The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to orfer by Chairman Maynard Hoff at 8 PM at the Town Hall. All board members were present: Robert Nelson, Brad Wolf, Jodene Nelson and Pam Fall, as well as patrol operator, Jason Bruder.
Minutes of the previous two meetings were presented by Clerk Fall. Motion was made to approve the April 16, 2013 regular meeting by Nelson/Hoff. Motion carried. Motion was made to approve the Special Meeting of the Board on May 6,2013 by Nelson/Hoff. Motion carried.
Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave a financial update. Motion to accept report by Nelson/Hoff. Motion carried. After determining there would be a shortfall in our account to pay current bills, a motion was made by Hoff/Nelson to redeem one of the CDs at the Sterling Bank, understanding there would be a minimal penalty to do so. Motion carried.
Maynard and Jason gave an update on the selection process and proposals that had been given at the Special Meeting for the selection of a new town truck and attachments. They reported on the bids and the final decision which was made with River State Truck and Trailer from Eau Claire on a 2014 Freightliner and the Monroe Truck Equipment for the attachments. Total offer estimate is $114,109 with trade-in.
Jason also gave highway maintenance update on road work from the storm and road ban signage issues. He reported that the road bans were now lifted. Clyde Baier from Superior Silica Sands gave an update on the work being done at the wet plant, noting the bad weather had slowed them down on several occasions. Matt from Midwest Frac, also gave his operation update, siting many of the concerns and issues he has been dealing with. Most focus for his has been problems with 8th Ave. They will both continue to give updates at the monthly meetings for the Town. Matt also noted that construction of Cty. Hwy P has been postponed. He asked the town of Arland to support a federal grant application for highway repairs. We could submit a letter to Mark Servi at the County Highway by June 20th that would help in this process.
Public Comment: Terry Bygd was present to ask questions regarding the trucking opportunities with the sand mining operations in Town of Arland.
Board of Review has been set for Monday, June 10th with the Open Book from 5-7 PM and Board of Review 7-9 PM. Posting and notices will be sent as required. Next regular meeting of the Town of Arland is scheduled for June 11, 2013 at 8 PM.
Bills were reviewed for payment. Motion to pay by Hoff/Wolf. Motion carried.
Superior Silica Sands has requested that the town of Arland draft a request for payment per a “good neighbor” offer by SSS to pay Town of Arland .20/ton of sand taken to the dry plant. Clerk Fall and Chairman Hoff will draft and submit this proposal for payment. No action was taken.
Noted that the next WTA meeting will be on Monday, May 20th.
Adjourned – Pamela Y Fall, Clerk