Hanover receives vets monument update

HANOVER – The plans are in for the proposed veterans memorial at the Hanover Town Hall.

At the recent Hanover Town Board meeting, the board received news that engineering designs for the memorial have been submitted to the town.

Councilman Wayne Ashley proposed a veterans memorial be constructed at the town hall in July 2012.

Later that month, an engineer, who is also a disabled veteran, volunteered to do the engineering for the memorial at no cost to the town.

The board is now seeking quotes for the monuments and memorial bricks and looking at setting up a budget line where donations can be deposited and the project can be paid from.

The board also entered into an agreement with New York State Department of Transportation for snow plowing a section of Buffalo Road.

Supervisor Todd Johnson said Buffalo Road from Route 5/20 to the railroad trestle is in the town, but then from there to Christy Road, about 1.1 miles, it is the Seneca Nation. After Christy Road, it is the town of Hanover again.

“This makes it so that we do not lift the plow up for that part of the road and then lower it again in the town,” Johnson explained after the meeting.

The resolution said NYS DOT would provide road salt as compensation for the work and the town would be held harmless and indemnified.

The board also authorized Johnson to pursue a $75,000 grant for dredging Cattaraugus Creek. He said the grant is made possible through the New York State Legislature and was sponsored by state Senator Catharine Young.

The board will meet again on Nov. 25.