City cuts funding to county economic development group
After watching first Marion, then Peabody, withdraw financial support from a countywide economic development corporation, Hillsboro council members did likewise at Tuesday’s meeting.
City administrator Larry Paine recommended that the city withdraw its financial support as of July, saying that Marion withdrew financial support several weeks ago and Peabody did so last week.
Hillsboro previously voted to support the development group through 2018, and has paid through the month of June.
“I feel like we have done as much as we can to support this group,” mayor Lou Thurston said. “I am proud of the fact that we stepped up to the plate to support this group.”
Thurston said the city would continue to promote county economic development in other ways, and thanked Clint Seibel and Jared Jost for the work they have done for the group.
In other business, council members approved purchase of an automated-pickup trash truck, approved purchase of a digger truck for the electric department, and approved standard traffic ordinance and uniform public offense codes.