A public hearing on the third Urban Services and Economic Development Agreement between Hastings and Rutland Township drew no comment from the public at the Oct. 24 City Council meeting.
By consensus, the council approved an agreement with Rutland Township that provides city services to a specific area in the township, modeled after the first two USEDA agreements.
“This is the third one, we’re getting better at it,” City Manger Jeff Mansfield said.
He asked them to delay formally approving the agreement, but to indicate their support. The urban service area is slightly smaller than the original, a change recommended by the township board after listening to the public at its public hearing.
The owners of five properties in the proposed district have no immediate need for the services and asked to be removed, Mansfield said, and since that’s what the township wants, and the agreement still works well with the change, he asked for the consensus.
The matter will come back to the council after the 30 day comment period that starts with the public hearing and a motion will be made to approve it then, he said.