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City Council: Flood, reports and more union negotiations

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City Council: Flood, reports and more union negotiations
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

The Hastings City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7, in the council chambers at City Hall. Here's a look at a few things they'll be talking about:

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Spring flooding is nearly upon us, and the city is gearing up for what could be one of the worst floods the city has experienced. Early flood forecasts from the National Weather Service predict a 50 percent chance that the river will reach a flood stage of 22.5 feet by the first week of April. If it does, the flood would be about a half foot higher than the 2001 flood and the third-highest flood on record. However, there's still room for significant changes to that forecast. City staff are requesting the council approve a flood fighting policy similar to the one adopted last year. Under the policy, the city would provide sand, sandbags, logistical support and the hauling of filled sandbags to curbside locations, but city forces would not be used to fill or place sandbags to protect private property.

The council will also hear an annual report from Community Development. The report includes information from the Planning Commission, HEDRA, the Heritage Preservation Commission and Pioneer Room.

The meeting will include a closed-door session, during which the council will discuss the 2011 labor union contract negotiations.

To view the complete agenda, including more information on each item, click here.

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