Hancock briefs

November 14, 2007|By ERIN JULIUS

Auditor says town's finances are healthy

HANCOCK - A representative of Smith Elliott Kearns briefed the Hancock Town Council on the town's finances during an annual audit report Wednesday evening during the monthly council meeting.

Hancock's net assets are about $6.2 million, the auditor said.

The town didn't accrue any debt during the last year and paid down $66,000 in long-term debt, she said.

Some changes the town has made, such as no longer outsourcing water treatment, have helped the town financially, the auditor said.

"It's healthy, that's a word we like to hear," Mayor Daniel A. Murphy said after the presentation.

No one speaks out at zoning hearing

HANCOCK - No one spoke Wednesday evening during the third and final public hearing regarding Hancock's proposed zoning ordinance.

At a point later during the Hancock Town Council meeting, the council unanimously voted to introduce the zoning ordinance, which will be voted on at the December meeting.


Tree-lighting event set for Nov. 24

HANCOCK - Hancock's annual tree-lighting ceremony will be Saturday, Nov. 24, at 5 p.m. at the town hall, Mayor Daniel A. Murphy announced Wednesday evening during the Hancock Town Council meeting.

Police handle 141 calls in October

HANCOCK - The Hancock Police Department responded to 141 calls during October, Chief T.J. Buskirk announced Wednesday evening during the Hancock Town Council monthly meeting.

The department made nine arrests, including two for disorderly conduct and one for driving under the influence, the chief said.

Service tower survey work is approved

HANCOCK - The Hancock Town Council approved a motion Wednesday night during its monthly meeting to allow Verizon/Vista PCS to go forward in surveying an area of the town for a possible service tower.

The site for the possible tower is near the Rayloc water tank and Interstate 70, Town Manager David Smith said.

The tower would enhance service and bring revenue to the town, Smith said.

Water leak found near Pennsylvania Ave.

HANCOCK - Workers have identified a major water leak in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue, Town Manager David Smith said Wednesday evening during the Hancock Town Council meeting.

More than 50,000 gallons a day could have been leaking, Smith said.

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