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

The meeting is schedueld to begin at 6 p.m.

A packet with information on tonight’s agenda items is available online.

Meeting called to order at 6:07 p.m. Aldermen Holmes, Grover and Burrus are here. Alderman Braithwaite is expected to arrive later. Alderman Rainey is absent tonight.

Minutes approved.

A 3.1 – Contract increase with SAFEbuilt, Inc. for back-up building inspection and plan review services. Increase from $20K to $35K. Approved.

A 3.2 – Towing contracts for snow towing. Up to $60K total with various firms. Approved.

A 3.3 – O’Hare Constrction contract for Fleetwood fitness center ant Civic Center ceiling installation. $20K Approved.

A 4 – One month employee health insurance premium contributioon holiday. Approved.

A 5 – Free holiday parking in downtown garages. Approved.

A 6 – Designate Martin Lyons as IMRF authorized agent. Approved.

A 7 – Liquor ordinance amendment. Approved.

A 8 – Lease of 2022 Central St. for Lush Wine & Spirits. Approved.  (Suspension of rules to give final approval tonight. (Suspension of rules to give final approval tonight.)

A 9 – Liquor licens for Lush Wine & Spirits. Approved. (Suspension of rules to give final approval tonight.)

A 10 – 10% increase in water rates. Approved 2-1 Holmes votes no.

A 11 – Change in parking regulations on Ewing Avenue. Approved.

A 12 – Change in parking restrictions on Noyes Street. Approved.

APW1 – Update on clothing collection box regulations.

Report says there now are 24 licensed collection boxes.

Alderman Grover says it appears to be working as intended — boxes cleaner and generally compliant.

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says map showing licensed box locations will be placed on website. People with complaints can call 311 to report problems.

Unlicensed boxes are scheduled to be removed by Dec. 1.

Meeting adjourned at 6:21 p.m. … just as Alderman Braithwaite arrives.

Planning and Development meeting cancelled tonight.

City Council meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.


There’s no live cablecast of tonight’s City Council meetings because of continuing equipment issues.

But the meetings will be recorded and will be available on the city’s website by tomorrow afternoon.

Deputy City Manager Erika Storlie says she expects the technical problems will be resolved in time for next week’s council meeting.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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