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Hudson Common Council briefs: Police station remodel, Hanley road speed limit

The Hudson Common Council approved $24,000 for a police station remodel at its July 23 meeting. File photo

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.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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