Hanover updated on projects

HANOVER – The Hanover Town Board recently discussed updates on several ongoing projects.

Councilman Kenneth Cross reported to the board he had a quote for a sign dedicating the King Road Bicentennial Park to the Van Curen family who donated the land. Town Attorney said usually three bids are required under the procurement policy but said he would check the policy guidelines.

Cross said money has been budgeted for the sign and the town will be able to save money on installation by having the highway department put in the sign and clear the brush.

Councilman Kevin O’Connell said he has done his research on prices for dog waste bags for the jetty in Hanford Bay. He said they all cost around $100 for a sign and a dispenser. The board intended to allow the purchase of the bags but forgot before adjourning the meeting, however under its procurement policy it can make the purchase without a resolution.

O’Connell also asked the town vote to join the Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan. This resolution was passed unanimously.

The board approved a resolution to buy a 2013 Caterpiller Loader using $76,196 from the sale of the old loader and $57,198 in reserves, under the $59,000 allowed by the previous permissive referendum. The town will be able to receive a new 2014 loader next year by paying $10 for every work hour on the machine. Highway Superintendent said this is a good deal since it comes with a one-year warranty, the town will not have any repair bills.

Town Budget Officer Elmar Kiefer reported looking into the town getting worker’s compensation insurance separate from the county. He said although the town could realize a savings, the penalty for getting out of the county contract makes it not worth it.

The town board also tabled a resolution to build a countertop in the code enforcement office because it only received one bidder.

Supervisor Todd Johnson said the town beach is officially open with life guards on duty.

The town board will meet today at 7:30 p.m. and for a workshop at 6:30 p.m. in the town hall.