The Hastings City Council met Monday night and approved the compensation for elected officials for 2022 as recommended by Mayor Tossava.
They approved the YMCA request to use the fields at Bob King and Fish Hatchery Parks for athletic programs, approved the 13th annual Barry Roubaix Bike Race and street party on March 26th, and committed to working with the Thornapple Arts Council for the Hastings Live performance season at Thornapple Plaza and the Spray Plaza.
Council approved City Ordinance #604 pertaining to Accessory Dwelling Units, or ADU’s, in residential neighborhoods as recommended by the Planning Commission. ADU’s have not been allowed for many years in Hastings, but could introduce additional options to help solve the city’s current housing shortage. An ADU, is a secondary housing unit that occupies the same structure or lot as a principal single-family dwelling, such as in a basement or attic, attached to the outside of the main dwelling, or in a detached garage, carriage house, or secondary building. ADU’s will be subject to all the building codes and requirements, and can never be sold separately from the principal dwelling. Also, the property owner will have to occupy either the main dwelling or ADU.