Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Government 101 Class Kicks Off for Second Year

The Champaign City Government 101 Academy kicked off September 15, 2016, with a welcome from Deputy Mayor Paul Faraci and a session on the City Council and City Manager’s Office. Class participants learned about the council-manager form of government, the various roles of the Council, Mayor, and City Manager, Boards and Commissions, liquor licensing, and […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Neighborhood Services Coordination staff facilitated the final local planning committee meeting for the upcoming Regional Neighbor Network Conference (RNNC).  The 2016 RNNC will be hosted here in Champaign-Urbana on September 29-October 1.  Registration for the conference is being conducted via the conference web page www.2016rnnc.com and to date 243 people have […]

Code Compliance – Beardsley Ave

Code Compliance – 300 block W. Beardsley During a routine inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete notice severe damage to the porch area of a single family residential structure. As a result, Peete issued a housing violation notice to address the structural deficiencies. After receiving the housing violation notice, the property owner contacted Peete to inform him a vehicle accidently ran into the porch and he was currently working with his insurance […]

Neighborhood Services News – Dobbins Downs Block Party

Dobbins Downs Block Party On Thursday, August 25, the Neighborhood Services Department, in collaboration with the Champaign Park District, hosted the fourth and final block party of the summer in the Dobbins Downs Neighborhood. The event included performances by the CUperStars, DJ music by Fireman Phil, face painting, action inflatables, and food. The series of […]

Neighborhood Services News – Crossroads Neighborhood

Crossroads Neighborhood The Crossroads Neighborhood Group hosted a Family Fun Festival on Saturday. Youth and families of the neighborhood came together to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of a new school year. The event included food, family friendly games, inflatables, Illinois Science Museum mobile exhibit, music, face painting, and a backpack/ school […]

Neighborhood Services News – 500-800 W. Washington

500-800 W. Washington The 500-800 W. Washington Group hosted a neighborhood yard waste cleanup project on Saturday, August 27. The group utilized neighborhood small grant funding to secure a roll-off dumpster in order to allow neighbors to dispose of yard waste and debris. The event was also utilized to build neighbor to neighbor connections between […]

Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Services Department Coordination Staff, Champaign Police Department, and Councilmember Angie Brix attended the Northwest Parkland Ridge Neighborhood Watch Meeting on Thursday, August 17.  Approximately 25 residents from the neighborhood watch group and surrounding areas attended the meeting to share information and their concerns. The group met to discuss concerns related to increased crime in […]

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. […]