During council’s June 8th meeting, members approved an ordinance for the issuance of bonds for the purpose of park improvements. The money is intended for the completion of a pedestrian bridge that will connect Schaffer and Liberty Parks. Council also approved the purchase of three new tornado sirens for the city during the June 8th session, with two of those sirens paid for by the county, and the third paid for by the city. These new sirens will be louder as the current sirens have been reported as hard to hear in some portions of the city.
Hillsboro City Council convenes for its next meeting this Monday, July 13th with members set hold a review of the wage & pay scale for city employees. Charging stations for electric vehicles within the city are also up for discussion. Council will also continue a review the city ordinance on food trucks and other mobile vendors within the city. This follows a well-attended street and safety committee held on June 26th where attendees requested clarification on the city rules for these vendors. Monday’s meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the East Street Paint Creek Firehouse, and will be preceded by a public hearing on the Hillsboro 2021 operating budget at 6:45 p.m.