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Winter Fire Safety Tips

Home fires occur more in winter that in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this season be fire smart. Half of all home heating fires occur in the months of DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. Here are some winter fire safety tips to help keep you safe. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace,…

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

In 2015, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,760 cooking fires on Thanksgiving. Unattended cooking was by far the leading contributing factor in cooking fires and fire deaths. Some tips to follow are: Stay in the kitchen when cooking on the stove and keep an eye on the food. If you must step away, set a kitchen timer so you don't…

ERP System Request for Proposal Released

The City of Hastings is Requesting Proposals for an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System until 1:00 p.m. on December 15, 2017. The general scope for this project includes: Human Resources, Planning-Permitting, Finance, Req-PO-Rec-Inv, Budget, Assets, and Fleet and facilities Management. The City will be most interested in “turn-key” solutions…

Proposed Changes to Chapter 29 Electrical Code

On October 9th 2017 the city council in Hastings approved changes to the City of Hastings Electrical Code (Chapter 29). There were a few changes made to our local code, as well as adopting the 2017 NEC. Per city ordinance #4523 these changes will be in effect on October 24th of 2017. All electricians doing work in the city need to be aware of the changes,…

Homeowner and Contractor Reminder

Attention homeowners and contractors!  In light of the hail storm on 6/13/17, this is a reminder that re-roofing and re-siding require a permit.  You can apply for your permits online on the Development Services Online Permitting Page.