Hudson Common Council briefs: Police station remodel, Hanley road speed limit
Police station remodel
The council approved a remodel for the police department at a cost of $24,000.
Police Chief Geoff Willems said the current station was designed eight years ago when the department had less staff.
"Now we've kind of outgrown the current design," he said.
The cost for the remodel will come from $180,000 in salary savings the department has this year.
New city clerk
Jennifer Rogers was approved by the council as the new city clerk. She will begin on Aug. 27.
Rogers currently serves as the deputy city clerk for River Falls.
Hanley speed limit
Hanley Road will be a little slower now after the council approved a reduced speed limit of 35 mph from the current 40 mph.
Willems said the new speed limit takes into account the change from a four-lane road to a two-lane road with a middle turn lane. He said the road sees semi traffic and pedestrian traffic with no traffic lights.
Halos for Hudson
The council approved closing First Street from Walnut to St. Croix streets for the Halos for Hudson run and walk from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 4.
The event has seen a large increase in participants, and asked for the road closure for safety.
Willems said closing the road would be easier and safer for the event.