Application deadline is June 10.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Shields Township is accepting applications to fill a township trustee vacancy following the resignation of Cele Bull, who has stepped down due to personal reasons. The unexpired term runs until May 2013. Applications must be received by June 10. Applicants must reside in Shields Township for at least one year and be a legal voter. Interested parties need to forward a letter of interest as well as resume to the Shields Township office, 906 Muir Ave., Lake Bluff, IL 60044. Contact Gale Strenger Wayne, Shields Township supervisor, at (847) 234-0802 or email@example.com with questions.
Community outreach programs like food pantry, seniors remain intact.
The Shields Township Board adopted its 2011-12 budget Thursday night that reflects a 32 percent drop in expenditures over the previous three fiscal years. Expenditures for the 2011-12 fiscal year are budgeted at $915,591, compared to the $1.35 million the township spent in 2008-08. “As a board we have all been committed to being more fiscally responsible,“ said Township Supervisor Gale Strenger Wayne. “One way we have gone about that is to reduce the budget - to reduce the spending side.” Strenger Wayne said the reductions over the years largely came in the form of cutting out community outreach grants the township used to support, including college scholarships and a coat drive. The township’s community outreach budget is projected to be…