Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Garden Hills Sector Engagement

The Neighborhood Services Department, in conjunction with CU Area Project, hosted the final Sector Engagement Recruitment Meeting in Garden Hills on January 23, 2016.  The Sector Engagement meetings were designed to identify and recruit sector leaders and block captains to assist in citizen participation and engagement efforts, to ensure representation from all sectors of the […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Steering Committee

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Steering Committee meeting January 21-22, 2016.  The meeting was organized by NSD for member cities participating in the governance of RNNC.  Ten cities were represented at the meeting.  The Steering Committee discussed general administrative issues related to RNNC governance issues and provided feedback to […]

Vacant House Secured After Multiple Intrusions and Fire

A fire occurred at a vacant house in the 300 block of West Maple St. on January 11, 2016.  The Neighborhood Code Compliance Division (NCCD) cited the property as being open to intrusion three times during the previous 30 days.  The owner of the house lives out of state and was unable to secure the property. […]

Sump Pump Complaints

Due to the high volume of precipitation lately, Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett has responded to several complaints of sump pumps discharging onto City sidewalks and streets. Burnett has been able to respond quickly due to below freezing temperatures.  Burnett provides information to the property owner on an assistance program administered by the Public Works Department for the […]

2016 STAR Nominations

The Neighborhood Services Advisory Board is seeking nominations for the seventh annual STAR Awards which will be held on April 21, 2016, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.  Service Together Achieves Results (STAR) Awards recognizes unsung individuals and organizations who have contributed to the health and wellness of Champaign Neighborhoods during the last year.  STAR Nominations are […]

2016 STAR Awards Call for Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the seventh year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community. Nominations are made […]

City of Champaign Reminder of Sidewalk Snow Removal for Campus and Downtown

With winter approaching, the City of Champaign would like to remind owners of properties located within the University District and the Downtown area that they are responsible for removing snow, ice, sleet or freezing rain from the sidewalks adjacent to their properties. The ordinance applies when accumulations are 2″ or greater. The City of Champaign Public Works Director […]

Bristol Place Update

Bristol Place Update On Tuesday, December 1, the Champaign City Council approved the acquisition of 205 Garwood, the first not-for-profit acquisition in Bristol Place. The House of Prayer, Church of the Living God formerly at 205 Garwood, has been sold to the City of Champaign. The pastor of the church is retiring and plans to […]

“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training

“Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training Each year, the City of Champaign helps host the “Point In Time” Homeless Survey Training, with the Champaign Police Department serving as survey headquarters during the evening homeless count. On behalf of the local Continuum of Care, Courage Connection identified a team of new leaders that will coordinate the […]

704 N. State St. Update

704 N. State St. Update On August 1, 2013, a notice was issued to the owner of 704 N. State St., informing them that the property was determined to be a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building. The notice informed the owner of the requirement to register the property with a deadline of August 19, 2013. Because […]