City of Champaign News

On January 6, 2015, a pre-bid walk through of 1208, 1209, 1309 and 1311 N. Clock St. was held. Although the outside temperature was extremely cold, several contractors came out to complete evaluations in order to submit a bid to demolish the structures. The following contractors were present during the walk-through: Kam Services Inc, Earth Services, Veya Inc.,…
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On January 6, 2015, Neighborhood Programs re-solicited bids for a mobile office for use in Bristol Place during the redevelopment efforts. The intention is to have an on-site location for families to complete associated paperwork and to allow a space for case management services, which will be offered at no charge to Bristol Place residents…
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On January 6, 2015, police sent through a referral for a unit open to intrusion.  David Oliver, Code Compliance Manager, researched the property’s ownership and made some inquiries. He assigned the case to Kim Burnett, Environmental Inspector, and she went and and verified that the unit was open to intrusion. The front door was without…
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The City and the West Washington Street Steering Committee hosted an Open House meeting on January 12 to present the proposed concept plans for Phase 2 of the West Washington Street Drainage Improvements project. The project includes the construction of new stormwater detention basins along Glenn Park Drive between Mattis Avenue and Miller Avenue. Once…
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Carbon monoxide is invisible and deadly. You can’t see it. You can’t smell it. You can’t taste it. Often the problem isn’t recognized until it is too late. According to Champaign Fire Marshal John Koller the City of Champaign Fire Department responded to 253 calls involving carbon monoxide (CO) in 2014. Of the 253 calls,…
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Once again, the City’s has received the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Distinguished Budget Award for the Fiscal Year 2014/15 budget document. The City has received this award annually for 24 years, which shows a strong commitment to producing the highest quality budget document that reflects the guidelines and best practices established by GFOA and…
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Citizens and City staff submitted 185 total requests during December 2014. This was a 6% decrease from November’s 197 calls. The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. Citizens using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, reported 26 (14%) of the issues.   Asphalt had a total of 42 (23%) requests….
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