Plans nixed for orchard in Riverbend - Hillsboro Banner: News

Plans nixed for orchard in Riverbend

By MICHELLE MCLEAN | Posted: Friday, July 19, 2019 6:24 am

Neighbors in the Riverbend Addition made their opposition known loud and clear Monday, telling Hillsboro city commissioners that a community orchard was not welcome in their backyard.

Commissioners planned to find an optional site on other city-owned land.

Proposed by commissioner Levi Reese last December, the 150-by-80-foot orchard is designed as a project to be maintained by Hillsboro High School  vo-ag and science students.

Reese, the school’s vo-ag teacher, secured a $7,500 grant to get the idea transferred from paper to dirt – money that has to be spent by May 31, 2020.

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