Hanover holds organizational meeting

HANOVER – The Hanover Town Board held its first meeting of the year recently to make appointments and set salaries.

Although there were no new officials to swear in, the town board had several items of business to attend to.

The board approved salaries for town employees. Board members and the supervisor maintained the salaries held at the same rate for several years in a row. As part of the 2013 budget, full-time town employees received a 2 percent increase in pay.

The town maintained appointments for Attorney Jeffrey Passafaro, Prosecutor Andrew Kehrer, Planning Board Chair Carol Depasquale, Deputy Highway Superintendent Timothy Domenico and Steve D’Angelo as disaster coordinator, drug and alcohol program manager and fire warden along with Bruce Hagmier. Councilman Kenneth Cross was also re-appointed as deputy supervisor.

One change was the appointment of Zoning Board Chair Kevin Waterman, due to Richard Erdle’s resignation earlier in 2012. Another change was the appointment of Hazel Deet as deputy town clerk.

The board also set its official newspaper as the OBSERVER and its official depositories as Community Bank, M&T bank, Evans Bank and Swift Cemetery Trust. Mileage was also set at $0.50 per mile along with memberships in organizations officials and employees are authorized to attend at town expense.

The board also maintained its regular meeting days as the second and fourth Mondays at 7:30 p.m. The next meeting of the board will be held Jan. 14 in the town hall with a workshop at 6:30 p.m.

The town’s fiscal records will be audited Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. in the town hall.

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