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Open house at Hubbard senior center set for Dec. 13

HUBBARD — Mayor Ben Kyle announced at Monday’s council meeting that the SCOPE Senior Center open house will be 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 at the Hubbard Senior Center.

Kyle, who will be attending the open house, said its purpose is to bring seniors and members of the community into the senior center for a meet and greet with SCOPE. Coffee and doughnuts will be served.

He also said SCOPE is in the process of hiring a site manager and other employees already have been hired.

“Hopefully, we’ll have some fliers or newsletters and they’ll (the seniors and residents) be able to talk to the people from SCOPE and maybe learn more about it,” he said.

Council President Bill Williams thanked Kyle for his efforts on the senior center.

“I’d just like to compliment you, mayor, on the hard work completed to get the SCOPE center in here,” Williams said. “I think it’s going to be great for our city and it’s great to be able to see that area getting back to use.”

Kyle said plans are to open the center in January.

In other business, council members:

• Discussed completion of the sidewalk repairs to East Liberty, West Liberty and Mackey streets last week.

• Discussed their search for a new service director. They are talking with their second candidate. Kyle has served as the interim service director since the death of Dan Livingston, who served in the position until 2021.

• Discussed the updated Handyman building.

• Approved a motion for the law director to draw up legislation for an ordinance authorizing the board of control to enter a contract with Quasar Energy Group for sludge hauling and disposal at the Hubbard City wastewater treatment facility at $112 per ton.

• Approved second reading for adopting necessary appropriations that needed changed at the end of 2023.

• Approved second reading for adopting and operating the budget for the city of Hubbard.

• Approved first reading for authorizing the execution of the 2023 Northern Power Pool participant schedule with American Municipal Power Inc.

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