Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

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 […]

Housing Authority – Board of Commissioners Study Session

On June 8, 2017, Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Wiman presented an update on the Bristol Place Redevelopment to the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of Champaign County. This update followed the Council Study Session on June 6, where Council directed staff to proceed with preparing the necessary documents for financing to build the […]

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 […]