The Urbana City Council will hold a public hearing, continued from September 23, 2019, at 7:00pm on Monday, December 9, 2019, in the Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois, to receive public input on a proposed annexation agreement between the City of Urbana and Henri Merkelo. The proposed annexation agreement is for a tract of land consisting of approximately 1.01 acres and generally located east of North Smith Road, and north of University Avenue. The property is commonly referred to as 2218 East University Avenue and has a permanent index number of 30-21-10-351-016.
Notices & Alerts
Weather permitting; South Vine Street will be closed to thru traffic between Colorado Avenue and East Mumford Drive starting at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2019 until 8:00 a.m. Monday December 9 for an emergency sewer repair done by Fred’s Plumbing.
Access will be maintained to all properties along South Vine Street but no thru traffic will be permitted on South Vine Street between Colorado Avenue and East Mumford Drive during the project.
Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction zones. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this project. Questions or concerns may be directed to Mr. Ben Holzhausen at (217) 384-2342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for the City of Urbana, Illinois I. A public hearing to approve a proposed property tax increase for the City of Urbana for 2019 will be held on December 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Urbana Council Chambers, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Any person desiring to appear at the public hearing and present testimony to the taxing district may contract Charles Smyth, City Clerk, 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801 at 217-384-2362. II. The corporate and special purpose property taxes extended or abated for 2018 were $7,876,330. The proposed corporate and special service property taxes to be levied for 2019 are $10,325,152. This represents a 31.1% increase over the previous year. III. The property taxes extended for debt service and public building commission leases for 2018 were $0. The estimated property taxes to be levied for debt service and public building commission leases for 2019 are $0. This represents a 0.00% increase over the previous year. IV. The total property taxes extended or abated for 2018 were $7,876,330. The estimated total property taxes to be levied for 2019 are $10,325,152.
Notice of Rescheduled meeting of the Cunningham Township Board
Notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Urbana, Champaign County, Illinois (the “City”) will hold a public hearing on Monday, December 2, 2019 at its regular meeting at 7:00 p.m., at the City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois, pursuant to the requirements of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, to consider the proposed issuance by the City of its not to exceed $7,000,000 aggregate principal amount of Capital Improvement Revenue Bonds, Series 2019 (the “Bonds”). The proceeds of the Bonds will be loaned to Cunningham Children’s Home of Urbana, Illinois, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation (the “Borrower”), and will be used to (a) finance and refinance (by refunding certain prior obligations) the acquisition, construction and installation of land, buildings, furniture, fixtures and equipment for an Education and Recreation Center and a Residential Treatment Center at 1303 North Cunningham Avenue, in Urbana, Illinois (the “Project”), and (b) pay a portion of the costs of issuing the Bonds.
Requesting Department: Urbana Public Works Department
Contact Person: Barb Stiehl
Address: 706 South Glover Avenue
Telephone No.: (217) 384-2342
E-Mail Address: email@example.com
An invitation to bid is sought grom qualified vendors to provide all supervision, labor, tools, equipment and services required to perform tree and stump removal work in the City of Urbana as specified therein.
Please register with the link below to have documents emailed to you.
Sealed hardcopy bids MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration.
Bid Submission Date: 12/09/2019 Time: 1:30 P.M. Central Time
Requesting Department: Community Development
Contact Person: Jason Arrasmith
Address: 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Telephone: (217) 384-2416
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The original Bid plus 0 copies MUST be submitted to the Requesting Department at or before the date and time specified below to receive full consideration:
Bid Submission Date: 12/6/2019 Time: 11:00 A.M. Central Time
Allowable Means for Transmitting Bids: printed hardcopy
Public Bid Opening Date: 12/6/2019
Time: 11:00 A.M. Central Time
Location for above: 400 S. Vine Street, Urbana, IL 61801
Vendors should be prepared to submit Vendor Representations, W-9, and Equal Opportunity documentation if selected.
The Urbana City Council will hold a public hearing at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, in the Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 S. Vine St., Urbana, Illinois, to receive public input on a proposed agreement authorizing Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery, LLC to lease from the City of Urbana certain parcels of real estate having PINs 25-15-29-400-023 and 25-15-29-400-024, located east of the intersection of Olympian Drive and N. Lincoln Avenue in Somer Township in unincorporated Champaign County. The parcels will be used for vehicle parking and farming.
LANE CLOSURE – EAST MAIN STREET
The east bound lane of East Main Street will be closed to thru traffic between Cottage Grove Avenue and Glover Avenue, starting on Monday October 21 at 7:00am until Friday November 8 at 5:00pm to install a new sanitary sewer manhole. The marked detour route will be Cottage Grove Avenue to Green Street to Glover Avenue to East Main Street.
Motorists are encouraged to drive carefully through this and all construction zones.
The City of Urbana has been made aware of a fraudulent GoFundMe campaign circulating within the local area.
"It looks like a GoFundMe campaign, sent from our domain and with our City's name and logo," Sanford Hess, City of Urbana IT Director said.
Phishing is a method of trying to gather personal information using deceptive emails and websites. It is a sophisticated form of cyberattack.
The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something needed or wanted. It can be a request from a bank, a note from an insurance company-which are all fake-to entice people to click a link or download an attachment.
In this particular phishing scheme, an email is sent with a fake email address, which includes the City’s name and logo, asking for help for a sick child, who does not exist.
“But, this is really a phish, and the (fake) GoFundMe link goes to a PayPal account,” Hess reiterated.