Hillsboro City Commission News & Notes from May 3rd Meeting
Hillsboro, ND — The city of Hillsboro held their regularly scheduled first monthly meeting Monday night at the Main Street Community Center. At the meeting, the city approved two façade grants for updating the exteriors of two downtown businesses. The commission approved spending $5,000 to assist The Idea Shop to improve the brick exterior around the building and over $4300 to the Sundae Brew ice cream shop to put a new front on the existing building at 7 N Main St. During the meeting Sundae Brew owner Nicole Evans presented her business plan and the city approved a building permit to remodel the building and reapproved a 10-year loan for the business. Mayor Terry Sando says it will be nice to be able to improve the look of downtown.
Also during the meeting, the commission discussed a way to clarify and simplify the process for citizens to submit building permits to the city and what needs to be inspected in the future. Sando warned that those that ignore getting the proper permits will risk fines and other penalties in the future.
During the meeting commissioner Dave Sather said that the oven in the community center, which is owned by the city fire department, will be taken out and moved to the fire hall as their current one broke down. The commission approved purchasing an oven for the community center and also will look to also purchase a deepfreeze for the building. Sando says he hopes that the community center can be a place to host future fundraisers and other charity events.
The commission also approved spending $465 for the instillation of carpet in the Armory entry ways that were donated to the facility and approved the signing of a new 30-year reserve capacity contract with Missouri River Energy Services to take begin in 2022. The next city commission meeting is scheduled for May 17th.