Recap Administration and Public Works Committee


Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this evening’s Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting, which will see aldermen discuss buying a new fire engine, placing space available signs on city garages and approving two gift agreements from youth hockey organizations for the Robert Crown Center.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. A packet with information on tonight’s agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 6:04 p.m.

Minutes approved

Public Comment

Three youth hockey players support plans to provide CYA ice rink time at the new Crown Center.

Consent agenda

Off consent …

A8 – Outside counsel litigation procedures and billing guidelines … at request of Suffredin

Consent agenda approved.

A8 – Outside Counsel guidelines

Alderman Tom Suffredin, 6th Ward, says should be stronger and he’s going to vote no on it.

Approved 4-1 Suffredin votes no.

A3 – Parking analytics and garaage capacity signs

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A5 – New replacement fire engine purchase $659,200.

Alderman Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, asks whether have bought from this company in the past.

Told by fleet manager yes, all the current fire engines are from Pierce.

Rainey recommends accepting reduced payment for prepayment in February, saving about $11K.

Approved as amended.

A9 – Gift and use agreement with Chicago Young Americans Hockey Organization


A10 – Gift and use agreement with Evanston Youth Hockey Association


Meeting adjourned at 6:28 p.m. Planning and Development meeting to start at 6:45 p.m.

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