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Groups give $20K for park

Staff writer

The evening Lions Club and Kiwanis Club of Hillsboro each donated $10,000 to Hillsboro Playground Committee during Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday.

The donations put the committee about halfway to its fundraising goal for a three-level playground structure to go in Memorial Park, committee member Shelly Padgett said.

The committee also plans to fill smaller gaps at the park and create a repair and maintenance budget.

For more information call the city office at (620) 947-3162 or mail donations to Hillsboro Playground Committee, PO Box 125, Hillsboro KS 67063.

Council meets with attorneys in closed session

Council members met with bond counsel J.T. Klaus and Andrew Kovar of Triplett, Woolf & Garretson LLC of Wichita, City Attorney Dan Baldwin, and City Administrator Larry Paine in closed session for 10 minutes to discuss matters protected by attorney-client privilege.

Klaus, Kovar, Paine, and Mayor Delores Dalke met with Marion County Commission earlier in the day to discuss Hillsboro’s tax increment financing district. Hillsboro Business Park was inadvertently left out of the legal description of the district, and bond counsel sought commissioners’ input on how to remedy the situation.

The county commission took no action at that meeting.

In other business:

  • Hillsboro Development Corp. and Hillsboro Ventures Inc. Executive Director Clint Seibel updated the council on economic development efforts. Among other efforts, $96,540 in loans for business start-ups and expansions was approved through a revolving loan fund for entrepreneurship.
  • Payment of $32,085 to Frederick Waterproofing & Roofing of Wichita for work on the Schaeffler House was approved.
  • Payment of $922 to Burbach Aquatics for work on Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center was approved.
  • With council approval, Dalke appointed Edith Darting to Hillsboro Airport Board; June Glasgow, Peggy Goertzen, and Kaye Klassen to Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau; Frank Johnson and Gary Tibbetts to Hillsboro Community Planning and Development Commission; and Alvin Hett and Cheryl Bartel to Hillsboro Tree Board.

The next regularly scheduled council meeting is 4 p.m. Feb. 1.

Last modified Jan. 19, 2011

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