If you can swing an ax, you can pick up free fall and winter firewood at Urbana’s Landscape Recycling Center.
The nonprofit center has plenty of free bulk and quarter wood, according to Scott Tess, Urbana’s city of Sustainability and Resilience Officer.
There is a charge for already split timber, but there is also split timber available.
If you plan to come pick up the wood, you are free to choose from a large supply of wood to find the wood you need. Fresher wood takes about a year to season, Tess says, but seasoned wood may be available.
The timber is available from trees felled by public and private arborists, he said.
Depending on when you visit the Landscape Recycling Center, you might even find free produce like jalapeno peppers and tomatoes grown in the on-site garden earlier this week by Darrick Terry, who runs the center’s retail business. said Tess.
The center, located at 1210 E. University Ave., U, is open Monday through Saturday from 8 AM to 3:30 PM.
Other products include compost, mulch, topsoil, urban timber and ground granite.
If you’re looking to buy a home or mobile home, this is your chance to land a potential deal.
The Champaign County Treasurer is accepting sealed bids for eight real estate parcels (houses or vacant lots) and 73 mobile homes through September 23.
This surplus property auction is the end result of past years of unpaid taxes on the property, according to county treasurer Cassandra Johnson.
To see what’s for sale, at least from the outside, you can purchase a booklet with a listing of properties from your accounting firm.
The minimum bid required is $801 for real estate and $905 for mobile homes. All properties are sold to their respective highest bidders. Results are available approximately 7 days after the last day of bidding.
For more information, visit ILTaxSale.com, the website of Joseph E. Meyer & Associates, an Edwardsville firm serving as a tax agent for Champaign County.
Highly rated by OSF
OSF Healthcare has released its 2021 score for accountable care organizations under the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: 90.96.
According to the OSF, this means a patient’s positive health outcome grade or “A” based on metrics from a random sample of approximately 43,000 Medicare patients provided by OSF accountable care organizations. To do.
Accountable care organizations are groups of health care providers who work together to provide coordinated care to patients.
We lowered the price
Gordyville USA is still on sale and the price has been reduced from $4M to $3.6M.
According to real estate agent John Fisher, rumors that the Gifford auction house has been sold are false.
Mr. Fisher, a commercial realtor in Champaign, listed a 39.1-acre property this June.
Awarding Recovery Grants
Champaign-Urbana and Danville will distribute a portion of $3.5 million worth of state RISE (Recovery, Income, Startup and Expansion) grants to cities and economic development organizations to help accelerate economic recovery.
The Greater Champaign-Urbana Economic Partnership, the parent organization of Champaign County Economic Development Corp., has been awarded $150,000 for regional market analysis focused on office, retail and industrial spaces.
The City of Danville has received $75,000 to conduct the latest survey of the downtown area, according to Danville Community Development Manager Logan Kronk.
Champaign County, like most communities, has experienced job losses and business closures since the start of the pandemic, said Carly McCrory-McKay, executive director of Champaign County Economic Development Corp. We are still recognizing the impact of changes in our business, especially in the office, retail and industrial markets.”
Additionally, the pandemic and rising costs have stalled some planned developments, she said.
The organization believes that market analysis provides recommendations to local governments, property owners, commercial brokers, etc., a list of ideas for attracting developers, and recommendations to support business retention and attraction strategies. I hope it helps.
The Danville study aims to provide direction both on potential redevelopment of dilapidated, vacant buildings and on infrastructure such as sidewalks, bike lanes, road improvements and signage, Kronk said. rice field.
Once the plan is complete, the city can use the plan to apply for additional grants to fund projects in the plan, he said.
“It was a big draw for the city of Danville,” he said.
The plan was developed by the city’s newly hired planner Jun Song, and part of the grant could be used to pay for some consulting services, Kronk said.
new pharmacy open late
The new CarleRx pharmacy will replace the former Walgreens at the Carle branch clinic facility at 1701 Curtis Road from September 20th.
Karl’s pharmacy is open from 8am to midnight on weekdays and from 9am to midnight on weekends. There is a storefront sale and a drive-thru.
According to Carle, the new CarleRx will employ six pharmacists and 11 pharmacy technicians.
“At the heart of this decision is the hope that local patients and community members will be able to easily secure the prescriptions they need to stay healthy, even if they fall ill at an inconvenient time.” said Linda Fred, Vice President of Carl Pharmacy. “Her new CarleRx location ensures more options for the community. What our internal data shows is a real need.”