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Bridge Construction Update – Lane Closures

MNdot is finishing the final touches and completing repairs on our Highway 61 bridge. Northbound traffic will be reduced to one lane from July 21 through August 4.  The sidewalk and pedestrian trail along the east side of the bridge will also be closed during this time period. 

Check the MnDOT website for additional details.

Proposed Zip Line for Rochester Commuters
The public is invited to attend any of three public meetings to provide feedback on the Zip Rail Scoping Booklet and Draft Scoping Decision Document for the proposed high-speed passenger rail service between Rochester and the Twin Cities Metro area.  All meetings will occur from 5-7 p.m. with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. at the following locations: Tuesday, July 29 at Rochester Community & Technical College; Wednesday, July 30 at Inver Hills Community Center; and Thursday, July 31 at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School. For more information and to view the scoping document: http://www.goziprail.org 
Police Officer Opening
The City of Hastings is now accepting applications for the position of Police Officer.  Please click here to apply.
Ad for Bids - Hastings Veterans Home Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation

The City is soliciting bids from prospective contractors for City Project 2014-1, the Hastings Veterans Home Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation.  Please see the Advertisement for Bids, and the project posting by visiting the Quest Construction Network and searching for project #3417727.  The bid package will be available for download from the QuestCDN website by the end of the day on Tuesday, July 1st and bids close at 10am CDT on Friday, July 25, 2014.

HFAC Pool Season Extended

Due to the temporary closure of the Hastings Family Aquatic Center (HFAC) that took place in June, we have added extended hours and dates to our season.  HFAC will stay open until 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday evenings, in addition to extending the season one week moving our closing date to August 31. Thank you for your patience during repairs. 



Absentee Voting Begins
Please click here for more information.
New Signage Regulations

Completion of a Temporary Signage Notification Form is now required prior to installation of temporary signage and banners.  Further information on temporary signage can be found here.  Please contact the Planning Department with any questions.

Audit Overview

Audit overview for December 31, 2013. Click here for the full report.


Artists Wanted
The Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council (HPAAC) together with Artspace, the City of Hastings and supported by the St. Paul Foundation, seek to develop affordable space to live, work, create, rehearse, perform or conduct business.  Teamed with Artspace Projects, Inc. we have designed a market survey that will tell us about your specific studio and housing needs, build support for the project, and help secure future funding.  Please take the survey at www.HastingsRiverValleyArtistSurvey.org .  The survey will be open through August 7.  Learn more about the Hastings Prescott Area Arts Council at www.HPAAC.org .
Preservation Award Winners
Six property owners were presented with Preservation Awards by the City Council and Heritage Preservation Commission. Click here to view the presentation.

The City Council will be taking public comment on the final scope master plan to the Riverfront Renaissance Project at their regular meeting next Monday, July 21st.  A presentation illustrating the areas proposed for improvements, details of the project features, estimates of overall project costs and discussion of project phasing will precede a public hearing.  If you are interested in learning more about this project, we strongly encourage you to visit the project website and to attend the July 21st Council meeting at 7pm at Hastings City Hall. 

7/28/14 Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m. - Council Chambers - City Hall
8/4/14 City Council Meeting
7:00 p.m. - Council Chambers - City Hall
8/11/14 Planning Commission Meeting
7:00 p.m. - Council Chambers - City Hall

Salary Compliance Notice. Minnesota state law - section 471.701 - requires that "a city or county with a population of more than 15,000 must annually notify its residents of the positions and base salaries of its three highest-paid employees." This notice may be provided on the homepage of the primary web site maintained by the political subdivision for a period of not less than 90 consecutive days. For the City of Hastings, titles and base salaries for March 3, 2014 are: City Administrator: $131,341.86; Fire & EMS Director and Police Chief: $112,195.78.

Date of publication: March 4, 2014. Search by jrank.org