Minutes February 9, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting

February 9, 2022 ~ 6:46 p.m. – 8:10 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:46 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 to change Cemetery/Park/Road Maintenance report to follow Airport Road Project Update and approve the agenda as amended.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

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

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13480-13497, ACH 519-518, Tax Account 897-902
  • Minutes of the January 12, 2022 regular board meeting,

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $173,445.79    Tax Account $95,880.92    ARPA $27,789.50

Airport Road Update:

Chair Hamilton said the project is on hold until spring.  The town attorney has been in contact with Solon Springs Concrete.

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Plowed open the road to the vault at the cemetery
  • Snowplowing roads and blading back banks
  • Ordered a larger dumpster for the dump – and had it returned
  • Need to work on snowplowing policy

New Business:

Snapper mower bids: 2 bids received – Seth Ray $670 and Melanie Ripley $2500.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to reject both bids and rebid the mower with a better description of the actual condition and functionality of the mower.  Supervisor Ciembronowicz will rewrite the bid notice. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Re-bid pickup: Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to sell the 2001 truck on an online auction site.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Oulu Rock Road Project: LRIP grant application was submitted.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) – Tabled.

Comprehensive Plan: A meeting will be scheduled to work on writing a town comprehensive plan.

Website renovation and access:

Supervisor Ciembronowicz suggested we update our website to make it more user friendly and include fillable forms on the website.

Correspondence: Northwood Technical College – Notice of Northwood Tech Board appointment

Agenda item/s:

  • Airport Road update
  • Oulu Rock Road update
  • Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • “Working” meeting to write a town comprehensive plan scheduled for February 23, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for March 9, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Adjournment: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk