Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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 […]

Keep Illinois Beautiful Holds Annual Meeting

The Keep Illinois Beautiful annual meeting was held in Springfield on Wednesday, May 3. Thirteen Keep America Beautiful certified affiliate communities from Illinois were represented at the meeting. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver and Associate Planner Tina-Marie Ansong attended from Champaign. Barbara Runyon, Neighborhood Coordinator from the Village of Rantoul, also attended as a guest. […]

Federal Budget Passes, HUD Grants Await Details

Congress passed an Omnibus spending bill last week and now the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), along with other federal agencies, awaits their allocation from the Office of Management and Budget. Once HUD has their overall budget, they can notify grantees of their allocation amount and send grant agreement letters for grants like […]

West Clark Park Group Holds Kickoff Meeting

Neighborhood Coordination Staff attended the kickoff meeting for the West Clark Park neighborhood group, held at Dr. Howard Elementary School on May 2. The boundaries for the newly formed group are as follows: University Street on north, West Clark on the south, Elmwood on the west, and Willis on the east. The group began the […]