Hillsboro water distribution point now open

Hillsboro, WV – In mid-May, members of the Hillsboro town council met at the town office building, located beside the Volunteer Fire Department in Hillsboro, West Virginia, to discuss a long list of issues facing the community.

Three ordinances were brought before and governed by the council, including refund and collection minimums and maximums for water and sewer; concrete guidelines for town credit card limits; and individuals authorized for purchases – and routine maintenance items for the town’s water and sewer.

Speed limit zones were also on the agenda for May. Town mayor Anne Walker explains.

“We had a concerned citizen come in and request that the north speed limit sign be moved since the town boundaries issue has been settled,” she said. “These people are coming across the Little Levels there at high rates of speed. For the safety of the town, she requested that that be moved to above where Pearl Buck’s is right now.”

Walker pointed out that, although the speed limit zone was discussed, a decision has not yet been made.

A representative involved with the national monument proposal for the Cranberry Wilderness area also gave a presentation to council members.

“We heard an additional follow-up information from Mike Costello on the national monument,” Walker said. “He gave council a resolution to review and that will be on next month’s agenda.”

In a previous town council interview, Walker spoke about the proposed installation of a water vending machine. The town is happy to announce that the water distribution site is now open to the public. It is located on the rear right corner of the Hillsboro town office and operates much like any other vending machine, with a coin and bill slot. At one dollar per 100 gallons, council members hope this will aid residents during dry spells in the future.

For interested citizens, the next council meeting will be on Tuesday, June 12.

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