The regular meeting of the board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff on September 9th, 2014 at 8 PM. All board members were present along with twelve residents and guests. Minutes of the previous meeting were presented by Clerk Fall. Motion to approve by Robert Nelson, second by Hoff. Motion carried. Treasurer’s update was given by Jodene Nelson. Motion to accept by Nelson, second by Brad Wolf. Motion carried.
The town highway and maintenance report was given by Phil Hoff. Discussion followed on the blacktopping to be completed on 8th Ave. and 10th St. by Barron County. Also, consideration was given to a stockpile of gravel. Phil presented a few potential pick up options at local dealers. Discussion followed, with a motion to authorize spending up to $20,000 on a used truck by Wolf, second by Hoff. Motion carried.
Sharon Masek of Superior Silica Sands gave an update on the dry plant development as well as three wet mines – LP, FLS, and the newest one acquired by SSS – the Church Road Mine (CR). They are happy with the success and work being done at each location. Scheduled completion on the dry plant is still early November 2014. There continue to be many tours of the facilities.
Motion and second was made to go into a public hearing to discuss the proposed Developers Agreement for the CR Mine. Motion approved. Discussion followed, questions were answered by representatives of SSS. It was noted that attorney Terry Dunst had reviewed the Developers Agreement and had made no changes or revisions. Motion to return to the regular meeting by Nelson, second by Hoff. Motion carried.
Motion was made to approve the Developers Agreement as presented by Nelson, second by Wolf. Roll call result: Hoff – yes, Nelson – yes, and Wolf – yes.
Chase and Andy, representatives from SSS, requested the use of the Arland hall for training dates – October 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, & 15. Arrangements for unlocking the door will be made with the Clerk.
No public comment.
Bills were reviewed for payment. Motion to aprove by Hoff, second by Wolf. Motion carried.
Next meeting date scheduled for Monday, October 6th, 2014.
Meeting was adjourned.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval)