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The cost of ongoing maintenance of the downtown Hastings parking lots is paid through a special assessment district covering downtown businesses that benefit from having the spaces for their customers.

Included in the calculations for maintenance are the cost for labor, supplies, administrative services, training, utilities, and equipment rental for a total of $35,618.

City Manager Jeff Mansfield said the Hastings Downtown Development Authority is expected to pay the cost in excess of what was assessed in 2008, keeping the assessed amount the same as that year at $26,540.

The DDA has paid the difference for several years.

The council set an April 25 public hearing to determine the need for the special assessment; they are then expected to set a public hearing for May 23 on the certified assessment roll.

"The council may confirm the roll, annul the roll, confirm the roll with amendments or refer the roll back to the assessor for revision," Mansfield said in a memo to the council.

If confirmed, the assessments will be added to the summer tax bills.//

In other business April 11, the council:

*approved a request from Regina Thompson to put up a temporary tent next to the pavilion she rented at Fish Hatchery Park for an Open House.

*approved holding the fifth Gus Macker basketball tournament on June 24-25. Organizer Jacquie McLean said the number of teams playing has increased every year, and they are working to attract 200 teams this year.

*approved Flexfab holding its ninth annual 5K run/walk on Sept. 17.

*approved Cassandra Radig-Maddens request to plant an Autumn Blaze Maple tree at Fish Hatchery Park in memory of William "Billy" Madden, Jr

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