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This steel bench is one of four styles of benches the city has indicated are suitable for downtown sidewalks. (Image from the city of Hudson)

City Council approves downtown bench policy

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Businesses and groups that want to place benches on public sidewalks in downtown Hudson will have to get approval from the city from now on.


The City Council on Oct. 21 adopted a policy regulating the practice.

It requires a minimum sidewalk width of seven feet for a bench to be installed, and says at least five feet must remain open for pedestrians.

Benches must be adjacent and parallel to buildings, and no more than six feet in length.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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