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Hastings city officials planning move out of city hall

A recent report found the Hastings City Hall is in need of a lot of repairs do to water damage...
A recent report found the Hastings City Hall is in need of a lot of repairs do to water damage throughout the building. Now the city council is deciding what is the best plan. (KSNB) (KSNB)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 5:21 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - The city of Hastings is moving it’s city council meetings out of city hall. It may move it’s staff out as well.

The city council meeting scheduled Monday, June 14, will be held at the Hastings Public Library. Due to the move, there will be no live video streaming of this meeting.

On the agenda Monday night is a proposal to hold the city council meetings at the library for the foreseeable future. The council will also consider a proposal to spend $200,000 to re-wire the Hastings Utilities North Denver Station so that city workers can move there and out of city hall.

A city spokesperson said those two moves would give the council and city engineers time to come up with viable options and budgets for city hall, whether that would be a complete overhaul of the city building or making the move to the North Denver station permanent. The city is trying to get employees out of the city hall building to mitigate any associated health risks.

Authorities have found mold and asbestos within the building. City documents which are stored in the basement will be moved into the city council chambers for temporary storage.

Monday night’s city council meeting starts at 5:30 PM.

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