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Hillsboro mayor seeks volunteers to join playground committee

Members will help choose new equipment, raise funds

Staff writer

Hillsboro Mayor Delores Dalke is looking for volunteers to join a playground committee.

Committee members will help select equipment to replace pieces that were removed from the park because they were no longer fit for use, she said Tuesday during City Council meeting.

Additionally, members will be asked to help raise funds for the new equipment. Reduced city revenues leave the city without money to spare on new playground equipment, she said.

Six people have volunteered for the committee, but Dalke wants more.

Scout House will get emergency generator

The Scout House at Memorial Park will receive an emergency generator for severe weather incidents. City Council voted to purchase a generator for $8,900 from Electricraft, a reinforced enclosure for $3,095 from Canton Enterprises, and three propane tanks for $600 from The Lumberyard, Inc.

The generator will be able to provide 72 hours of electricity before depleting its fuel supply, City Administrator Larry Paine said.

In other business:

  • Cynthia Fleming and Alan Goldsby were appointed to the Hillsboro Community Planning and Development Board.
  • Tawnya Siebert was appointed to Marion County Economic Development Council.
  • City Clerk Jan Meisinger was recognized for completing education requirements to be designated a master municipal clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.
  • The city is awaiting USDA and Kansas Department of Health and Environment approval for bid specifications to purchase a backhoe for the sewer department using funds remaining from the wastewater treatment plant project.
  • The council will meet at 4 p.m. March 23 to discuss the safety of atrazine in city water supplies.

The next council meeting will be 4 p.m. March 16.

Last modified March 3, 2010

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