Hillsboro reviews economic development, ordinances

The Hillsboro City Council met on Tuesday, Dec 3 where they heard from Economic Development Director Anthony Roy and City Attorney Josh Boehm. They explained that they went over Ordinance No. 1304 which is the license for cereal malt beverage.

The two were reviewing it due to the changes in state law that occurred in April. They found that the ordinance referenced a City Health Officer which Hillsboro does not have.

“We simply removed any reference to City Health Officer and put that these inspections will be done by the City Fire Chief,” said Boehm.

The council approved the change.

The council members also heard about and approved Ordinance 1305-2019 Standard Traffic Ordinance which informs police officers of all of the rules and regulations for traffic. The council reviews it every year.

The council members also heard and approved Ordinance 1306-2019 Uniform Public Offense Code which is for the purpose of regulating public offenses within the city of Hillsboro.

In other business, the council:

  •  authorized payment to Hett Construction for work on Washington Street between First and Second Street for $143,839.69.
  • authorized payment of $871.04 to Vogts Construction for work on C Street.
  • authorized the purchase of a 2020 Ford Explorer police package from Hillsboro Ford for $29,925.00.
  • set Dec 17 to amend the 2019 annual budget.
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