Urbana City Council

Urbana City Council

Energy goals on the table

URBANA — The Urbana City Council will vote tonight on committing to work toward some long-term sustainable energy goals.

The goals are called the Urbana Climate Inheritance Resolution, which came together after iMatter — a national youth group fighting climate change — visited city staff.

Teaming up vs. violence

URBANA — Two days after a shooting incident in downtown Champaign, an initiative aimed at curbing gun violence will take what officials say is a significant step forward.

Urbana City Council members are set to vote tonight on joining Champaign in formally entering a "multi-disciplinary team," which lays out tasks for the CU Fresh Start initiative.

Proposal on sewer fixes up for discussion in Urbana

URBANA — City council members will get their first formal proposal tonight on how to provide some relief for Ellis subdivision residents, who say their sanitary-sewer repair costs are getting out of hand.

Urbana council to examine social service funding

URBANA — City council members are trying to decide how they should go about distributing $313,000 to local nonprofit organizations, and Mayor Laurel Prussing has proposed new ways that the city might deliver social services.

That discussion is one of several items on the council's agenda this week. It will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.

Proposal on table to allow additional liquor licenses

URBANA — City council members on Monday night will consider making room for three more businesses under Urbana’s liquor ordinance.

Urbana plan aims to preserve 'legacy' trees on private property

URBANA — A massive, 100-foot-tall bur oak still stands at the intersection of Maple and Main streets today because community members intervened.

When Long's Garage sought to expand in 1979, they appeared ready to cut down the 200-year-old tree. At the urging of a University of Illinois forestry class and some encouragement from city officials, the Long family built around the tree.

Urbana neighborhood seeks city help on sewer repairs

URBANA — While residents of one neighborhood plead with city officials for assistance, council members this week will have a chance to revise their policy on reimbursing homeowners for sanitary sewer repairs.

Urbana council denies rezoning request

URBANA — Fearing a move that they think could harm an Urbana neighborhood, city council members voted 6-0 to deny a developer's request to rezone 11 residential properties to allow for more commercial opportunities.

Urbana council to consider rezoning residential properties

URBANA — The city council this week will consider a request by developer Howard Wakeland to rezone a chunk of North Lincoln Avenue residential properties to make them more accommodating to neighborhood business.

The Urbana City Council will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Urbana City Building, 400 S. Vine St.

Urbana drops roundabout issue at Race-Windsor intersection

URBANA — A proposal to build a roundabout at the intersection of Race Street and Windsor road is ostensibly dead following a Monday night decision to drop the issue.

A Race and Windsor roundabout is too expensive and there are too many concerns from the public, said Mayor Laurel Prussing. The city council backed her suggestion to drop the issue.