Minutes June 9, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting
June 9, 2021 ~ 6:45 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, chair at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:

Members present: Jonathan Hamilton, Timothy Ciembronowicz, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer.  Absent: Edward Burhans.  Town employee:  Michael Davidson.

Approval of agenda:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to 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 13306-13328 and ACH 487-489
  • Minutes of the May 12, 2021 regular board meeting

Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $130,561.45    Tax Account $ 101,013.72.

Plan Commission Report:

Special Use Permit application:

  • 15-acre parcel in the NE1/4 NE1/4 Section 12; 6975 North Hissa Road
  • Place a mobile home on the property for a primary residence
  • Owners: Eric & Rebecca Lichtenberg

Findings:

  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1
  • Parcel size is 15 acres
  • Parcel was recently legally created from a larger, parent parcel
  • Future Land Use Class for the parcel is Agricultural Core, based on the former parent parcel
  • The Future Land Use Class of Agricultural Core is no longer appropriate for with the new parcel or the parent parcel
  • It would be appropriate to change the Future Land Use Class for both the parent parcel and the new parcel to Agricultural-Limited Residential when the Town’s Comprehensive Plan is revised.
  • Agricultural-Limited Residential Future Land Use Class allows for 1 building unit complex per 10 acres.
  • Placement of a mobile home on the parcel for a primary residence is consistent with both the Zoning classification and with the Future Land Use Class changed to Agricultural-Limited Residential.

Plan Commission Recommendation:

Approve the Special Use permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings:

Conditions:

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

Unfinished Business:

Laine Road:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to adopt the 2021-01 Resolution:

Vacation of Portion of Laine Road – Resolution 2021-01

WHEREAS, pursuant to Wis. Stat § 82.10(2) the town board may initiate the process of laying out, altering, or discontinuing a town highway by the introduction of a resolution.

WHEREAS, the town board has determined it is in the best interest of the Town of Oulu to vacate the portion of Laine Road described below.

NOW, THEREFORE, it is resolved as follows:

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 82.10(2) the town board hereby initiates the process to vacate the portion of Laine Road legally described as:  The portion of Laine Road located in the Southeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter SE ¼ NW ¼, Section Thirty-Five (35), Township Forty-Eight (48) North, Range Nine (09) West, in the Town of Oulu, Bayfield County, Wisconsin.  Said portion of Laine Road is highlighted in Exhibit A that is attached hereto.

Notice of the time that, and the place where, the board will meet to consider this resolution shall be provided pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 82.10(3) and (4) and a Lis Pendens shall be recorded pursuant to Wis. Stat. § 82.10(5).

Roll call vote:  Yes:  Ciembronowicz, Hamilton.  No:  None.  Absent:  Burhans.  Abstain: None.  Motion carried by roll call vote.

Chair Hamilton discussed with adjoining landowners Tim Harp and Kevin Suo regarding sharing the legal expenses associated with vacating the property.  Both parties agreed with splitting the expense and adding the costs to their tax bill. Each party will be responsible for a third of the expense.

Reports:

Bayfield County Health Infrastructure Grant Application: Tim Ciembronowicz

A grant application was not submitted.

Update on Airport Road Project: Jon Hamilton

Paving on Airport Road has been completed and shouldering will possibly be completed the week of June 13, 2021.

New Business:

Eric and Rebecca Lichtenberg’s special use request:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to approve Eric and Rebecca Lichtenberg’s application to move a mobile home to their property as their residence on a 15-acre parcel in the NE1/4 NE1/4    Section 12; 6975 North Hissa Road as based on the Plan Commission’s recommendation with the  following conditions as supported by the Findings: 1) No change to the project construction type (new construction, mobile house, manufactured house, recreational vehicle) is allowed without the review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board; 2) As per the Town’s Comprehensive Plan the exterior of the structure from the base of the mobile house to the ground must be enclosed within 1 year of the placement of the mobile house; 3) The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.

Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Amending Ordinance 08-01 for All-Terrain Vehicles:

Tabled due to corrections.

Tad Davidson resignation:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to accept Tad Davidson’s resignation as part-time help for highway, cemetery and park mowing.  Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Duane Reijo will fill in temporarily until another employee is hired.  Clerk will post this vacancy.  Interested candidates must be 18 years old to apply.

Grader repairs and warranty:

Mike Davidson reported the warranty on the grader will expire in July and obtained a quote form McCoy in Ashland to have it repaired/inspected for a cost of approximately $5,000.  If the grader is in for repairs longer than one week, employee Davidson will obtain information on obtaining a loaner.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to approve the expense.  Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Park – holding tanks:

Discussion held on the bathroom facility at the park and the need for immediate replacement.  Supervisor Ciembronowicz received a proposal from Polkoski Plumbing on the cost of replacement.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to replace the holding tank and closed the bathroom facility immediately.  Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.   Discussion followed.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to withdraw the motion.  Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to abandon the bathroom facility immediately and contact Iron River Septic and temporarily secure two (2) outdoor portable outhouses until additional information on a new facility is secured.  Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Sanitation stations:

Tabled.

Oulu Rock Road:

Chair Hamilton received information regarding different options on repairing Oulu Rock Road.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to pulverize Oulu Rock Road this year and complete the project next year by placing 2” of asphalt on the road.  Absent: Burhans.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Clerk will advertise for bids and bids will be opened at the July meeting.

Road/cemetery/park maintenance report:

  • Cemetery has been raked and mowed.  Thank you to the following volunteers:
    • Lindsey, Logan & Odin Hogfeldt
    • Don & Margie Lahti
    • Darla, Myla & Brady Lahti
    • Bobby, Marla, Abby, Paige & Mason Lahti
    • Duane & Diana Reijo
    • Ed & Terry Burhans
    • Jon, Cindy & Chalee Luzzatto
    • Mindy, Kylie & Tucker Mueller
    • Eddie Pudas
    • Mackenzie Tuura
    • Sandy Rantala
  • Branches on park trails need to be trimmed
  • Maintaining roads
  • Re-working Airport Road north of North Hissa Road
  • Started to do roadside mowing
  • Mike will contact Al Makela regarding ditching on South Hoover Line Rd
  • Supervisor Ciembronowicz inquiring on types of grants that will be available for playground equipment from Landscape Structures

Agenda item/s for next meeting:

  • Oulu Rock Road bids
  • ATV ordinance

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Adjourned Board of Review meeting scheduled for July 14, 2021, beginning at 6:25pm.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for July 14, 2021 at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Correspondence:

  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Dept. – Recommending approval of Tamara & Micah Jaesperson rezoning from F-1 to Ag-1 with wetlands to Bayfield County Board of Supervisors for their determination

Adjournment:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk