The annual meeting of the Town of Arland was called to order by Chairman Maynard Hoff at 8 PM on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. There were 16 residents in attendance. Minutes of the 2014 annual meeting were presented by Clerk Fall. Motion to approve by Brad Wolf/Jodene Nelson. Motion carried. Clerk Fall then presented the 2014 Annual Financial Report. Discussion followed. Motion to approve by Stephanie Roberts/Jodene Nelson. Motion carried.
Supervisor Robert Nelson gave the Almena Fire Dept. annual meeting update, noting there had been four fires in the Town of Arland. He also announced that the department is having fundraisers to help with the purchase and maintenance of equipment.
Discussion was held on the selection of the Town of Arland working bank. Motion was made by Robert Nelson/Maynard Hoff to have Sterling Bank of Barron continue to be the working bank. Motion carried.
Patrol Operator Phil Hoff presented a 2015 road maintenance proposal. The suggested work was discussed and consideration will be given by the board in planning the work to be done throughout this year and coming years. He also presented proposals for replacement of the mower tractor and possibly the yellow truck. Good discussion followed from residents siting specific needs in road maintenance. No action was taken. Board will continue to discuss at future regular meetings.
Discussion and questions were offered regarding having more information available on the Town of Arland website. Vickie Bown made a motion to hire support to add town ordinances and developer’s agreements to the website, so residents would have the availability to these documents. Motion was seconded by Stephanie Roberts. Motion carried.
Motion was made by Brad Wolf/Cindi Nelson to adjourn. Motion carried.
Sharon Masek presented a 2014-15 review of the Superior Silica Sands mining operations in the Town of Arland and Barron County. The detailed power-point presentation gave residents a good look at the current work being done and regulations that they have to comply with. Residents asked several questions. She briefly discussed the slow-down in hauling. Sharon gave residents an update on the road work planned for 8th Avenue and 7th Street.
Pamela Y. Fall, Clerk
(Minutes subject to approval)