College responsible for relocation of water line

Hillsboro City Council made it perfectly clear Tuesday night that it does not want the city to be financially responsible to relocate 600 to 1,000 feet of a 12-inch water line near the Tabor College football field.

A recent land transaction where the city sold property to the college for the future development of a stadium between the college and USD 410 raised concerns by the college regarding the water line that runs south from the city's water tower, wraps around the existing football field, and feeds the southeast part of the city.

As part of the land transaction, the city maintained utility easements through the property.

The council was agreeable in the moving or relocating of the water line but not in absorbing the expense.

With that, the council approved the easements and when the water line has to be relocated, the college will pay the expenses for an engineer and construction.

Also in the motion was the requirement that the college follows city engineer specifications.

A complete report of Tuesday's city council meeting will be in next week's newspaper.