Board of Works approves driveway permit for development of former Executive Inn site
By Sabrina Westfall
The Vincennes Board of Works and Safety approved the removal of the turn island at Second Street and Executive Boulevard.
The motion was in conjunction with the approval of a driveway permit for Neikirk Engineering at the site of the former Executive Inn.
The permit includes curb cutting for the development of a proposed convenience store at the site.
City Engineer John Sprague noted the removal of the island and replacement of the pavement will be covered under the 2014 Street Rehab Project. The removal of the island will also include the pulling back of the stop arm at the 3-way stop.
Sprague said this time next year there will be increased traffic in the area around the former Executive Inn in the Spring of next year.
The Board of Works approved the two-day closure of the tracks on East St. Claire Street near North 6th Street requested by CSX. The work will be done within 48 hours of the closure starting at 8 a.m. Monday.
Brian Woolums with Smithville Telephone requested permission to construct lines on First Street to connect Vincennes University to their network. The Board of Works approved the request contingent upon continued coordination with the city engineer and other city utilities.
The Board of Works approved an insurance renewal proposal from Burkhart Insurance at the rate of $196,736. This is an increase of $3,651 from last year, which an official explained was due to auto insurance increases.
Mayor Joe Yochum said they have had a good working relationship with the insurance company in the last year.
The board voted to approve an additional location for the Knox County Shrine Bucket Brigades for Saturday, April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 6th and Willow location was added to the two regular locations of 15th and Hart Streets and St. Claire and Washington Streets.