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

The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. A packet with informatio on tonight’s agenda items is available online.

Among nearly a dozen items up for discussion tonight is renewal of a lease for Harley Davidson motorcycles for the police department. The lease, at a cost of just over $33,000, will provide seven Harley’s for the police for a year starting in June.

Meeting called to order at 6:10 p.m.

Several speakers oppose the proposed settlement agreement with Advanced Disposal — an item that’s being held or discussion until the Feb. 22 councl meeting. Complain about odors and other problems from the transfer station site on Church Street. Also object to the reduction in the city tax on the transfer station and prohibitions on future city action against the transfer station operators.

Related stories on the proposed settlement and the initial postponement of discussion of the settlement.

Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, says the settlement is scheduled to be discussed in an executive session of the council later tonight and will discussed publicly again on Feb. 22.

Payroll and bills approved.

A 3.1 – Fuel purchase from Mansfield Oil Co. $780K. Approved.

A 3.2 – Purchase of Ford parts and services form Golf Mill Ford. $75K. Approved.

A 3.3 – Harley Davidson motorcycle lease agreement for police department $33K. One year. Approved.

A 3.4 – Emergency lights and sirens contract with Havey Communications $97K. Approved.

A 3.5 – Engineering services contract with CTL Group for Church Street and Maple Avenue garage repair proejct $111K. Approved.

A 3.6 – Street sweeping and snow signage contract with Roadsafe Traffic Systems $85K. Approved.

James Maiworm of public works agency says, in response to question from Alderman Braithwaite, that time period for parking bans has been cut from eight to four hours to reduce inconvenience for residents.

A 3.7 – Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County disposal fees agreement $784K. Approved.

A 3. 8 – MWRD sludge disposal from water plant $123K. Approved.

Dave Stoneback, public works agency director, says amount of sludge varies depending on how cloudy the water coming out of the lake is.

A 3.9 – Presence Behavioral Health service provider agreement renewal for one year for crisis line service $73K. Approved.

A 4 – Two new tenant lease agreements for studio space at Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Approved.

A 5 – Authorization to borrow $2.245 million from Illinois Environmental Protection Agency public water supply loan program. Approved.

Meeting adjourned at 6:46 p.m.

Planning and Development Committee meeting to start at 6:55 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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