Members of the Cobb Abatement Monitoring Committee met with Hoberg’s management on May 9, 2017. We were greatly encouraged to see and hear about the progress that has been made over the past few weeks, now that the weather has improved. All HAZMAT structure debris has been removed from the site. As early as next week, soil testing by a certified lab will be conducted to determine what levels of residual contamination remains, and where.

Although from Highway 175 passers-by may wonder how much has been accomplished, anyone familiar with the site can notice a dramatic difference. With the structural debris removed, what now remains are foundations, concrete and masonry structures such as walls and pillars, piles of concrete rubble, and large stacks of logs and wood. Significant progress has been made since our last visit in February!

The photos below are not organized… just a random selection of images to give an idea of how things are looking.

The other significant piece of business on our agenda was to hear preliminary plans for the future development of the property. This was both interesting and exciting. We have asked Development Director Scott Schellinger to make a presentation at the Cobb Area Council meeting on May 18. This will be a great opportunity to learn what’s being planned, and provide input into the planning process. Please plan to attend, and spread the word to friends and community members who may not use Facebook.

Respectfully submitted,

Karl E. Parker