The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff at 8:00 PM on Monday, September 9, 2013. All board members were present. Several residents were also present.
Minutes of the previous meeting were presented by Clerk Fall. Motion to approve them was made by Robert Nelson, second by Brad Wolf. Motion carried. Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave a financial update. Motion to accept her report was made by Nelson, second by Wolf. Motion carried.
No public comment was given.
Highway report was given by Jason Bruder, patrol operator for the Town. It was noted by Chairman Hoff that the bid originally granted to Monarch Paving for work to be done on 10-1/2 Ave, would be subsequently given to Barron Co. Highway, due to state bidding regulations. Discussion with Russ Marske from Barron County — he assured that the work can be done by them and they were given approval to go ahead. Robert also informed the board that he had talked with the Nortrax representative regarding extension of the warranty on the grader. Jason and Robert will be in contact with more information to follow at a later date.
Estimates for commercially cutting trees came from Reiten Tree Service and Scott Miller. Both services are available. After discussion, a motion was made to postpone the decision to select a service until the next regular meeting. This will allow more discussion with other townships on work they may have had done by these companies.
Sharon Masek was present to represent Superior Silica Sands. She discussed the mining operations at both the wet and dry plants. She also discussed the plans for the new site at the Lundequam/Picknell mine. She gave updates on those permits and reclamation plans. They may need another hearing on the wet plant. SSS is working with Mark Servi regarding access to County P, with more information to come. The proposed Road Plan will need review by our attorney. Maynard will contact Mr. Dunst for this review and opinion.
Matt Torgerson from Midwest Frac was present to give an update on his mine production. He noted that they hoped to wrap up work by November 1st. He discussed the current status on the grant, which hopefully will be decided by November as well. He continues on the rebuilding of 8th Avenue.
The bills were presented for review and payment. Motion to approve by Nelson, second by Wolf. Motion carried.
Next regular meeting will be October 14, 2013 at 8 PM.
A special meeting of the board will be held on Monday,, September 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM for the purpose of reviewing the employment contract for Jason Bruder.
Motion by Nelson/Wolf to adjourn. Motion carried.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk (minutes subject to approval)