Hastings hires new city attorney

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By Tim McNicholas


Updated: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:41:16 CST

 There's a new face in the Hastings City Building:

City Attorney David Ptak.

Ptak comes from Northeast Community College where he worked as a Vice President.

Before that he was an attorney in Norfolk for 12 years.

Ptak is a graduate of Hastings College, where his daughter also went to school for the past 4 years.

He's looking forward to rekindling many of the connections he made in Hastings.

"You never stand still. You're either going forward or unfortunately you're going backward,” Ptak said. “And it's good that Hastings has that community redevelopment authority."

Ptak won't officially start until next week.

As city attorney he'll have 3 general responsibilities:

To represent the city as a whole, to work with Hastings Utilities and to stay involved in community redevelopment.