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Article By: Bernie o’hare Special to the Bethlehem Press

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 by Bernie o’hare Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Certified Public Accountant Todd Bushta has completed his 2015 audit of Hanover Township’s finances and informed supervisors at their May 10 meeting that he was unable to find any instances of noncompliance with governmental accounting standards. He offered a clean and unqualified opinion.

He also reported the township has no debt.

“I can’t remember a time when we had no debt,” marveled Chairman John N. Diacogiannis.

Township Manager Jay Finnigan reported that the Community Center and the municipal police building at 248 Brodhead Road were both paid off seven years early, and that the municipal building and a fire truck were paid off five years early.

“It would be easy to pat myself on the back,” said Finnigan, “but it’s really the work of an excellent staff.”

That would include Public Works Director Vince Milite, who recently had speed signs installed on some heavily traveled roads. If the car is going too fast, the vehicle’s speed and “Slow down!” begin to flash. If the car is going at the right speed, the sign flashes, “Thank you.”

He illustrated his point with a picture of a car obviously ignoring the 35 mph speed limit.

Though this looks suspiciously like the township manager’s car, Finnigan swears he’s innocent.