We’re overloaded with wood! So, we’re doing some pre-spring cleaning for 2018.
For a limited time, we are offering FREE quartered bulk wood to the public.
Television. A medium of communication that is like no other. With television, you can see the things that you would not otherwise be able to see.
Jason Liggett, an employee at Urbana Public Television, offered his perspective on what it’s like to work in the industry.
The job that he works could be considered grueling by some standards. He has to be willing to work late nights or early mornings, and says that he needs to be very adaptive to succeed at UPTV.
“UPTV is somewhat unique in the field of PEG (Public, Education, Government) Access television stations in that we utilize all three components on the same channel with the same staff,” Liggett said.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the City of Urbana as a 2017 WasteWise national award recipient. The U.S. EPA recognized the prevention and diversion accomplishments of 16 WasteWise national award winners, who collectively prevented and recycled 355,801 tons of waste, saving $17.7 million in avoided landfill fees.
The City of Urbana has released its Financial Forecast for FY2019 – FY2023. The Forecast focuses on the City’s General Operating Fund, which provides funding for most basic services, such as police and fire protection, and most public works services.
In a memo to the Urbana City Council, Finance Director Elizabeth Hannan reported that Urbana faces challenges common to many other cities in Illinois, including stagnant sales tax revenues, increasing pension costs, and declining state-shared revenues. All of this has led to a structural deficit, with expenditures growing faster than revenues. According to Mayor Diane Wolfe Marlin, “Like it or not, we are faced with a new reality. Our future depends on how we respond now. We must make strategic decisions that are in the City’s long-term interest.”