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Tabor gets permit for taller fence

Hillsboro City Council gave Tabor College an exemption Monday to put a taller than usual fence around its maintenance building at Adams and D streets.

The fence will be 8 feet tall. Any fence taller than 6 feet requires permission from the city’s planning commission and city council. Planning commissioners approved the fence June 25, building inspector Ben Steketee said.

The fence will enclose an area in which the college stores motor equipment.

In other business Monday, the council reviewed issues highlighted by the city’s annual audit by Adams, Brown, Beran, and Ball accountants. Most were related to the small size of the city. For instance, the city’s work force isn’t large enough to fully separate duties of approving a purchase, paying for the purchase, and receiving purchased goods.

The council did approve a resolution recommended by the auditors, defining an appropriate process to sell city property.

Last modified July 4, 2013