City of Champaign News

Champaign received 100 carbon monoxide alarms from First Alert and the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal in conjunction with the fifth anniversary of enactment of the Illinois Carbon Monoxide Alarm Detector Act. This act requires homeowners and landlords to install carbon monoxide detectors in all buildings containing bedrooms and sleeping areas. Since 2005,…
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The Human Resources Department has launched its annual Open Enrollment period for dental and vision insurance beginning November 1 through November 30, 2012. Changes to employee and dependent elections for dental and vision insurance coverage are made during this time period. Participation in dental/vision insurance is voluntary, with employees paying 100% of the premium cost….
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The Neighborhood Services Department – Neighborhood Coordination Division hosted its quarterly STAR Leadership Institute on Saturday, October 27 at the Champaign Public Library. Approximately 25 people participated in the Leadership Institute. The topics discussed included a discussion from the University of Illinois Office of Public Engagement staff who introduced their new public engagement portal; Eleanor…
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In response to neighborhood complaints concerning zoning and code compliance issues, the Neighborhood Services Department convened a neighborhood meeting for the residents in the 1000 block of West Vine in September. The goal of the meeting was to work with neighborhood residents to outline City zoning and code regulations, educate them about enforcement procedures, and…
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The Neighborhood Services Department and the Bristol Implementation Team hosted a workshop with community stakeholders from Unit 4 Schools, University of Illinois, other Champaign City departments, and community advocates to begin planning the implementation of a culture specific engagement plan for the Shadow Wood Neighborhood. The meeting was designed to identify problems and synergies and…
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On Friday, October 19, approximately 30 local shelter agencies and government officials participated in the Homeless Visioning Workshop sponsored by the Champaign County Continuum of Care (CoC). Planning Director Bruce Knight facilitated the discussion and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear organized the event with the CoC Executive Committee. Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson participated in…
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The following commercial permits were issued this week. Each permit has an estimated cost of construction of $300,000 or more.  Address Cost of Construction Date Issued Owner or Developer / Business 608 S. Sixth St. $400,000.00 10/31/12 JSM Management/Alteration–Restaurant (Wendy’s)

Annual Alley MaintenanceBeniach Construction has completed the work on the alley in the block bounded by University Avenue, Elm Street, Clark Street and Lynn Street including lawn restoration. Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Beniach Construction has completed sidewalk repairs on John Street from First Street to Fourth Street and on Fourth Street from Green Street to Armory…
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