Derrick Franklin, bottom, a Trimble County resident, paints the hallway of the Hanover Community Park Building at 200 Spruce Lane. Franklin is an employee of Lucinda's Restoration.

The Hanover Town Council agreed earlier this year to repaint and remodel much of the town's community facility to accommodate the trustee's office and make room for a new board meeting room.

In addition to the work at the town park, much of the first floor at Hanover Town Hall, 11 Madison Ave., will be renovated for the Hanover Police Department.

The changes are being made to meet requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act and to increase security measures for town employees.

The police department is currently on the second floor of town hall and not handicap accessible. Following the renovations, the department will use the second floor for training and storage and use a portion of the lower level for office space.

The town council plans to begin holding its public meetings at the community building in mid-October. At that time, construction crews will begin transforming the first floor of town hall into the new police station.

(Staff photos by Ken Ritchie/