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Mysterious trailer to be flamed

Staff writer

Hillsboro council members resolved what to do with a trailer abandoned on hospital property by voting Tuesday to donate it to the fire department.

When the trailer appeared during Hillsboro Community Hospital construction, city officials assumed it belonged to someone on the construction crew.

When workers left town, the trailer remained. Authorities called the construction company, but its employees knew nothing about the trailer and said it did not belong to them.

A check of the vehicle identification number showed the trailer was last registered to someone now long dead. When family members were contacted, they said the trailer had been sold years ago, and after all this time they no longer had a bill of sale, city administrator Larry Paine told the council.

To abate the nuisance of the trailer on hospital property, the council voted to donate it for use in fire training.

Council members also voted for Paine to obtain bonds for street work, though the actual amount of money needed is to be decided.

The streets to be worked on include:

  • 1st St. from Adams St. to Wilson St.
  • Wilson St. from 1st St. to C St.
  • Grand St. from Washington St. to Adams St.
  • Grand St. from Jefferson St. to east of Madison St.
  • Grand St. from Ash St. to Hickory St.
  • B St. from Lincoln St. to Adams St.

Grand St. from Washington St. to Adams St. is brick.

“My general opinion is, I’d like to put brick back in so it has that historical look,” Paine said.

That option, though, would cost $187,850 more than using concrete.

Council members decided to consider both options, with engineering and bids for both brick and concrete.

The city also got a $15,000 rebate check from EMC Insurance.

Last modified June 8, 2017