The regular meeting of the Board of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8 PM. All board members were present along with seven guests/residents.
Minutes of the previous meeting and caucus were presented by Clerk Fall, with a motion to approve both by Robert Nelson, second by Brad Wolf. Motion carried. Treasurer Jodene Nelson gave a financial update, noting that the taxes had been collected and she would be settling with the county shortly. She also reported on the CDs we are currently holding. Some discussion was given to creating another money market account for the funds received from Superior Silica Sands. Motion was made by Nelson/Hoff to accept the report. Motion carried. Treasurer Nelson will look into other financial institutions for possible deposit options.
Phil Hoff reported on highway maintenance. He was pleased with the new windows that have been installed in the shop. He also discussed his work on tree clean up. At this time the truck purchase is on hold with Barron County.
Sharon Masek from Superior Silica Sands gave an update on their operations in the Town of Arland. The mine operations are currently shut down, but the dry plant continues to operate quite efficiently. There is a slower demand. She also discussed a meeting coming up for the County P and Highway 8 intersection.
Ted Peterson gave a brief update on his proposed operation. They continue to work with the WI DOT and county on road considerations. He will continue to keep the town board updated.
No public comment.
The bills were presented for payment. Motion to approve all by Nelson/Hoff. Motion carried.
Next meeting will be March 12th – audit of books at 7:30 PM with the regular meeting to follow at approximately 8 PM.
Brad agreed to be the contact for weight permits. A basic permit form will be available at the appropriate time.
Motion to adjourn by Nelson/Wolf. Motion carried.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval)