The town of Hanover will replace 15 water service lines before beginning a repaving project at North and South Sycamore and Maple streets.

The town council met in a special meeting Monday to approve $17,000 for the 15, 1-inch service lines needed for 30 area homes. Sedam Contracting of Hanover was selected for the project. The money will be taken from the water improvement fund.

Because the lines run under the roadway, the board said it wanted to upgrade the utility lines before paving in an effort to avoid later having to tear up the new surface.

Dave O'Mara Contractor Inc. was selected by the board in August for the paving project.

Also at the meeting, the board approved the purchase of four new computers for the Hanover Police Department and the town clerk-treasurer's office.

Marshal Ron Kroger said many of the laptops used in the police cruisers are not working properly and need to be replaced. He considered using iPads because the fewer hookups and portals may decrease wear and tear.   

The computers will cost $2,441, which will be taken from the riverboat equipment fund. Kroger said an anonymous donor has agreed to cover the cost of some of the licensing programs needed with the switch.

In other business:

• The town approved an agreement with Carol's Custom Curtains-Drapes in Madison to provide window blinds for the town park building. The town will soon relocate its trustees' office and move its board meeting room to the facility.

The town will need six custom-fit blinds for the rooms at a cost of $993. Town Council president Debbie Kroger said the blinds would be ready and installed within the next two weeks.

• Town administrator Brenda Bundy reported that Sedam Contracting will begin demolishing a dilapidated building on Ohio Street.