The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff on Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 8 PM. All board members were present, as well as Jason Bruder, patrol operator and 15 residents.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read by Clerk Fall. Motion to approve by Degerman/Nelson. Motion approved. Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave the financial update. Motion to accept by Hoff/Nelson. Motion carried.
Jason gave an update on highway maintenance. He offered a recommendation that the board consider a pressure washer for the town. An estimated cost would be approximately $5,000. More information will be presented at a future meeting. No action taken.
Matt Torgeson, President of Midwest Frac, of Turtle Lake, was present to discuss his potential frac sand operation on the Larry Middendorp property. His request was for the board to consider an access road off 8th Avenue to the property. Mr. Torgeson gave a background on his operation and plans to work with the neighboring residents. He pointed out that he had met with several intersted parties to discuss his operation and hear their concerns. Board will consider this request and look into the placement of such access road. No further action was taken.
Mike Harvey gave an update on the work being done by the subcommittee for preparing a sand mining ordinance. Their next meeting will be on January 19th at the town hall at 8 PM. Discussion followed on the request to appoint several more residents to this committee. Motion by Nelson to allow an additional seven members onto this subcommittee, second by Degerman. Motion was approved, with those being named as follows: Danny Bown, Charles Richards, Randy Wuorenma, Troy Rischette, Sandy Bruder, Julian Nelson, and Jason Bruder. Consensus by the board was to set this as a limit to the size of the committee.
Julian Nelson spoke during public comment.
Dan Zemke requested information on building inspector and request to change the driveway to his property (off Cty. Hwy P). Recommendation was that he contact Barron County on the driveway matter and building inspector information was provided.
Bills were reviewed. Motion by Hoff/Degerman to approve as presented. Motion carried.
The Town of Arland Grievance Resolution was presented. Motion by Degerman/Hoff to approve. Motion carried.
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 8 PM.
Wisconsin Towns Association registration was completed. Conference will be held on Friday, February 10th in Eau Claire. All board members plan to attend.
Motion and second to adjourn. Carried.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval).