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The Yorkville City Council will allow the mayor the option to waive temporary liquor license fees for some organizations, like non-profits.

The council also has now OK'd the name of a park to be dedicated for a former mayor and alderman who passed away, last year.

At Tuesday night's city council meeting, votes on those items were 8-0.

As WSPY previously reported, the option is already in place for current liquor license holders, but not for others requesting a similar temporary permit. The city liquor code contains two types of liquor licenses that can be issued for special events.

Prior to the vote, Alderwoman Jackie Milschewski questioned why the $35 fee shouldn't be paid and had this conversation with Mayor John Purcell.

Yorkville Parks and Recreation Director Tim Evans says that usually if the city collaborates with organizations, they waive the fees.

Meanwhile, full approval was given to rename Windett Ridge Subdivision park after former Yorkville Mayor and Alderman, Dr. Robert Coleman.

Dr. Coleman passed away in August of 2019 at the age of 94. Coleman served as the mayor of Yorkville from 1967 to 1975 and was a longtime member of the city's Planning Committee.

Mayor Purcell spoke about Coleman.

Aldermen also approved a resolution for the city's downtown art program, which is essentially a, "roadmap" for public art that could come through combinations of public and private partnerships.

The council also had a long discussion on what is essentially a preliminary list of firms that could provide architectural services for a facilities master plan. The scope of the plan, the addition of other firms, approving the plan, and several other measures were debated, as were questions on state law about how the city can work with firms.

WSPY will have more on that story in the coming days.