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Hillsboro City Council OKs hearing on Tinkers Bluff rezoning
Four lots may be rezoned from multi-family buildings to either single residences or duplexes
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After much discussion, the Hillsboro City Council unanimously approved a public hearing to discuss rezoning Tinker’s Bluff lots 45, 46, 47, and 48 from multi-family buildings to single residences or duplexes.

The area had originally been considered for large apartment style housing but there has been little interest in that plan.

There was plenty of discussion at the Council’s regular meeting Monday night, but not much action, other than the normal business affairs.

Fay Urban resigned her position as administrator of the City Development Block Grant program after 21 years of service.

“Fay did a great job and I hate to see her leave,” Mayor Greg Kubarski told the Council members. There will be an effort to fill the position with City Hall staff.

The Council also unanimously approved action on a zoning change application for the Hillsboro School District for some property that will be used as a small fruit tree orchard.

School Superintendent Curt Bisarek was at the meeting to explain use of the property. It will be for agriculture instruction, and will be a pretty simple plan, Bisarek said.

The Council also unanimously approved a street project bid from D.L. Gasser Construction for Hill Ave.

Raze costs for the former church at 118 Mechanic St. were authorized by a unanimous vote. There are plans for construction on the lot after the current building is razed.

A two-hour parking limit between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for three stalls on Prairie Ave. was unanimously approved.

After building inspectors reported that the residence at 830 Hillsborough Ave. is eligible to be razed following a recent fire, the Council unanimously approved that the work be done.

A new city tourism logo was unanimously approved.

A retail sidewalk use permit was also unanimously approved for The Good Samaritan thrift store on Mill St.