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City Council: Changing lot line rules, a special use permit and council salaries

The next Hastings City Council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Here's a look at what's on the agenda.

The council will consider some changes for platting in minor subdivisions. In the past year, the minor subdivision procedure has been used more frequently to convert townhome lots into single family lots in order to meet changing housing demands. The reconfiguring, however, has caused a lack of planning and predictability of lot lines, utilities and easements within the subdivision. The changes would limit minor subdivisions to one application per year in subdivisions that are less than 75 percent developed. It would also allow electronic submission of documents and clarify that boundary lot line adjustments are limited to only those subdivisions that do not result in a net increase of lots.

Lifeworks Services, Inc., is seeking a special use permit to operate a day training facility at St. Luke's Church at 615 Vermillion St.

The council will hold a first reading to consider reducing both the mayor and city councilmember salaries. The finance committee is recommending a one-year reduction. If approved, the mayor's salary would drop from $700 to $686 per month and councilmember salaries would drop from $500 to $490 per month. The change would save $888 in the 2012 budget.

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