The Hanover City Council met in regular session, August 13, at the City Hall with Mayor Andrew Wadlington presiding. Council members present were Brad Heiman, Phil Swearingen, Nick Rohr, Tony Bruna and Kylie Fritschi.
The Hanover City Council voted unanimously to approve a new fire station to be built where Hanover Lumber was located. The other option considered was on North Denver Avenue, where Jerry Richter had his pallet factory, which was for sale. Richter refused the city’s $35,000 offer.
The Council approved the Treasurer’s Report, July city minutes, and paying all July expenditures.
Markus Frese, CPA, with input from the council, prepared the budget for 2019 with no increase in the mill levy. Mill levy is set at 52.212, which has not increased for the past two years, but valuation of property has increased. After the publication of a budget, the mill levy cannot be increased. No one appeared at the budget hearing to oppose the budget.
The council elected to terminate the Water Tower service agreement with Maguire Iron, Inc., due to poor maintenance and inspection. A contract was signed in August of 2017 as they were to inspect and do maintenance and a year later, discovered that the paint is peeling and needs to be repainted inside and out, plus other repairs.
The Volunteer Fire Department received a Forestry Grant in the amount of $2,700.00.
The City paid Jones Trash $450.00 for dumpsters used for clean-up days with the Hanover Chamber paying the other half in the past.
Unregistered all-terrain vehicles and laws pertaining to wearing of helmets was discussed with Washington County Sherrif, Justin Cordry. Also discussed were ways to enforce the one-way street between the two schools.
Nine blocks of streets will be sealed the later part of the month.
Council approved and discussed the following:
- Resolutions to allow liquor by the drink from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., the day of a wedding and for the Oktoberfest.
- Turf for batting cage
- Purchase of a new refrigerator for $350.
- Planting of trees in Vet’s Park with Jeri Tegtmeier in charge.
- Pool to close Sunday, August 12.
- Abandoned vehicles on streets.
- Discussed local citizens not respecting one-way street between the streets of the schools.
- Blowing grass on the streets when mowing.
- Paying employees overtime for emergency water breaks.
- Internet at the Community Building.
- Ideas needed for the City’s 150th Celebration.
All keys from lifeguards and manager must be returned to the City Clerk before paychecks can be issued.
Next regular meeting will be Monday, September 10.