After months of negotiations, the Hastings City Council voted to approve contracts for the city's fire and police departments. City leaders said the biggest change is adding Grand Island in the array for both the police and fire departments. Officials from each group are happy the contracts were approved. According to officials, the police union contract will run through 2020 and the 2017-18 wage for a police officer is $20.25 per hour for one year. For firefighters, it's $13.94 per hour for six months and the fire union contract will run through 2021.