May 22, 2019 / Vincennes University Finance Committee Approves $2M Support of Levee Seepage Project


VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Board of Trustees Finance Committee approved a recommendation to contribute $2 million to the city's levee seepage relief project.

President Chuck Johnson stated, "This unanimous recommendation is an important part of Vincennes University's commitment to the community's welfare and we will be proud to partner with the other organizations supporting this effort."

The $2 million support will be used to supplant aged wells along the levee segment that runs from Green Activities Center north to Kimmell Park.

The estimated cost of the project is $5 million.

The recommendation will be presented to the full Board of Trustees at the June 26 meeting.


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