Hanover to bundle Internet, phone for savings
Thursday, April 18, 2013 11:00 AM
The town of Hanover said it will create substantial savings by bundling its Internet and phone services through one provider.
The council voted earlier this week to contract through Time Warner Cable for the combined service package. All town buildings will be included in the switch.
Council president Debbie Kroger said the change will save the town about $200 each month.
Also on the topic of communications services, the town approved $4,010 to upgrade its phone system through Phillips Network Sales of Scottsburg. Phillips will install 19 phones and necessary wiring.
In other business:
The town held a public hearing on a condemned home at 138 Ohio Avenue. No residents attended.
The listed financial controller of the property is the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development.
The council has scheduled another public hearing for May 7 to discuss the property, which might be torn down.
The board hired Trent Scroggins at a cost of $1,000 to create a website for the town. Scroggins is a student at Shawe Memorial High School.
The board said it plans to sign a listing contract with Century 21 River Valley Real Estate to list rental room at the Hanover Community Center.
The town is still in talks with New Hope Services, which will take over Jefferson County's WIC services this year, about renting out a portion of the center.
Kroger said the company wants to move into a facility by the end of June.
The town will have a public meeting April 23 with the Southwestern Recreation Association to discuss use of the town ballparks. The board will hold another public work session April 26. Both meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public.
The council voted to purchase a golf cart for $2,000 to be used by the town. It will be used for spraying.