STATE OF THE CITY 2000 (City/Gov’t): Key city council decisions in 1999

What did the Hillsboro City Council accomplish during the past 12 months? Mayor Delores Dalke offered what she considers their most significant accomplishments in 1999, in random order of importance.

— Rezoned Prairie Pointe from agricultural use to low-density residential, and approved the final plat.

— Signed water contract to process water for the City of Peabody.

— Completed all infrastructure for HIllsboro Heights.

— Purchased two additional tornado sirens.

— Annexed abandoned Dairy Farmers of America (AMPI) property.

— Adopted a water conservation plan.

–n Hired a building inspector.

— Put in place an employee pay and job classification plan.

— approved roof repairs needed at the Schaeffler House museum.

— Built new sidewalks at the Adobe House.

— Passed the Neighborhood Revitalization Act.

— Considered a proposal from the Swimming Pool Committee based on surveys and needs of community.

— Issued IRBs for United Feed.

— Authorized a community access channel for Hillsboro (Channel 45).

— Received COPS grant to add an officer to the police department.

— Purchased new computer and software for police department.

— Completed work on Willow Glen subdivision.

— Approved D.A.R.E. anti-drug program for Hillsboro schools.

— Issued bonds for Hillsboro Community Medical Center to update heating and air conditioning and replace roof.

— Purchased generator for water plant.

— Appointed Dan Kinning police chief.

— Issued consumer confidence report regarding local water quality.

— Approved building a new electrical substation during 2000.

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