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City touts street improvements

Staff writer

With so much street work accomplished to date, Hillsboro mayor Lou Thurston is looking forward to this year’s arts and crafts fair so visitors can see the progress the city has made improving and rejuvenating streets.

“People are going to see our improved Hillsboro when they’re here,” Thurston said at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

Still to be scheduled is bricklaying in the 300 block of E. Grand Ave., in front of the Schaeffler House museum.

City administrator Larry Paine told council members he thinks the work can be done in two nights.

Council members approved a resolution to refinance $5.25 million United States Department of Agriculture bonds, used for water line improvements and sewer work. The refinance, planned to take advantage of anticipated lower interest rates, is projected to save the city $627,000.

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