CK Newsome Community Center with presentation on the Deaconess Aquatic Center
  • Mickey’s Kingdom Ribbon Cutting & Dedication
  • Energize Evansville – Cardio for Canines
  • National Coffee with a Cop – meet with EPD Crime Prevention Officers
  • Make It SNAPpy! – class & community meals – Learn more about cooking healthy meals on a budget at eatgathergo.org.
  • Youth Worker Cafe – State of the Child: Key Challenges and Solutions for Our Kids – a community discussion & resource fair hosted by Indiana Youth Institute & other local partners. Find more info & register here.
  • Neighborhood Baby Shower hosted by the Vanderburgh County Health Department – Find the opportunity to donate toward the gift bags and info for sharing with expecting mothers you know who could use some help preparing for their newborn’s arrival. Find details & free registration here.
  • Drop-in Volleyball at the CK Newsome Center in October & November hosted by the Dept. of Parks & Recreation.

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23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet is coming soon

You’re invited to the
23rd Annual Sparkplug Recognition Banquet
“Energize Your Neighborhood”

Thurs., Oct. 25, 2018
5:30 pm – Registration begins
6:15 pm – Dinner

Tropicana Executive Conference Center
Walnut Rooms
421 NW Riverside Dr, Evansville, IN 47708

Keynote Speaker: Emily Parker
Customer Service Representative, Vectren Corporation

Presenting SponsorVectren Foundation.
We’re grateful for their support!


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 11, 2018.
View your Dinner Choices.
Downloads the Sparkplug Banquet Registration Packet

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 11, 2018.

Take a peek back at the 2017 winners at www.unoevansville.org/2017sparkplugs

Use the Sparkplug Award Nomination Form in the registration packet to submit your Neighborhood’s award winner.

Door Prizes/Baskets

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 for a door prize which those in attendance are eligible to win.

Lindsey Schenk & Jenny Thomas checking out Baskets – 2017 Sparkplug Banquet

Use the Door Prize Donation Form in the registration packet to let the UNOE office know of your donation by Thu., October 11, 2018.

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.

2017 Lincolnshire Front Porch Festival

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 Monday, October 1, 2018. <<NOTE EARLIER DEADLINE

2018 West Side Car Show – Linda Jones & Donna Montgomery of CHAIN

Sponsorship Ads

Neighborhoods are invited to purchase an ad that will be part of the banquet program.  See the details for each level of sponsorship.
Sponsorship forms are due to the UNOE office by Thursday, October 11, 2018.

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