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Council considers zoning for marijuana grow

by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald The Hines Common Council met for the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. To begin the meeting, Daniel Grigg was sworn in to his position on the council. ••• The council was addressed by Chris Boyce of High Desert Transformations. Boyce detailed the issues that his…

Snow creates challenges for city of Hines

Mayor, councilors take oath of office To no one’s surprise, the amount of snow Harney County has received this winter was the topic of several conversations at the Hines Common Council meeting held Wednesday, Jan. 18. Hines Fire Chief Bob Spence reported he had been busy digging out fire hydrants and has about 60 percent…

License approved for marijuana dispensary

The Hines Common Council approved two new business licenses at their regular meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 23. The first license approved was for Hot Shot Pressure Washing Services, owned by Steven Murdock. Murdock told the council his business is a mobile service, offering pressure washing for both commercial and residential customers. The second license approved…

Hines continues marijuana discussion

Task force considered by Lindy Williams Burns Times-Herald In its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12, the Hines Common Council discussed the possibility of implementing a task force for researching various marijuana ordinances and regulations. The task force would include citizens of Hines and would make recommendations to the council. This task force would contemplate zoning…

Hines selects city administrator

Business license for marijuana grow approved Thirteen candidates were interviewed for the city administrator position during a special meeting of the Hines Common Council Friday, May 20, and it was the consensus of the interview panel to select John Leuthauser, Judy Erwin, Shawn Phillips and Rachael Robinson for second-round interviews before the full council. During…

Hines council opts not to opt out of marijuana businesses

During its meeting on Dec. 15, the Hines Common Council resumed its discussion concerning adopting an ordinance that would allow the city to opt out of any one (or more) of the state-licensed or registered marijuana businesses. Both Harney County and the city of Burns have passed ordinances prohibiting all six categories of marijuana businesses…

Hines council addresses issue with EOA youth

Number of police calls prompt discussion by Randy Parks Burns Times-Herald At their regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Hines Common Council addressed the number of calls the police have been receiving involving youth from Eastern Oregon Academy (EOA), and the options available to the council to try and alleviate the problem. Councilor Dick Baird…

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