Hobson-Utica News

By: 
Irene Welch

Hobson Town Council met on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Hobson City Hall. Mayor Loren Drivdahl presided. Council members present were Ron Peevey, Bill Spratt, Paulette Matlosz, Mike Woods and Larry Denton. Also present was Mark Howard. After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, the minutes of the last meeting were read and approved. The financial report was also discussed and approved.

Pictures of the now-finished and installed gazebo at Philbrook cemetery were passed around. It was built and set on a cement foundation inside of the back fence. A directory and map of all the burial sites with names of known deceased members will be produced and installed inside the gazebo.

The WWC engineering grant was approved for the city. Mark Howard said the lagoon sludge level receded enough for a boat trip out to the middle of the lagoon to find the cause of what plugged up the drainage system. He asked for volunteers to help him with this project. Several board members will join him.

Julie Peevey donated $500 to the pool fund.

Brian Works was cited for taking water from the city well and not paying for it. It costs one penny per gallon.

Clint Carr will be asked to fix and band a planter on the midway.

After Colleen Dubbs contacted a number of people and agencies about a skunk living under her porch, with no success in getting it removed, Highway Patrol officer Joe DeJong finally came to the rescue. He set up a live trap and captured the not-welcomed animal. Joe then removed it and solved the problem.

Lance Hughes did not show up to see about his building permit.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

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