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Council holds special meeting

Staff writer

Hillsboro City Council had a special meeting Feb. 5 to complete a prior meeting scheduled for Feb. 4.

Council members approved an ordinance to vacate a drainage easement in the industrial park so Barkman Honey could expand its plant.

Barkman owner Brent Barkman spoke at the council’s public hearing Feb. 4.

In other news:

  • At council member Shelby Dirks’ request, members postponed a decision to this week on an audit contract extension with accounting firm Adams, Brown, Beran, and Ball. Dirks was in South Dakota on a business trip.
  • Members reappointed Sue Wadkins and appointed June Glasgow, Sam Hall, and Rod Hamm to the Convention and Visitors Bureau.
  • Sales tax revenue totaled $675,187 in 2013, compared to $657,447 in 2012 and $610,238 in 2011. “Anybody that says Hillsboro is not doing well needs to look at this,” Mayor Delores Dalke said.
  • Members approved a $4,563 lease with White Star Equipment and Bobcat for a new skid loader. The lease lasts for one year, then White Star and First Bank in Sterling will put the skid loader back on the market for sale.

Last modified Feb. 13, 2014