Brett Mitchell, council member at-large for the town of Hanover, resigned during Monday's board meeting.

Mitchell, a Republican elected in 2010, said his family purchased a house outside town limits, which no longer makes him eligible to serve on the board.

The Jefferson County Republican Party will hold a caucus to select a replacement to serve out the remainder of Mitchell's term.

Mitchell said he enjoyed working with the board and complimented the town's employees on the jobs they do every day.

"I just want to say it's truly been an honor to serve with you all," Mitchell said.

Also at the meeting, the town approved a door security system and electronic locks for the town hall building. The police department has been moved to the first floor of the building and other space is being renovated.

The council agreed that the interior and exterior access points should have computerized locking system. The systems can be accessed by employees through key fobs - or keychains synched to the computer system.

The town will work with Northside Security Inc. in Clarksville, a company that also handles security for Southwestern Schools.

The council voted that the project not exceed $7,500.

In other business:

• Trevor Crafton, Madison Area Chamber of Commerce executive director, gave a presentation to the board that included a brief synopsis of the chamber's work this year.

He said a goal of the chamber this year was to increase its membership. As of Dec. 1, membership had increased 20 percent over the past year at 363 members, he reported.

Crafton asked the board to keep its eyes open for business opportunities in the community, specifically looking for tenants for the former Mister Hardware building on West Lagrange Road.

• The board approved purchasing a new police cruiser for $8,400. The 2010 Chevy Impala has 64,000 miles on the odometer.

• The town approved $3,600 for laminate flooring at the town hall.

• The board approved purchasing two laptops for $1,096. The laptops will be used by the town administrator and clerk's office.

• The town appropriated $3,900 for the purchase of a new cinder spreader to replace one that is damaged.

• The board scheduled this year's Party in the Park for Saturday, May 31.

• The board will continue to hold two meetings a month next year but changed the dates and times. The new meeting schedule will be the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the town community center.