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C. K. Newsome Community Center

Thursday, March 23, 2023

6:30-8:00 p.m.


6:30 –   Welcome/Call to Order                                                 Lindsey Schenk

Pledge of Allegiance                                                                          

Approval of Minutes from February 23 Meeting         Judy Kurth

Treasurer’s Finance Report                                                          Linda Jones

President’s Report                                                                              Lindsey Schenk

Senior Vice-President Report                                                     Jenny Thomas

DMD Report                                                                                        Gayl Killough

EFD Report                                                                                              Rodney Frye   

EPD Report                                                                                           Linda Jones

Sheriff’s Report                                                                                   VCSO

Speaker:  Officer Mario Reid, Mental Health Liaison Officer, Evansville Police Department  

Mario Reid is the Mental Health officer for EPD.   In his position, he responds to calls concerning individuals who are having a mental health crisis.     Charlotte Critchfield is a LCSW social worker with Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare.   She is the coordinator of the Mobile Crisis Team working with people who are in crisis and needing to be assessed for level of care and who  might need to stay at the Mobile Crisis unit    Jennifer Thomas works with Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare and is the State Psychiatric Hospital Liaison working with patients who are admitted to an inpatient psychiatric unit and who are hospitalized at a long term state psychiatric  hospital     The group will be addressing the Emergency Detention process. 

                  Charlotte Critchfield, Coordinator of Mobile Crisis Unit, Southwestern Behavioral Healthcare

                  Jenny Thomas, State Psychiatric Hospital Liaison                             

8:00 –   Adjournment

****Next Board Meeting – April 19, 2023****

4:00pm – EVPL Annex, Training Room

****Next General Meeting****

April 27, 2023– 6:30 pm

C.K. Newsome Community Center







EWSU Improved Website

The Evansville Water and Sewer Utility (EWSU) has updated their website at ewsu.com.

Updated Evansville Water and Sewer Utility Website

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.

The About Us section of the site offers information on water and sewer projects underway throughout the community, job openings and internship opportunities, as well as live streaming of Utility board meetings.

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.

October 2021 UNOE Newsletter

Download the October 2021 Newsletter


  • Home Owner Associations vs Neighborhood Associations – Learn about the differences between the two types of associations.
  • COVID-19 Resources – Check out the updated COVID-19 Community Resources on the website, including a Self-Checker.
  • Fall Leaf Pickup – Includes pickup dates and regulations.
  • NOCO Park – Upcoming Cultura Fest Event.
  • Invasive Species – Vanderburgh SWCD offering tool rental to combat invasive species.
  • National Coffee with a Cop – Date, Time, and Location.
  • Veteran Recognition and Vender Resource Fair – Hosted by Carver and AmeriCorps Seniors.
  • Back The Vax With Facts
  • Composting – Learn about the guidelines and benefits of composting.
  • Heavy Trash Pickup – How to schedule and what is being accepted.
  • C.K. Newsome Community Center – Upcoming Events in October
  • CareSource – Providing transportation to food sources.
  • 4C of Southern Indiana, Inc
  • Sidewalk Capital Policy – Learn about the City sidewalk repair program.
  • Clean Up Events – Including Clean Evansville and Recycling Days.
  • HELP NEEDED! – Looking for a volunteer to help with digital organization and filing.
  • Resparking Neighborhoods – Learn about the alternate Sparkplug Event this year.

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 ewsu.com 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 jeri.ziliak@in.nacdnet.net.