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Royell to Provide Internet, Phone for Hillsboro Parks Dept.

During their meeting on Tuesday, Apr. 23, the Hillsboro City Council approved an internet and phone service provider for the parks and street departments.

The council voted to approve Royell Communications as the service provider for both departments. According to Public Properties Commissioner Daniel Robbins, the company would provide access to WIFI at the fireman's clubhouse. The total cost of going with Royell is $4,150. Robbins said that includes the tower and all the equipment, but does not include the monthly fee. The motion passed, 4-0.

While giving his department report, Public Safety Commissioner Michael Murphy announced the retirement of one of Hillsboro's police officers.

Murphy read a letter of intent to retire from officer Frank Kenny, who will be retiring on May 1. In the letter, Kenny said the changes he has seen in Hillsboro over his 20 years of service have been outstanding. He also said the community has a police department that serves the needs of Hillsboro.

After reading the letter, Murphy thanked Kenny, saying he appreciated his many years of service. Council member Don Downs also called him a 'class act.'

The next Hillsboro City Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m.