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City Council: New hospital signs, city logo and the final budget

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

Several city employees will be recognized for their many years of service. Employees who have reached their five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 35 year marks with the city will be recognized.

Dakota County Commissioner Mike Slavik and Pleasant Hill Library Director Mary Scheide will give a presentation.

Regina Hospital is seeking a variance from the city in order to install new signage. The variance, if approved, would allow for nine signs to be taller than code currently allows. The variance request assets that the allowable sign size isn’t large enough for the required font size and/or clearance, previous signs have not been functioning and there are additional entries need delineation.

The council will hear an update on the redevelopment of the former Hudson building.

After receiving public comments, the new city logo will go before the council for approval. Survey results showed that 70 percent of respondents preferred the long arch design. Staff made some small change to the proposed logo based on comments received. The total cost of the logo redesign project, including all design work, unlimited revisions and ownership of all necessary files, is $1,150. Design work and revisions were done by Graphic Design. Work on the logo has been ongoing since September.

The council will adopt the final budget and levy for 2014. The final tax levy will be set at $11,610,920. The final total budget will be set at $28,147,174.

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