The Hillsboro City Council approved the sale of a lot in Hillsboro Heights at its Dec. 15 meeting to Scully Partners, L.P.
The sale paves the way for Doug Sharp to move his business, Midlands Farm Services Inc., which manages Scully leases in Marion County, from Marion to Hillsboro.
The Hillsboro Heights location?Lot 7, Block 4?is right on the curve along Orchard Drive as it turns north as Elm Street. The selling price was $7,000.
?Mr. Sharp has been working with both representatives from Marion and Hillsboro in the selection of a site for his new building,? City Administrator Larry Paine said in his introduction to the recommendation.
?The selection of Hillsboro is also advantageous to Scully since a significant number of their properties lie in the USD 410 school district compared to the Marion school district.?
The business of managing Scully leases has been located in Marion for some 130 years.
Paine called the relocation ?a good addition to Hillsboro Heights.? He noted that the office attracts a lot of ?farmer traffic? that could increase patronage of surrounding businesses when they visit the office.