Here’s a recap of our live coverage of this evening’s Evanston City Council meeting.

Meeting called to order at 8:54 p.m.

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

Mayor reads announcemements and proclamations for National Public Health Week, Child Abuse Prevention Month and National Library Week.

City Clerk Rodney Greene says only 389 people have voted so far in early voting for the April 9 election. That’s less than 1 percent of the 44,986 registered voters in the city.

Citizen Comment

Ron Fleckman, 124 Keeney, supports the next aggregated energy purchase contract — and 100 percent renewable.

Eleanor Revelle, 2850 Lakeside Court, of Citizens Greener Evanston, agrees with Fleckman.

Chuck Carrington of Oakton Street… also for energy purchase agreement.

Betty Ester, 2031 Church St., objects to proposed changes in rules for legal non-conforming uses.

Jeff Smith, 2724 Harrison, supports the 100% renewable energy plan.

Consent agenda

Items taken off consent agenda:

  • Elevator inspection contract. (Held for further review to clarify questions regarding the bidding process. Details here.)
  • Two items on vacation rentals. (Held in committee for further review. Details here.)

Consent agenda approved.

Old Neighborhood Grill liquor license decrease… vote to give final approval … approved.

Call of the wards

Wilson … April 11 meeting at Lincoln School at 7 p.m. …planning for Main Street transit plan.

Grover … Happy Birthday to City Clerk Rodney Greene next week.

Council votes to go into executive session.

Publlic meeting ends at 9:42 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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