Minutes January 12, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting

January 12, 2022 ~ 6:47 p.m. – 7:52 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:47 p.m. at the Town Hall.

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

Approval of agenda: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton approve the agenda as printed and 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 13458-13479, ACH 515-518, Tax Account 887-896
  • Minutes of the December 8, 2021 regular board meeting, and December 30, 2021 special board meeting

Absent: Burhans. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $189,738.32    Tax Account $84,130.58    ARPA $27,789.50

Airport Road Update: Chair Hamilton gave an update on the status of Airport Road.  Trusty Trucking has been paid for the gravel but Northwoods Paving has not been paid for the asphalt.  Project will be reevaluated in the spring.

New Business:

Ambulance/fire contract: Motion by Hamilton, second by Ciembronowicz to approve the 2022 ambulance ($7,879.59) and fire ($8,725.34) contracts with the Town of Iron River. Absent: Burhans. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Dale Nelson, Jr. Scrap Metal Recycling proposal: Dale Nelson, Jr. presented a proposal in making a small scale scrap metal recycling facility in the Town of Oulu. Supervisor Ciembronowicz will be Dale’s contact person if he has questions regarding this project.

Town Comprehensive Plan: Chair Hamilton presented a work-in-progress Town of Oulu Comprehensive Plan. Supervisor Ciembronowicz will create an assessment form and bring it to the next board meeting for discussion.

Oulu Rock Road Project: Motion by Hamilton, second by Ciembronowicz to proceed with the LRIP funding application for Oulu Rock Road (changed project from pulverizing to milling and add geo grid on the whole project) with the requirement that an engineer or contract representative monitor the road project.  Absent: Burhans. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Part-time relief drivers for snowplowing: Motion by Hamilton, second by Ciembronowicz to hire Thomas Laurenstein as part-time relief snowplow driver. Absent: Burhans. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Snowplowing and sanding roads
  • Dumpsters at the landfill have been overloaded – need to be re-evaluated

Agenda item/s:

  • Discussion regarding dumpsters at the landfill
  • Assessment form – Ciembronowicz
  • Update on Oulu Rock Road

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Regular board meeting scheduled for February 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 7:52 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk