The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman, Maynard Hoff at 7:30 PM on Monday, August 14, 2017 with all board members present. The minutes of the previous meeting were presented by Clerk Fall. Motion to approve was made by Brad Wolf, second by Robert Nelson. Motion carried. Treasurer, Jodene Nelson presented the financial update. Motion to accept by Brad wolf, second by Maynard Hoff. Motion carried. Jodene noted that she has sent out billings for services.
Board discussed the matter of personal property taxes due on the Weston Toews mobile home. They moved end of June 2017. After discussion, consensus by the board was to wait until statements are generated in December.
Scott Schiefelbein was present to offer his interest in the building inspector position. Discussion followed as board reviewed the information on the two applicants. Motion was made by Robert Nelson, second by Brad Wolf to offer the position to Schiefelbein effective August 14, 2017. Motion carried.
Phil Hoff gave the highway maintenance update on culvert replacement and mowing work. He reported that the windows were in the shop.
The 2017 Emergency Operation Plan was presented to the board as proposed by the Barron County Emergency Government office. Motion to adopt the plan was made by Robert Nelson, second by Brad Wolf. Motion carried. The completed and signed document will be presented to Barron County.
Sharon Masek from Superior Silica Sands discussed well testing. She presented the architectural drawing for 7 1/2 St project. She reported that all mine sites are operating. The proposal for under water table mining was discussed. She explained the process for approval. The amendment to the Town’s Developers Agreement with SSS would need to be approved to move forward to Barron County. A public hearing would be required. She would need to work with Terry Dunst, the Town of Arland attorney. The amendment would be presented for the Boards consideration at the next meeting. Motion was made by Maynard Hoff to authorize Sharon to go ahead and contact Mr. Dunst, second by Robert Nelson. Motion carried.
Board had discussion on the Stacy Toews complaint. Sharon addressed the issue again. She noted that no one else has complained in the area regarding the noise or operating hours. She also detailed the efforts that had been made by SSS to reduce noise and assist the Toews in this process. Further discussion followed. No action was taken by the board.
Public Comment; no one offered comment.
Bills were presented for payment. Discussion followed. Motion was made by Brad Wolf, second by Robert Nelson to pay all presented. Motion carried.
Next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM.
Motion to adjourn by Maynard Hoff, second by Brad Wolf. Motion carried.
Pamela Y Fall, Clerk