The Hillsboro City Council learned at its meeting on Feb. 5 that recycling operations are anticipated to begin sometime in mid-March.
Dale Dalke, street supervisor, who is overseeing the recycling project, said the new sanitation truck, which will accommodate both trash and recyclables, is nearly completed for March.
Mike Younger with EBH Engineering, provided an update on the water project.
“Component-wise on the east end of town, Wilson, Kennedy and First streets are in place with all connections and service,” he said, “except for restoration on the surface.”
In addition, Younger said work along Ash Street by the Hillsboro museum is also in place, again except for restoration on the surface. And, Grand, Floral and Hickory streets are 99 percent done with the pipework.
“Grand Street is tied in on both ends and is the main line in that area, but they have some side streets to make connections on,” he said. “The rest of the project is being redirected with service work which is what attaches water main to the houses.”
Police chief Dan Kinning received approval to go with a 2019 Ford Explorer at a cost of $30,700.
Mayor Lou Thurston said he enjoyed the second-grade students from Hillsboro Elementary School who toured city hall recently.
“They asked such great questions,” he said. One of the questions Thurston said that a student asked was: “Who provides water?”
The city went into two executive sessions to discuss attorney-client privilege. The two sessions totaled 50 minutes. After returning to open session, no action was taken.