Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Demolition Completed of Nuisance Residence

ICD Ironhorse recently completed demolition of the fire damaged structure located at 506 N. Ash.  The property has been vacant and boarded since April 2006.  Susan Jones, Property Maintenance Inspector, contacted the owner in June of 2015 to register the property as a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building.  Unfortunately, the owner did not complete a property rehabilitation. […]

Clothing Collection Bins Becoming A Nuisance

Numerous complaints have been received by Neighborhood Services Department staff regarding clothing collection bins on commercial properties in the North Prospect and North Neil shopping areas.  A major issue was identified at the corner of Marketview Dr. and N. Market St. behind the shopping center.  Along with overflow of clothes and shoes, the location became […]

Neighborhood Clean-Up & Drop Off Day – July 15, 2017

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department and Public Works sponsored a drop off and clean up day for Planning Areas 1,2,4,7,8,9, and 14 on July 15, 2017.  Participants were allowed to bring in household items to Public Works at 702 Edgebrook to be unloaded into roll away containers.  85 household participated in this four-hour event.  Public Works filled […]

Staff Holds Meeting with Timberline Valley South

Acting Neighborhood Coordinator Nina Sibley held a meeting with residents of the Timberline Valley South subdivision who expressed interest in forming a home owners association (HOA) to address neighborhood concerns. The informational meeting included an overview of necessary steps to form an HOA, how to generate interest, and benefits of registering the group with the Neighborhood […]

Call for Contractors for Bristol Place Demolition

Contractors wishing to bid on the next and FINAL round of Bristol Place demolitions must submit their application for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor Pool to the City of Champaign, Neighborhood Services Department no later than 4 p.m., August 1. All contractors that meet the requirements and are approved for the Bristol Place Demolition Contractor […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful Sponsors Monarch Summer Event

Keep Champaign Beautiful was a sponsor of the Champaign Park District’s Monarch Summer event held on Sunday, July 9. The event was designed to educate participants on the importance of pollinators in the environment and demonstrate ways they can assist in sustaining the pollinator population. There were about 250 people in attendance. The event began […]

National Night Out Celebration – August 1

The City of Champaign encourages the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 1, 2017.  The public is invited to join in the fun at the community-wide National Night Out event at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 5-7 p.m.  The celebration will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, face painting, […]

Code Compliance Staff Inspects, Condemns Unsafe Structure Following Vehicle Impact

Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete responded to a referral from the Champaign Fire Department regarding a vehicle that caused significant damage to a residential rental dwelling unit. Due to damage from the impact to appliances, the electric and gas utilities were disconnected by the Champaign Fire Department after the incident occurred. On June 20,  Peete […]

Continuum of Care/Council of Service Providers to the Homeless

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the Continuum of Care (COC) and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) joint meeting this week. Lore Baker from IDHS-Office of the Secretary gave a presentation to the group on the Statewide Referral Network explaining what it is, why it matters to Champaign County and how […]

Timberline Valley South

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Coordination Division organized and facilitated a community discussion at Parkland College on June 7, 2017,regarding the detention basin issue impacting the Timberline Valley South subdivision. Approximately 75 neighborhood residents and community stakeholders attended the meeting to hear from staff representatives regarding their background research on the issue. Staff representatives from […]