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Snow fears cancel city meetings

Evanston’s emergency siren’s just went off at 10 a.m. — but we’re sure you know that it was just the regular first Tuesday of the month test, and not a signal about snow parking rules, didn’t you?

Nonetheless, the city is cancelling meetings right and left in expectation of massive amounts of snow falling on the town later today and into Wednesday.

Evanston’s emergency siren’s just went off at 10 a.m. — but we’re sure you know that it was just the regular first Tuesday of the month test, and not a signal about snow parking rules, didn’t you?

Nonetheless, the city is cancelling meetings right and left in expectation of massive amounts of snow falling on the town later today and into Wednesday.

A meeting of the Survey Sub-Committee of the Preservation Commission scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to the forecast of severe weather conditions. It has been tentatively rescheduled to Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

The Civil Service Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled. A re-schedule date has yet to be determined.

So far the only city government meeting over the next two days is an Arts Council Community Relations Committee meeting scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Update 1:56 p.m: The Arts Council meeting now is also cancelled.

Administrative hearings cases at the Civic Center scheduled for Wednesday have all been postponed until the same day and time next week.

Update 10:40 a.m.: And the city has just announced that residents whose water bills are due this Thursday will have another week, until Feb. 10, to get them in. Late fees will be waived for the week. Residents can also pay water bills online or by phone at 847-225-7357.

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