Regular Board Meeting

December 9, 2020 ~ 6:16 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Sandra Rantala, chairperson at 6:16 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:  Members present: Jonathan Hamilton, Sandra Rantala, Duane Reijo, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer.  Absent: None.  Town employee:  Michael Davidson.

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

Consent agenda:  Motion by Hamilton, second by Reijo to approve the agenda as printed and posted:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13230-13259, ACH 463-466, Tax Account 867
  • Minutes of the November 11, 2020 regular board meeting, November 14, 2020 Adjourned Board of Review meeting, November 14, 2020 Special Board meeting, November 17, 2020 Budget “Working” Committee meeting, and November 21, 2020 Budget “Working” Committee meeting

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $125,816.06    Tax Account $2,660.12

Unfinished Business:

Laine Road:  Tabled until additional information is obtained.

Notification of continuing obligations and residual contamination on town property by REI  Engineering, Inc.:  Barb Flietner, DNR on the REI request closure stated the request is paused and they are working on details.  Tabled until additional information is received from the DNR.

New Business:

Budget adoption:  Motion by Reijo, second by Hamilton to adopt the 2021 budget as presented at the special town meeting of the electors.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Assessor contract with North Wisconsin Assessment Service, Inc.:  Motion by Hamilton, second by Reijo to approve a 3-year contract with North Wisconsin Assessment Service, Inc. as assessors for $4,000 per year, postage and supplies not to exceed $200 and software cost not to exceed $350.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Ambulance and fire Contracts:  Motion by Hamilton, second by Reijo to approve the 2021 ambulance ($9,218.12) and fire ($10,044.31) contracts with the Town of Iron River. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Employee Handbook:  Motion by Reijo, second by Hamilton to approve the Employee Handbook as presented, with an effective date of January 1, 2021. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Road maintenance report:

  • Graded Airport Road and will try to grade Eastview and Range Line Roads
  • Working on removing brush, trees, etc. from the bridge abutments
  • Snowplowing/sanding as needed
  • Solon Springs Concrete inspected all the culverts on Airport Road

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Special board meeting scheduled for December 12, 2020, at the town hall, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for January 13, 2021, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Adjournment: Motion by Rantala, second by Reijo to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk