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

Suzette Robinson, public works director, announces winners of Paint Evanston Plows contest.

  • St. Athanasius School wins “Evanston’s Choice Award.”
  • Oakton School “Best Theme Spirit Award.”
  • Roycemore School “City’s Vision Award.”
  • Lincolnwood School “Mayor’s Choice Award.”
  • Nichols Middle School “Mayor’s Choice Award.”

Packet with information on tonight’s agenda items can be found here.

Minutes approved.

Payroll, bills, credit cards approved.

Sherman Plaza garage facade repairs

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, asks about cost of project and why needed so soon after garage was built.

Paul D’Agostino, of parks department, says problem turned out to be less severe that expected. Rainey presses issue of why such a new building had problems. Asks to have the item held until staff can provide answers.

6:12 p.m. – Janitorial services contract

$114K to Smith Maintenance $86K to Total Building Services.


6:15 p.m. – City sticker print,mail and fulfillment

Alderman Coleen Burrus, 9th ward, asks whether were going to drop stickers.

Rickey Voss, parking manager, says even without stickers will still need to mail people receipts for their payments.


Snow towing contract – Approved.

Document management contract for police department – Approved.

Sherman Plaza garage lighting improvements.

Expectation is that city will get reimbursed for the $452K  cost of improvements by the state.


6:19 p.m. – Right-of-way lease for parking for Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles

Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, moves to postpone lease payments until six months after restaurant opens.

Approved as amended.

6:23 p.m. – Service Center apartment lease. Approved.

Meeting adjourned.

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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