Hillsboro City Commission

Hillsboro city commissioners took a pause Monday night to take a closer look at bills for the Riverwalk development popping up west of Interstate 29. 

Commissioner Levi Reese pushed for the delay when city leaders reviewed routine bills at their regular meeting this week. 

He pointed to a $27,923 bill from Lowry Engineering, which listed costs for engineering, surveying, technical work, platting, design, legal and advertisements dating back to February 2019.  

Commissioners decided to have City Auditor Ashley Frederick provide a reconciliation of costs and payments before the bill is approved for payment. 

Deputy Auditor Julie Bjorklund, who was filling in for Frederick at Monday’s meeting, noted that the office has been tracking bills and payments for the $2.5 million infrastructure project. Costs for the project were to be covered through a bond sale conducted last month. 

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