Hanover: Waiting … even though it can’t

While making the rounds across the region for presentations regarding the hopes of a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan, area representatives pitching the proposal Monday heard a mixed message from the town of Hanover.

“I don’t think we can wait,” Han-over Supervisor Todd Johnson said.

Later, Steve D’Angelo, town highway superintendent, admitted: “We are sitting by waiting.”

Trust us, Hanover can wait.

Here is exactly the problem with our overabundance of municipalities in this region. All these lakefront entities have to be on board with a waterfront revitalization plan to speak as one.

We all know around here, speaking as one is never easy – unless we are trying to save some dying form of government we can afford to lose.

Hanover’s response is a microcosm of the county’s current problem. And, though the situation in Hanover is dire, its board took no action on the proposal to be a part of the waterfront plans.

Instead, the town chose to “wait.” That response sort of defeats the urgency, doesn’t it?