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Community Complaints Take Center Stage At Tuesday Night Meeting

With all members present except for Councilperson Emily Stack-Davis (who was excused), Tuesday night's regular meeting of the Hillsdale City Council -- a day later than the norm due to Labor Day -- was punctuated by voices from the community on several issues, both pertaining to and separate from the items that were on the agenda.

City Chooses New Law Firm

With the retirement of Lew Loren effective on August 15th, the City of Hillsdale sent out a request for qualifications and bids from law firms to replace the former City Attorney, and at Monday night's regular City Council meeting, a new firm was selected.

Council to Administration: You Work For Us

Presented here for archival purposes, this is the city council meeting at which both then-interim city manager Doug Terry and then-city attorney Lew Loren were berated by the City Council for blatantly defying Council's directives.

It was, throughout, a contentious dialog at the Hillsdale City Council's regular meeting Monday night, and it resulted in several pointed ultimatums from the governing body to the executive employees who work for it.

FRACTIONAL VOTE MAKES CITY CLERK, TREASURER POSITIONS APPOINTED

Only 288 voters in the City of Hillsdale -- a city in which there are over 8,000 residents -- turned out Tuesday to voice their decision on two amendments to the city charter, both of which passed by a very slim margin, 52% to 48%.

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