Monthly Archives: March 2012

Robinson Court Demolition

Work began this week on the demolition of the Robinson Court properties near Washington and Russell Streets. This work is part of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvement Project, which includes turning the Robinson Court area into a stormwater detention basin. Clearing Robinson Court is the first step in the implementation of the drainage improvement…
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Visit from City of Columbia and the University of Missouri

On March 9, 2012 the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District hosted a group representing staff from the City of Columbia, MO, the University of Missouri, students, community stakeholders and media. The group also visited Lawrence, Kansas and Ames, Iowa seeking information on ways to build a stronger transit system through better coordination between the university and…
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Police Officer Written Exam

The Human Resources staff will be administering the entry level Police Officer candidate test at the I-Hotel & Conference Center in Champaign this Saturday, March 24 at 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Approximately 300 candidates are expected to attend this exam, and will be tested in the areas of: Arithmetic, Reading Comprehension, Grammar and Incident…
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Fire – Building Safety Co-Hosts Illinois Energy Conservation Code Seminar

Nearly 80 local contractors and builders participated in a highly successful Illinois Energy Conservation Code Seminar hosted by the Champaign Fire Department, Building Safety; Urbana Community Development, Building Safety; and the Home Builders Association East Central Illinois. This was the first time the cities and HBA have co-sponsored such an event, but judging by the…
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LED Street Lighting

City of Champaign Public Works Department will be upgrading more lights in the downtown area with energy efficient LED lighting over the next week. They will be installed on Neil Street and around the City Building. The lights will be similar to the street lights recently installed on University Ave. This project is partially funded…
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February Service Requests

A total of 209 service requests from citizens and City staff were recorded during February 2012 in the Public Works’ Dispatch Office. This was a decrease of 50 requests (19%) from the previous month’s count of 259. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. The Sewer and Asphalt Sections…
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John Street

With great weather cooperating with the project, O’ Neil Brothers has arrived at the corner of John and Willis. The storm sewer will now turn south to the project terminus, Daniel and Willis. Concrete crews are expected to begin work next week and we expect to see pavement being constructed on John Street by the…
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Permits Issued:

The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more. Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 2769-2777 Hunters Pond Run $1,508,700 03/14/12 Edward Rose Development/New MultiFamily

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