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.
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
A8 – Emergency replacement of Civic Center boiler building staircases
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.
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.
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.