HANOVER: High costs, better hands

Hanover, which has shown itself to be a willing partner and participant, has done the right thing in turning off the spending spigot in regard to repairing a bunch of broken-down Forestville issues.

Town board members, who were prepared to take over the former village and its assets, knew there were problems. They just did not expect it to cost so much, so fast.

Officials, however, will likely get additional aid thanks to the consolidation of the village into the town. But Forestville’s woes were a lot worse than anyone could have imagined.

“I was under the impression that there was a lot more money, like for (Highway Superintendent) Steve (D’Angelo’s) truck and things of that nature,” said Hanover Board Member Lou Pelletter. “They’re boosting it up to $50,000 like that’s all we may get. So now it’s a good possibility (we’ll get) $25,000 and maybe $50,000. I don’t know where that leaves us, but I’ve submitted everything I need to submit.”

Hanover is in the job of cleaning up a mess. If Forestville had continued on track, who knows how many more thousands it would have cost their constituents.

They are in much better hands now.