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Hillsboro council OKs financial agreement for streets

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil approved at its June 5 meeting a financial services agreement with Piper Jaffray as the city prepares to begin street projects this summer. One of the major project is to replace Wilson Street once the city replaces the old waterlines in that residential area. The city will be using the state’s revolving loan fund to cover […]

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Hillsboro council OKs new park equipment

The Hillsboro City Coun­cil agreed to purchase a sizeable piece of play equipment for Memorial Park during its Feb. 21 meeting. The Pegasus climbing net, valued at $17,428, will “challenge kids and provide an exciting piece of equipment for them to play on,” according to City Admini­strator Larry Paine. Paine said he and Doug Sisk, city recreation director, have been […]

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Hillsboro council expedites pipe order for Tabor building project

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil agreed at its Oct. 20 meeting to pre-purchase pipe that will be to relocate some waterline to accommodate the construction of a new indoor training facility for baseball at Tabor College. The estimated cost of the pipe is $31,000. Rerouting the waterline, which is connected to the city?s large water tower, is necessary because the location […]

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Mystery business’ dominated local conversation

Mystery business’ dominated local conversation

The unsolicited prospect of a Fortune 500 ?mystery business? coming to Hills?boro ignited not only months-long speculation about the identity by concern, but ignited debates once the identity became clear. In between, city leaders and organizations took on a variety of significant initiatives that were challenging, too, but with far fewer challenges from the public. January After four years without […]

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Hillsboro council rejects local offer for Heights lot

?Offer to buy asks too much of the city. The Hillsboro City Council made the unusual decision during a Dec. 23 special meeting to decline a sales option agreement regarding the purchase of a lot in the city-owned Hills?boro Heights addition. Craig Dodd, owner of Chisholm Trail Outfitters, had submitted the agreement through Clint Seibel, the city?s economic development director, […]

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Hillsboro council agrees to create utility reserves

?Decision is first step toward official plan Hillsboro City Council members took the first step toward developing a cash reserve policy for the city?s four utilities by agreeing unanimously at the Dec. 16 meeting that having such a policy is important. Hearing the council?s direction on that specific question was all City Admin?i???strator Larry Paine asked for when he reopened […]

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Hillsboro council addresses blighted properties

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil approved resolutions during its Nov. 4 meeting that call for a public hearing to receive input from citizens whether four private properties in town should be razed because of ?dangerous building conditions.? City Administrator Larry Paine said Ben Steketee, the city?s code enforcement officer and building inspector, and attorney, Josh Beahm, developed rationale and resolutions for […]

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Hillsboro council hears apology for presentation style

The Hillsboro City Council heard during its Oct. 21 meeting an apology from one of the two residents who took the council to task at its Oct. 7 meeting for the way the city handled the Wal-Mart land deal this summer. Jon Hefley, a co-owner of The Lumberyard in Hills?boro, said he was sorry for the way his co-presenter shared […]

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Two residents challenge Hillsboro council about Wal-Mart response

Two Hillsboro residents who have been active locally in resisting the arrival of a Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro, challenged city council members and city officials during the Oct. 7 meeting regarding their handling of the situation. Mark Pankratz, 218 N. Adams, had requested a spot on the agenda to make a presentation on the issue. Jon Hefley, a co-owner of […]

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