City of Champaign News

The City recently issued a Request for Proposals to develop five City-owned parcels at the southeast corner of North and Hickory Streets, just north of downtown. The parcels were initially acquired for a future phase of the Boneyard Creek project. It has since been determined that the Boneyard Creek project can be accommodated on other…
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The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) recently established new reporting requirements for “defined benefit” pensions plans. (These plans guarantee a certain level of benefits based on a calculation, typically including years of service, as opposed to the 401k –type plans for which the benefits depend on performance of the investments.) In summary, the requirements require…
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    The 31st episode of “Champaign Connection” airs on CGTV thru the end of August. Sgt. Nate Rath (Police Department) and Pastor Willie Comer (Berean Covenant Church) discuss how the community must come together to stop the escalation of gun violence in Champaign. Hear their valuable advice for both gun owners and parents –…
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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 2724-2734 Hunters Pond Run $1,911,275.00 07/10/12 Edward Rose Development/New Multi-Family & Garages

As of July, the Information Technology Department has started a new weekly feature on the City of Champaign Facebook page called ‘Find it Fridays’ to encourage citizen engagement. For ‘Find it Friday’, a picture is posted in the morning of some feature within the City of Champaign that is taken in a close-up or abstracted…
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City Manager Steve Carter announced this morning that Mark Toalson has been appointed Information Technology Director effective July 1, 2012. He is currently serving as the City’s Assistant Director. “Mark Toalson offers a solid track record of demonstrated success of over 25 years of information technology experience in both the public and private sectors. His…
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The City Council Agenda for the July 10, 2012 Special Regular Meeting is now available online.  This meeting will be held in the City Council Chambers of the City Building, 102 N. Neil St in Champaign, at 7:00pm.  The meeting is open to the public and participation is welcome and encouraged. Download a copy of…
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