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

The meeting is scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m.

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

Meeting called to order at 4:34 p.m.

Alderman Tom Suffredin, 6th Ward, is chairing the meeting.

Aldermen Robin Rue Simmons, 5th Ward; Ann Rainey, 8th Ward, and Cicely Fleming, 9th Ward, are also present.

Public Comment

Tom Mann, board member of of Canal Shores Golf Course, speaks in favor of new liquor license class for golf courses.

Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, arrives

Consent agenda
Off consent
A10, A14, A15, A17, A19

Minus those items, consent agenda is approved.

A10 – Roof repairs contract for First Station #4

City Engineer Lara Biggs says city has been using Sourcewell for roofing bids for about 10 years.
Says because its’ an emergency job, city desided to waive the minority, women, Evanston-based businesses requirements

Contract approved 5-0.

A14 – Purchase of seven vehicles for city departments

Approved 5-0.

A15- Resolution supporting clean energy jobs act passage by state

Approved 5-0.

A17 -Roycemore School bonds

No liability for city if school defaults.
CFO Hitesh Desai, says the city charges $10K flat fee for city staff time.
Process helps the school get more favorable rates.
Says other communities follow the same process.

Approved 5-0.

A19 – Liquor license for Double Clutch Brewing Company
For introduction and action.
Approved 5-0.

Items for Consideration

Sufferdin suggests holding a “touch a truck” event to show off new vehicles — says that might alleviate some concerns or residents about the expense of the new vehicles.
Rainey says used to do that and it was a great idea.

Meeting adjourned at 5:07 p.m.

Planning and Development Committee to begin shortly.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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