IDOT’s contractor, O’Neil Brothers, is approximately 35% complete with the bridge rehabilitation work. O’Neil Brothers has been removing concrete from the south parapet wall and has started removing full depth concrete in preparation of deck patching. O’Neil is on schedule to meet the contract completion date of August 3, 2012. The contract price for this… (Read the Rest…)
Cross Construction has completed the construction of new sidewalk, including lawn restoration, along the north side of Paula Drive from Melanie Lane to Honeysuckle Lane. HUD funds were used to fund this project.
Plymouth Drive Duce Construction will continue working on Plymouth Drive from Harrington Drive to Devonshire Drive. Plymouth Drive will remain open to local and emergency traffic only. The work involves pavement patching, sidewalk repairs and lawn restoration. Harris Avenue Duce Construction will continue working on Harris Avenue from Bradley Avenue to Maple Street. Harris will… (Read the Rest…)
The Stormwater Utility Fee Advisory Committee reconvened for the first of four meetings to assist in finalizing the Credit and Incentive Manual for the Stormwater Utility Fee on June 18, 2012. This manual will outline how property owners can reduce their stormwater utility fee by managing the stormwater on their property. The focus of this… (Read the Rest…)
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… (Read the Rest…)
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… (Read the Rest…)
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… (Read the Rest…)
Three years ago the City of Champaign worked closely with Urbana, the University and the CUMTD to bring carsharing to the community. Since that time Zipcar has successfully operated in the community and recently added vehicles to the system. One of the new cars has arrived in downtown Champaign. Two cars remain in the Neil… (Read the Rest…)