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Hillsboro Council Hears Dog Park Proposal

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:17:09 CST


The Hillsboro City Council listened to a suggestion from a local resident Tuesday evening about building a dog park along School Street.

Nancy Slepicka spoke to the council on behalf of Imagine Hillsboro's Parks and Recreation Committee. She proposed building a park in the vacant bottom area between the Challacombe House and the Family Eye Care building. She said the park would cover a large piece of land, requiring a minimum of 140 feet in length and 75 feet in width.

Slepicka told the council that Imagine Hillsboro was not requesting money from the city for the project. She said the organization would pay for the cost, even if that meant reimbursing the city if they had to budget the project.

All of the council members and Mayor Brian Sullivan agreed that the idea would be beneficial to the city. The mayor said he had previously heard suggestions from other Hillsboro residents about creating a dog park. Slepicka said it would not only be a place for dogs to visit, but would be a community gathering spot for dog owners as well. No action was taken on the matter.

The next Hillsboro City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, November 27, at 7 p.m.


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