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City Council: Street assessments and a special use permit

The Hastings City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at Hastings City Hall. Here's a look at what's on the agenda.

At the last meeting, the council approved a street improvement project for East 18th Street/Highway 291. At this meeting, councilmembers will discuss the assessments for the project. The public will be invited to speak on the issue before a vote is taken. The street is being completely reconstructed between Vermillion Street and Ravenna Trail. The assessments are being proposed at $53.69 per frontage foot, allowing the city to collect about $227,000 to help pay for the project. The total project is estimated to cost nearly $2.8 million, with the majority of the funding coming from the state's municipal turnback funds. Along with the reconstruction project, the street will be turned over to city hands from the state.

The council will decide whether or not to issue a special use permit for an automotive repair business at 1816 Vermillion Street. The building is currently used as a self-service car wash and a nail salon. The nail salon would remain. All automotive oriented businesses in the city's C-3 (commercial) zoning district require a special use permit. The Hastings Planning Commission recommended approving the permit.

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