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CLOSED - Invitation to Bid: MCORE Project 5 (1920-31)

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Requesting Department: Public Works Department
Contact Person: Barb Stiehl
Address: 706 South Glover Avenue
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2342
E-Mail Address: blstiehl@urbanaillinois.us

Sealed BIDS for the construction of the MCORE Project 5 (City Section 15-00552-00-PV) including: reconstruction of the roadway, new curb and gutter, storm and sanitary sewer work, water main work, removal/replacement of the sidewalks, accessibility improvement of sidewalk ramps, and other incidental work and appurtenances will be received by the City of urbana at the office of the Director of Public Woks, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, Illinois 61802 until 1:55 p.m. prevailing time on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 and publicly opened and read aloud at 2:00 p.m. at the City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801.

City Building and Property Maintenance Inspections

 

A Notice from the City of Urbana Community Development Services, March 18, 2020

To whom it may concern,

This is an update on the current status of building and property maintenance inspections required by the City of Urbana:

Systematic Inspections: At this time the City of Urbana has suspended all non-essential inspections. These inspections include but are not limited to systematic inspections and reinspections.

Reinspections: Property owners and managers will be given a one month extension for correction of routine maintenance violations previously noted in any notice of violation letter issued by the City.

STREET CLOSURE: Church Street closure between North Orchard Street and North Coler Avenue

Church Street will be closed to thru traffic between North Orchard Street and North Coler Avenue starting Monday March 30, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 11, 2020 for work at Carle Hospital MRI done by A&R Services.

No thru traffic will be permitted on Church Street between North Orchard Street and North Coler Avenue during the project. There will be a marked detour route to North Orchard Street to Fairview Avenue to North Coler Avenue.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Adam Shaw at (217) 384-2342 or ajshaw@urbanaillinois.us.

Restaurant Curbside Pick-Up

Parking Meter

If your restaurant borders a municipal street or parking lot the City of Urbana is temporarily waiving meter bag fees, by request, if you wish to designate a curbside pick-up location.

Please make your request via this email link: https://www.urbanaillinois.us/residents/parking/meter-bags

The City is waiving the fee for bagging the metered spaces, but please make a note on the request form that you are requesting this for “Restaurant Curbside Pick-Up."

Eat in Urbana

 

Many of Urbana's restaurants are open for delivery or carry-out orders during the state-mandated COVID-19 shutdown.

Please let us know about your Urbana restaurant by emailing us at marketing@urbanaillinois.us, and we will update our list. This list is not comprehensive, so please check with the restaurant first!

If you are a small business owner, please click this link for help with your business due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are a restaurant or bar worker, and are out of work due to the shut-down, click here.

COVID-19 Business Impact: Survey Responses Needed

SBA

 

The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) is working to secure access to helpful resources for small businesses throughout the State of Illinois. As you may have read from SBA’s previous announcement (https://www.sba.gov/page/guidance-businesses-employers-plan-respond-coro...), the U.S. Small Business Administration will work directly with state Governors to provide targeted, low-interest loans to small businesses and non-profits that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

As part of this process, DCEO needs to collect information from small businesses that are negatively impacted. This information will assist them in requesting an economic injury disaster declaration from the SBA.

North Maple Street Closure between East University Avenue and East Park Street

Date: 
March 16, 2020 - 7:00am to March 27, 2020 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting: North Maple Street will be closed to traffic between East University Avenue and East Park Street from 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 16 until 5:00 p.m. Friday, March 27. Shaw Brothers will be making a repair to the street due to an emergency water pipe repair.

Access will be maintained to all properties along North Maple Street but no traffic will be permitted on North Maple Street between East University Avenue and East Park Street during this project.

Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction areas. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Adam Shaw at (217) 384-2342 or ajshaw@urbanaillinois.us

Market IN the Square to Remain Open

March 12, 2020 “MARKET IN THE SQUARE TO REMAIN OPEN, ADDRESSING COVID-19”

At this time The Urbana Business Association will host the indoor Market IN the Square, hosted at Lincoln Square Mall for the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 14
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Saturday, April 4
  • Saturday, April 11
  • Saturday, April 18
  • Saturday, April 25

The health and safety of our guests, the Urbana-Champaign business community, and our staff is of utmost importance and is our top priority. Currently we plan to assess each market individually and we will be complying with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District as the COVID-19 situation evolves.

Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Leaders Issue COVID-19 Statement

Champaign, Urbana, and Champaign County Leaders Issue COVID-19 Statement

As local government leaders, our top priorities are the health, safety, and welfare of our residents, visitors, and employees.  We know COVID-19 (coronavirus) will impact our community. While the full extent remains uncertain, we know that we must all take immediate steps to slow the spread of the virus today.  
 
Our government agencies are also working to ensure that the delivery of essential public services continues.  We are taking all necessary steps to make sure we continue to deliver critical police, fire, and emergency dispatch services and maintain public infrastructure.  Our agencies have taken measures to appropriately equip our first responders to protect themselves and those they serve. We continue to work closely with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District to make sure the public has accurate and up-to-date information.