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Dog days run out at council

Staff writer

Although Tuesday’s city council meeting did not set a record for brevity, council members made quick work of a brief agenda, wrapping up the meeting in just over 15 minutes.

A dog ordinance much discussed by Hillsboro city council members and city residents was given final approval Tuesday when council members unanimously voted to enact the revised ordinance.

The ordinance sets stricter requirements on owners of dogs deemed dangerous and increases fines for dogs allowed to run at large.

Mayor Lou Thurston thanked council members for their patience and for allowing the public to have their say on the matter.

“I encourage all citizens in Hillsboro to get their dog license and get their vaccinations and abide by the new ordinance,” Thurston said.

Council members also renewed employee health insurance with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Coinsurance will change from an 80/20 split to a 70/30 split, office visit copays will be reduced, and the out-of-pocket maximum level will remain the same.

Council members also voted to continue providing an employee cafeteria plan subsidy of $500.

Last modified May 17, 2018