City of Champaign News

The next phase of the City’s Municipal Electric Aggregation program began last week with the mailing of approximately 25,000 letters to the residents and small commercial businesses that qualify for automatic enrollment into the City’s program. City staff utilized a variety of communication methods to inform the public the letters were being mailed. These methods…
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The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, as leader of the CommUnity Matters team, submitted a grant proposal in March 2012 to the American Heart Association to provide funding for Operation Hope activities promoting heart health activities. The original request was for $5,000 and the CommUnity Matters team received notification on June 14 that the…
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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 203 W. Park Ave. $4,943,000.00 06/20/12 Champaign Park District/Alteration to the Virginia Theatre

Richard Schnuer made a presentation on the City’s Voluntary Separation Incentive Program last week at the annual conference of the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada, held in Chicago. Earlier this year Richard was appointed to the association’s Committee on Retirement Benefits and Administration.

Five proposals were submitted in response to the Request for Proposals (RFP) issued by the City to seek a developer for the Lot J parking lot in Campustown. An evaluation committee made up of staff, a Campustown business owner, and representatives from the Plan Commission and University of Illinois has met twice to consider the…
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On June 15, 2012 the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed an EAB infestation along Market Street, just south of Interstate 74. The Illinois Department of Agriculture continues to designate Champaign County as a quarantine zone. This means that the movement of all “regulated articles” (ash trees and all non-coniferous firewood) outside of the quarantine zoned…
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TOMORROW, UC2B Community Ambassadors will begin canvassing the community to sign up eligible residents, businesses and community anchor institutions for the new UC2B broadband Internet service. Some of the organizations that will benefit from the network include Unit 4 Schools in Champaign, Unit 116 in Urbana, health care providers, churches, parks, and other non-profits. The…
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