City receives FEMA funds for ice storms

Staff reporter

The City of Hillsboro will receive $65,127 from FEMA as part of the reimbursement for expenses related to the ice storms this past winter.

The announcement was made at the May 20 city council meeting.

The reimbursement is 85 percent of total costs spent by the city during the storms.

In other business:

— The council accepted the sale of a lot that was owned by the city at Willow Glen. Linda Brunner purchased a lot at 300 Arbor Court for $5,000.

An addendum will be added to the contact regarding special assessments, restrictive covenants, and the homeowners' association.

— An addendum was accepted by the buyer of Lots 4 and 5, Lot 1, Hillsboro Heights to Vada M. Reimer Trust. The city asked the buyer to approve the addendum that addressed drainage issues.

— A resolution was adopted by the council in support of the designation of Peabody as a daily stop on an expanded Amtrak service between Kansas City and Oklahoma City.

— A work session will be planned by the council to discuss the city's economic development policy. A time and date will be set.

— The new wastewater sewer lines are near completion with only about 600 feet remaining. The construction of berms by the lagoon are next on the contractor's list for the project.

— A grant application to replace the roof of the Schaeffler House museum was denied because it was considered to be a maintenance project.

— The city's recycling center will be locked when not manned because household hazardous waste cannot be stored there without supervision.

The hours the center will be open are 5-7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

— Beginning at the next council meeting, council members will review a budget calendar at each meeting.

— Kathy Decker was appointed to a two-year term on the Hillsboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.

— Following the adjournment of the council meeting, the council had a work session to review the city's comprehensive plan.

The next regular council meeting is at 4 p.m. June 3 at city hall.