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Hastings City Council waits to approve temporary office move

A recent report found that Hastings City Hall is in need of a lot of repairs due to water...
A recent report found that Hastings City Hall is in need of a lot of repairs due to water damage throughout the building.(KSNB)
Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 10:01 AM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - On Monday the Hastings City Council voted to delay voting for the up to $200,000 in spending to temporary relocate city employees from City Hall to Hastings Utilities.

According to Mayor Corey Stutte, the council decided to table the item until next week so that council can further discuss details such as the possibility of a temporary building for some of the employees, among other things.

Council is expected to come back to the discussion during their next meeting on Monday, June 21.

The council will further consider the 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 the move 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 in 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 p.m.

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