The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff. All board members were present, along with twelve others in attendance. Clerk Fall presented the minutes of the previous meeting. Motion to approve by Brad Wolf, second by Robert Nelson. Motion carried. Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave a financial update. Motion to accept report by Wolf/Hoff. Motion carried. She gave an update on invested funds at Sterling Bank (two – $75,000.00 CDs).
Highway maintenance update was given by Phil Hoff. Discussion followed on a potential replacement truck – purchase from Barron County. This will be by sealed bids. Motion by Nelson/Wolf to do more research on the 2005 truck, with intent to hold a special meeting to determine bid price. Motion carried.
Ordinance 2015-1 – Ordinance to Opt in for Category BIOHs to comply with the table of statutory weight limits under Section 348.15 (3)(6). Discussion followed – motion to adopt Ordinance 2015-1 by Nelson/Wolf. Motion carried. Residents may get this permit annually.
Sharon Masek gave an update from Superior Silica Sands on the dry plant and activity at the wet plants in the township. Discussed transloading at the Poskin plant. She also discussed the potential for a corporate office in Barron. SSS continues to explore more drilling sites in the township.
Ted Peterson made a presentation on behalf of his new company – White Mountain Sand, LLC – giving information on his interest in frac sand mining. He discussed his experience and background in the industry. With his representative from SEH, they showed the layout and presented an overview of their operation plans – a potential 8-10 year operation. He will continue their planning and keep the town board up to date.
Public comment – none.
Bills were presented for review and payment. Motion to approve by Nelson/Hoff. Motion carried.
Next meeting is set for February 12, 2015.
Motion to adjourn by Wolf/Hoff. Motion carried.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval)