In order to improve the safety and reliability of their natural gas system, Consumer’s Energy is investing to replace approximately 17,000 ft of natural gas pipelines in the City of Hastings. They are replacing aging parts of their natural gas system with more durable materials to enhance the safety and reliability of their system. They estimate that 90% of the work will be done with underground directions drilling to minimize disruptions. The project area spans from Mill St. to Charles St. north and south and from Jefferson St. to Kelly St. east and west. The project is expect to last 4 months starting in March 2020 and completing in June 2020.
More information from Consumer’s Energy can be found at https://www.consumersenergy.com/company/reliability/pipeline-upgrade
The City of Hastings and the Thornapple Arts Council have launched a new Hastings Live Facebook page.
The page will have updates on this year’s concerts and events including Friday Night Features, Hastings City Band, Community Concerts, Playing at the Plaza, Fridays at the Fountain, and Hastings Live at Summerfest.
The undersigned, being the duly qualified and acting Clerk of the City of Hastings, Michigan, does hereby certify that
ORDINANCE NO. 581: AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 90 OF THE HASTINGS CODE OF 1970, AS AMENDED, BY AMENDING ARTICLE III, SECTION 90-81(a)(b) BOARD OF APPEALS MEMBERSHIP AND APPOINTMENT
was adopted by the City Council of the City of Hastings at a regular meeting on the 27 TH day of January, 2020.
A complete copy of this Ordinance is available for review at the office of the City Clerk at City Hall, 201 East State Street, Hastings, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Jane M. Saurman
Notice is hereby given that nominating petitions are available at the Office of the City Clerk at Hastings City Hall for election to the following positions:
- Mayor of the City of Hastings elected from the City at-large, regular four (4) year term, January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024.
- Four (4) Members of the Hastings City Council, regular four (4) year terms, January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024: one from each ward, First, Second, Third, and Fourth.
- Two (2) Members of the Board of Review elected from the City at-large, regular four (4) year term, January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2024.
Completed petitions must be filed with the City Clerk not later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. Any registered voter residing within the City of Hastings who is interested in running for one of these elected positions should contact Lori Parmenter, Deputy City Clerk, at 201 East State Street, Hastings, Michigan, or by calling 269.945.2468 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.
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 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