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Hillsboro Council approves snow hauling contract, accepts surplus equipment bids
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After a representative from Mid-States Associates brought the Hillsboro City Council up to date on the current well construction, Monday night’s meeting moved into some “cut-and-dried” business.

The Council unanimously approved a new snow hauling contract and also unanimously approved a renewal contract for the Assessment Services that includes a $50 per year increase.

City Clerk Sheila Schraufnagel strongly suggested that the agreement be renewed after reporting that our assessor does a good job and, if needed, a reevaluation situation “would go smoother because of familiarity with the property.”

The Council, after a lengthy discussion, also reviewed and accepted recent bids for surplus equipment, including a used Police Patrol car that went to D.E.C.K. M’ Automotive.

The Council also unanimously approved the Summary Budget Publication in the Hillsboro Sentry-Enterprise newspaper.
A Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fair Housing  Resolution, forbidding any age discrimination by landlords, was unanimously approved by the Council.

After action was taken on an Operators License, the Clerk reviewed the current situation on the identification of voters in the city.

Since the United States Supreme Court blocked the state law for a photo ID card, none will be necessary for voters during the Nov. 4 election. Local election judges will attend training this Thursday.

Absentee ballots can be obtained at City Hall or be mailed to voters who need one. Ballots can be filled in and brought or mailed to City Hall.

Before adjournment, the Council approved official Halloween trick-or-treat hours on Oct. 31 as 4-7 p.m.