Items tagged: neighborhood services

Garden Hills Block Event at Citizens Park

The Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) and the Champaign Park District hosted the second in a series of block parties that they will co-host this summer.  The Garden Hills Block Event was held on June 23, 2016, at Citizens Park – located within the Garden Hills neighborhood.  Approximately 150 residents – consisting of mostly youth – […]

Public Invited to Celebrate Seventh Annual STAR Awards on April 21

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Services Department and Neighborhood Services Advisory Board invite the public to the seventh annual STAR (Service Together Achieves Results) Awards ceremony starting at 7:00 p.m. on April 21, 2016. The celebration will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S Neil St, Champaign) and is free and open to […]

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 […]

Public Invited to Homeless Education Event and Vendor Fair

The City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department and the Council of Service Providers to the Homeless (CSPH) encourages members of the community to attend the Homeless Education and Vendor Fair on Friday, February 5, 2016. This event will be held from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. in the Champaign City Building, located at 102 North Neil […]

City of Danville Requests Technical Assistance

On January 19, 2016,  Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis met with Randy Burgett (Urbana Rehabilitation Coordinator), Paul Storke (Danville Electrical Inspector), and Chris Milliken (Danville Planning and Urban Services Manager).  Danville staff requested the meeting as they are now responsible for rehabilitation work for the City of Danville.  Danville staff wanted to get a better understanding of how Champaign […]

Garden Hills Sector Engagement

The Neighborhood Services Department, in conjunction with CU Area Project, hosted the final Sector Engagement Recruitment Meeting in Garden Hills on January 23, 2016.  The Sector Engagement meetings were designed to identify and recruit sector leaders and block captains to assist in citizen participation and engagement efforts, to ensure representation from all sectors of the […]

Regional Neighborhood Network Conference Steering Committee

The Neighborhood Services Department hosted the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) Steering Committee meeting January 21-22, 2016.  The meeting was organized by NSD for member cities participating in the governance of RNNC.  Ten cities were represented at the meeting.  The Steering Committee discussed general administrative issues related to RNNC governance issues and provided feedback to […]

Vacant House Secured After Multiple Intrusions and Fire

A fire occurred at a vacant house in the 300 block of West Maple St. on January 11, 2016.  The Neighborhood Code Compliance Division (NCCD) cited the property as being open to intrusion three times during the previous 30 days.  The owner of the house lives out of state and was unable to secure the property. […]

Update – Residential Fire – 908 S Oak Street

The Champaign Fire Department responded to 908 S Oak Street on January 22, 2016, for a report of a fire with people trapped. Initial reports were that several people were trapped inside.  Fortunately all the residents made it out and only one suffered minor burns.  There are many reasons why this fire didn’t turn into […]

Green Apple Day of Service

The GREEN APPLE DAY OF MULCHING at Garden Hills Elementary on Saturday, October 17 was a big success! Volunteers from the City of Champaign Neighborhood Services Department, Champaign Park District, Unit 4 Schools/Garden Hills Elementary & BLDD Architects participated in the final phase of the Day of Service, in spite of brisk conditions. The volunteer […]