Items tagged: Code Compliance

Code Compliance Staff Contacts Kraft/Heinz 

On Friday, October 21, 2016 Neighborhood Services received a citizen complaint concerning a foul smelling odor in the 1300 & 1400 blocks of W. Columbia.  The citizen believed the odor was being emitted from the Kraft/Heinz plant located on W. Bradley Avenue. The complainant continued to state that the odor was so offensive that it […]

Code Compliance – Beardsley Ave

Code Compliance – 300 block W. Beardsley During a routine inspection, Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete notice severe damage to the porch area of a single family residential structure. As a result, Peete issued a housing violation notice to address the structural deficiencies. After receiving the housing violation notice, the property owner contacted Peete to inform him a vehicle accidently ran into the porch and he was currently working with his insurance […]

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 […]