Hobart approves new plat, new construction
By Ben Rodgers
HOBART – Hobart will continue to get more new housing after village board action Tuesday, Sept. 15.
The board unanimously approved a plat for 14 additional single-family lots and one smaller outlot for the recently approved Southwind Estates Subdivision in southeast Hobart.
Todd Gerbers, director of zoning and code compliance, said the plat addition is very similar to what was originally submitted as part of the preliminary plat for the entire subdivision, prior to the developer removing these 14 lots while it worked out additional details.
When the final plat was approved in June, this area was labeled as an outlot, with the intent it would be resubmitted to the board at a later date for approval, Gerbers said.
“We’ve already seen this once before, so we think it warrants to go through as a final plat as well,” he said.
The board also approved a bid for $956,000 from Carl Bower & Sons for utility and street construction for Blackberry Ridge, near Trout Creek Drive and North Overland Road.
The funds for the project are available because the board previously approved borrowing the money.
“You have money in the bank,” said Aaron Kramer, village administrator. “It’s sitting there. We had 11 contractors bidding with over $200,000 spread. We know we got some good pricing.”
The board approved a certified survey map for the division of two lots into three near North Overland Road and Oak Ridge Drive.
Gerbers said the property owner wants to take her two lots, divide them into three and sell the extra one for a single-family house.
The three parcels would be 2.69 acres, 5.66 acres and 3.42 acres.
The board also scheduled a public hearing for Oct. 6 to consider a rezoning request for the newly divided lots.
In other news
• There is an opening on the Public Works and Utility Committee after a member resigned due to moving out the area. Interested persons should contact village hall, because the position is appointed by the village president.
• The village will start looking at applications for a new police administrative assistant, with the goal of filling the position in mid-November.
• The village will spend roughly $45,000 for road striping on North Overland, Trout Creek and Centennial Centre Boulevard, after accepting the low bid from Century Fence Company.