The Hastings City Council met Monday night.
Mayor Tossava declared May 19 and 20 as Poppy Drive Days in Hastings and presented Darlene Hopkins of the American Legion Auxiliary with an official proclamation.
Council approved the request from Lawrence J Bauer American Legion Post 45 to hold the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29, stepping off at 9:30 AM.
The City Manager was authorized to file a claim for a grant payment for the Protecting Michigan Pension Grant Program. Hastings’ pension fund has been underfunded for many years, and is currently about 46% funded. If the grant is received from the state, it would bring the pension funding to 60%.
Council adopted new stormwater standards for the city to update best practices and set public hearings on May 22nd for the downtown parking assessment district and to receive comment on proposed drinking water system improvements.
The appointment of Rick Krouse as interim Hastings Fire Chief was unanimously approved.