City makes Bean Creek Festival plans

July 20, 2011 —

Although it’s still more than a month off, the Hudson City Council Tuesday night approved several items to smooth the way for the Bean Creek Festival, which will be September 8-10.

Those items included:

• Granting permission to stretch a banner across Main Street;

• Closing Lane Street and the Community Center Parking Lot for the Festival Rib Cookoff, and Lane Street between Main Street and the Police Station Driveway for festival activities.

• Closing parking on Main Street on Saturday morning for the parade

• Authorizing the Sons of the American Legion to operate a beer tent on Thursday night, Friday and Saturday.

There are several other activities coming up in and around Hudson before the Bean Creek Festival. On Saturday, July 30, the Carleton Waterball Tournament will be held, along with musical events in the evening. The following weekend, the annual Hudson City Wide Garage Sale will be held August 4-7, and the Clayton Summer-Fest on August 6.

In other business at Tuesday evening’s meeting, the Council reappointed Lisa Enerson to the Board of Review, and confirmed the appointment of Jeaniene McClellan as Deputy City Clerk. The council also approved year end budget transfers, made the final payment on the Jackson Street Lift Station project, and approved an authorizing resolution for the Findlay Trail Pedestrian Bridge.

City Manager Steve Hartsel informed the council that the Downtown Development Authority voted to sell the property at 306 W. Main Street to Kelli Mitchell and Stephanie Eichenberg, who will be opening a counseling center.

Hartsel also told the council that a shore film will be shot in the area by local resident and Spring Arbor Professor Jan Letherer. The film will feature postive portrayals of small town life. It is hoped to hold a premiere screening here in Hudson later this year.

The city manager told the council that the reconstruction project on Steger Industrial Drive has begun, with pavement milling planned for Thursday.

Hartsel also noted that the Library Board has authorized additional electrical work at the museum. The work will result in a cost savings of about $30 per month.