The regular meeting of the board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 8 PM. All board members were present. Minutes of the February meeting were presented by Clerk Fall. Motion to approve (Nelson/Degerman). Motion carried. Treasurer Nelson presented a financial update. Motion to accept (Degerman/Hoff). Motion carried.
Jason Bruder gave a highway update. He reported on the MSHA training that he plans to attend in Eau Claire. He will get registered. He also discussed the consideration for road bans. Town of Arland will follow the county’s plan to place bans beginning March 14th.
A proposal from Silica Sand (Mel Bollum) for sand lift and repair of the short section of town road being used by gravel trucks was submitted to the board by Robert Nelson. The offer for repair not to exceed $6,500 was presented in the form of an e-mail from Mr. Bollum. This offer was made in lieu of the Town of Arland waiving the road ban. Discussion followed. Motion to approve the request to waive the road ban on that short section of town road to allow the continuation of truck activity (Hoff/Degerman). Motion carried with Nelson abstaining.
Board briefly discussed a 2011-2012 road plan. Preliminary consideration was given to work needed on 8th street and 10th avenue. More discussion will take place at future meetings.
The need to replace our building inspector was discussed. Craig Moriak has expressed an interest in applying for the position. Maynard Hoff has made other contacts and will bring additional information to our next meeting.
No public comment.
The bills were reviewed for payment. Motion to pay those presented (Hoff/Nelson). Motion carried.
Next meeting is scheduled for 8 PM on Tuesday, April 12, 2011. The annual Town of Arland meeting will be held immediately following the regular meeting at approximately 8:30 PM. We will meet at the Maynard Hoff residence for both meetings. Meeting was adjourned.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval).