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Hanover: End good deal for villages

January 31, 2013

Neighboring municipalities need to work together more often. But the town of Hanover is taking the right step....

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Jan-31-13 6:43 AM

I think you'll find shared costs to me the norm in most places.

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Jan-31-13 6:43 AM

This is unbelievable to me. Mr. D'Agostino, the #1 advocate for consolidation in our area, is actually COMMENDING a board for taking a giant step in the opposite direction. The fact is, the Villages DO pay for the Code Enforcement Officer in their Town taxes. If the Publisher actually took the time to research his articles before he wrote them, he would know that. I pay nearly as much in Town tax as I do Village tax. My Town tax was increased this year, and now I'm getting less service. Excellent...

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Jan-31-13 8:50 AM

Mr. D'Agostino as ususal completely misses the forest for the trees.

Last I checked the villages lied within the town so the residents within the villages pay town taxes - congratualtions Mr. D'Agostino you are advocating for the town billing the villages for this service already paid for by its residents causing the village expenses (aka taxes) to rise and I'll bet you won't see Hanover taxes go down from the savings. Apparetnly the new Observer position is for seperate services and higher taxes - typical incomplete reporting with 1/2 facts and insights by this paper - on a positive note its a whole article without a blatant typo

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Jan-31-13 1:07 PM

I guess the wind just shifted direction. It's the only explanation.

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Jan-31-13 3:45 PM

Benny1 and Justthefacts2, you hit the nail on the head. Mr D'Augustino go to ****townofhanover**** then browse budget you will locate in the town budget under GENERAL FUND the code enforcement officer position is funded by ALL Town taxpayers INCLUDING the VILLAGES OF FORESTVILLE AND SILVER CREEK. Now the town board is asking to have these two municipalities pay twice? How corrupt is this? John being a very big advocate of consolidation and shared services, shame on you for even commending them for this. I believe the Town Board must explain why the Town tax increased and this service is decreased. Whats next, Village residents are going to be charged extra to use the toilet at the town park this summer since "they got it for free" all these years?

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Jan-31-13 3:48 PM

It wont let me print it www townofhanover org

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Jan-31-13 10:49 PM

Another thing that this paper missed the boat on. Who is going to do it in Forestville? The supervisor said to let the police dept do the enforcing. What police? Also the S.C. police is already short handed and I would really like to be there when they ask the sheriff to do it!! I think this paper needs a new chief.

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Feb-01-13 7:16 PM

I believe the budget item covering Code Enforcement is contained only in the portion of the Town budget billed to non-village residents. As such, people in the villages are not already paying for this service.

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Feb-02-13 7:03 AM

Sorry Chuck 392, but you are not correct on this one. A look at the Town budget proves it.

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