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

The meeting is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

A packet with information on the agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 5:04 p.m.

Ald. Jonathan Nieuwsma (4th) chairs the meeting, awaiting the arrival of Ald. Bobby Burns (5th)

Ald. Krissie Harris (2nd) and Ald. Devon Reid (8th) present.

Minutes approved.

Consent agenda

Off consent: A3, A6, A9, A14, A17, A18

Rest of consent agenda approved.

Burns arrives online in time for vote on consent agenda.

A3 – Chicago Public Arts Group contract amendment

Contract total $31,171. Approved 4-0.

A6 – Purchase order increase for We Got Game, LLC

Approved 4-0.

A8 – Emergency replacement of Civic Center boiler building staircases

Approved 4-0.

A9 – Purchase of electric forklift, one truck, one van and three SUVs

Approved 4-0, after considerable discussion about limited availability of electric vehicles.

A14 – Settlement of Martinez v. City of Evanston

Interim City Attorney Alex Ruggie says the city has spent roughly $640K of a budget of $1.25 million for legal claims. This adds $325K to that.

Insurance fund has a $2.1 million deficit at the moment.

Approved 4-0.

A17- Increasing ambulance fees and

A18 – Revising sanitation service charges

Reid complains that that these items didn’t go through the Referrals Committee process.

Ruggie says they were part of the budget proposal, so didn’t go to Referrals Committee, but Council could change that policy.

Approved 4-0.

Meeting adjourned at 5:46 p.m. Tonight’s Planning and Development Committee meeting has been canceled. The City Council meeting is to start at 6 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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