Finance Department staff members were busy this week preparing for the 2012 Refunding Bond sale. Much of the work was to complete the Preliminary Official Statement. It is similar to a “prospectus” for private-sector investment opportunities, and includes information on the City’s finances, local economy, purpose of the refunding bonds, etc. In addition, staff and… (Read the Rest…)
Cross Construction has completed the concrete work for the project. Champaign Signal and Lighting, Inc. is working on the installation of the traffic signals at Moreland & Town Center and the streetlights along Town Center. The project is on schedule and on budget for a fall completion date.
Stark Excavating is continuing to make great progress on the construction of the Fourth Street improvement project. In order to stabilize the subgrade, the consultant recommended modifying the subgrade by inducing lime into dirt. The lime will help stabilize the subbase to provide a better working platform and to provide the City with a longer… (Read the Rest…)
Roessler Construction & Contracting, Inc. is nearly complete with construction of the City’s new Brine Production Building. The new building is a 25-foot wide by 40-foot long by 18-foot high steel building located near to the Public Works salt dome. Once complete, the building will store a new salt brine generator. The brine generator is… (Read the Rest…)
Following a complaint from a resident about light pollution from the parking deck, staff was able to work with the deck operator to quickly reprogram the lights to minimize the impact on neighbors. Each ramp has three rows of lights – one over the traffic lane, and one over each row of parking spaces. The… (Read the Rest…)
Open Road Paving Company continues work on Stage 2 (Bradley Avenue to Bloomington Road / Route 150) of the Staley Road Project. Stage 2 work items consists of milling off the old surface, patching, two-foot-wide asphalt safety shoulder, guardrail installation, pipe culvert installation, and miscellaneous ditch grading work. This stage is expected to be completed… (Read the Rest…)
Stark Excavating continues work on the North Fourth Street Extension. Concrete curb and gutter has been constructed along the entirety of the project and the granular sub-base has been placed and compacted. This week, Stark has been focusing on pouring the two connection points to Douglass Square and pouring sidewalks along the east side of… (Read the Rest…)
Sixteen area youth attended and graduated from the Police Department’s Basic Youth Police Academy and 8 youth attended and graduated from the Advanced Academy during the summer of 2012. The students engaged in obstacle courses, crime scene analysis, scenario reenactment and classroom instruction with School Resource Officers and volunteers. Graduates received certificates of completion.
Champaign Police Lieutenant Brad Yohnka retired on July 12, 2012 after 25 ½ years of service to the Police Department. Retired Lieutenant Yohnka took a day off and started in his new position as the Customer Service Representative for the City’s Public Works Department on July 16.
With the assistance of several other departments, the Information Technologies Department has launched a new section of the public website – the City Services Directory! Here, the public can get a brief overview of the services that the City has to offer, find the sections of the website that provide more information (if available), and… (Read the Rest…)