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Hancock Town Council briefs

September 06, 2002|by TARA REILLY

Council hires waste water system manager



The Hancock Town Council voted Tuesday night to hire a private company to manage and maintain its waste water system.

Miller Environmental Inc. of Reading, Pa., will begin services on Oct. 1, according to the contract. The five-year agreement includes an option to terminate on a yearly basis.

The services will cost the town an operating fee of $15,332 a month and a monthly maintenance fee of $1,000. Beginning on Oct. 1, 2003, the monthly operating fee is to increase by 4 percent.




Police chief gives rundown of department's activities



Hancock Police Chief Donald Gossage said at Tuesday night's Town Council meeting that the department had 81 calls for service in August. The calls included eight thefts, two stolen vehicles, one burglary and two assaults. Thirty-six traffic citations and 123 parking citations were issued, Gossage said.

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Councilman awaiting word on sister-city affiliation



Hancock Town Councilman Greg Yost is waiting to hear from a Mt. Magnet, Australia, official regarding a request from the Australian town to be a sister city with Hancock, Yost said at Tuesday night's meeting.

The town received an e-mail from Peter Webster, CEO for the Shire of Mt. Magnet in western Australia on July 16, asking town officials if they would be interested in the relationship.

Webster stated in the e-mail that the town was started in 1890 and has a population of about 1,000 people.

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