Category: City Watch

Community Plaza project makes a splash

The Hillsboro Community Plaza made a “big splash” and took a large step forward last week with the receipt of a check for $100,000 from the Herington Hospital, Hillsboro Health Care Clinic. Bryan Coffey, CFO presented the check to Staci Silhan, Chair of the Hillsboro Community Plaza Committee and Matt Stiles, City Administrator last Tuesday morning. This is a large […]

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Updates from the Mayor of Hillsboro

Community Plaza Makes A Splash! The Hillsboro Community Plaza made a “big splash” and took a large step forward last week with the receipt of a check for $100,000 from the Herington Hospital, Hillsboro Health Care Clinic. Bryan Coffey, CFO presented the check to Staci Silhan, Chair of the Hillsboro Community Plaza Committee and Matt Stiles, City Administrator last Tuesday […]

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Hillsboro is going GIG

Hillsboro is going GIG! With the tag line; “Go Big & Go GIG” TC Wireless is partnering with The City of Hillsboro to make Hillsboro a “Gig-Community”. Construction will begin soon to install fiber to the home (FTTH) service to all Hillsboro businesses, schools, churches and residences. This is a BIG DEAL for the city of Hillsboro. Economic development is […]

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Let’s stand strong together during this time

United We Stand The main question of the day seems to be; will I wear a mask or will I not wear a mask? And the second one is like the first; do I want government (State, County or City) to mandate the wearing of a mask or do I want it to be left to “personal responsibility”? I have […]

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Mayor discusses event, budget and new city leadership

Independence Day With our nation’s birthday celebration fast approaching I wanted to share some thoughts about our country. This country was founded by flawed people (just like us), people that didn’t always “walk the talk”. That said, the words and the principles that this nation was founded on are not flawed; We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all […]

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A look at servant leadership

A look at servant leadership “I guess this is my Jesuit upbringing. It comes from the bible where there are many parts, but one body, where when one suffers, we all suffer. I mean it’s a fundamental, a very human value.” – Governor Gavin Newson In the April 16, 2020 online edition of the Forbes publication, contributor, William F. Meehan […]

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Mayor addresses public in anticipation of restrictions lifting

My schedule these days seems to consist of Zoom Meetings, Go-To-Meetings, Microsoft Team Meetings, YouTube meetings and conference calls, so many that I start to lose track… but as you can imagine, the majority of them are related to the COVID-19 situation. The news coming from these meetings is beginning to take a different track from those at the beginning […]

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Hillsboro Mayor gives COVID-19 updates

COVID-19 As many of you have seen from recent posts on the City’s Facebook page, the current health crisis has been priority one for the City of Hillsboro. We have had to take some unprecedented measures to insure the health and safety of our citizens:  We have closed city hall (including the public library) and have limited city staff working […]

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Recycling is a hot topic now

Recycling Unfortunately this topic has become a “hot button” issue of late. I want to state unequivocally that the City of Hillsboro is committed to our curbside recycling program and we will do whatever it takes to ensure that the recyclables collected by our city crews will be delivered to a bonafide recycling center to be “recycled” and not put […]

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Mayor goes over what is new in 2020

New for 2020 Well, we’re almost a month into the new decade and boy is there a lot going on. As I have informed you in the last two columns we have been working on a Special Purpose Vehicle ordinance, gathering public input as well as input from our Public Safety officials and we passed the ordinance last Tuesday evening. […]

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