Items tagged: NSD

NSD Launches Cleanup in Planning Area One

On Saturday, April 15, Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) Code Compliance and Coordination Staff organized and implemented a gateway cleanup project along Bloomington Road. Twelve neighborhood residents joined the implementation of the neighborhood cleanup initiative. During the project, 26 bags of litter were collected, along with discarded household items including a television, baby bassinet, crow bar, […]

Neighborhood Services Attends Joint Meeting

At the April 4 joint meeting between Continuum of Care and Council of Service Providers to the Homeless, Community Development Specialist Janel Gomez presented the draft FY 2017/18 Annual Action Plan and draft HOME Amendment, which would increase the number of households receiving tenant based rental assistance. The HOME funds would also provide additional financial resources to build or purchase […]

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Announces New Initiatives at Monthly Meeting

The United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association held its monthly meeting on Monday March 20. Approximately 35 residents attended the meeting to hear about exciting new initiatives and partnerships which will work in collaboration with the neighborhood group to improve conditions within the neighborhood. Carle Foundation announced a 15 year initiative to impact health outcomes utilizing […]

STAR Awards to Honor Dedicated Community Groups and Difference Makers

The eighth annual STAR Awards will be held on April 27 at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn (1501 S. Neil St., Champaign). This event is free and open to the public. This event was created to promote and recognize exemplary civic engagement efforts and initiatives across the city.  It is hosted by the City’s Neighborhood […]

City Hosts Annual Contractor Breakfast

On Friday, February 24, the City of Champaign, along with the City of Urbana, the Village of Rantoul, and Champaign County, hosted a Contractor’s Breakfast at El Toro Bravo. The event was attended by 32 contractors from 24 different local businesses, Mayors Deb Fienen of Champaign and Laurel Prussing of Urbana, and City Manager Dorothy […]

Staff Attends CAI-IL HOA/Condo Conference

Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) staff attended the Community Association Institute – Illinois Chapter 2017 HOSA/Condo Conference. The conference provided an opportunity to learn about best practices related to HOA/Condo association management, Continuing Education credits for property management professionals, and resource information and training for volunteer board members. The conference also included a vendor fair with […]

Inspectors Halt Illegal Parking in Front Yard

On January 23, Property Maintenance Inspector Susan Jones issued a violation notice to multiple properties along Bradley Avenue for illegally parking in the front yard. The owner at 1018 W. Bradley contacted her and said he was out of the country, but would address this when he returned. Susan explained the front yard parking restrictions […]

Graffiti Abated at 611 S. State Street

A fire occurred at an apartment building at 611 S. State in late December 2016 and the property was boarded up by the owner. On February 6, graffiti was observed on the securing board to the main entrance to the building. Property Maintenance Inspector Kim Burnett issued a Notice to Abate to the property owner […]

Neighborhood Services Staff Attends Annual Winter Legislative Conference in Washington

Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson and Neighborhood Programs Manager Kerri Spear attended the annual legislative conference of the National Community Development Association (NCDA)  in Washington, D.C. from February 15-17. In addition to participating in roundtables and forums regarding US Department of Housing and Urban Development issues, staff also met with Senator Tammy Duckworth and her general […]

Bid Opening & Demolition for 1202 N. Walnut

Following a bank foreclosure, the house at 1202 W. Walnut was donated to the City of Champaign as part of the Community Revitalization Program. Under the program, an interior inspection was completed by Rehabilitation Technician Joe Lewis and Property Maintenance Inspector Cliff Peete to determine if the structure was feasible for renovation. Unfortunately, the cost to renovate […]