Items tagged: neighborhood services

Taylor Thomas Closing

The final home in the Taylor Thomas Subdivision has been sold to a homebuyer. NPD and Legal staff attended the home closing on July 24th to transfer the property. HOME funds were used to assist both Habitat for Humanity of Champaign County with construction costs and the homebuyer with down payment assistance.

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UIUC Higher Education Diversity Business Opportunity Fair

Neighborhood Services and the Planning and Development Department staff attended the University of Illinois Higher Education Diversity Business Opportunity Fair on July 21. The Fair was well attended by both vendors and participants. It provided a great opportunity for small businesses and women and minority-owned businesses to network and learn about the procurement and application…
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2015 Annual Neighborhood Cleanups

On July 18 and 25, the Neighborhood Services Department partnered with the Public Works Department to implement the 2015 Annual Neighborhood Cleanups. The Neighborhood Cleanups are held in order to provide residents in low-income neighborhoods throughout the city the opportunity to dispose of unwanted bulk household furniture and non-putrescible waste items free of charge. This…
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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…
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2015 Wellness Spring Fling

On Monday, May 18, 2015, the City of Champaign will team up with the CommUnity Matters partners to put on an annual community resource fair. This year’s event will be held at Garden Hills Elementary School Gymnasium from 5-7 pm and will combine a wellness resource fair and family festival which is open to the…
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City of Champaign Ban on Running Bamboo

Champaign City Council adopted an ordinance to ban running bamboo within the City limits effective February 3, 2015. Running bamboo can become an invasive nuisance through the aggressive spread of underground rhizomes resulting in the emergence of new bamboo culms far from the plant. Running bamboo can also grow to a height in excess of…
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Consolidated Plan Public Engagement

Neighborhood Coordinator, John Ruffin and Neighborhood Programs Manager, Kerri Spear met to discuss Consolidated Plan Public Engagement and working with registered a groups and the general public to illicit comments for the next draft Consolidated Housing Plan.  The following list of proposed dates will be used to generate input from the general public for strategies…
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2015 STAR Awards Nominations

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department is proud to announce for the sixth year a call to the public for STAR Awards nominations. The STAR Awards program encourages the public to recognize those exceptional individuals or groups of individuals who volunteer their time, talents, resources and energy to assist in our neighborhoods and community….
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308 N. Prairie Street

The apartment building at 308 N. Prairie St. has been cited on several occasions over the past 30 years for a lack of a second means of egress.  The current case on this building is an Apartment Inspection case started in 2006.  However, the building was cited for lacking two means of egress in 1982….
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Bristol Place Acquisition Update

Neighborhood Services and the Legal Departments conducted the first closing of the Bristol Place properties on November 5, 2014.  Mr. and Mrs. Pardy owned the vacant home at 1208 N. Clock.  Mrs. Pardy had been a regular attendee at the neighborhood meetings held at the Apostolic Church and had participated in the redevelopment focus group…
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