City of Champaign News

The City has submitted a grant application with IDOT for the Illinois Transportation Enhancement Program (ITEP) to receive funding to assist in the cost of improvements to the Windsor Road Bridge approaches to the Interstate 57 Bridge. The ITEP program awards grant dollars for transportation safety and enhancement projects. The application deadline was May 29….
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The Police Department sent an e-mail to Code Compliance Manager David Oliver on the evening of May 14, 2012 stating that the vacant building at 47 E Chalmers had several broken windows. The building was a former fraternity house and the case was assigned to Property Maintenance Inspector Tim Spear who handled their last Certified…
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On Friday May 18, 2012, approximately 150 neighborhood group leaders and stakeholders attended the 3rd Annual 2012 STAR Awards Expo at the I Hotel. The Expo included 29 vendors consisting of resource providers, neighborhood groups, City departments and community partners who provided resource and program information. These events also provided an excellent opportunity for individuals…
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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 1906 Moreland $352,540.00 05/22/12 Solomon Ventures LLC/New Car Wash & Prep Building (Shelby Motors) 107 E. Chalmers $560,000.00 05/23/12 James Nogle/Alteration MultiFamily

The Local Motor Fuel Tax took effect May 1. In March, Finance Department staff, led by Financial Analyst Jennifer Johnson, provided information to tax payers on the requirements to collect the tax and remit it to the City. This included opportunities for tax payers to discuss tax implementation directly with City staff. Staff is preparing…
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As an element of an energy conservation project in the City’s CIP project, the City replaced HVAC components at two City facilities – the City Building and Main Fire Station.  The City Building received a replacement chiller and also replaced the pneumatic control system with a digital control system. The City Building project is operating…
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