Hobson-Utica News

Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Irene Welch

Correspondent
(406) 423-5517

The Hobson Town Council met on Wednesday, Sept.19, at the City Hall at 7 p.m. Mayor Loren Drivdahl presided. Council members present were Mike Woods, Larry Denton, Paulette Matlosz and Bill Spratt. Others present were Floyd Forbes, Mark Howard and Garth French. The Pledge of Allegiance was recited. Minutes of the prior meeting, and financial reports were read and approved.

Floyd Forbes gave a report about the very tall grass at the Philbrook cemetery, which he and another person had to spend several extra hours on, to get it all mowed properly. He suggested the cemetery be mowed three times, and possibly four times, each year. This includes Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and the Hay Bale weekend. An extra wet season could add a fourth mowing.

It is necessary for whoever does the mowing to have insurance, workman’s comp and a contractor’s license. Forbes said he did not have these things, and would not be getting them, so would not be able to do the mowing.The council will look for another replacement, and tabled the subject for the next meeting.

Garth French gave an update on the WWC Engineering grant, and the members heard the items involved. They agreed on the subjects, after discussing what will need to be done before the money is available. Mark Howard has been keeping detailed records of the functions of the lagoon, so he will have all the information necessary.

The Fireman’s Fund will be handed over to the town, with its own bank account, and Drivdahl and Woods will co-sign the necessary checks. The new annexed property owners will be included in the sewer system now.

The new budget resolution is the same as last year, so was voted, approved and passed. There was some discussion about chickens in town. They are allowed, but cannot be free ranging. The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

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