Minutes August 10, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu

Regular Board Meeting

August 10, 2022 ~ 6:44 p.m. – 8:23 p.m.

Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:44 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call: Members present: Jon Hamilton, Ed Burhans, Tim Ciembronowicz, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer. Absent: None. Town employee:  Michael Davidson.

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

Consent agenda:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13612-13636, ACH 542-545
  • Minutes of the July 13, 2022 regular board meeting and July 20, 2022 special board meeting

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

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $55,579.00    Tax Account $95,918.23    ARPA $55,579.00

Community Groups:

  • No community groups or individuals registered at this time.

Unfinished business:

Sale of Truck Update: Supervisor Ciembronowicz reported the truck was sold for $1,575.

New Business: Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant:

  • Projects will continue to be reviewed through August and announced in September.

Airport Road Update: Chairman Hamilton reported the agreement has been signed with Solon Springs Concrete.  Northwoods Paving will begin construction once payment is received.

Equipment needs for snow removal: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the purchase of a plow for the Peterbilt truck for $27,660 and purchase blades from H & L Mesabi.  Motion amended by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to amend the motion to obtain additional information on payment and delivery date before ordering the plow.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Airport Road chipsealing project: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to schedule this project for next year.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Bain Road culvert replacement: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the replacement of the culvert on Bain Road this year and request 50% reimbursement for bridge aid from Bayfield County in 2023.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Procurement Procedures Policy: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the Procurement Procedures Policy as presented.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Code of Ethics Policy: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the Code of Ethics Policy as presented.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Town hall furnace: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the purchase of two LP Empire Heaters from Lehto Heating & Cooling for the town hall.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Wi-Fi at town Hall: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the installation of Wi-Fi at the town hall and use ARPA funding to pay for it.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Long-Range Plan Update: Discussed upgrading the playground equipment at the park.

Road Maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Cemetery – mowed and new sign is finished
  • Park – mowed
  • All roads have had a single pass for roadside mowing
  • Blacktop roads have been patched
  • Trying to keep up with grading

Agenda item/s:

  • Camera reimbursement
  • BIL update

Correspondence:

  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning – Public Hearing and meeting – August 18, 2022, 4pm

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Regular board meeting scheduled for September 14, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.
  • Adjourned Board of Review scheduled for September 14, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:25 p.m.

Adjournment: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk