Items tagged: neighborhood

United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association (UGHNA) Monthly Meeting

On Monday, July 21, Neighborhood Services Director Kevin Jackson, Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin, Administrative Assistant Colleen Madera, and Community Development Specialist Susan Jones attended the United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association Monthly Meeting. Also in attendance from the City was Police Chief Anthony Cobb, Lieutenant Dave Shaffer, and Councilmembers Deborah Frank Feinen, Vic McIntosh, Karen Foster […]


Mattis North Apartments

Neighborhood Code Compliance received a tenant inspection request on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at approximately 11:30 am. The tenant explained the sewer had backed up into the apartments and management was not responding in an acceptable way to remediate the situation. Property Maintenance Inspector Michael Lambert conducted an inspection that afternoon and discovered the sewer […]


West Park Neighborhood Association

The newly formed group met on Saturday, July 19 despite the rainstorm and many of the residents having to deal with flooded basements. Neighborhood Coordinator John Ruffin met with about twenty residents who turned out for the neighborhood group kickoff meeting. The residents were excited about the opportunity to organize and reaffirmed that the priorities […]


“Own the Night, Own your Community” National Night Out 2014

The City of Champaign will recognize National Night Out on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 4-8 p.m. National Night Out (NNO) is a designated evening when communities across America come together to take a stand against crime. To celebrate the nationwide event, residents are encouraged to lock their doors, turn on their porch lights and […]


Neighborhood Infrastructure Repair Project

Schomburgh & Schomburgh will finish all work north of Springfield Avenue in the North Campus TIF area this week, and will begin working on Daniel Street between First Street and Third Street. The work involves sidewalk repair, sidewalk ramp replacement, and curb & gutter repair. This work is scheduled to be completed by August 15, […]


Dangerous Tree on West Maple

Neighborhood Code Compliance received a complaint of a dangerous tree in the 800 block of West Maple on Friday, May 23, 2014. The complainant stated they thought the tree had been hit by lightning causing a large limb to crack. Code Compliance Manager David Oliver reviewed the tree and confirmed the limb was broken but […]


Bristol Park Neighborhood Plan Update

Greg Skaggs and Kevin Jackson met with Calvin Williams, the Chairman for the Committee on Construction at the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce.  The discussion centered around strategies for the Bristol Place Demolition Policy that would allow the greatest opportunities for MBE/WBE businesses to participate.  Mr. Williams was briefed on the discussions that NSD staff […]


Mittendorf Neighborhood Group

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, and Cliff Peete, Property Maintenance Inspector, met with the residents along Mittendorf Street in North Champaign on May 1, 2014 to discuss their concerns related to code compliance issues and the transitioning neighborhood.  Cliff responded to the code concerns immediately by contacting one of the new homeowners to inform them of […]


Stratton Neighborhood Association

John Ruffin, Neighborhood Coordinator, met with a resident of the 200 block of West Eureka Street who was interested in restarting the Stratton Neighborhood Watch group.  This resident was a former group leader when the group was previously registered with the City.  After the discussion, it was decided that the group’s priorities will address public […]


Acquisition/Rehab Projects

The City of Champaign has been offering incentives to low-moderate income individuals to purchase new homes in targeted neighborhoods.  The City has been offering this program since for approximately 6 years, but saw the interest drop off during the recession.  As an indication that things may be turning around, there has been renewed interest in […]