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Public invited to Energy Code information event

The City of Hastings Development Services Department is hosting events to share information about energy codes on April 20. The public is invited to attend the “Energy Code Basics for Homeowners” event from 1-2 p.m. at the City Auditorium. The event is free to attend and refreshments will be available. A private event for invited contractors, “Energy…

Part of 16th Street to close for viaduct, street work

16th Street from St. Joseph Avenue to Kansas Avenue will temporary close for viaduct and street work beginning on Monday, April 4. United Contractors, Inc. from Johnston, Iowa was awarded the contract for the work in December, which includes the removal of the viaduct, construction of 16th Street, sidewalk, parking areas, earthwork and more. As part…

2021 Water Quality Report Now Available

The Hastings 2021 Annual Water Quality Report is now available, showing important information about your drinking water and the efforts made by the City of Hastings water system to provide safe water. Sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and groundwater wells. As water…

City adopts grass buffers for environmental health

The City of Hastings has adopted grass-growing practices on some of its property with a focus on environmental health. When grass on City property is allowed to grow to between 12-inches and 24-inches in height this promotes deeper roots, and allows for more stormwater infiltration during rain events.  Allowing the grass to grow longer and decreasing…

Development Services to mark Building Safety Month in May

In May 2022, the Hastings Development Services Department will participate in the 42nd annual Building Safety Month, a worldwide campaign presented by the International Code Council, its members and partners to promote building safety. This year’s campaign, “Safety for All: Building Codes in Action,” raises awareness about the importance of building…