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Recap: Administration and Public Works Committee

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

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

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

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

Meeting called to order at 4:33 p.m.

Minutes held (for revisions) until next regular A&PW meeting.

No one present for Public Comment.

Items taken off consent agenda: A1, A2, A8, A10, A11.

Consent agenda approved.

A1 – Payroll and Bills
Nieuwsma says he’s recusing himself from the vote because his wife’s employer is one of the organizations being paid.
Approved 4-0-1

A2 – Cradle to Career Annual Payment
Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd) thanks participants in the program, calls it “extremely moving.”
Approved 5-0.

A8 – WIFIA loan agreement for new water intake

Dave Stoneback, public works director, says engineering planning for the project is nearly complete.

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Stoneback says he expects the cost of the project to be completely covered by payments from wholesale water customers in other communities.

Ald. Jonathan Nieuwsma (4th) says is fully in favor of the project.

Stoneback says the new line will provide redundancy so city can be more confident of meeting existing water demand.

Stoneback says the combined water and sewer rate for Evanston customers has not increased since 2015. But does expect to raise water rates in 2023 to fund water distribution line replacement and lead service line replacement in the city.

Approved 5-0.

A10 – IEPA loan for mew water intake

Approved 5-0.

A11 – Lakefront parking ordinance
$3 an hour rate April 1 through Oct. 31. $0.50 an hour rate rest of year.

Meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

City Council meeting to start at 5:40 p.m.

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