Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Emergency Shelter Small Meeting, Public Forum Held

Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear convened a small meeting prior to the public forum to review zoning, building code, and fire code procedures that could assist volunteers with the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless with their larger forum discussion.  Zoning Administrator Kevin Phillips provided information regarding the zoning ordinance and outlined the various […]

Timberline Valley South Starts Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Staff assisted Timberline Valley South residents in hosting a kickoff meeting for their newly formed Neighborhood Watch Group.  Approximately 30 residents attended the meeting to voice their concerns about an increase in crime in the area, including those related to auto burglaries and home break-ins.  Champaign Police were also in attendance to […]

Martin Luther King Neighborhood Celebrates 30th

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Staff attended the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Martin Luther King (MLK) Neighborhood on Saturday, August 20.  The MLK Neighborhood Association planned a day-long celebration including food, music, and fun activities to mark 30 years since the first house was built in the neighborhood.  About 75 community members attended. […]

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund

Illinois Hardest Hit Fund The Illinois Housing Development Agency has re-opened the Illinois Hardest Hit Fund (HHF) program to assist working families who are having difficulty making their monthly mortgage payments due to loss of income.  The program was first launched in September 2011.  The City of Champaign and Nova Debt (now Navicore Solutions) were […]

Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Fifty-six properties have been acquired in Bristol Place, twenty-six residents have been relocated and twenty-five properties have been demolished. Fourteen properties are scheduled to be demolished in the next few weeks pending Council approval of contracts with three approved Bristol Place demolition contractors on August 16. Fenter Machinery, Miller Enterprises, and ICD Ironhorse, […]

Nuisance Vehicles Towed

Vehicles Towed On August 9, the Neighborhood Code Compliance Division towed a total of five vehicles from a property in Champaign. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett had previously notified the property owner about the inoperable & unregistered vehicles parked on the private property. With the assistance of the City Legal Department, an administrative search warrant […]

Vacant Nuisance Residential Building (VNRB) Case Resolved

Vacant Nuisance Residential Building (VNRB) Case Resolved A vacant fire damaged house located at 804 Sherwood Terrace was demolished by the owner after the owner was required to register the house as a vacant nuisance residential building.  The demolition permit was issued on September 25, 2015 and the demolition passed final inspection on August 8, […]

Registration Now Open for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

The Cities of Champaign and Urbana are proud to serve as hosts for the 2016 Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) and invite the public to participate in this exciting opportunity to collaborate and promote neighborhood wellness and community engagement.  The 30th Annual RNNC will take place September 29 – October 1, 2016. The RNNC provides […]

National Night Out Celebration

The City of Champaign welcomes the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. The public is invited to join in a community-wide celebration at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 4-8 p.m. This free event is sponsored by the Champaign Park District in partnership with the […]

Alexander Lumber Overgrowth Cleanup

Neighborhood Code Compliance staff responded to a complaint from Champaign Township Trustee Norman Davis regarding some overgrowth originating from Alexander Lumber that encroached onto the adjacent property, coming in contact with the single family residence. Although this property is in the Champaign Township, a Code Compliance Manager met with representatives from Alexander Lumber to work […]