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Evanston aldermen Monday will be asked to approve spending $143,425.50 to purchase a new Zamboni ice resurfacer for the Robert Crown Center, to replace a machine that’s now 15 years old.

In a memo to aldermen, Assistant City Manager Erika Storlie says the old Olympia Millenium ice resurfacer was purchased for $68,000 and has had 7,848 service hours and has undergone nearly $84,000 worth of in-house and vendor repairs.

The old vehicle runs on propane. The new one is battery powered. The city plans to auction off the old one.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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