Items tagged: NSD

Neighborhood Services Department Launches New Webpages

On September 20, the newly redesigned Neighborhood Services Department webpages were published to the City’s website. The new layout features an improved navigation bar and menus as well as quick link buttons on each page providing easy access to nuisance complaint forms, tenant inspection forms, STAR Award nomination forms, and the Neighbors of Champaign event […]

Neighborhood Services Staff Assists to Organize Sawgrass Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Coordination Staff organized a Sawgrass neighborhood watch kick off meeting on Sunday September 10. Approximately 35 Sawgrass Home Owners Association (HOA) members met at Windsor Road Christian Church to discuss the formation of a new neighborhood watch group.  The neighbors are concerned about an increase in auto and home burglaries in the area, along with parking issues on […]

Council, City Manager’s Office Kicks off 2017 Champaign City Government 101 Academy

Neighborhood Coordination staff launched the third annual Champaign City Government 101 (CCG-101) Academy on Monday September 11. During the opening session, Council Members and staff from the City Manager’s Office (CMO), Mayor’s Office, and Community Relations provided an overview of their departmental goals and objectives.  They discussed the roles of CMO staff in the overall management […]

West Hill Street Properties Get Exterior Repairs

As structures age, they often require maintenance to stay in good health. Individual structures and neighborhoods that are poorly maintained cost citizens more money, depress property values, and foster vandalism and crime. The best solution to maintaining good neighborhoods is for everyone to voluntarily comply with a standard of maintenance agreed upon by the community. Unfortunately, […]

City Staff Presents at Monthly Realtors Meeting

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department (NSD) were invited to speak to a regular monthly meeting of the Champaign County Association of Realtors (CCAR) and their Young Professionals Network on Sunday, August 24. NSD Staff, in coordination with the City of Urbana, presented on Homebuyer Programs, Homeowner Programs, Enterprise Zones, and the Homeowner Maintenance Workshop. […]

Code Compliance, Forestry Tackle Dangerous Trees on Private Property

In recent weeks, Inspector Kim Burnett has been responding to complaints about dangerous trees throughout Champaign. With the cooperation with Forestry Supervisor Andrew Lamoreux, imminently dangerous trees have been identified. Several of those trees were found to be dead ash trees that have been killed due to Emerald Ash Borer infestation. One dying willow tree […]

City Holds Annual Neighborhood Clean-up Events

Staff from the Neighborhood Services and Public Works Departments held the City’s annual neighborhood clean up drop off event on Saturday, July 15 and 17 at the Public Works facility.  Just over 6,500 postcard vouchers were mailed out to eligible households throughout Champaign.  Eligible areas include Planning Area 1, 2, 7, 8, 14 and parts […]

Demolition Completed of Nuisance Residence

ICD Ironhorse recently completed demolition of the fire damaged structure located at 506 N. Ash.  The property has been vacant and boarded since April 2006.  Susan Jones, Property Maintenance Inspector, contacted the owner in June of 2015 to register the property as a Vacant Nuisance Residential Building.  Unfortunately, the owner did not complete a property rehabilitation. […]

Clothing Collection Bins Becoming A Nuisance

Numerous complaints have been received by Neighborhood Services Department staff regarding clothing collection bins on commercial properties in the North Prospect and North Neil shopping areas.  A major issue was identified at the corner of Marketview Dr. and N. Market St. behind the shopping center.  Along with overflow of clothes and shoes, the location became […]

Neighborhood Clean-Up & Drop Off Day – July 15, 2017

Staff from the Neighborhood Services Department and Public Works sponsored a drop off and clean up day for Planning Areas 1,2,4,7,8,9, and 14 on July 15, 2017.  Participants were allowed to bring in household items to Public Works at 702 Edgebrook to be unloaded into roll away containers.  85 household participated in this four-hour event.  Public Works filled […]