Here’s a recap of our live coverage of tonight’s Evanston City Council meeting.

Details of tonight’s agenda items are available online.

Meeting called to order at 8:19 p.m.

Mayor Tisdahl says Alderman Wynne, Grover and Burrus are at a conference in Washington “learning how to be even better aldermen.”

Citizen Comment

Margaret Tarr objects to plans for boxing studio on Main Street near Sherman Avenue — concerned about noise from the business. Says problems arose with another exercise business in the neighborhood.

Gladys Bryer of Citizens Greener Evanston speaks in favor of 100% renewable energy for electricity aggregation program when it comes up for renewal later this spring.

Junad Rizki asks for outside audit of water department to determine whether the city is actually profiting from its sales of water to other communities.

Carolyn Murray, 1930 Grey, says it’s been three months since her son Justin was killed. Says after she returned from the State of the Union address she heard shots fired again in her neighborhood. Says reward is being established for information in her son’s death.

Bonnie Wilson, township assessor, says deadline for appeals has been extended to Monday, March 25. 

Nate Kipnis, 9507 Central Park, of Citizens Greener Evanston, urges renewal of 100% renewable energy electric aggregation program.

Consent Agenda

Items taken off the consent agenda:

  • BYOB liquor license
  • Peckish One lease 623 Howard and economic development agreement (both postponed to 3/18 meeting)
  • 739 Main boxing studio
  • Legal non-conforming uses zoning amendment
  • Howard-Ridge overlay district items (both postponed to 3/18 meeting)

Consent agenda approved 6-0.

BYOB liquor license item held in committee for revisions.

739 Main boxing studio item introduced and scheduled for action next week.

Several other items introduced tonight are also scheduled for action next week.

Legal non-conforming uses …held in committee and returned to staff for revisions.

Call of the wards

Braithwaite … Ward meeting march 14 at D66 building.

Holmes .. Ward meeting March 21 at Fleetwood.

Council votes to go into executive session.

Public meeting ends at 9:19 p.m.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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