Here’s a recap of our live coverage of Monday afternoon’s meeting of the Evanston City Council’s 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 4:39 p.m.

Chair Bobby Burns (5th) and Alds. Peter Braithwaite (2nd) and Jonathan Nieuwsma (4th) are present in the room, Ald. Devon Reid (8th) is attending virtually.

Meeting starts with presenting awards to city employees with 25 years or more of service.

Minutes approved.

Public comment

Consent agenda

Item A7 removed.

Rest of consent calendar approved.

A7 – Purchase of various equipment, including a fire engine.

Sean Ciolek says the purchasing cooperative price has proved to be the lowest in the past.


Discussion of A16- Bond issuance report

Kate Lewis-Lakin, budget coordinator, says city’s total remaining general obligation bond debt is $189 million. Says that’s a little lower than it’s been in the past couple of years because the city has issued less debt in the past couple of years. But generally has been roughly flat.

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 p.m.

Planning and Development Committee meeting to start at 5:15 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.