The study committee has determined that Avon has funds that can pay off this emergency loan if consolidation occurs, effectively rendering a zero net tax impact.
"If the town agrees to utilize some of its TIF funds to pay off this debt, then it resolves a major issue of financial difficulty that the township faces," Martin said.
He told township employees that this is the best way his committee found to secure their jobs.
"If we're going to have the services we have now in Washington Township, we have to continue funding them," he said. "This plan does it."
The town council and township board now have a year to consider the plan. If both approve, then voters will see it on the November 2014 election ballot. If they pass it, consolidation goes into effect Jan. 1, 2015.
A copy of the reorganization plan is available on Avon's website at AvonGov.org.