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City of Champaign Conducts Executive Level Recruitments

The City of Champaign continues to conduct executive level recruitments for the positions of Human Resources Director and Fire Chief. After nationwide searches, interviews for both positions will take place the week of April 7, 2014. Human Resources Director candidates to be interviewed on April 7, 2014 are: James Gallaher is currently Assistant Vice President/Chief…
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Urban Ag as Community & Economic Development Tour

Staff from the Neighborhood Services, Planning and Development Departments, and Council member Will Kyles attended a tour of Urban Agriculture sites in Chicago on Friday, March 7.  The tour was organized by Prosperity Gardens with participation from University of Illinois Extension, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club, Randolph Street Community Garden, and more.  Attendees toured…
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February Service Requests

The Public Works Department saw a large increase in service requests during the month of February.  Citizens and City staff submitted 669 total requests during February 2014.  The chart below tracks the number of requests recorded each day by staff. More citizens began using the mobile phone application, SeeClickFix, to report any problems. There were…
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Tree City USA Designation

On April 1, the City of Champaign is scheduled to receive their 29th consecutive Tree City USA designation.  Tree City USA is a foundation for effective, well-organized tree care programs.  Along with community pride comes practical benefits such as contributing to safer and healthier urban forests, and providing municipal officials the opportunity to deliver better…
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Country Fair Drive Lane Closure

In order to facilitate a fiber optic bore across Country Fair Drive, AT&T and Custom Underground will be closing one lane of Country Fair Drive just north of Springfield Avenue (between Springfield Ave and White St).  The closure will begin on Thursday, March 13, 2014, and will reopen on Monday, March 17, 2014, weather permitting….
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Kirby Avenue to Close at Copper Slough Bridge

Starting Monday, March 17, weather permitting, the Champaign Township Highway Department will CLOSE Kirby Avenue to all traffic between Holmstrom Drive and Cobblefield Road to remove and replace a section of failed pavement on Kirby Avenue adjacent to the bridge over the Copper Slough drainage ditch. Champaign Township expects Kirby Avenue will be closed from…
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Green Street Lane Closure

Broeren Russo Construction, Inc. is announcing an upcoming lane closure on Green Street to facilitate construction at 112 E Green.  A portion of the westbound lane of Green Street between Second Street & First Street (adjacent to the property) will be closed from Monday, March 17, 2014 through Monday, March 31, 2014.  The closure will…
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Prospect Avenue Lane Closures

In order to replace a damaged utility pole, Ameren Illinois will be closing two lanes of Prospect Avenue between Daniel Street and John Street on Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.  Northbound and southbound traffic will be reduced to one lane each in the area.

Change in Program Delivery Costs for Senior Minor Home Repair Program

The Senior Minor Home Repair Program that is administered by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission recently requested a change in their program delivery fee per project on their Subgrantee Agreement.  Currently, Champaign County Regional Planning Commission charges no more than $2,000 per project which is broken down by allotting $1,750 to construction and $250…
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