Minutes December 8, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting

December 8, 2021 ~ 6:32 p.m. – 7:18 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:32 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:

Members present: Jon Hamilton, Tim Ciembronowicz, Ed Burhans (6:40 p.m.), Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer.  Absent: None.  Town employee:  Michael Davidson.

Approval of agenda:

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

Consent agenda:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to approve the consent agenda as printed and posted:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13424-13425, 13434-13457, ACH 511-514
  • Minutes of the November 10, 2021 regular board meeting, and November 9, 2021 budget committee meeting

Absent: Burhans. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $180,431.91    Tax Account $1,588.76    ARPA $27,789.50

Airport Road Update:

Chair Hamilton gave an update on the status of Airport Road.  It has been repaired enough to get us through the winter to see how it holds up.  Carla Smith, an attorney from Spears, Carlson, and Coleman S.C. has been secured to represent the Town of Oulu.

New Business:

2022 Budget:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to adopt the 2022 budget [town levy $158,536] as presented at the special town meeting of the electors.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

First Notice of Non-Compliance from DOR Supervisor of Equalization:

Discussion held on the First Notice of Non-Compliance received from the DOR Supervisor of Equalization.  The town’s residential property has been below 90% the last four years and the town has two years to become compliant.  A notice will be mailed with the tax statements with an explanation of the revaluation of residential properties in 2022.

Assessor contract with North Wisconsin Assessment Service, Inc.:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the amended contract with North Wisconsin  Assessment Service, Inc. as assessors for $6,500 per year, postage and supplies not to exceed $650 and software cost not to exceed $315.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Oulu Rock Road Project:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to postpone the Oulu Rock Road project until 2022 as the base needs to be reassessed before we proceed with the project. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Election Inspectors:

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to appoint Michelle Dawson, Barbara Tapani, Kimberly Hamilton, Melissa Davidson, Sandra Rantala, Phyllis Beeksma, and Diana Reijo as election inspectors to serve a two-year term beginning January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2023.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Part-time relief drivers for snowplowing:

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to advertise for part-time relief snowplow drivers. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Appoint Plan Commission member:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to appoint Sandra Rantala to the Plan Commission to fill the unexpired term of Tonya Koehler, April 30, 2022. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Spot grading some roads
  • Snowplowing and sanding roads
  • Reviewed WISLR Reports

Agenda item/s:

  • Dale Nelson, Jr.’s business proposal – scrap metal facility

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Regular board meeting scheduled for January 12, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Adjournment:

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 7:18 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk