Items tagged: Code Compliance

Alexander Lumber Overgrowth Cleanup

Neighborhood Code Compliance staff responded to a complaint from Champaign Township Trustee Norman Davis regarding some overgrowth originating from Alexander Lumber that encroached onto the adjacent property, coming in contact with the single family residence. Although this property is in the Champaign Township, a Code Compliance Manager met with representatives from Alexander Lumber to work […]

Keep Champaign Beautiful

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver represented the City of Champaign at the annual Keep Illinois Beautiful (KIB) meeting on Thursday, May 12 in Springfield.  The meeting was hosted at the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (ILEPA) headquarters.  A new slate of officers for Keep Illinois Beautiful was elected, and each city in attendance shared local activities […]

Vacant Structure Secured After Open to Intrusion

On February 22, Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones was doing a routine check on the vacant structure in the 700 block of West Vine Street and found it open to intrusion.  The home had previously been declared condemned in October 2015 due to a lack of electrical service.  At that time, the City found 3-4 individuals living […]

Municipal Chapter 22 Code Review

Neighborhood Code Compliance Division staff presented proposed text amendments to Municipal Code Chapter 22 to the Code Review and Appeals Board on Wednesday, January 27.  The Board  was very engaged and offered suggestions where appropriate to help provide some clarification to the proposed language. Their input also helped the proposed text amendments to remain consistent […]

Sinkhole on West Hill Street

In June, Public Works contacted the Code Compliance Division about a sinkhole in the 900 block of West Hill Street, caused by a private sewer line that was broken prior to connecting to the main sewer line.  Public Works requested that Code Compliance Division cite the property owner for the broken sewer line when the […]

Certified Housing Inspections

Neighborhood Code Compliance began Private Certified Housing inspections on September 8, 2015. A total of 53 private certified housing facilities are scheduled to be inspected during the 2015/2016 cycle under contract with the University of Illinois Housing office. The initial inspections for all the facilities will be complete by October 20, 2015. Property Maintenance Inspectors […]

UIUC Tenant Services & Landlord Resources Conference

Code Compliance Manager David Oliver co-presented with Property Maintenance Inspector Stephen Chrisman from Urbana at the University of Illinois Tenant Union Tenant Services and Landlord Resources Conference on Friday, May 29, 2015. There were two goals for the conference: For attendees to share their collective expertise in the field, and to build bridges with both […]

Home Brought to Code – 2807 Heritage

The property at 2807 Heritage was purchased by a new owner in early May. The new owner made exterior repairs to the property and has removed the damaged tree from the backyard. The case for the exterior housing violations was opened in October 2011 and referred to the Legal Department in March 2012. The property […]

Wellness Spring Fling & Community Resource Fair

The CommUnity Matters team partnered with Neighborhood Programs Division staff to host the 2015 Wellness Spring Fling on May 18th at Garden Hills Elementary School. Numerous vendors were on hand to provide valuable information to nearly 100 Unit 4 families and community members. The CUperStars provided live entertainment showcasing the talents of local youth. There […]

Alternative Vegetation – Running Bamboo

Neighborhood Code Compliance made a presentation on running bamboo to the Champaign City Council during a study session on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. The study session was in response to recent complaints of running bamboo becoming invasive and not contained to an owner’s property. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver presented facts on running bamboo to […]