HANOVER - Finally, things are looking up for the Town of Hanover's summer projects.
The Hanover Town Board has been through ups and downs on some of its proposed summer projects, but things are going smoothly.
Highway Superintendent Steve D'Angelo reported Monday the project to create a parking lot at the end of Alleghany Road in Sunset Bay should be done by the end of the week.
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Hanover Highway Superintendent Steve D’Angelo placed no parking signs at the location of the parking lot at the end of Alleghany Road to be paved today.
"We put 'no parking' signs at the end of Alleghany Road. Hopefully that will deter people from parking their cars there tomorrow morning so we can get started on paving that (parking lot)," he said.
He added he has arranged the striping to be done the same day and he has the 'tow away zone' and 'no loitering' signs for the parking near the lake as well as 'handicap' signs ready.
Sheriff's Lt. Jim Quattrone said as soon as the parking is marked, deputies can begin enforcing the parking law the board passed at a previous meeting.
Councilman Kevin O'Connell also had good news about the Sunset Bay drainage project. He said he was able to meet with the out-of-town landowner of the pivotal property for the project and he was very agreeable.
"He was very positive about the whole project and agreeable to give us a 25-foot construction easement from the side," he said.
O'Connell said he hopes the project can be underway this fall.
In addition, Councilman Wayne Ashley had good news for his project of a veteran's memorial at the town hall. He said he recently received an email from an engineer, who is also a disabled veteran, and is willing to design the project at no cost to the town.
Ashley said he will be contacting the firm with his ideas and will update the board at a later date.
In other business:
Joyce Lineman, a Forestville resident asked about the water district proposed for the out-of-district customers in Forestville. Supervisor Todd Johnson said the process starts with the village of Forestville petitioning the town board and a majority of the residents must agree to take on the cost of the water district, however the village has not petitioned the board.
Silver Creek Trustee Nick Piccolo addressed the board, requesting the village of Silver Creek and Forestville boards have joint meetings with the town board to coordinate efforts, as it was done the last time he was on the village board. Board members seemed agreeable to the idea.
"We all need to work together, we are all from the same general area. This is our home and we need to coordinate our efforts in order to functional individually and as a whole," O'Connell said.
The board received notification the NYS DOT approved the speed reduction on Hanover Road between Versailles Road and York Road from 55 to 45 mph. However, the speed reduction on Bennett State Road was not approved. D'Angelo said if there are problems after the new TLC medical center opens they will request the change again.
The town board will next meet on July 23. The planning board will meet on July 16 at 7 p.m. with a public hearing on the Beebee Road development at 7:30 p.m.