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Hanke rejoins Hillsboro City Council
Mayor appoints former alderman as Clarks replacement
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The Hillsboro City Council members welcomed a new alderman at its regular monthly meeting Monday night.

Rick Hanke, a former alderman and the owner of Friends Restaurant who has always had an interest in local politics, was appointed by Mayor Greg Kubarski and confirmed with a 5-2 vote of the full Council.

He will replace Mike Clark, who had to resign his Second Ward aldermanic position after moving out of the ward.

Hanke moved into the Council position immediately after the vote and took part in the remainder of the meeting.

After approving the secretarial minutes from the January meeting and the monthly financial report, the Council proceeded to once again unanimously deny the need for anti-terrorism insurance for Joshua Sanford Field. This motion comes up on a yearly basis and, for legal reasons, must be voted on by any municipality with an airport.

The Council then unanimously passed a new ordinance pertaining to permits for the use of city parks for special occasions.

You will need a permit for 50 people. A group of 100 will require a special park use permit. If you’re planning a large party in the park, check with City Hall first.

The Council also unanimously approved a Combination Class A Liquor License for Kwik Trip at 229 Mill St. This will allow the consumer sales of wine and liquor in addition to beer.

The Council meeting was held at the Hillsboro Public Library due to preparations in the City Hall meeting room for Tuesday’s election.