The 525 Foundation in partnership with the D.E.A, will be hosting “Say Boo to Drugs” event at Bosse Field, 23 N Main St., on October 26 from 5pm to 8pm. The event is free and provides an opportunity for a safe trick or treat experience, as well as meeting members of law enforcement.
Kids can dress up and trick or treat for candy. The event is to kick off Red Ribbon Week and teach kids about the dangers of drugs in a fun and relaxing environment. The EPD horse mounted patrol will be there as well.
ETC has worked diligently to see a Complete Streets Ordinance adopted in Evansville, and we are happy to report to you that Ordinance G-2021-17 has been filed by Council Members Trockman, Heronemus, Burton, Moore, Beane, and Weaver!
Introduction of Ordinance G-2021-17 takes place this evening, October 11, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., in room 301 of the Civic Center Complex,1 N.W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Our community has a history of not pursuing the adoption of a Complete Street Ordinance Policy, with the most recent attempts of introduction in 2016. As we move toward this exciting new opportunity for all of us, we ask that you please join us in supporting our City Council Members by attending the meeting on October 25.
We also hope you will join us in voicing why it is important. On the 25th, you will have time to voice your support for Evansville to adopt a Complete Streets Ordinance, so we may become a multimodal/intermodal city, that is a bicycle and walk-friendly community, where pedestrians, bicyclists, wheelchair users, and more have the opportunity to travel safely to places like school, work, shopping centers, doctors offices, parks, and trails!
The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) has updated their website at ewsu.com.
The updated site offers a modernized user experience (UX) making it easier for residents to efficiently find information and interact with the Utility. The mobile experience has been updated as well, over half the users on the site are mobile users.
Evansville Water and Sewer Utility customers will experience improvements right from the home page, including quick links to the most frequently searched topics, like:
Lane Young, Executive Director said, “Our customers expect a seamless online experience that’s in keeping with other services and utilities they interact with on a regular basis. When they go to our site, it’s often to get something done and quickly. This website was designed with those needs in mind.”
The new site allows customers to request select services completely online. The customers can even check the status of applications or request to speak to a customer representative.
A new section Contractors & Developers was added to the website, making it easier for private developers to do business with the Utility through actions, such as requesting a water or sewer tap, apply for temporary fire hydrant or requesting a new water meter.
Information in post provided by a EWSU News Release dated 10/4/2021. View/Download/Print the full Press Release.
4C of Southern Indiana, Inc is a great resource for finding safe childcare, paying for childcare, and for helping others with their childcare needs.
On October 1st, 4C of Southern Indiana, a resource for finding safe childcare, assistance with childcare costs, for helping others with their childcare needs, will be the Intake Agent for the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) Program for Vanderburgh County. Jackie Sutherland will be the Director for Vanderburgh County and will be located at the main office in Evansville, Indiana.
The CCDF Program provides financial assistance to eligible families who are in need of childcare services to continue employment, education or participation in a TANF–IMPACT activity. The purpose of CCDF is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of childcare.
4C of Southern Indiana, Inc has been the intake agent for the Child Care Development Fund in previous years. Celebrating our 49th year, 4C of Southern Indiana, Inc. is a well-established social service agency working on behalf of children and families in Indiana. Currently, we provide child and family social services in 28 countries throughout Indiana.
Effective October 1, 2021, 4C of Southern Indiana, Inc will operate from 414 SE 4th Street, Evansville, IN 47713. The phone number will be 1-812-641-5880.
They look forward to continuing to offer quality services to the children and families in this Region.
Jacobsville Neighborhood Association is hosting a “Love Your Neighbor” Meeting on September 23 start at 6:00pm at Hope City Church, 1001 N Main Street. Hear a vision for change by Neighbors, from Neighbors, for Neighbors. COVID-19 Practices will be in place. Residents who bring in a flyer will be entered into a $100 prize drawing, the flyer can be downloaded or printed here.
Complete the Heavy Trash Pickup Request form and click submit.
A Republic Services Customer Service Representative will contact you in 1-2 business days to confirm a pickup date.
The day before your schedule pickup, place your item where you normally place your trash and recycling.
A collection truck will pick it up.
Customers still have the option to call the Republic Services Customer Resources Center at 800-886-3345 to schedule a heavy trash pickup. Customers can schedule pickups as often as every two weeks, up to 26 pickups a year.
What’s Allowed and What’s Not
One item is accepted per pickup, except for items that are usually a pair, such as a mattress and a box spring or a table and chairs.
Allowable items include:
Appliances – Such as a stove, washer, dryer, water heater, and refrigerator or freezer with refrigerants removed and tagged by a certified professional and meeting the City’s safety guidelines regarding disposal.
Carpet – One rolled section that is less than 4ft long and 2ft around.
Electronics – Stereo, radio, etc.
Furniture – Sofa, table, chair, mattress, box springs, dresser, or bookcase.
Household items and tools – Like a rake or shovel.
Limited construction and building material – In one container; no boxes, bags, loose piles or stacks.
Items no allowed include:
Auto parts – Like batteries and tires.
Electronics – TV, computer, computer parts or accessories.
Construction materials – Such as concrete blocks, bricks, steel poles or privacy fencing.
Hazardous materials – Any materials that are hazardous to humans or animals.
Handling an Extra-bulky Item
Bulky items that cannot be reasonably lifted by two people or will not fit inside the collection truck, such as a swing set, are considered a special collection and will not be accepted. Customers may ask Republic Services or another disposal service provider for a quote on the cost of removal.
Who’s Eligible for Heavy Trash Service
Heavy trash services is available to City residents who pay for trash service with their water bill. Apartment complexes, mobile home communities, business and commercial customers, and County residents are not eligible.
The Vanderburgh SWCD is renting tools to residents to assist in the removal of invasive species on their property. They have the following tools available for rental:
Pullerbear – Tool to help remove invasive shrubs that are difficult to remove by hand.
Batter Operated Mini-chainsaws – To aid in removing thicker invasive vines that are too difficult with loppers.
Loppers – To remove smaller vines and shrubs.
Battery Operated Weed Trimmer
Backpack Sprayer – For areas needing chemical treatment.
These tools are available for rent with a deposit and a waiver form that needs to be filled out before you leave the office with any tools. If you are interested in renting any of these tools, please contact Erin Shoup at 812-423-4426 x3.
Vanderburgh County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a free workshop on invasive plant species. The workshop will cover topics including common invasive plant species, updates on Terrestrial Plant Rule (the rule preventing trade or exchange of invasive species) and best practices for controlling invasive species.
The workshop will be held Wednesday, Sept. 22nd at Seton Harvest 9400 New Harmony Rd, Evansville, IN. Registration begins at 8:30am. Workshop is from 9:00am – 11:00am. Snack and refreshments will be provided. To reserve your spot please call 812-838-4191 x3 or email email@example.com.