An electric car charging station and a public hearing on financing of improvements in the Ravinia business district top the agenda when the Highland Park City Council meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday in City Hall.
While consideration of the charging station may receive a vote of approval or denial, the Ravinia plan, in the works since early last year, is scheduled for a public hearing on one of its facets and cannot get a final vote before November, according to material on the City website.
A joint effort of the City and the Ravinia business community, Highland Park will use a number of financial devices to pay for a plan to bolster the economic climate there and attract business to the area.
One of the tools will be a special property tax assessment for the businesses in the area for which the required public hearing will be at Monday’s meeting. Anyone with an interest in the issue is welcome to speak. Once the public hearing is over, there is a 60-day waiting period for people to file objections.
The electric car charging station, if approved, will provide space for two vehicles to charge from a single plug on the lower level of the southern end of the City’s parking deck on St. Johns Avenue between Central and Laurel Avenues.