Category: Neighborhood Services Department News

City Removes Hazardous Tree

On August 9, 2018, a Neighborhood Services Department inspector observed a huge section had broken off a tree located at 1515 Holly Hill in the Garden Hills neighborhood.  The City of Champaign had acquired a Judicial Deed to the property in 2015 through a code compliance legal process and demolished the residential structure in 2016. […]


Relocation Assistance Letters Sent to Former Bristol Place Tenants

At the beginning of August 2018, former Bristol Place rental tenants received an update via letter from the Neighborhood Services Department. The letter included reminder information about relocation assistance, including the number of remaining relocation payments to be received, as well as the date when payments will end.  Recipients were encouraged to contact Jean Algee […]


National Night Out Celebration – August 7

The City of Champaign encourages the community to join us in celebrating National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7, 2018.  The public is invited to join in the fun at the community-wide National Night Out event at Beardsley Park (1006 N Walnut Street, Champaign) from 5-7 p.m.  The celebration will include free food, entertainment, inflatables, […]


Registration Open for Champaign City Government 101 Academy

The City of Champaign is proud to again offer an exciting opportunity for residents to learn about the inner workings of local government. The Champaign City Government 101 Academy will educate the public about the organization and operation of the City of Champaign, and promote civic engagement.  The 12-class Academy will cover topics like public […]


Campus Move In-Out Cleanliness

The City of Champaign’s Neighborhood Code Compliance Staff will increase enforcement in the campus area from August 6 through August 24 in an attempt to prevent large accumulations of trash and overflowing dumpsters.  Property owners will receive notices giving them short response times in which to remove accumulations of trash.  If the trash remains after the abatement […]


Neighborhood Small Grant Program Aids in Storm Cleanup

On June 10, the Ironwood and Copper Ridge subdivisions were hit by a tornado that caused damage to properties in the area.  In order to efficiently remove debris from the neighborhoods, both Home Owners Association boards applied for Neighborhood Small Grant funds to host neighborhood cleanup events.  A total of $2,196 was utilized to rent […]


“Goal Getters” Community Clean Up Project

On the hot afternoon of Monday, July 2, Champaign Unit 4 students participating in the “Goal Getters” Program worked with staff from the Neighborhood Services Department to remove litter from neighborhood streets.  The students were treated to pizza and a short presentation on Neighborhood Wellness from Code Compliance Manager David Oliver prior to hitting the […]


Staff Joins National League of Cities Focus Group

The City of Champaign was invited by the National League of Cities, along with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Enterprise and the American Planning Association, to participate in a focus group discussion on the issues of affordable housing, economic inclusion and workforce development.  Rob Kowalski, Planning and Development Assistant Director and Kerri Wiman, Neighborhood […]


Recent Fires Cause Damage to Homes, Structures

This week included a rash of fires in apartments, parking lots, and residential homes. The home at 714 W. Vine has been vacant for more than two years and has been undergoing rehabilitation under the City’s Vacant Nuisance Residential Building program. The fire started in the basement and created a large hole in the first floor. The […]