July 17, 2020
Starting on July 27, 2020, the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in Champaign County will be open to eligible households. There will be no priority groups under the new program year. Households in need of energy assistance, especially those with disconnection notices, high past-due balances, and the general population that has been most likely affected by wage fluctuations due to COVID-19 are encouraged to apply. In addition, propane customers are strongly encouraged to apply in August when prices are at its lowest. The program no longer features priority enrollment periods and will instead be open to all households that meet up to 200% of the Federal poverty guidelines.
The Landscape Recycling Center has made 2020 price adjustments. Beginning Monday, July 13, 2020, new price adjustments for the following products will take effect: Screened
- Garden Compost: $32.00 cubic yard
- Screened Garden Compost 5-Gallon Bucket: $6.25 cubic yard
- Split Firewood: $74.25 rick you load/load
- Bundle of firewood: 15 total pieces per bundle you pick/load: $7.50
- Asphalt Millings: $16.00 ton
- Asphalt Millings 5-Gallon Bucket: $4.00
- Red Granite Fines: TBD ton-coming soon
For more information on LRC, go to: http://landscaperecyclingcenter.org/
Get ready for the Sidewalk Sales in Urbana!
The City of Urbana endeavors to allow more flexibility to enable shopping and services to expand outdoors now that our area has entered into the Restore Illinois Phase 4 plan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
City of Urbana Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin has issued an Emergency Order to allow retail sales and services to take place on City sidewalks and to waive the parking requirement to allow outdoor sales and services on private property. Certain restrictions apply.
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In order to have a retail sidewalk sale:
Urbana is entering into Restore Illinois Phase 4 on June 26, 2020!
Therefore, the needs of our downtown Urbana businesses are changing as we move through the stages of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Restore Illinois plan phases. As a City, we absolutely must be responsive to those needs and assess the use of public space to strike a balance among the different demands from various users of that public space.
Starting today, (6/26), the east half of the public parking Lot 1 at Water Street and Race Street is closed to traffic to allow for outdoor seating. However, the west half of lot 1 will still be available for parking. Remember when using Lot 1, all vehicles should enter the lot from Water Street, and exit through Goose Alley. Until further notice, Goose Alley will become a one-way alley with vehicles to move only east-bound. Please watch for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other vehicles when exiting onto Broadway Avenue.
Further, businesses with parking accessed from Goose Alley should direct their staff and patrons to enter Goose Alley from the Lot 1 entrance on Water Street and to exit Goose Alley onto Broadway Avenue.