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City Council: Helping youth, support for development and a site plan

The Hastings City Council will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at City Hall. Here’s a look at what’s on the agenda.

The council will hear a presentation on Helping Kids Succeed: The Hastings Way, a community led initiative to improve connections and support for youth.

A request has been made that the city consider allowing future development of the South Pines area, generally located west of Red Wing Boulevard at Tuttle Drive. Development is currently prohibited because of the inability to meet traffic standards established as part of the South Pines fourth addition in 2001. Recent traffic studies may show acceptable conditions. The studies will be presented at the meeting. The council will not grant any specific approvals at this time.

A Hastings resident is seeking a renewal for her five-year home occupation license, which allows her to operate her haunted tea party business.

Several items are on the agenda regarding Extreme Sandbox. A minor subdivision will be considered that would separate the 10.1 acre portion of land the business is using from the rest of the lot, allowing the business to purchase the land it’s using. There’s also a site plan approval, which lays out plans for a new parking lot and permanent building. There are two variances being requested; one asks the city to waive the requirement that the parking lot have a curb, as well as a request to waive the $1,500 per acre park dedication requirement for commercial property, since the cost would amount to almost half the total land value.

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