Living in Hanover

Living in Hanover

'Apparently a blog about living in Hanover'

Threesome

August 28, 2014 | Comment

Last year, Hanover Borough Council enacted a plan to change the upper floor of the Guthrie Memorial Library into a privately-run events space. They went about this without any public discussion. The public got involved, and the borough had to backtrack.

Last year, Hanover Borough Council moved forward with a plan to turn wetlands on the north end of town into a nature trail. They went about this without any public discussion. The public got involved, and the borough had to backtrack.

This year, Hanover Borough Council sent a bill to Timeline Arcade for an amusement tax which they had willingly chosen not to levy when the business was at the mall. The public got involved, and the borough is in the middle of backtracking.

I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really hope that Barb Krebs, John Gerken and the rest of their cabal see the pattern here.

You don’t have to put everything up to a public referendum, but if you hide what you do from the public eye, odds are you are completely out of touch with good judgement and the will of the people. Just because you get away with it once in a while (the Tanger building) doesn’t make it right.

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