Hobson-Utica News

Iene Welch

Hobson Town Council met on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. at City Hall. Mayor Loren Drivdahl presided. Council members present were Mike Woods, Ron Peevey, Bill Spratt, Paulette Matlosz and Larry Denton. Also attending were Mark Howard and Garth French.

After reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, minutes of the prior meeting and financial reports were approved and accepted. Floyd Forbes presented an estimate for new fencing at Philbrook Cemetery on the new additions. Work will be done next spring.

Patching the liner at the lagoon was bid at $1,500, and will be done very soon, possibly next week.

Mike is still working on the new sign for Philbrook Cemetery.

The Planning Grant is still being studied. If we get the grant, a new lagoon update won’t start until about 2019. A resolution to accept the budget was passed.

The pool tax, if passed, will be a continuation of the current pool tax for five more years. 

A manhole cover is leaking after grease plugged it up. The local restaurants will be checked to see that their grease traps are working correctly.

Mike will winterize the swimming pool and would like help with this project.

A donation of $100 will be made to Jean Mikkelson’s 4-H group for their work of putting all the flower planters throughout the town.

Plans for a Gazebo at the Philbrook Cemetery were tabled until the next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.



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