Hillsboro leaders are concerned about financial impact of COVID19

The Hillsboro City Council met via Zoom on Tuesday, April 21.

City Administrator Larry Paine shared that he has been doing some research to look at what the impact of COVID-19 pandemic is doing particularly on our budget.

“The big picture is like everywhere else in the United States. There will be some significant financial impacts on our budget, and I think that we are going to have to figure out a way to address that. There are some ideas on how to address that and they’re not things that I want to deal particularly with. But I want to advise you that I will be sending that soon,” said Paine.

Mayor Lou Thurston and Paine shared that there has been a lot of helpful information from calls with Governor Kelley and her executive team on Friday afternoons and twice-weekly YouTube sessions with the League of Kansas Municipalities. Paine emphasized the importance of speaking with legislatures regarding the loss of revenue for towns and cities.

In other business, the board members,

n approved Shawna Shewey to the Hillsboro Public Library board

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