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City Council: Street improvements, development agreements and ward boundaries

The Hastings City Council will meet Monday, March. 5, at 7 p.m. in City Hall. Here's a quick look at what they'll be talking about.

The public will be invited to comment on the proposed 2012 infrastructure improvement program. The proposed project would cover about 1.6 miles of streets between 18th and 15th streets and between Pine and Spring streets and include street reconstruction, some street width adjustment and utility reconstruction. There are 134 properties that would be affected by the project. The city has budgeted $2 million for the project. An optional project for 2012 includes Spring, 16th and Eddy streets between 15th and 17th streets. This segment would only be included if bid prices are favorable. The council will also vote on whether or not to proceed with the project.

A master development agreement is up for extension. If the council approves it, the Wallin Master Development Agreement, which memorializes conditions for development of the 108-acre Wallin Limited Partnership land east of General Sieben Drive and between Carleton Drive and County State Aid Highway 46. If approved, the agreement would be extended until July 31, 2017 and add language tying the agreement to the land rather than the developer.

The council will also have its first reading of proposed ward and precinct boundary changes. The council approved the draft map Feb. 21. A public hearing is scheduled for March 19. Boundaries are being adjusted to account for population changes as noted in the 2010 census.

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