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Owners of dilapidated house given eight weeks

Staff writer

Hillsboro city council members passed a resolution Tuesday declaring a dilapidated house at 312 W. Grand St. to be a dangerous structure.

The property has been a point of contention since October when neighbors came to a meeting to complain about the property.

The owners, Dick and Carla Hein, were given eight weeks to make significant progress rehabilitating the property or the city would decide how to remedy the situation.

Council members also approved for the street director to seek official bids for polycarts and dumpsters that will work with a new side-load trash truck with a mechanical arm. The arm drops from the top right, grabs the receptacle, lifts it to the top-load bin, dumps it, and sets it back on the ground.

Council members also approved sending a resolution for a lot split of the building that houses Salem Home to the planning and zoning commission.

Salem Home occupies the west portion of the building. City administrator Larry Paine said the city will later decide on a plan for the portion of the building to be retained by the city.

“We don’t have a plan at this time for what to do with the east half,” mayor Lou Thurston said.

Last modified Dec. 21, 2018