Evanston aldermen, in their role as township trustees, are to vote tonight on scheduling a referendum for voters to decide whether to abolish Evanston Township.

In preparation for the vote, city staff has prepared a memo indicating that city employees could do the work now performed by the township superivisor’s office for 28 percent less money than what the township now spends.

The memo concludes that work now costing taxpayers $1.3 million could be done for $939,000 instead.

A separate memo about the township assessor’s office doesn’t provide bottom-line figures, but suggests that work now done by the part-time township assessor and two full-time employees could be handled by one full-time city employee, with some part-time backup.

The special meeting of the City Council and Township Board to consider the referendum question is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

Related document

Meeting packet

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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