Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

Storm Damage to Bristol Resource Center

It was a very busy week for the Neighborhood Services Staff as the storm on Sunday night caused major damage to the Bristol Park area and Resource Center located at 119 E. Roper. During the storm, a huge tree fell on the roof of the Bristol Resource Center, causing severe damage to the structure. The […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Coming to Champaign in 2016

The Neighborhood Services Department Coordination division attended the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) held in Bowling Green Kentucky June 10-12. The RNNC is a network of 22 cities in 5 mid-west states (IL, OH, KY, TN, IN). Annually the group holds its conference in one of the network cities, where 300- 400 neighborhood organizers, leaders, […]

UIUC Tenant Services & Landlord Resources Conference

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver co-presented with Property Maintenance Inspector Stephen Chrisman from Urbana at the University of Illinois Tenant Union Tenant Services and Landlord Resources Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015. There were two goals for the conference: For attendees to share their collective expertise in the field, and to build bridges with both […]

Human Kinetics Park NSD/Park District Neighborhood Block Festival

The Neighborhood Services Department and Champaign Park District held the first of six block festival events scheduled at neighborhood locations throughout the city.  The Human Kinetics event was organized in partnership with the Beardsley Park Neighborhood Association to engage residents of the Beardsley, Garwood, and ShadowWood neighborhoods.  The event was well attended and included food, […]

Garden Hills Retreat Session #2

Neighborhood Services Department Staff organized a follow-up retreat for the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association.  The meeting was attended by invited guests from different demographic groups within the neighborhood and staff representatives from Neighborhood Services, Public Works, and Champaign Police Departments.  Police and Public Works provided an update on key initiatives being implemented in the […]

Cleanup of Abandoned Property – 909 W Beardsley

A contract for demolition of the abandoned home and garage located at 909 W Beardsley was signed and a Notice to Proceed issued to the contractor. The property has been in disrepair for the past several years. In April 2015, the Legal Department issued a 30-day Notice to Remediate as part of an expedited demolition […]

Tree Removal – 803 N Prospect

In December 2014, a citizen complaint was received regarding a large tree that fell on the property located at 803 N Prospect. Environmental Inspector Kim Burnett inspected and found a large pine tree down in the front yard.  A Notice to Abate was issued to the owner but the letter was returned to the office. […]

Home Brought to Code – 2807 Heritage

The property at 2807 Heritage was purchased by a new owner in early May. The new owner made exterior repairs to the property and has removed the damaged tree from the backyard. The case for the exterior housing violations was opened in October 2011 and referred to the Legal Department in March 2012. The property […]

Wellness Spring Fling & Community Resource Fair

The CommUnity Matters team partnered with Neighborhood Programs Division staff to host the 2015 Wellness Spring Fling on May 18th at Garden Hills Elementary School. Numerous vendors were on hand to provide valuable information to nearly 100 Unit 4 families and community members. The CUperStars provided live entertainment showcasing the talents of local youth. There […]

Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to announce an exciting new opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The new Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign and promote civic engagement. The 11-class Academy will cover topics like […]