By NICOLE GUGINO
OBSERVER Assistant News Editor
HANOVER - The town of Hanover is looking ahead when purchasing a loader.
Highway Superint-endent Steve D'Angelo recently reported to the town board, the town received $77,000 for its loader at auction. He said that was a good price considering the engine had been rebuilt several times.
D'Angelo said there is a Caterpillar loader on state bid he would like to replace the one sold at auction. He explained Caterpillar has a deal where if you buy a new loader, they will give you a new loader every year for $10 per hour of use, this way the town can get a new loader for between $2,000 and $3,000.
The town board approved the purchase of the loader for $133,394, which will be paid for with the $77,000 received at auction and an amount not to exceed $55,000 from the vehicle reserve. This is subject to a permissive referendum and therefore the town will have to wait 30 days before the loader is purchased.
The town board also considered bids for flags to place on veterans' graves on Memorial Day. Supervisor Todd Johnson said the town used to buy its flags from a local store which is now out of business. The board had four quotes to consider and after discussing the promise made by an online store, decided to approve the purchase for 1,212 flags from Flag Depot for $892.80.
The board also accepted bids for road materials and appointed boat launch attendants. D'Angelo said the new grinder was installed at the fish cleaning station.
The board advertised for bids for repair of the sewer department roof to be opened May 10.
The next town board meeting will be held May 13.