22 11 09 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting
November 9, 2022 ~ 6:45 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.
Town Hall

The November 9, 2022 Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call: Members present: Jon Hamilton, Ed Burhans, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer. Absent: Tim Ciembronowicz.

Approval of agenda: Motion by Burhans, second by Hamilton to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Consent agenda:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13696-13718, ACH 555-558 Tax Account 904
  • Minutes of the October 12, 2022 regular board meeting and October 26, 2022 special board
    meeting

Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to approve the consent agenda as presented. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report: – General – $163,156.98 Tax Account $2,434.82 ARPA $55,579.00

Community Groups: No community groups or individuals registered at this time.

New Business:
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant:
The Town of Oulu was not awarded any projects. The Board will need to resubmit their applications.

Airport Road Update:
The Airport Road Project is now completed and Scott Weyandt, Weyandt Engineering Services will submit the road certification within the week.

Landfill Structure Bid:
Two bids were received: Arlene Nelson $137.13 and Josh/Melissa Mieritz $225. Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to award the bid to Josh/Melissa Mieritz for $225, with the building removed by November 19, 2022. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

SIMPLE IRA for Employee/s:
Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to approve a matching contribution to each eligible employee’s SIMPLE equal to the employee’s salary reduction contribution up to a limit of 3% of the employee’s wage towards a SIMPLE IRA for next year (20223). Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Bonding:
Motion by Burhans, second by Hamilton to purchase a tax bond for Marjorie Lahti, town treasurer to the Bayfield County Treasurer in the amount of the state and county taxes apportioned to the Town of Oulu. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Road Maintenance/Cemetery/Park Report:

  • Need to grade roads and get them ready for winter
  • 6 loads of salt/sand were delivered
  • Hauled left over gravel from the Airport Road Project to the town garage
  • Potholes need to be filled on Airport Road

Correspondence:

  • Second Notice of Non-Compliance from DOR Supervisor of Equalization
  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Dept. – was granted a WI Coastal Management Funding to update the county comprehensive plan
  • Ken Rantala – scrap metal at the landfill

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Budget Committee meetings scheduled for November 13, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and November 20, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
  • Public Hearing scheduled for December 8, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Special Meeting of the Electors scheduled for December 8, 2022, at the town hall, following adjournment of the Public Hearing
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for December 8, 2022, at the town hall, following adjournment of the Special Meeting of the Electors

Adjournment:
Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Diana Reijo, Clerk