HANOVER TWP. – Commissioners paid off the 2013 tax anticipation loan at Monday night’s meeting.
Commissioners said this is the second consecutive year that the township has paid off its tax anticipation loan early. The $905,000 loan was due in December of this year, but by paying it off seven months early, the township saved $3,400, commissioners said.
“It was a good job by everyone involved,” said Commissioner Chairman Albert Bagusky.
Bagusky said by paying the 2012 and 2013 loans off early, the township saved approximately $12,000 in interest charges.
In other business, the commissioners:
• Are working on a cost sharing agreement with Wilkes-Barre Township and Ashley for maintaining the main sewer line that flows through Hanover. Commissioners didn’t have details of agreement at the meeting but will hold a special meeting at 6PM on May 23 to discuss the subject.
• Approved a settlement upon the recommendation of the township’s insurance carrier with Michelle Jones. Township Solicitor Matt Davison said the settlement stipulates no wrong doing on the part of the township and that a non-disclosure agreement prevented the release of further details. Commissioners William Howatt and Jeffrey Lewis voted against the settlement.
• Welcomed Gabriel Metric as the township’s newest fire truck driver. He was sworn in by District Justice Joseph Halesey.
• Will submit a loan application to the US Department of Agriculture for $1 million to construct the centralized fire station along the Sans Souci Parkway.
• Approved a $100,000 payment to Ed Krasavage Construction for emergency sewer work at the Solomon’s Creek-FOP Liberty Hills sewer line. The total bill for the project was $358,000 and will be paid when the funds are received form FEMA.