On Monday, September 12, the Evanston City Council approved next steps for the Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House, located at 2603 Sheridan Rd., in Evanston.
The Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House (“property") will be owned and operated by the City of Evanston.
The City Council allocates in the Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) a total of $250,000 for immediate improvements at the property. The City Manager is authorized to expend these funds for critical repairs to the property.
The City Manager is directed to use the property in 2017 for City-sponsored summer recreation activities only. This will include programs currently using the “Fog Houses” and similar activities. No additional staff will be allocated in Fiscal Year 2017 for these uses.
The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Board and Lighthouse Landing Complex Committee, working with the City Manager and appropriate staff, are directed to develop a plan for the future operation of the property beginning in 2018. This plan will include identifying community groups and non-profit organizations that may wish to use the property. The City will also identify additional program uses and associated costs for the property. The plan shall also review and include recommendations to ensure better access to the property through transit, biking, shuttles and other methods. The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Board and Lighthouse Landing Committee will return to the City Council with recommendations no later than July 1, 2017.
Upon City Council approval of the property's operational plan and available budget allocations, the property would be regularly open to the public beginning in 2018.
The City will establish a Harley Clarke Mansion account within the Evanston Parks Foundation to receive donations to support the improvements of the property.
We would like to bring you up to date on what transpired at City Council June 8. https://youtu.be/ocappC2dn20?list=PLM...
Great Turn Out
June 10, 2015
Join NoParkSale in the 4th of July Parade
Saturday July 4 along Central Street
NoParkSale will be marching in the 4th of July parade. ( #33 exact location to follow)
Please join us as we march along Central Street demonstrating that the people of Evanston want our parkland to remain PUBLIC.
We will have yard signs to carry or just march with us.
Please email us at email@example.com telling us that you will join the fun.
Exact time and location will be on our website www.noparksale.org as soon as we get that information from the organizers.
Please share this invitation with friends and neighbors and ask them to join us.
We look forward to sharing this wonderful event with you.
P.S. Please email your request for a yard sign to place in your lawn from firstname.lastname@example.org. The City Council will meet again in September and we do not want them to forget where we stand!!!!