Hillsboro City Council

Beavers acquire land for recreation

Staff writer

Hillsboro city council members chose Tuesday to help new residents establish an addition to their home, approving the sale of a lot of bare land at 206 Willow Glen Ln. to Gary and Connie Beavers, who recently moved to Hillsboro for retirement.

The Beavers already put $3,000 down on the property, located next to their home, but city administrator Larry Paine said he was not comfortable selling unless there was a commitment to building housing.

Gary Beaver emphasized he would rather use the land for recreation, beside the fact it would take a large amount of soil to make building a home possible.

“We’ve got grandkids, and we’d rather use the space to play volleyball or something,” Beavers said.

In other business:

  • Because of new ownership, council members passed a cereal malt beverage license for El Lorita, also known as La Cabana.
  • Presentation of the airport master plan and board appointments were delayed until the July 1 meeting.
  • Council members met in closed session for 30 minutes. No action was taken upon return to open session.
  • City administrator Larry Paine said the Hillsboro Youth Adventure would run today from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The 13 participants signed up doubles last year’s group and includes students from Durham and Lehigh.

Last modified June 18, 2014