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Budget, trash rate decisions delayed

Evanston aldermen Monday voted to delay a vote on the city’s budget after learning that telecommunications problems would make it impossible for one of their number to participate the scheduled debate.

Evanston aldermen Monday voted to delay a vote on the city’s budget after learning that telecommunications problems would make it impossible for one of their number to participate the scheduled debate.

Alderman Lionel Jean-Baptiste, 2nd Ward, on a visit to Haiti to survey conditions there with other Haitian-American elected officials, called City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz Monday afternoon to tell him that difficulties with phone service in Haiti would make it impractical for him to try to participate in the expected lengthy discussion of the budget.

So the aldermen scheduled a special meeting to discuss the budget on at 9 a.m on Saturday, Feb. 20.

If a decision can’t be reached at that meeting, the aldermen can try again at their last scheduled meeting this month, on Monday, Feb. 22.

The budget has to be adopted before the start of the new fiscal year on March 1.

The aldermen also postponed a vote on proposed increases in trash removal fees until the Feb. 22 meeting.

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