Council mulls lot prices
A developer is interested in building duplexes in Hillsboro, Mayor Delores Dalke told the City Council Tuesday. But there are few viable locations because of deed restrictions and covenants.
The city owns six lots on North Lincoln Street that it acquired to demolish derelict buildings on the lots. But the council has never set an asking price for those lots. Any new construction on those lots would help the neighborhood, Dalke said.
The lots are about 50 feet wide and 150 feet deep, City Administrator Larry Paine said. The council instructed him to determine an asking price proportional to the asking price for lots in Willow Glen Subdivision, where the city has lots for $5,000.
In other business:
- Dalke appointed Lola Unruh to Marion County Economic Development Council.
- Matt Esau will design a new layout for the city’s Web site for $510.
- APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Division, of Hutchinson, won a bid to grade and resurface part of Ash Street for $302,264. The project will be paid with federal grant money.
- The council voted to purchase a 14-foot utility trailer from Circle D for $2,275. Council member Shelby Dirks abstained from the vote because of his involvement in Circle D. The trailer will replace a trailer that is too small to haul a lawnmower.
- Paine met with council members in closed session for 15 minutes to discuss personnel issues. No action was taken on return to open session.
The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Feb. 2.