In other business, the council:
• approved a noise permit for Tabor College, which was planning an event involving music for Oct. 9 in which school officials will be attaching Tabor license plates to cars of students who want them.
The music was intended to add a “party atmosphere” to the event, according to Councilor Marlene Fast, who also is alumni director at the college.
• authorized Mayor Delores Dalke to sign a proclamation makeing Oct. 7-13 “Public Power Week” in Hillsboro. The proclamation highlights the contributions of the city’s electrical utility.
• authorized payment of $3,315 to EBH & Associates for final engineering and inspection on the Adams and First streets projects. The charges are construction administration and for Terracon, a subcontractor, to add the concrete breaks.
• approved payment of $128.83 as the city’s share of the cost of repair for damage done to a resident’s irrigation system while working on the Adams Street project.
• approved, following an executive session, an increase of $150 per month in the city administrator’s car allowance in lieu of a salary increase.