Natural Gas Coming to Hillsboro; Plus Commission News & Notes

By Mark Askelson markkrjb@loretel.net (2/25/20)

Hillsboro, ND -- Natural gas looks to be expanding to the Hillsboro area! Dakota Natural Gas has agreed to move forward with a more than $10 million investment to serve the Hillsboro and Mayville areas with a natural gas offering. Hillsboro Commission President Terry Sando says they’ve had verbal commitments from enough clients to make it work, so they now begin with the permitting process.

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Sando anticipates some public hearings in the future for Hillsboro community members looking to learn more about the natural gas offering.

Prior to last week’s Hillsboro Commission meeting, they held a public hearing in regards to the Riverwalk Addition annexation into the city. President Sando says they had a few comments and concerns, but the city commission plans to move forward with the annexation process.

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The City of Hillsboro had a request for a building permit and property tax exemption, but Sando says because the individual already started the construction, the commission denied the exemption.

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And at last week’s Hillsboro City Commission meeting, they approved paying for half of an energy rate study from Missouri River Energy Services.

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The Hillsboro City Commission meets next on Monday, March 2nd.