Hanover OKs town hall changes
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 10:00 AM
The Hanover Town Council approved more changes to the town hall building Tuesday night.
The board approved the addition of a restroom to be located near the clerk's office on the first floor of the building, where half of the area is being renovated to house the police department office.
Repp & Mundt of Columbus, Ind., will complete the installation for $13,352. Council president Debbie Kroger said the funding already has been allocated for the project.
The renovation of the town hall is set to be finished by the end of the month.
Also at the meeting, attorney Jason Pattison, who co-owns the College Way Apartments in Hanover, questioned the town's sprinkler service fees. Pattison said he pays more than $1,000 each year for one emergency sprinkler unit, which has never been used.
The fee is consistent with the town ordinance, but Kroger said other area businesses have voiced similar concerns about the sprinkler fees.
The business, some of which have more than one unit, have asked that the town switch to a meter reading system instead of a flat annual rate. Kroger said the town is reviewing alternative fee structures.
Pattison said he had no issue with a meter-reading system.
"If we use it, we're glad to pay for it," he said.
In other business:
Marvin Smith submitted his resignation as the town's building inspector. He will continue as a town employee but not as the building inspector. The town has looked at other internal options and will consider pay raises and a new ordinance for building inspections.
The town will have leaf pickup next week. Residents need to move leaves to the curb by Monday.
The council approved a contract with Repp & Mundt to fix a gutter problem on the town community center. The work is not to exceed $684.
Starting in December, the town compost center will only be available Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The next council meeting will be Thursday at 6 p.m. to discuss the town's employee benefits policy.