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The following is a summary of the issues discussed and decisions made
at the June 6 regular meeting of the Hillsboro City Council. Those
present were Mayor Delores Dalke, and council members Leonard Coryea,
Wendell Dirks, Mike Padgett and Clariece Schroeder. The council:
— following a public hearing, approved a resolution in regular
session allowing industrial revenue bond exemption for Countryside
Feed. This was the second public hearing on the matter because the the
original hearing in December was not held on the published date. With
no public comment on the matter, the council reentered regular session
and approved the resolution.
— approved hiring a replacement police officer for Officer Byron
McCarty, who will be retiring. McCarty will work through the end of
this month, after which he will be on vacation until October. The
council gave Police Chief Dan Kinning permission to hire an officer
without coming before the council for prior approval.
— decided to hold the annual picnic for city employees during the
first part of August.
— was told Fire Chief Wayne Lowry has closed the burn site through
wheat harvest because of the potential for wheat fires.
— approved purchasing a blood pressure monitor for $2,500 to $3,000
for the ambulance. Emergency Medical Products bid a price of $2,789
and Moore bid $2,850. The Emergency Medical Services department will
decide which monitor will best serve the department?s needs.
— was informed Peabody will be opening bids for the waterline project
July 18. Peabody will be getting their water through the Hillsboro
— approved a motion allowing Country Haven Inn to use the swimming
pool for $150 a year for a one-year period. The lease will enable
motel guests to swim at the pool without charge. The same offer will
be available to the Hill Crest Motel.
— appointed Sonya Fisher to the Convention and Visitors Bureau board.
— approved an ordinance establishing the office of city
— discussed the city?s policy on payment of late bills. Padgett
suggested capping the late fee up to a certain amount for businesses
because of the higher cost to businesses. Currently, the policy is to
charge 10 percent of the bill. If it is the first time in a two-year
period the payment was late, it can be forgiven. The council will look
at how much has been forgiven and what can be done with the computer
program to change the billing.
— was given a rough draft of the new nuisance ordinance. Council
members were asked to forward their comments to the
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