If you are a Hanover property owner and planning building or development projects later this year it would be a good idea to get an early start with Code Enforcement Officer John Gauthier and the Planning Board. Remember that a meeting with the Planning Board requires two weeks notice prior to the meetings that are held the first Wednesday each month. Plans submitted for consideration require seven copies in advance of the meeting if possible. All sorts of land use must be permitted including decks, docks and floats in Howard Pond and the Androscoggin River, sheds, machine work and cutting trees near the waters edge as well as building houses, garages, driveway entrances, subdivisions and major reconstruction of buildings.
Jennifer Turner was 13 years old in 1985 when the car she was riding in was smashed into by a hit-and-run pulp truck in Newry. The daughter of Craig and Lillian Turner of Hanover, Jennifer grew to adulthood as a quadriplegic and required extensive medical care. Seeking adult independence she moved to Auburn where she lives today. Because of continuing developments she needs to move to a facility with lifting equipment to help her within her home. The American Society of Civil Engineers heard of Jennifer’s situation and began a project to help her by building a fully equipped house for her. Contractors are donating much of the labor and materials while retailers will provide many of the furnishings. Tammy (Milligan) Nosek, a childhood classmate of Jennifer and now from New York helped get things going.
The project was delayed last year when the house lot provided by the city of Auburn proved to be too difficult to build on and the city provided a second lot.
A short time ago Jennifer’s situation was featured on WCSH-TV and a video of the interview can be found on the TV station’s website. It is expected that construction will begin soon. However, there is a possibility of funding shortages. Anyone wishing to help Jennifer get into her new home may donate to ASCE Turner Project, PO Box 1212, Auburn, ME 04211. Tammy Nosek may be e-mailed at email@example.com
Hanover Deputy Town Clerk skipped out of work on Friday because she was in Florida with three friends. We understand that if they ever do it again the state of Florida would like advance warning so everyone can get out of the way. She returned to work just in time to get out the W-2 forms for 2010.
There is not much bad weather to write about because it has been a little warmer and not enough snow to make a difference. Is it too soon to get cabin fever?