Notices & Alerts


April 13, 2021 - 10:00am

Contact: Bridget Broihahn

Communications Specialist

Executive Department

City of Urbana





April 12, 2021




City of Urbana offices will not be available by telephone on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 10 to 11 a.m. due to system upgrades. 


While the telephone system is being upgraded current telephone numbers will be re-directed from the old system to the new one.


Be advised that during this time window, incoming telephone calls to the City of Urbana will receive an error message that “The call cannot be completed at this time.”  


As always, if there is an emergency please dial 911.


We thank you for your patience and look forward to speaking with you again.



Urbana Home Consortium

Urbana Home Consortium

The City of Urbana and Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County Regional Planning Commission) are seeking citizen input regarding community needs.   

Notice of Public Hearing of the Urbana City Council

April 5, 2021 - 6:00pm


The City of Urbana City Council will hold a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, April 5, 2021, via zoom to receive public input regarding the proposed City of Urbana and Urbana HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.

Please click the link below to join the webinar: 





Request for Proposals: Curbana/Parklets (Solicitation #2021-22)

March 31, 2021 - 8:00am

The City of Urbana is seeking proposals for the following:

1. Materials to construct a minimum of two (2) with a potential of four (4) total parklet decking systems

2. Installation of parklet decking systems in downtown Urbana

3. Dismantling of parklet decking systems at end of season

4. Storage of parklet decking system materials when not in use

Requesting Entity:     Community Development Services
Contact Person:          Stepheny McMahon, Economic Development Supervisor
Address:                       400 S. Vine, Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone No:              217-328-8274
Email Address:  

Register below to receive addenda:

Curbana/Parklet Contact Form

The original Proposal must be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

Proposal Submission Date:  04/14/2021        Time: 12:00 P.M. Central Time


March 26, 2021 - 7:00am to 3:00pm

Weather permitting; South Mathews Avenue will be closed to thru traffic between West Green Street and West Oregon Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021 to set equipment at the University of Illinois Medical Science Building done by Potter Electric Service Inc.      


No thru traffic will be permitted on South Mathews Avenue between West Green Street and West Oregon Street for the duration of this project. The sidewalk will be closed to pedestrians during this work on the East side of South Mathews Avenue.

CLOSED - Request for Proposals: Wood Street Community Garden (Solicitation # 2021-21)

March 22, 2021 - 12:00pm


The City is seeking proposals from individuals, organizations, or collaboratives to lease City-owned real estate for the purposes of operating vegetable gardnes, native plant pollinator gardens, or some combination thereof.

Requesting Department:  Public Works
Contact Person:                   Scott R. Tess

Address:                                706 S. Glover Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802
Telephone:                            (217) 384-2381
E-mail Address:         

Sealed bids will be received at the above address up to 12:00 PM Central Time on March 22, 2021, at said time the bids shall be opened and read publicly.

Register below to receive bid documents, any subsequent addenda and bid opening details.

Wood Street Community Garden Contact Form

CLOSED - Request for Proposals: Information Technology Services for The Urbana Free Library (UFL Solicitation # 2021-001)

March 29, 2021 - 8:00am


The Urbana Free Library is seeking Proposals for Information Technology Contract Services.

Requesting Entity: The Urbana Free Library
Contact Person: Dawn Cassady, Associate Director
Address: 210 West Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone No.: (217) 531-7090
Email Address:

The original Proposal must be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

Proposal Submission Date: 03/29/2021          Time: 8:00 A.M Central Time

Allowable Means for Transmitting Proposals: hardcopy, email with attachment

Locations for submission: Administrative Offices, The Urbana Free Library, 210 W. Green St., Urbana, Illinois 61801

CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: Rain Barrel and Compost Sale (Solicitation 2021-16)

April 9, 2021 - 2:00pm


The City of Urbana is seeking bids from qualified vendors to provide one day sale of rain barrels and compost bins.

Requesting Department: Public Works
Contact Person: Scott R Tess
Address: 706 S Glover Ave., Urbana, IL 61802
Phone: 217-384-2381
E-mail address:

Sealed bids will be received at the above address up to 2 p.m. Central Time on April 9, 2021, at said time the bids shall be opened and read publicly.

Register below to receive the bid documents and specifications, and any subsequent addenda.

Rain Barrel and Compost Bin Sale Vendor Registration Form

Sidewalk Snow Removal Declaration - Noon, Tuesday, February 16, 2021

February 16, 2021 - 12:00pm to February 17, 2021 - 12:00pm


At noon, Tuesday, February 16, 2021, the Urbana Public Works Director will declare the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University, and South Philo Road sidewalk snow removal districts. 

Due to the winter storm, ice and/or two inches or more of snow has accumulated on sidewalks.  In order to make sidewalks safe for pedestrians, City ordinance requires that public sidewalks, within the defined districts, be cleared by adjacent property owners within 24 hours after the Public Works Director's declaration.  Sidewalks need to be cleared by noon, Wednesday, February 17, 2021.  Public sidewalks within these districts, which are not in compliance, could be cleared by the City at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied.

U-Cycle Routes Running Regular Schedule Tuesday, February 16

February 16, 2021 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

The City of Urbana's U-Cycle program will run all Tuesday routes normally today, Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  Please continue to set out recycling curbside for collection. City offices are closed today.  U-Cycle questions may be directed to:


Stay safe and warm!