City Council: Hudson, dredging and trash pickup proposalsThe Hastings City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in City Hall. Here’s a look at what they’ll be talking about.
The Hastings City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in City Hall. Here’s a look at what they’ll be talking about.
An update on redevelopment work being done at the former Hudson building will be given. The update will include results of the initial market assessment, demolition, environmental notes, thoughts on creating a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) district, the status of grant funding and next steps for the project.
The city is looking to dredge the area of the Mississippi River around the public boat dock. When the dock was installed this past spring, the city was informed that silt had filled in around it, making the water shallow – between two and four feet. Dredging is proposed to make the dock more appealing and easier to use for boaters.
The cost of the dredging is estimated at about $5,000. If done at the same time as the dock is removed for the winter, the company that installs and removes the dock would not incur extra costs for travel. Other options are to dredge in the spring or not dredge at all.
A Hastings police officer is due for a pay raise. The Hastings officer assigned to the Dakota County Drug Task Force was assigned the position of team leader by the DCDTF board. Team leaders on the task force serve as unit sergeants. A provision in the city’s contract with the police union states that employees assigned to a higher job classification for five consecutive days shall receive the salary due the higher position. The DCDTF board agreed to pay up to $12,000 annually to cover the city’s increased cost due to the assignment.
The city’s three-year residential solid waste collection and recycling license is up for renewal, and four waste companies submitted proposals. Waste Management’s proposal was not the cheapest, but earned the utility committee’s recommendation. The council is expected to discuss the proposals.
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