Recap: City Council

Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting.

The meeting is now scheduled to begin at 11 p.m. A packet with information on tonight's agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 11:10 p.m.

Mayor Hagerty says Alderman Eleanor Revelle, 7th Ward, is absent, recovering from surgery.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says good response so far to budget survey -- nearly 1,000 people have completed the survey.

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Bobkiewicz says he'll return to City Council on June 18 to report survey results and get further direction.

Planning more outreach over the summer and into the fall.

Public Comment

Betty Ester asks that city staff provide a live YouTube presentation about the juvenile record expungement items on tonight's agenda.

Says thinks the money from the transfer station tax should be used for the whole community, not the immediate area.

Doreen Price likes the Howard Street development. Doesn't the 1727 Oak development.

Special orders of business

SP 1 - Juvenile law enforcement records

Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, thanks various aldermen and community residents for work in developing the proposal.

Braithwaite moves introduction and adoption tonight.

Approved 8-0.

SP 2 - Expungment of juvenile administrative hearing records.

Braithwaite moves introduction and adoption tonight.

Approved 8-0.

Consent agenda

Items taken off consent agenda ....

A 3.6 - Waste transfer environmental monitoring equipment 

A 7 - Recycling Center lease termination (held in committee)

A 9 - Amending hours of alcohol service

P 1 - 1727 Oak plat of resubdivision (held until next meeting, pending action on P2)

P 2 - 1727 Oak planned development

Consent agenda approved

A 3.6 - Waste transfer station environmental monitoring equipment

After extensive discussion ...

Aldermen vote to spend $192K from the tipping fee for the environmental study and monitoring equipment.

And separately vote to designate the remainder of the old tipping fee money and future revenue from the new host community fee for use in improving conditions in the area within two blocks of the transfer station.

Both approved 8-0

A 9 - Amending hours of alcohol service

With amendment to give authority to City Council rather than the mayor.

Approved for introduction and action.

P 2 - Planned development for 1727 Oak

Approved for introduction on 7-1 vote. Fiske votes no.

Call of the Wards

Several ward meetings announced.

Meeting adjourned at 12:26 a.m.


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