The next time you need a U-Haul for a move you may need to budget extra money to pay the city. Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to vote on an ordinance to charge a $100 fee to have temporary "no parking" signs posted for moving vans.
The city previously has provided the service for free upon request.
City officials say they anticipate they'll raise $50,000 year from the new fee.
The ordinance doesn't require that people moving in or out of a building pay the fee, if they're willing to let their moving van compete for parking spaces like any other vehicle.
The new fee would also apply to the placement on streets of portable storage containers used for moving.
Update 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10: The new fee was approved by aldermen Monday night on a 8-0 vote.
Draft ordinance and staff memo