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Hastings Public Library Offers Contactless Pickup

The Hastings Public Library is implementing a new way for residents to get the most out of its services while maintaining no physical contact between staff members and patrons. Beginning Wednesday, June 3, the library will have 18 metal lockers set up outside the building, allowing visitors to pick up items they’ve requested. The lockers were purchased…

COVID-19 Restrictions Loosened in June 1 DHM

New directed health measures went into effect on June 1, further loosening COVID-19 restrictions. Here’s some of what you need to know: Gatherings are restricted to 25 people or 25% of capacity, whichever is greater, but never to exceed 3,000 people. This includes gatherings at fairgrounds, festivals, auditoriums, meeting halls, libraries, swimming…

Blight and Substandard Area #16 Proposed

The Community Redevelopment Authority has proposed a new Blight and Substandard Area #16 for the Hastings City Council to consider. A map depicting the proposed area can be found here and a list of lots and blocks included in this area – Exhibit A can be found here. The proposed blight study can be found here. The Hastings City Planning Commission…

Electric System GIS Mapping Project Begins in Hastings

The City of Hastings is working to digitize a map of the city’s electric distribution system in an effort to improve the quality of electric service to residents. The city hired Midland GIS Solutions for the project, which will include digitally mapping the location of utility features with GPS equipment as well as capturing digital photos of infrastructure…

Parks and Recreation Department Loosens Restrictions

The Hastings Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some facilities starting in June with extra safety protocols in place. The following facilities will open on June 1: ·         Park Playgrounds ·         Park Restrooms ·         Skate Park The playgrounds and skate park will not be regularly disinfected, and visitors are reminded to use…