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Christmas Tree Collection 2014

Date: 
January 7, 2014 - 6:00am to January 17, 2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Urbana will provide FREE Christmas tree collection to all residents for 2 weeks this holiday season on your U-Cycle collection day.

January 7 - 11, 2014

January 13 - 17, 2014

Residents must follow these requirements:

  1. Please place tree along curb (on the parkway) by 6:00 a.m. on your regular U-Cycle collection day.
  2. Remove all decorations, lights, stands and metal from the tree before collection.
  3. No tinsel or flocked trees.  Remove any plastic tree bags or film from tree.
    *Trees may also be dropped off for FREE at the Urbana Landscape Recycling Center located at 1210 E. University Avenue.  Contact the center at (217) 344-5323 for hours.

Questions?  Call (217) 384-2416

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirements in Effect

Date: 
January 8, 2014 - 12:00pm to January 9, 2014 - 12:00pm

As of 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, the Urbana Public Works Director has declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to two inches or more 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 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014.

Public sidewalks within these districts which are not in compliance could be cleared by the City or its contractor at the expense of the adjacent property owner, with additional fines and administrative fees applied. Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

U-Cycle and Multi-Family Recycling Service Delayed

Date: 
January 6, 2014 - 6:00am to January 11, 2014 - 5:00pm

Due to inclement weather conditions, U-Cycle and multi-family recycling collection will not occur on Monday, January 6, 2014.  Collection will be delayed by one day.

  • Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, January 7, 2014
  • Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
  • Wednesday collection will occur on Thursday, January 9, 2014
  • Thursday collection will occur on Friday, January 10, 2014
  • Friday collection will occur on Saturday, January 11, 2014

Christmas tree collection scheduled for this week will also be delayed by one day.  This collection will follow the same schedule as recycling collection.

Please place materials out by 6:00 a.m. for collection on the rescheduled day.  Collection will resume its regular schedule beginning on Monday, January 13, 2014. 

 

Notice of Neighborhood Meetings & Public Hearing

Date: 
January 8, 2014 - 6:30pm to January 9, 2014 - 6:30pm

The City of Urbana and the Urbana HOME Consortium (comprised of the City of Urbana, the City of Champaign, and Champaign County) is seeking citizen input regarding community needs for the preparation of the Annual Action Plan (AAP) for Fiscal Year 2014-2015.  The AAP establishes budgets for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Programs.

The dates and places for the scheduled neighborhood meetings and public hearing are as follows:

Cancelled due to weather:  Monday, January 6, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Prairie School Library, 2102 East Washington Street, Urbana

Cancelled due to weather: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Hamilton on the Park Clubhouse, 1201 North Brookstone Drive, Urbana

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 @ 6:30pm: Crystal View Townhomes Community Center, 102 East Stebbins, Urbana

Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 10:00am: Public Hearing for Social Service Agencies & Organizations, Urbana City Council Chambers, 400  South Vine Street, Urbana

Thursday, January 9, 2014 @ 6:30pm:  Urbana City Council Chambers, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana

U-Cycle Holiday Schedule

Date: 
December 25, 2013 (All day) to January 4, 2014 (All day)

Due to the Christmas Day and New Year's Day holidays, U-Cycle's mid-week routes will be delayed by one day.  

 On Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, U-Cycle will not collect; Collection will be delayed for one day the remainder of the week. 

On New Year's Day, Wednesday, January 1, U-Cycle will not collect; Collection will be delayed for one day the remainder of the week.

Questions?  Call U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302.

Happy Holidays!

Urbana Sidewalk Snow Removal Requirement in Effect

Date: 
December 16, 2013 - 9:00am to December 17, 2013 - 9:00am

As of 9:00am, Monday, December 16, 2013, the Urbana Public Works Director has declared the sidewalk snow and ice removal requirement in effect for the Downtown, University and South Philo Road snow removal districts.

Due to the winter storm, snow has accumulated to two inches or more 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 9:00am, Tuesday, December 17. 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.

Maps of the snow removal districts and other information regarding the snow removal ordinance can be found on the City’s website at: http://urbanaillinois.us/businesses/sidewalk-snow-removal.

Interstate 74 and Interstate 57 Patching

Date: 
May 30, 2014 (All day)

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that patching will occur in Champaign and Vermilion Counties on Interstates 74 and 57 beginning April 21, 2014, continuing through May 31, 2014.

    The project includes patching of Interstate 57 from the Douglas County line to north of Interstate 74 and patching of Interstate 74 from University Avenue in Urbana to Martin Luther King Drive near Danville.   Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction at locations where work is ongoing. 

The anticipated completion date is May 2014, weather permitting.  The contractor for the $400,000 project is Kinney Contractors.

Motorists are advised to slow down, obey posted limits and drive carefully through this and all work zones.

For more information about this project, please contact Paris Ervin at 217.782.5025 or Jae Miller 312.814.4693 at the Illinois Department of Transporation.

Iowa Street Closure between Orchard Street and Busey Avenue

Date: 
December 3, 2013 - 7:00am to December 10, 2013 - 5:00pm

Duce Construction will be repairing a sanitary sewer pipe in the 600-block of West Iowa Street. Weather permitting, West Iowa Street between Orchard Street and Busey Avenue will be closed to thru traffic beginning at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 through 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 10, 2013.

All residents along West Iowa Street will have access to their properties during the sewer repair.

Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway

Vine Street Lane Closure from Oregon Street to Nevada Street

Date: 
December 2, 2013 - 7:30am to December 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

Weather permitting, the southbound lane of Vine Street from Oregon Street to Nevada Street will be closed from 7:30 a.m. on Monday, December 2, 2013 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013 for a sewer repair.

South bound traffic will be diverted to the center turn lane during the sewer repair. Traffic delays are to be expected during the lane closure. Your patience is appreciated while this work is underway.

Concerns or questions may be directed to Mr. Jim Nixa at 217-384-2342.

U-Cycle Holiday Schedule

Date: 
November 25, 2013 - 6:00am to November 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, U-Cycle will not collect recycling on Thursday. Thursday’s U-Cycle route will be collected on Friday, and Friday’s U-Cycle route will be collected on Saturday.
If you have any questions, please contact U-Cycle at (217) 384-2302.