It has been identified that several of the trees along State Street in downtown Hastings have died. Due to this, their branches have become weak and could pose a safety hazard to the public. This is especially true during winter months when ice and snow accumulation can add weight to the branches. Hastings DPS intends to prevent this possible hazard by removing the branches and tops from the dead trees. This work will occur only in the morning between the hours of 7:00AM to 9:00AM and is scheduled to begin Wednesday November 6th. During the morning work hours only, the parking spaces and the sidewalks in the affected areas will be closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The immediate goal is to remove the branches and tops of the dead trees. In the future, the trunks and stumps of the dead trees will also be removed.
Hastings DPS will begin fall leaf and yard debris collection Monday November 4th. The city asks that residents please separate sticks and leaves and place them on the lawn immediately behind the curb (not in the street). Leaves and debris should not be placed near intersections where they might obstruct the vision of motorist and pedestrians or obstructing the sidewalks.
The City of Hastings is soliciting bids for the provision of roof replacement and rehabilitation work of the concrete reservoir. The RFP and specifications are available from Hastings City Hall.
The City of Hastings reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any irregularities in the bid proposals, and to award the bid as deemed to be in the City’s best interest, price and other factors considered.
Bids will be received at Hastings City Hall, 201 East State Street, Hastings, Michigan 49058 until 9:00 am, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids will be clearly marked on the outside of the submittal package – “Sealed Bid Concrete Reservoir”.
Director of Public Services
The City of Hastings compost site will be open and manned by city staff during the following times:
Wednesdays from 3:30 PM until 6:00 PM.
Saturdays from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
Compost site rules:
1. Site is only for compostable materials originating from property within the city limits.
2. Acceptable materials include:
– Branches less than 3 inches in diameter and no more than 4 feet in length.
– Leaves and grass clippings.
No treated lumber or building materials are allowed.
Radon is a colorless ordorless gas derived from the radioactive decay of the element radium that can find its way into homes through basements, crawl spaces and slab foundations. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer. It has been estimated that as many as 10 – 35 percent of homes in the Barry-Eaton Health District have elevated radon levels. To learn more about radon and how to obtain a test kit, contact the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, 269-945-9516 or visit their website: https://www.barryeatonhealth.org/healthy-homes