Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this evening’s Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.

A packet with information on tonight’s agenda items is available online. (.pdf)

There are about 15 items on tonight’s agenda including a quarter-million-dollar renovation of Firemen’s Park and a proposal to license the city’s first craft brewery.

Meeting called to order at 5:52 p.m.

Minutes approved.

Payroll approved.

Bills approved.

Infosend Inc. of Downers Grove utility bill printing and mailing service contract $27.5K two year term. Eleven local firms were asked to bid. None did. Contract approved.

Sherman Plaza garage maintenance plan. $115K maximum. Approved.

Firemen’s Park renovation project $255K. Approved.

Municipal Service Center roof and masonry repair project $39K. to Construction Consulting and Disbursement Services, Inc. of Northbrook. Approved.

Water main and street resurfacing project $1.57 million to A. Lam[p Concrete Contractors of Schaumburg. Approved.

Water Utility SCADA system change order. 153 extra days. Laura Biggs of Utilities Department says the system is functioning and contractor is clearing up “punch list” items. No extra charge. Approved.

Decreasing liquor licenses for two restaurants no longer selling alcohol — Wingstop and Siam Splendor. Approved.

— Committee members pause to note a sudden storm sweeping over the Civic Center . Severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 6:45 p.m. — 

Temperance Beer Company license for city’s first craft brewery. Approved.

Increase in brewery production capacity. Approved.

Liquor tastings at grocery stores. Approved.

Beer sampling at brew pubs. Approved.

Kingston Grill, 1164 Dodge, Class D liquor license. Approved.

Booting notice code reference correction. Approved.

Dewey and Washington — three way stop sign. Approved.

Meeting adjourned at 6:16 p.m.

Planning and Development Committee meeting to start at 7:15 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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