Hanover Town Hall renovation nearing completion
Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:00 AM
The town of Hanover will finish a renovation project of Town Hall in February with the construction of a drive-through window for the clerk's office.
The Council approved $7,700 for the window during its first meeting of the year Tuesday night. In addition to the windows, construction crews will install wood floors in the facility's first floor.
The Columbus company Repp & Mundt is doing the construction. The renovation project, which began late last year, included moving the police department to the first floor and renovating the town clerk's office as well as the office of the town administrator.
Also at Tuesday's meeting, the Council began revising the town's smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes. The ban would be for all government buildings and properties, which would include the community center, Town Hall, town garage and park.
Council President Debbie Kroger said the town attorney plans to present the revised ordiance at the board's next meeting Jan. 28.
In other business:
The Council re-elected Kroger as president. Kathy Scroggins will serve as the vice president.
The Council approved its meeting schedule for 2014. Meetings will be on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the town community center at 6:30 p.m.
The town retained Madison law firm Alcorn, Goering & Sage as its legal counsel for this year. Josh Stigdon will continue as the town's attorney.
The Council agreed to send Hanover Building Inspector Danny Kramer and Town Administrator Brenda Bundy to a home inspection course in Indianapolis. Following their training, both Bundy and Kramer may take an exam and become licensed home inspectors. The training seminar will be in February and cost the town $3,190.
The town renewed a one-year contract with the Jefferson County Industrial Development Corp. Under the contract, the town will pay $3,000 toward the organization this year, and JCIDC will be responsible for giving quarterly reports to the Council.