Hancock briefs for 3/14

March 15, 2001

Hancock briefs for 3/14

The town Hancock is planning a spring cleanup up in April.

A bulk pickup will be held on April 23 and 24 and rubbish will be collected on April 26 and 27.

The April cleanup will be free but there may be a fee for future cleanups, Town Manager Louis Close said Wednesday.

Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage told Town Council Wednesday that the police department received 121 calls for service for February.

He said 15 arrests were made including three on assault charges, two on burglary charges and five on theft charges.

Of the 15 arrests, eight were adults and seven were juveniles, he said.

Officers issued 37 moving citations and 21 warnings.

The Hancock Police Department has already made 10 arrests this month, he said.

"It hasn't slowed down," said Gossage.

Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage Wednesday discussed the police department's need to purchase another cruiser.


After researching prices and availability, Gossage said he recommended the town buy a patrol car from Kirk Ford in Hancock for $21,165.

He estimated that the town would be able to get the car within 150 days.

Gossage said that the police department is operating under-budget and should finish the fiscal year $5,000 in the black.

The Hancock Police Department will participate in the annual National Night Out program this summer, Police Chief Donald Gossage said Wednesday.

He said he expected that there to be more displays and activities this year.

"We hope to get the whole town in the park for the celebration," said Gossage.

Hancock Town Manager Louis Close advised Town Council Wednesday on the merits of buying a fiberglass liner for the town pool.

He said a fiberglass liner would reduce water loss and would come with a 20-year warranty.

The liner would cost the town $47,000, he said.

"It costs a small fortune to paint and repair cracks" at the town's 22-year-old pool, he said.

Close said the Washington County Health Department notified him that it would have to re-examine the pool's filtration system because paperwork on the last examination has been lost.

Hancock officials are asking for the public's help with the planning and restoration of the Toll House in town.

Hancock Town Manager Louis Close said ideas are welcome and people will be needed to plant flowers, paint, scrape windows and do other work.

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