Two items on tonightâ€™s regular agenda before the Hastings Town Commission are likely to spark some debate.
During the â€œOld Businessâ€ segment, Lt. Dan Chitwood will address actions taken at the commission’s meeting last month when they passed a resolution saying they didn’t want the proposed Sheriffâ€™s Agricultural Work Farm facility to be built near the existing Hastingsâ€™ Youth Academy.
In a letter dated April 8, 2008 and obtained by Historic City Media, Lt. Chitwood raises some new topics for consideration.
â€œOne significant item that we believe deserves further discussion and professional evaluation is the suggestion that placement of the Work Center at this site might assist in expanding the Townâ€™s utility capacities.â€, says Chitwood.
In his request to be re-heard at this eveningâ€™s meeting, Chitwood suggests, â€œPossibilities include wastewater effluent re-use as well as an incremental water plant expansion in lieu of on-site development of required utilities.â€
Also on the agenda is a contract for demolition of the civic center, an issue that has aroused concerns as some people seek to have the town government de-chartered.
The Record stated in a report today that residents have questions about how state grants for work on the facility will be paid back.