All City administrative offices are closed to observe the holiday.
When the snow begins to fall, the City of Urbana Public Works Department snow crews are prepared to spring into action with a strategically organized snow removal plan designed to get the streets cleared and you on your way as quickly as possible.
In heavy snow events, the City works around the clock towards this goal with a force of approximately 12 crew members per 12 hour period. The city has available 23 pieces of snow control equipment, a salt storage facility with a capacity of 1400 tons, and a snow budget averaging $140,000 annually to maintain approximately 300 lane miles of roadway in Urbana.
Click here for more complete information about which streets are cleared first, what streets are maintained by other entities-like the township of the county-and what to expect in a snow event.
Your input is vital to prioritize improvements!
Thursday, November 15, 2018
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Urbana Civic Center, 108 E. Water Street
Formal presentation at 6:15 PM
Urbana Bicycle Wayfinding Plan input topics:
- Bike Route Names
- Sign Designs
- Sign Information
- Where you want to see signs installed first
Urbana Pedestrian Master Plan Round #2 input topics:
- Infrastructure Recommendations: sidewalks, crosswalks, ramps, signals
- Non-Infrastructure Recommendations: development, education, encouragement, enforcement, evaluation, maintenance, policy, streetscape
This meeting has a structured agenda. Please attend the workshop in its entirety.
RSVP is requested but not necessary.
To RSVP or for more information:
The City of Urbana and the Urbana Park District partnered together to celebrate America Recycles Day on Saturday, November 3rd. The event was held at the Anita Purves Nature Center and featured several craft projects re-using household goods. Residents can participate in these projects on their own time by following the cardboard tube art guide. Organizers also collected pumpkins for composting.
Urbana Public Television produced a video on America Recycles Day which is currently running on UPTV and available to watch on-demand via their YouTube channel.
On Thursday, November 1, 2018, the City of Urbana sold the property located at 1301 East Washington Street, commonly known as the Tri Star Building, at auction to Ed and Michelle Salfelder for $18,000. The auction was held in the City Council Chambers at the Urbana City Building, 400 South Vine Street, Urbana, Illinois.
“We plan to develop a neighborhood-friendly restaurant, with some retail space added to the build, as well. We want to add something positive for the neighborhood. Something that will be engaging for the residents in the area,” Ed Salfelder said.
Mayor Diane Marlin noted that the sale creates an opportunity for new investment in the Philo Road corridor.
“Neighborhood-oriented retail and service uses will activate this lot at the corner of Philo Road and Washington St. This parcel was designated for Community Business in the 2005 Comprehensive Plan. The Salfelders’ plans align with the City’s goals for that area,” Mayor Diane Marlin said.