Minutes June 8, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu

Regular Board Meeting

June 8, 2022 ~ 6:46 p.m. – 8:08 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 approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Consent agenda:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13566-13586, ACH 531-534
  • Minutes of the May 11, 2022 regular board meeting

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $163,042.71    Tax Account $95,916.63    ARPA $27,789.50

Community Groups:

  • Dale Nelson, Sr. – Bain Road closure

Plan Commission Report: Margie Lahti

Special Use Permit application:

  • Owners: George Schmidt
  • 40-acre parcel in the NW1/4 NW1/4 Section 34; 70920 Hoover Line Road
  • Residence in a parcel that is zoned Agriculture 1
  • Tax ID parcel number is 27293

Findings:

  • Parcel is located in the NW1/4 NW1/4 of section 34
  • Parcel size is 40 acres
  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
  • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Agricultural Core which allows the maximum density of 1 building unit complex per 35 acres
  • Proposed house will replace a house that will be demolished

Plan Commission Recommendation:

  • Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.

Conditions:

  • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house, manufactured house, recreational vehicle) is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
  • The exterior of the structure from the base of the house to the ground level must be enclosed within 1 year of the placement of the house.
  • The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Special Use Permit application:

  • Owners: Mark and Jacqueline Karshbaum
  • 23.242-acre parcel in the NW1/4 NW1/4 Section 25; 71890 Airport Road
  • Residence in a parcel is zoned Agriculture 1

Findings:

  • Parcel size is 23.242 acres
  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
  • Parcel Future Land Use Class is Agricultural Core which allows for 1 building complex per 35 acres
  • This parcel was legally created after the Town’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted.
  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised that the Future Land Use designation for this parcel should be change to Rural-Moderate Residential which allows for 1 building complex per 5 acres.
  • The Special Use Permit application for a residence on this parcel is consistent with the zoning district and with a future change of the Land Use Classification Rural-Moderate Residential for this parcel.

Plan Commission Recommendation:

  • Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.

Conditions:

  • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house, manufactured house, recreational vehicle) is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
  • The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised the Future Land Use Classification for this parcel should be changed to Rural-Moderate Residential

Unfinished business:

Sale of Truck Update: Supervisor Ciembronowicz will advertise the sale of the pickup on an auction site.

New Business:

George Schmidt’s Special Use Request:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve George Schmidt’s special use request to construct a residence in an Agricultural-1 zoning district as based on the Plan

Commission’s recommendation with the following conditions as supported by the Findings:

  • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house,
  • manufactured house, recreational vehicle) is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
  • The exterior of the structure from the base of the house to the ground level must be enclosed within 1 year of the placement of the house.
  • The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Mark/Jacqueline Karshbaum’s Special Use Request:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve Mark and Jacqueline Karshbaum’s special use request to construct a residence in an Agricultural-1 zoning district as based on the Plan

Commission’s recommendation with the following conditions as supported by the Findings:

  • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house,
  • manufactured house, recreational vehicle) is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
  • The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised the Future Land Use Classification for this parcel should be changed to Rural-Moderate Residential.

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant: Applications have been submitted and we are waiting to hear if they were approved.

Park projects: Supervisor Ciembronowicz reported the condemned restrooms will be demolished within the next two weeks, the concession stand and well house roofs will be repaired, the combination sports area (basketball court) will begin resurrection shortly.  To date, a dozen plus surveys regarding the park have been received.

Hire landfill attendant: Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to hire Christine Jackson-Johnson as part-time landfill attendant.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

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

Correspondence – Peggy Golly: Discussion held regarding Peggy Golly’s concerns regarding snowplowing.

Long-Range Plan Update: Chair Hamilton reported the Long Range Plan projects include installing Wi-Fi at the town hall, 8 x 10 shed for the landfill, replacing the furnace at the town hall, replacing 2 doors at the town hall, outdoor toilet for the garage, repair the ramp at the town hall, and have plans drawn up for a new town hall.

Road Maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Cemetery – mowed before Memorial week-end
  • Park was mowed, swing sets repaired, trails too wet to mow
  • Graded the parking lot at the park
  • Patched the blacktop between Bayfield Line Road and Kaukamo Road
  • Grading roads
  • Dip in the road on Eastview Road needs to be repaired
  • Bain Road remains closed – attempting to remove beaver dams
  • Rodney Johnson will make a new sign for the cemetery

Agenda item/s:

  • Update on sale of truck
  • Park update – review surveys
  • Long Range Plan Update

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Special board meeting scheduled for June14, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for July 13, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Correspondence:

  • Wisconsin Towns Association - Town Health Insurance Survey
  • Bayfield County Clerk – Timber Cutting Permit – Gerald Kangas
  • Bayfield County Health Dept. – Water samples came back safe and the report has been filed with the Dept. of Natural Resources

Closed session:  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to adjourn to closed session at 7:28 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 Hamilton to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk