City Council approves downtown bench policy
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.