City of Champaign News

Church Street Closure Update

In order to complete a large concrete pour at 217 N. Neil Street (Hyatt Place hotel), English Brothers will close Church Street between Neil Street and Randolph Street on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., weather permitting. Through traffic will not be allowed in the area; however, customers to First Bank […]

Permits Issued:

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 2307 Sangamon Dr. $5,650,600.00 06/18/13 Champaign Park District/New Recreation Center (Leonhard Center)

Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. has scheduled a lane closure on Green Street for construction of the 112 E. Green Apartments. A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second Street and First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, June 24, 2013 through Friday, November 1, 2013. The closure will […]

Kirby Avenue Lane Closure

In order to complete a gas service connection, Ameren Illinois will close one westbound lane of Kirby Avenue between Rosewood Drive and Crescent Drive on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Westbound traffic will be reduced to one lane in the area.  

Fire Responds to Burn Victim

On Sunday, June 16, 2013 the Fire Department responded to a residence in Southwest Champaign for a burn victim. The situation found should be a note of caution for everyone. A female resident was popping some popcorn in her microwave oven. She had placed the popcorn in a ceramic bowl along with a small amount […]

First Distribution Received for 2012 Property Tax Levy

The Finance Department received the first distribution of the 2012 tax levy in the amount of $2,720,642.21. Typically the first distribution is about 25% of the total levy. However, this year the City received only 12%. Per discussion with Dan Welch, Champaign County Treasurer, the lower distribution was necessary due to the impact of the […]

Change in Accounting Standards for Pensions

The Government Accounting Standards Board has issued new standards on pension finances. These standards must be followed for financial reports that use “generally accepted accounting principles” including the City’s year-end Comprehensive Annual Financial report, or CAFR. The standards affect both pension funds and “plan sponsors”, such as the City, who fund the pension costs. The […]