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Where We Live: Evans


Town of Evans officials will be keeping an eye on what their colleagues in Cheektowaga do on Monday. The Cheektowaga Town Board is scheduled to vote Monday on sharing an assessor with Evans.

The three-member Evans Town Board voted 2 to 1 on Aug. 1 to share assessment services with Cheektowaga starting Oct. 1, a contract that would run through Sept. 2019.

The town would pay Cheektowaga $50,520 a year in quarterly installments, as part of their municipal agreement to use Cheektowaga Assessor Jeneen Lomando-McSkimming as the part-time assessor for Evans.

The issue erupted in Evans earlier this year, when there was a move to reappoint the town’s assessor Jeanne C. Ebersole, whose term expires in September.

Evans Taxpayers United, which has been highly critical of the town’s handling of property assessments, tried to block the reappointment of Ebersole, a former real estate agent and Erie County Legislator who makes $57,140 a year as assessor.

The reappointment had remained in limbo for months.

In the meantime, Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary F. Holtz, sent the town a letter offering to include Evans in a contract Cheektowaga has with the Town of Boston for the shared services of assessor Lomando-McSkimming.

Also this week:

• The Lake Shore Central School Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the media center of the high school, 959 Beach Road.

• Angola’s Summer Lawn Chair Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Willam G. Houston Gazebo in Centennial Park. This week’s performance will be from The Frankfurters Band, a German Show Band.

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