The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff at 8:30 PM on Monday, January 14, 2013.  Board members present were Hoff, Degerman, Nelson and Fall, along with patrol operator Jason Bruder and several residents and guests.  Robert Nelson was absent.

The minutes of the previous meeting were presented by Clerk Fall.  Motion to approve by Degerman/Hoff.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Joden Nelson gave a financial update.  Motion to accept by Hoff/Degerman.  Motion carried.

Highway maintenance report and update was given by Jason Bruder.  Discussion followed on potential truck replacement.  Board will continue to monitor needs for equipment and consider repairs or replacements at future meetings.

Jim Walker, Superior Silica Sands representative, gave an update on the work being done, both at dry and wet plant sites.  They are loading sand which has been brought in from the Torgerson and Chippewa plants.  No changes at the FLS mine site.  He informed the board that SSS will not be pursuing the shoreland rezoning request at this time.  He answered questions regarding the upgrade to Cty Hwy. P.  Todd Huset from the Barron County Highway Dept. also offered information on the upgrade.

Matt Torgerson of Midwest Frac gave a short update on the work being done at the Middendorp site.

Public Comment – Vickie Bown asked questions about the rezoning request.

Bills were presented for payment.  Motion to pay as presented, including a $20,000 payment to Barron County Highway, by Hoff/Degerman.  Motion carried.

The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8 PM.

Motion to postpone the employment review for Jason Bruder until the February 11, 2013 meeting was made by Degerman/Hoff.  Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn by Hoff/Degerman.  Motion carried.  Meeting was adjourned.  Declarations of Candidacy were signed.

Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk

(Minutes subject to approval)

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