Hobson-Utica News

By: 
Irene Welch

Hobson Town Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Loren Drivdahl presided. Members present: Mike Woods, Ron Peevey, Bill Spratt, Paulette Matlosz and Larry Denton. Others present were Mark Howard, Cindy Flesch, Brian Nachtigal, Dale Longfellow, Garth French and Charlie Renex. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the minutes and financial reports were given and approved.

The Philbrook cemetery gazebo is ready, and a 14x14 pad will be poured in front of the cross for its foundation. It will map every burial site in the cemetery. Andrew Mullet will handle this project.

There was a discussion about cars parked in the street, interfering with grass-mowing projects between Cindy Flesch, Charlie Renex and Brian Nachtigal. It was agreed to move the two vehicles to the other side of the street.

Dale Longfellow brought his plans to build a garage behind the insurance office. It was approved.

The three very large golden oak trees growing near the road on Second Avenue East need to be removed. The Mayor and Mike will take them down and haul them to the burn pile. Anyone willing to help with this project will be welcomed.

A final new budget was accepted and passed. The same mill levies for the pool were set for another year.

Since there are no new candidates running for the offices of mayor and councilmen, there will be no election.

Garth French gave an update on the WWC engineering grant. It will be ready in a few days.

A review committee of five people is needed to discuss the preliminary growth policy. Mike Woods and Ron Peevey will be in charge of this and will acquire the remaining members needed. Then, it will be submitted for public comment.

Mike Woods winterized the water lines on the street and will check the pool water lines next.

Mark Howard was approached by Moore to check and run their water system. It was agreed to share the cost of his license for this between Hobson and Moore. The meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

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