Hobson-Utica News

Hobson Town Council met on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Loren Drivdahl presided. Council members present were Mike Woods, Ron Peevey and Paulette Matlosz. Also present were Garth French, Ted and Nealy Campbell, Mark Howard and surveyor, Jeremy Melby.

Jeremy brought maps of Philbrook Cemetery showing where burial sites are now, and where proposed sites will be in the new additions. Members studied the maps and a few changes were made. Reference stakes will be put in at appropriate corners. Jeremy will update the map and bring new copies to the next meeting. Traci Mikkelson is in charge of the burial plot records.

Mike reported on the Bio Lynceus chemicals he poured into the lagoon to reduce some sludge.

Nealy reported that a few patches of the pool floor need touch-up paint. That will be done, as she still has some paint leftover from last year. The pool cover will also need to be replaced. She will order one. The sand filter will need to be replaced, but that project will be put off until next year. She has received bids to clean and service the boiler, so has made progress on that. Weather permitting, the pool’s projected opening date is June 10.

Mike will make a frame for the finished Philbrook town site sign. Someone with a posthole digger will dig the holes for it, and then that project will be completed.

Plans for burning the burn pile were discussed. Several people will be notified when it is safe to do this. It was tabled until the next meeting. 

Acquiring a new county attorney will be discussed at the next meeting also. The council members will have a special meeting to review proposals for a city engineer. The meeting adjourned at 8 p.m.

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