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Fiscal 2017 City Budget Includes Investments In Urbana's Future

Urbana’s proposed budget for Fiscal 2017 includes some significant investments for the future.

The budget, for the fiscal year that starts July 1, shows $45.4 million in revenues and $49.5 million in expenditures, with capital projects accounting for most of the difference.

Proposed Fee Schedule For Fiscal Year 2016/2017

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May 10, 2016

Notice is hereby given that the City of Urbana proposed Schedule of Fees for fiscal year 2016/2017 will be available for public review beginning May 10, 2016 at the Urbana City Clerk's Office, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801 and on the City website.

Residents Will Continue to Save Money with Municipal Electric Aggregation

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Over the next 12 months, Urbana residents who participate in municipal electric aggregation will see savings on their annual electricity bill compared to the Ameren Illinois rate.

Urbana Landlord Fined $473,000 for Property Maintenance Code Violations

The City of Urbana has prevailed against a landlord in a court case involving serious property maintenance code violations at three apartment buildings in southeast Urbana.

Proposed Urbana Central TIF District - Tax Increment Financing Redevelopment Plan & Project

On March 7, 2016, the Urbana City Council passed Resolution 2016-02-008R stating the City's intent to designate a portion of the City as a tax increment finance (TIF) Redevelopment Project Area and to induce development interest within such area. The area being considered for designation as a TIF area includes the downtwon area and adjoining areas.

Urbana School District Offering Summer Breakfast and Lunch to All Children 18 and Under

USD LogoUrbana School District #116 will once again participate in the Seamless Summer Food program sponsored by the federal government. Free meals will be offered Monday through Thursday during the month of June.

Get Ready! MCORE Improvements on Schedule to Start this Fall

Champaign-Urbana, Illinois –Multimodal Corridor Enhancement (MCORE) Project transportation improvements are on schedule to begin this fall. The scale of this infrastructure work on key corridors will have significant traffic impacts including detours and street closures during construction.

Manager of Urbana’s Market at the Square Receives Certification

Urbana’s Market at the Square is pleased to announce that Market Manager, Natalie Kenny Marquez, recently completed the Market Manager Certificate Program presented by the Michigan Farmers Market Association (MIFMA) in conjunction with the Illinois Farmers Market Association (IFMA).

Urbana Signs 3-Year Electric Aggregation Contract With Homefield Energy

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Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing signed a three-year contract last week with Homefield Energy to supply electricity to homes and small businesses through the city’s Municipal Electric Aggregat

Urbana Brings New Technology to Its Parking Meters with MobileMeter

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Urbana, IL – The convenient MobileMeter app used to pay for parking in the City of Champaign is now available for drivers across the City of Urbana.