Tax Books For 1912 Are Now Ready
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Lake Shore News (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Feb 1913, p. 1


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-City Treasurer Chas. H. Bartlett Begins Task of Collecting Evanston Taxes. Property Values Show Increase.

-Total tax is $655,504

-Increase in Rate Shown by Levy City Gets Less Because of Court's Decision on Juul Law

The real estate tax books from the county clerk have just been received by City Treasurer Charles H. Bartlett, and the taxes assessed will be collected at once. The real estate valuation in Evanston this year shows an increase over that of last year. There is also an increase in the valuation of personal property. The total value of property assessed this year, both personal and real, is $33,147,951. The personal property is valued at $7,411,629 while the real property totals $25,736, 322. The total value of property for 1911 was $32,139,772.

-How Tax is Divided-

The total amount of taxes to be collected on this valuation is $655,504.12. Of this amount the following sums will be collected for the purposes stated:

State tax...................$43,716.37

County tax.................. 59,900.07

City of Evanston tax........156,327.75

School tax..................236,608.07

Sanitary district tax....... 55,715.69

High school tax..............97,770.46

Evanston First Park district. 2,179.55

Northwest Park district.......3,317.35

Wilmette Park district..........403.45

Printers' fees..................565.36

Total to be collected......$655,504.12

-Comparison with 1910 and 1911-

The property is assessed on the basis of one-third of its actual value the following is the amount assessed per $100:

1912 1911 1910

State.................. $.38 $.35 .30

County....................52 .56 .53

City....................1.33 1.42 1.50

School Dist. 75.........2.15 2.02 1.80

School Dist. 76.........1.77 2.00 ...

High School............ .86 .55 .55

Sanitary district..... .49 .71 .34

First Park dist. ..... .16 .23 .25

N. W. Park dist. .... .52 ... ...

From a perusal of these figures it is evident that the taxes are generally increasing. The state tax has increased from .30 in 1910 to .35 in 1911 and to .38 in 1912. The county taxes have been slightly reduced from .53 in 1910 and .56 in 1911 to .52 in 1912. Owing to the Supreme court decision, declaring the Juul law unconstitutional, the city taxes have been cut down this year. This law provided for collecting extra revenue to pay the interest on bonds. The tax rate for the city in 1910 was $1.50, in 1911 and $1.42 and in 1912, $1.33.

-Building Fund for High School-

Evanston township, the boundaries of which are co-extensive with those of the city, is divided into two school districts, Nos. 75 and 76. The tax rate for School District 76 has decreased from $2 in 1911 to $1.77 in 1912. School District 75, on the other hand, shows an increase from $1.80 in 1910 to $2.02 in 1911 to $2.15 in 1912. The tax rate for the high school is considerably higher this year than it has been before. This is owing to the fact tht $25,000 of the amount collected will form a nucleus of a building fund. The rate was .55 per $100 in 1910, the

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Tax Books For 1912 Are Now Ready