The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff at 9:00 PM on Monday, June 6, 2011 immediately following the Board of Review. All board members were present. Also in attendance was patrol operator Jason Bruder, assessor Bob Irwin, and several town residents.
Clerk Fall read the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion to approve by Degerman/Nelson. Motion carried. Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave a financial update. She reported that the matured CD was reinvested at Sterling Bank. Motion to accept report by Degerman/Hoff. Motion carried.
Bob Irwin, Town of Arland assessor was present to answer some questions on potential changes to land values as they relate to sand mining. He noted that there have not been any sales that would give him comparables on properties near sand mines.
Jason discussed potential sand lift work in the town. He had spoken with Russ Marske from the County Highway Department and received estimates on the approximately two miles of work at $197,669. This could be split into multiple projects at any time. Discussion followed. Motion by Nelson/Degerman to proceed with the sand lift project on 10th Ave., one mile at a cost of approximately $80,000. This will include sand lift, ditches and landscaping. Motion carried. Additional consideration was given to doing blacktopping on 10-1/2–10-3/4 Street between 6 and 6-1/2 Avenues. Discussion followed. Motion by Degerman/Nelson to authorize the chairman to go ahead and work with Barron County on this project. Motion carried.
The contract for Lee Fochs, Building Inspections Northwest of Chetek was presented for consideration and approval. Motion to approve by Nelson/Hoff. Motion carried. Information will be available on the web site and from members of the board.
The renewal of the Barron County Emergency Plan was presented. Motion by Hoff/Nelson to approve for signing. Motion carried.
Maynard gave an update on the special meeting held with the Prairie Farm advisory committee for sand mining. The regular meeting of their board will include an attorney who is familiar with ordinances. Maynard will plan to attend and bring more information. No determination has been made as to whether the Town of Arland will be able to join the Town of Prairie Farm in preparing such ordinances for sand mining operations.
The bills were presented for payment. Motion to approve by Degerman/Nelson. Motion carried.
Brief update on the WTA meeting by Maynard and Pam.
Next meeting will be held on Thursday, July 7th, 2011 at 8:00 PM.
Motion and second to adjourn.
Pamela Y, Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval)