Minutes July 13, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu

Regular Board Meeting

July 13, 2022 ~ 6:47 p.m. – 8:03 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, 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 13587-13612, ACH 535-541
  • Minutes of the June 8, 2022 regular board meeting, June 14, 2022 special board meeting and May 11, 2022 Board of Review

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the consent agenda as presented.

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $188,323.36    Tax Account $95,917.42    ARPA $55,579.00

Community Groups:

  • Kristin Grant – website - offered to waive the fee increase and would like the website to be more personalized

Unfinished business:

Sale of Truck Update: Supervisor Ciembronowicz submitted the truck information to an online auction site.  It will go live from July 14th through August 9th.  Minimum bid is $1,000.

New Business:

County bridge aid: Discussion held on the deterioration of the culvert on Erkilla Road and that it should meet the criteria for funding.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve the resolution to replace the culvert on Erkilla Road and plan for it in the budget for next year.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant:  No updates received.

Park improvements/survey results: Supervisor Ciembronowicz reported the top priority projects for the park are new playground equipment, new bathrooms, and improvements to the picnic shelters and pavilion.  Eight individuals are interested in serving on a park committee.

Outhouse for the landfill and town garage: Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to purchase an outhouse for the landfill and move the old one to the garage.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Hire part-time highway employee: Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to hire Deanna Francisco as part-time highway employee.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Long-Range Plan Update:  Chair Hamilton updated the Board on Long-Range Plan projects:

  • Furnace – 3 different options proposed by Lehto Heating and will be presented when more information is received.
  • Wi-Fi– to be approved
  • Landfill shelter and town hall ramp – 8x8 or 8x10 storage containers and ramp. Will continue to explore options and talk with Isaac Dull regarding building a new shelter and ramp for the town hall.

Road Maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Cemetery – mowed
  • Park and park trail – mowed
  • Park bathrooms were removed but appears may not be completed, also sidewalk was cracked during demolition
  • Patched blacktop roads, and 127 loads of gravel were placed on Hollander, Muskeg B to Bayfield Line Road, Goetsch, Pudas, Lauste, Hollander and Copper Hill Roads.

Agenda item/s:

  • Update on sale of truck
  • Furnace
  • Wi-Fi

Correspondence:  Bayfield County Planning & Zoning – Zoning Ordinance Amendment

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Special board meeting scheduled for July 20, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • Long-Range Planning Committee meeting scheduled for July 20, 2022, at the town hall following adjournment of the special board meeting.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for August 10, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Closed session: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to adjourn to closed session at 7:40 p.m. as per Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(a)(c) to discuss a judicial matter.  Yes: Burhans, Ciembronowicz, Hamilton. No: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

Adjournment: Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:03 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk