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Civic Auditorium

The Hanford City Council meets inside the Hanford Civic Auditorium.

HANFORD — After taking a break to recognize the Labor Day holiday, the Hanford City Council will be back Tuesday to hold a jam-packed meeting.

Along with three public hearings, there are seven items under general business that the council is scheduled to discuss. During the meeting, the oath of office will also be given to six Hanford Police Department officers.

Two of the public hearings pertain to the Community Development Department: one is a Community Development Block Grant evaluation report and the other involves a historic resources permit request.

The other public hearing is a general plan amendment request to change the land use designation on three parcels in the city, located north of Elm Street, east of Greenfield Drive.

Under general business, Council will discuss several items relating to the fire department, including the purchase of a ladder truck and accepting a grant that will allow for the hiring of three firefighters.

Also to be discussed under general business:

  • Recommendations for members of the Downtown Pedestrian and Vehicular Safety Committee.
  • Privatization of the recycling operation.
  • Preparing a grade separation feasibility study report for a potential grade separation crossing located at Grangeville Boulevard and the BN&SF Railroad.
  • A request to allow a sign on a historic building at 530 W. Lacey Blvd.

During a study session before the regular meeting, Council will discuss the future location of the old fire station bell tower that currently sits in front of the Hanford Carnegie Museum. Council decided at the last meeting that the museum is not the appropriate location for the structure, so they must decide where to move it.

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