Seniors have gripe with town
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 11:00 AM
Nearly a dozen senior citizens attended the Hanover Town Council meeting Monday night to voice displeasure over a closet that has been taken from them.
The Council put a lock on the closet door in the senior citizen center at the town park for the trustees who have confidential files that need to be placed in a secure location.
The trustees moved to Hanover Park after an Americans With Disabilities Act study found several issues with the old Town Hall. A majority of the space at the old Town Hall will be modified for use by the police station.
That work was supposed to begin Monday, but Chief Ron Kroger said an issue arose that led to the crews needing to push back a day. Work is expected to take three weeks.
Members of the Town Council apologized to the senior citizens for the inconvenience. Council President Debbie Kroger said she will meet with the seniors Friday to discuss possible solutions to the issue.
In other business:
The Council agreed to hire Kevin Dillman as an assistant IT person for the police department. He will make $30 an hour.
The Council will announce leaf pick-up dates and times and its next meeting, which is scheduled for 5 p.m. Nov. 7. The Council will also discuss town employee benefits at its next meeting.