Hanson: “Pay As You Throw” and Maquan Elementary School on Selectmen’s Agenda

Hanson Selectmen and the Board of Health were updated Tuesday night on the “Pay as You Throw” program that Town Administrator Ron San Angelo said has been a big success,

“It’s a significant savings because we reduced, significantly, the amount of trash that was brought to the transfer station and we significantly increased the recycling as well.  We had predicted revenue of $200,000 for the year and I think we will come slightly above that.”  

The future of the Maquan Elementary School was also on the agenda said San Angelo,

“Everybody understands there are significant repairs that would need to be done and those repairs may cost a lot more than building a new Maquan school.  So, once again we are going to start from scratch, look at all the options around Maquan and how to solve the problems and bring it to MSPA and start that process again.”

The future of the old Plymouth County Hospital property will be the subject of a public hearing this Thursday in the library at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. San Angelo says there will be a presentation from the Old Colony Planning Council regarding uses of the former hospital site,

“For about 5 years nothing has been done on that property.  They had old feasibility studies that gave information about that property, but they were well out of date.  Working with Old Colony Planning, we updated all the information with a new feasibility study that brings everything up to date.  Now it’s going to be up to the citizens and the board of selectmen as to what we are going to do with the property.  Should we put a request for proposal out to developers? What should we do to make that property once again valuable to the citizens?”

San Angelo acknowledged that the cleanup of the hospital property could cost somewhere between $1.2 and $1.5 million.


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