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Council authorizes sale of $3.125 million in bonds

Staff writer

With resurfacing of three streets completed, Hillsboro city council members took steps Tuesday to work on nine additional streets.

Council members approved an ordinance to designate as main trafficways Wilson St. from 1st to C Sts., 1st St. from Adams St. east to the city limits, Grand Ave., D St., Washington St. from 1st to 2nd St., Lincoln St. from 1st to 3rd Sts., Jefferson St. from 1st to 3rd Sts., Kennedy St. from A to C Sts., and C St. from Adams to Kennedy Sts. The designation will allow resurfacing work on the streets.

After council members approved the designation, they voted to authorize the sale of $3.125 million in municipal bonds to fund the street work.

Work on Main St., Ash St., and B St. from Lincoln to Adams St. is already done.

EBH engineer Darin Neufeld told council members that work already on Grand Ave. has reached the point at which bricks will soon be laid. An effort to gather volunteers for laying the bricks will soon take place.

Bricks will be placed along the north side of Hillsboro Middle and High School west to the alley of the 300 block of E. Grand Ave., passing in front of the Schaeffler House museum.

Council members also agreed to purchase property for $75,000 for use as a downtown plaza. The houses, located at 113 S. Washington St., 115 S. Washington St., and 114 E. A St., will be leased to current owners Christopher and Raine Parrish until Sept. 30 before the city demolishes them to build the plaza. The Parrishes will be allowed to remove a list of items from their property before vacating.

Last modified June 20, 2019