UNOE September General Meeting

UNOE September General Meeting

C.K. Newsome Community Center
Thursday, September 23, 2021
6:30 – 8:00 pm

Guest Speaker:

Phil Smith, Assistant Police Chief from Evansville Police Department will be speaking about community program involvement and crime statics for September.

View the full agenda.

Join us via Zoom!

Meeting ID: 930 5302 4970
Passcode: unoe

4C of Southern Indiana, INC

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 TANFIMPACT 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.

Schedule Heavy Trash Pickup online

Evansville Water and Sewer Utility is offering a faster and easier way for customers to schedule a heavy trash pickup. You can request heavy trash service online anytime here.

How it Works

  1. Go to on your computer or smartphone.
  2. Click the button Schedule Heavy Pickup.
  3. Complete the Heavy Trash Pickup Request form and click submit.
  4. A Republic Services Customer Service Representative will contact you in 1-2 business days to confirm a pickup date.
  5. The day before your schedule pickup, place your item where you normally place your trash and recycling.
  6. 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.

Tools to fight Invasive Species

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.

Invasive Field Day

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

Urban & Small Farm Soil Health 101

The Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is holding a virtual training soil health for small farms. The training will be held on Thursday, September 16th from 8:00-10:30 (CST). The event is free, however registration is required. If interested register here.

Rides for Food

Did you know CareSource members are eligible for free transportation to food banks, food pantries, food clinics, and grocery stores (curbside pickup). See flyer below. Find a food pantry in your area here. You can find additional community resources here.

New COVID-19 Resources

We have added several new community resources, including a self-checker, on our COVID-19 Resource page, to help people during these trying times. If you know of more resources which could help the community please let us know.

September 2021 UNOE Newsletter

Download our September 2021 Newsletter here.


  • Complete Streets Ordinance – Information about the goal and spread of these ordinances in Indiana.
  • Illicit Discharge – Evansville Municipal Code on disposing of yard waste, leaves, and grass clippings in city sewers and waterways.
  • Cover Crops in Your Garden – How to protect your soil in the fall and winter months for next year.
  • Get Involved with a Committee – UNOE is looking for members to join committees both concerning external and internal matters.
  • HELP NEEDED! – Looking for a volunteer to help with digital organization and filing.
  • Disaster Prep Education – Hosted by AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP and Carver Community Organization.
  • Resparking Neighborhoods – Learn about the alternate Sparkplug Event this year.
  • Water Management – Installing Culverts in Drainage Ditches.
  • Fire Safety – Rules and regulations for open burning.
  • Clean Up Events – Including Clean Evansville, Recycling Days, Tox-Away Day, and Heavy Trash Collection.
  • NOCO Park – Check out the new space Downtown with music, movies, food, and other activities.
  • Neighborhood Day and National Night Out – Thanks to the volunteers at the recent events.