Hastings Mayor David Tossava welcomed and introduced Hastings’ new City Manager, Sarah Moyer-Cale, who was sworn in and seated for her first City Council meeting Monday night.
Moyer-Cale officially began work for the city on Monday. She comes to Hastings from the community of Paw Paw where she served the last 4 years as village manager, zoning administrator, and DDA director. Prior to that she held a similar position in Almont, Michigan, and was a planning assistant for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
Moyer-Cale reported she is beginning her duties by meeting with department heads, city staff, and council members. She also attended the Downtown Business Team meeting Tuesday morning and is anxious to become acquainted with community leaders, business owners and residents.
Mayor Tossava read an official proclamation recognizing the week of September 17 through 23rd as Constitution Week in Hastings, noting September 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States.
In other business, city council approved a bid by DK Fencing of Battle Creek to install new fencing at the Hastings Dog Park for $37,964. The Dog Park is located just north of the wastewater treatment plant near the Thornapple River. Council also approved granting a franchise for collection, removal and disposal of garbage in the city to Waste Management.