Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Continuum of Care/Council of Service Providers to the Homeless

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the Continuum of Care (COC) and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) joint meeting this week. Lore Baker from IDHS-Office of the Secretary gave a presentation to the group on the Statewide Referral Network explaining what it is, why it matters to Champaign County and how […]

Timberline Valley South

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Coordination Division organized and facilitated a community discussion at Parkland College on June 7, 2017,regarding the detention basin issue impacting the Timberline Valley South subdivision. Approximately 75 neighborhood residents and community stakeholders attended the meeting to hear from staff representatives regarding their background research on the issue. Staff representatives from […]

Housing Authority – Board of Commissioners Study Session

On June 8, 2017, Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Wiman presented an update on the Bristol Place Redevelopment to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Champaign County. This update followed the Council Study Session on June 6, where Council directed staff to proceed with preparing the necessary documents for financing to build the […]

CommUnity Matters Spring Fling

CommUnity Matters Spring Fling The CommUnity Matters Spring Fling was held this year at Garden Hills Elementary School on Monday, May 22, 2017 from 5-7pm. An estimated 250 members of the community attended this free family event. The goal of the Spring fling is to provide awareness on the health, wellness, safety, and other community […]

506 N. Ash Demolition Bids

506 N. Ash Demolition Bids The residential structure located at 506 N. Ash had a fire in 2006 and has remained vacant and boarded since that time. The owner registered the property under the Vacant Nuisance Residential Building Ordinance in July 2015 but did not submit a viable plan of action to repair the structure. […]

Country Brook Summer Block Party

Country Brook Summer Block Party Representatives from the City Manager’s Office, Police and Neighborhood Services Departments assisted at the Champaign Park District’s Summer Block Party at Country Brook Apartments on Thursday, May 25. The Park District is hosting a series of block parties in partnership with the City in various neighborhoods throughout Champaign. The Country […]

Bristol Place House Move

On May 8, 2017, the City sold 56 E Garwood, located within the Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan area (Garwood Area Addition), to Aaron Fenter, owner of Fenter Machinery. Fenter is a demolition contractor working in the Bristol Place neighborhood and was in the process of demolishing a group of homes in Bristol Place when he […]

Garden Hills Door Hangers

Neighborhood Services staff distributed door hangers throughout the Garden Hills neighborhood on May 17, 2017. The door hangers provide residents with information on upcoming meetings and events to be held in the neighborhood. The informational packets also include information about code compliance efforts in the neighborhood and housing assistance programs available to homeowners. Residents were appreciative to […]

Garden Hills Cleanup – May 20, 2017

The Neighborhood Services Department’s Code Compliance Division staff participated in the Garden Hill Cleanup on Saturday, May 20, 2017. First Federal Bank arranged to provide three dumpsters with a total combined capacity of 60 cubic yards for the neighborhood cleanup. Code Compliance staff monitored the dumpsters to ensure that televisions and other banned items were not […]

Champaign Employees Give Back: Volunteer on Community Service Project

City of Champaign employees volunteered their time for a good cause on Saturday, May 13, 2017.  The culminating event in the City’s celebration of National Public Service Recognition Week, City staff and their families helped clean up litter around the detention pond in the Ashland Park subdivision.  For three years running, this area has been […]