Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

CommUnity Matters Spring Fling

The Neighborhood Services Department, along with CommUnity Matters partners Champaign Park District, Unit 4 School District, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, and Lifeline Inc., hosted the 2016 Wellness Spring Fling at the Douglass Center on May 16.  Twenty-two vendors participated in this year’s vendor fair, including Community Elements, the Land Trust Farmers Market, Champaign […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver represented the City of Champaign at the annual Keep Illinois Beautiful (KIB) meeting on Thursday, May 12 in Springfield.  The meeting was hosted at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) headquarters.  A new slate of officers for Keep Illinois Beautiful was elected, and each city in attendance shared local activities […]

212 W. Charles – Sidewalk Obstruction Abated

On March 17, Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett received an email from City of Champaign Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux regarding a tree blocking passage on a sidewalk at 212 W. Charles.  Burnett investigated and observed the tree was prohibiting clear passage for pedestrians on the sidewalk. The Municipal Code requires trees to have an 8-foot clearance […]

Unit 4 Facilities – Dr. Howard Elementary School

Neighborhood Services staff met with Champaign Unit 4 School officials to discuss public engagement strategies related to the redevelopment of school facilities.  The initial meeting discussed the redevelopment of Dr. Howard Elementary School and the desire of school officials to host several community meetings to generate input concerning proposed construction plans.  NSD will work with Champaign […]

Champaign Park District Honors Awards

The Neighborhood Services Department was a recipient of the Champaign Park District Community Partner Award given on May 12 at the Champaign Parks Honors awards ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn.  NSD has worked closely with the Champaign Park District over the last year to provide quality program alternatives to youth throughout the community.  Last […]

Devonshire HOA

Neighborhood Coordination Staff attended the Devonshire HOA annual meeting held on Tuesday, May 10.  NSD staff presented information on upcoming engagement activities, RNNC, and the Neighborhood Small Grant program.  Specific questions were asked about summer programs for underprivileged youth and the community response to the rise in violence.  The group also had an officer from […]

Attorney General Grant Bus Tour – Habitat for Humanity

Neighborhood Services staff members attended the Attorney General (AG) Grant Bus Tour on May 12.  The AG grant was awarded by the State’s Attorney General’s Office to revitalize neighborhoods strongly impacted by foreclosure. Those revitalization efforts include rehabilitation and rebuilding of homes, as well as credit and foreclosure mitigation counseling.  In our community the AG team […]

Neighborhood Services Staff attends HUD Downstate Illinois Grantee Conference

Neighborhood Service Department staff members Kerri Spear and Janel Gomez attended the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Grantee Conference on May 5 and 6 at the Decatur Public Library.  HUD Representatives from Chicago held the conference for all Central and Southern Illinois HUD Grantees.  Also in attendance were grantees from Urbana, Decatur, Springfield, Peoria, […]

North First Street

North First Street NSD staff attended the North First Street meeting on April 18.  The North First Street group received an update from Public Works staff regarding the upcoming MCORE project and accompanying traffic detours that will result from the project. Additionally, Public Works staff presented information on the Boneyard Creek drainage improvements efforts.  Representatives […]

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the monthly general membership meeting of the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association (UGHNA) held on April 18.  UGHNA held its annual officer elections, with the following individuals being elected to serve in leadership positions until the next elections: Amy Revilla (President),  Phil McGarvey (Vice […]