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Hines council discusses marijuana tax, crime, and water rate study

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald On Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 p.m., the Hines Common Council held their regularly scheduled meeting at Hines City Hall. The council collectively voiced their disappointment over City Administrator Judy Erwin’s report of the state’s decision to disperse tax money collected from marijuana sales to every city, not just the…

Mims appointed to fill Hines council seat

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m., for a special meeting, after their regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 12 was canceled due to lack of quorum. The council heard a letter of resignation from Rod Bennett, who resigned from the council due to an ongoing…

Hines Common Council discusses eclipse preparations

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m. The council approved the business license applications for six new businesses: JHR Construction, ASG Land Development/Snow Plowing and Debris Removal, Sage Hens Janitorial, Sage Supply, May Flowers Nursery, and Elkhorn Painting and General…

Grigg appointed to Hines Council

The Hines Common Council met for a special meeting on June 27. During the meeting, the council heard interviews from council candidates Ashley Tiller and Dan Grigg. After hearing remarks, the council voted 3-1 to appoint Grigg to the empty council seat. ••• Mary Lou Wilhelm attended the meeting to discuss the Hines Planning Commission’s…

Hines council considers security cameras

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. The council discussed implementing security cameras in Hines Park to deter vandalism to the bathrooms. They also further discussed citizens residing within commercially-zoned buildings. ••• City Administrator Judy Erwin reported on  a meeting…

Hines council discusses Police Reserve program and appoints president, budget officer

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Hines Common Council on Tuesday, Feb. 14, the council discussed the Police Reserve Program and appointed a council president and budget officer. ••• Councilor Diane Rapaport was elected as the council president. She was nominated by Rod Bennett and elected unanimously. City Administrator…

Hines council approves marijuana grow license

At their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 14, the Hines Common Council approved a business license for High Desert Transformations LLC, owned by Christopher Boyce and David Lee. Boyce said the LLC is a house renovation business in Terrebonne, but he is also a medical marijuana grower. Boyce said his wife has breast cancer…

Hines Council considers marijuana odor

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald On Nov. 8, at 6:30 p.m., the Hines Common Council held their regularly scheduled meeting. The court returned to an issue that Police Chief Ryan DeLange had brought to the court’s attention in the previous meeting, concerning complaints about the odor of private outdoor medical marijuana grows. City Administrator Judy…

Resident raises concern about marijuana

Noise ordinance discussed During its regular meeting on June 28, the Hines Common Council discussed the possibility of imposing a tax on marijuana sales, with revenues going to the city. City Administrator Judy Erwin provided the council with an example ordinance for review. Councilor Rod Bennett inquired about the kinds of marijuana businesses that can…

Hines selects Erwin as city administrator

Concerns raised regarding marijuana business license At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 14, the Hines City Council voted to rescind the offer of the city administrator position made to John Leuthauser on May 24, and then voted to offer the position to Judy Erwin. Thirteen candidates were originally interviewed for the city administrator position…

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