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Hebron Estates takes time to remember commissioner

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By Stephen Thomas

 HEBRON ESTATES - The Hebron Estates City Commission began business as usual in February this year.

January’s regularly-scheduled meeting was postponed because it fell on Jan. 1.

Mayor Jerry Clark officially welcomed new commissioner Robert Denner to the board. Denner joined returning commissioners Russell Forshee, Kathy Merrifield and James Tucker.

The meeting began with a prayer offered by Tucker in honor of former commissioner Dave Allen, who passed away two days prior to the meeting.

Allen served four years on the commission, ending his tenure Dec. 31. He did not seek re-election.

In other business:

- The year’s first meeting dealt with signs, including the approval of two new ones located at Freedom Elementary School and Allstate Insurance. The council officially approved the signs based on city height requirements.

-The council approved ditchwork repair along E. Hebron Ln. at Ruby Way near Hebron Middle School at a cost of $4,134.80.

- Pioneer Village Police chief D.J. Reynolds addressed the commission in regards to recent soliciting issues.

Solicitors are required to receive a license from the city prior to visiting residences. No soliciting signs are places at city entrances.

Reynolds said anyone spotting a solicitor in the area should call 9-1-1 and request a Pioneer Village unit to the area.

-The next Hebron Estates City Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m., at the city’s community center. The public is invited to attend.