Notices & Alerts


February 1, 2021 - 8:00am


The Landscape Recycling Center has been able to maintain its basic fee structure for the last seven years with high volume product sales. Unfortunately, disposal volumes and processing costs are increasing beyond our present fee structure and a fee adjustment is necessary. As a result, the Landscape Recycling Center is adjusting disposal fees starting February 1, 2021. 

A revised Rules and Regulations and a summarized price sheet can be seen here

COVID-19 restrictions shall remain in place, including limiting hours of operation to 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday, to allow LRC staff ample time for sanitizing maintenance. These hours may be adjusted as circumstances allow. Payment methods will also remain as credit card or charge account transactions only until further notice. 

CLOSED - Request for Quotes: Postcard Mailing to Residents (#2021-15)

January 21, 2021 - 1:00pm to February 5, 2021 - 5:00pm


Request for Quotes Comprehensive Plan Postcards, January 21, 2021

Quotes for the following item(s) or service are sought:

A 6" X 8.5" post card mailing to all City of Urbana residents using camera ready artwork provided by the City of Urbana and including postage.

Requesting Department:Executive

Attention: Andrea Ruedi, 706 South Glover Avenue, Urbana, IL 61802, 217-402-3678

The original plus one (1) copy of your proposal(s) MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:

PROPOSAL DUE DATE: February 5, 2021

Annual Countywide Dr. MLK, Jr. Celebration – Virtual

January 17, 2021 - 3:00pm

The Annual Countywide Celebration commemorates Dr. King’s legacy by bringing together community members from Champaign County to celebrate the mission, teachings, and legacy of Dr. King.

Keynote Speaker
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
President and Senior Lecturer at Repairers of the Breach
and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign

Notice of City Council Public Hearing

January 19, 2021 - 7:00pm

Notice of Public Hearing of Urbana City Council

The Urbana City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, to receive feedback on an amendment to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2019/2020 for the City of Urbana to receive and administer $334,849 in Community Development Block Grant-CV funds (CDBG) funding.

Public Notice to Amend Consolidated Plan

January 13, 2021 - 3:50pm to January 20, 2021 - 11:59pm


In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the City of Urbana is making an amendment to the Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2019/2020.

Public Comment Period and Process:

This Consolidated Plan amendment is available for a 7-day public review and comment period from January 13, 2021 to January 20, 2021. Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may mail them, postmarked no later than January 20, 2021, to the following:

Community Development Services

Grants Management Division

400 S Vine St.

Urbana, IL 61801

You may also email comments no later than January 20, 2021 to Sheila Dodd at

West Illinois Street Closure Between South Race Street And South Broadway Avenue

January 14, 2021 - 6:00am to January 15, 2021 - 5:00pm

Weather Permitting: West Illinois Street will be closed to thru traffic between South Race Street and South Broadway Avenue from 6:00 a.m. Thursday, January 14 to 5:00 p.m. Friday, January 15. Custom Service Crane will be making repairs to the cell towers on top of the Edge of Mall Apartment building. 

Access will be maintained to all properties along West Illinois Street between South Race Street and South Broadway Avenue during the project though no thru traffic will be allowed. 

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     

For more information about the City of Urbana, please visit


Civilian Police Review Board Listening Session

January 27, 2021 - 5:30pm


 Join us. Tell us. Get Involved. 

The City of Urbana invites you to bring your ideas to a Listening Session as the CPRB members evaluate and redefine the process for the review of citizen complaints concerning sworn police officers. 

This will happen at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 27, 2021 as a ZOOM Webinar ID: 838 0770 0853. 

Examples of input received so far: 

CLOSED - Request for Proposal: Email Archiving Solution (#2021-10)

December 23, 2020 - 5:00pm

Requesting Department: Executive Department, City of Urbana
Contact Person: Sanford Hess, IT Director
Address: 400 S. Vine St. | Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2354
E-Mail Address:

A Request for Proposal for an email archiving solution to archive up to 500 mailboxes that are currently in Exchange and in Person Storage Table (PST) files. It is desired (but not required) that the solution also archive social media posts on the City of Urbana, Illinois’ Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter accounts.

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

Proposal Submission Date: 12/23/2020
Time: 5 :00 P.M. Central Time
Allowable Means for Transmitting Proposals: Electronic or Printed

Applicants for Ward 2 City Council Seat Announced

December 1, 2020 - 8:00am

Applicants for Ward 2 City Council Seat Announced

The City of Urbana has received four applications from residents seeking to replace Ward 2 City Council member, Julie Laut, who resigned the seat effective October 28, 2020.

The four applicants are:

•Steve Drake, Video Producer, University of Illinois Beckman Institute

•Joseph Edwards, Teaching and Research Assistant, University of Illinois

•Christopher Hansen, Electrical Engineer, Self-Employed

•Erik Sacks, Faculty, University of Illinois

Timeline for appointment:

•Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin interviews applicants.

•Applicants are invited to give a 3-minute public statement at the City Council meeting on December 14, 2020.

•Mayor Marlin expects to bring appointment to a Special Meeting of the Urbana City Council on December 21, 2020 for a vote.

•Upon approval, Ward 2 City Council member will be sworn in directly following and serve the remainder of the current term which ends May 3, 2021.

NOTICE OF LOTTERY (February 23, 2021 Consolidated Primary)

December 2, 2020 - 2:00pm


A lottery is initiated when two candidates for the same position file papers of candidacy at the same time on the first day of the filing period.

Therefore, notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at the City of the Urbana city building, 400 South Vine Street [FACE MASKS REQUIRED]. A lottery will be held to determine ballot placement for the two candidates for Mayor of the City of Urbana and the two candidates for Alderman for Ward 5. The lottery is for the Consolidated Primary to be held on February 23, 2021. All other candidates will appear on the ballot according to the time candidate papers were filed.

The following candidates will be assigned a number for the lottery and the number will be placed in a container and drawn randomly to determine placement: 


Yinxi (Andy) Ma - 1

Diane Wolfe Marlin - 2


Chaundra Bishop - 3

Meghan McDonald - 4