The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 8:00 PM, with all board members present.  Minutes of the previous meeting were presented by Clerk Fall.  Motion to approve by Nelson, second by Degerman.  Motion carried.

Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave a financial update.  Motion to accept by Hoff, second by Nelson.  Motion carried.

Jason Bruder gave a highway maintenance update on equipment and road repairs.

Sharon Masek and Jim Walker, representing Superior Silica Sands, gave updates on current work being done at both wet and dry plants.  Ground water testing near the wet plant has stayed consistent.  Jim discussed concerns with times of rail travel and school buses.  He also discussed issues with the Midwest Frac site and their work with Matt Torgerson.

No public comment.

Bills were presented for payment.  Following discussion, motion was made by Degerman, seconded by Nelson, to pay bills as presented, as well as a payment of $40,000 to the Barron County Highway Department.  Motion carried.

Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 8 PM.  Board will meet at 7:30 PM to conduct the annual audit of books.

Correspondence was reviewed.

Board moved into closed session pursuant to Section 19.85 (1) (c) of the WI Statutes for the purpose of considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance data, with a roll call of each board member – Robert Nelson-yes, Maynard Hoff-yes, Dale Degerman-yes, Jodene Nelson-yes, and Pamela Fall-yes.

Board returned to open session by motion of Degerman, second by Nelson.  Motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned.

Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk

(Minutes subject to approval)

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