Hobson-Utica News

Irene Welch

Hobson City Council approves memorial bench


Hobson City Council met on Wednesday, March 15 at Hobson City Hall at 7 p.m. Mayor Loren Drivdahl presided. Council members present were Bill Spratt, Ron Peevey, Mike Woods, Paulette Matlosz, and Larry Denton. Also present were Clay Killham, Nealey Campbell and Garth French. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the minutes of the last meeting and the financial report were given and approved as read.

The streetlights are billed for every night, even if the lights are burned out. If you see any out at night, please notify the mayor.

The Philbrook cemetery survey map was completed. Members are to sign off on it and the bill for it will be paid. Copies will go to Ted Campbell and Traci Mikklelson.

Some street repairs will be worked on. The Philbrook sign is ready to be installed. Mike is waiting for steel metal stakes to install it. It will be completed within the next month. Lifeguard applications have been released. Clay Killham asked the council if it would be approved to erect a bench next to the outside postal container as a memorial to Jim Mikkelson from the American Legion. It was approved.

Paulette will work on getting grant money to help pay for ordering a new sand filter for the pool. An engineering bid to clean the boiler and add a new pressure gauge was accepted and signed by all council members. Nealey will proceed with this action.

It was voted to pay Craig Herrin $100 for his work at the burn pile, and to pay Pete Ecker for his work there also. The members signed a contract for law enforcement between the sheriff and the Town of Hobson for $500. Nutra Lawn will be hired for two applications on the lawns. The first will be on the Boulevard.

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.



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