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New Hillsboro Council Sworn Into Office

Wed, 25 May 2011 08:25:23 CDT
(Hillsboro)--During the Hillsboro City Council meeting Tuesday night, retiring Commissioner Connie Hill reported that the Hillsboro Police Department received a thank you from the Gillespie Police Department for their help in the recent shooting in Gillespie.

City Pool
Commissioner Chris Sherer reported that a group effort is taking place to get the city pool open. According to Sherer, the target date for the pool is Memorial Day.

The Hillsboro City Council accepted the resignation of Terry Baker from the Library Board, and Damon Leisure from the Fire Pension Board.

Retiring Mayor Bill Baran thanked everyone who has worked with him since 1979. Baran said people have been very good to him, because they put him in office. Retiring Commissioners Connie Hill, Geoff Trost, and Dennis McCammack also expressed thanks to the citizens and employees of the city.

State Representative Wayne Rosenthal, and State Senator Sam McCann gave retiring Mayor Bill Baran, and Commissioners Connie Hill, Geoff Trost, and Dennis McCammack a certificate of appreciation for their work on the city council.

New Council Seated
The Honorable Jim Roberts then gave the oath of office to new Mayor John Downs, and Commissioners Bruce Holcomb, Paul Smith, Chris Sherer, and Richard Small.

Commissioners Duties
Mayor Downs then assigned Commissioners duties: Commissioner Richard Small will be over finances; Commissioner Paul Smith will be over Public Properties; Commissioner Chris Sherer will be over Public Safety; and Commissioner Bruce Holcomb will be over Water and Streets.

Downs did state that appointments of department heads will be announced during the May 24th city council meeting.


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