Hanover: Town Meeting voters defeat transfer station privatization plan

Hanover residents unanimously voted against privatizing the town’s transfer station at last night’s Town Meeting.

More than a dozen residents spoke out against the privatization proposal that would have significantly increased the amount of waste the facility would handle, but could save the town as much as $640,000 annually.

Selectmen said they wanted to study the proposal as a way of raising additional revenue for the town.

Town Meeting got through all nine articles in the special Town Meeting warrant and 19 of the 66 annual Town Meeting articles. Town Meeting will resume tonight at 7 p.m. at Hanover High School.

About David Skill

Dave Skill’s radio career began in the fall of 1964 when he arrived on the campus of Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. Dave barely got his bags unpacked when he paid a visit to WCHC, the campus radio station. And, before he knew it, he was spending so much time as a disc jockey and news writer/reporter, it seemed like he was majoring in “radio” and minoring in academics at “The Cross”. As you might imagine, his grades reflected it! During his junior and senior years, he also worked weekends in news and as a disc jockey at WNEB, the CBS radio affiliate in Worcester at the time.