Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting
March 11, 2020 ~ 6:48 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Town Hall

Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, supervisor at 6:48 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:

Members present: Jonathan Hamilton, Klaus Nieder, Diana Reijo, clerk and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer. Absent and excused: Sandra Rantala.  Town employee:  Mike Davidson.

Approval of agenda:

Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to approve the agenda as printed and posted.  Absent:  Rantala.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Consent agenda:

Motion by, second by Nieder, second by Hamilton to approve the consent agenda as printed and posted.

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13004-13003, ACH 426-429, Tax Account 862-866
  • Minutes of the February 12, 2020 regular board meeting

Absent:  Rantala.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  General – $50,741.81    Tax Account $92,676.52

Community groups or individuals:

  • Dale Nelson, Jr. – Information about the old zero-turn mower.  Did it sell?  Will it be for sale?

New Business:

Update on park project:

Supervisor Hamilton contacted Bill Gustafson and Scott Hipsher for suggestions regarding this project.  Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to post the proposal with a deadline of April 8, 2020. Absent:  Rantala.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Health Infrastructure Grant:

The Town of Oulu will not apply for the grant this year.

Improvements to town garage:

Discussed installing a garage door on the backside of the garage and install a bathroom in the garage.  Tabled.

Gravel Specs:

Gravel specs – Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton for the clerk to advertise for 2,500 yards of grade 2, ¾” gravel (in accordance with DOT specifications) and include provision for residents to purchase gravel at the bid price. Gravel must be spread by September 15, 2020.  Bids will be opened at the April 8, 2020 meeting. Absent:  Rantala. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Cemetery spring clean up:

Tabled.

Cemetery, park and town hall mowing:

Discussion was held on the mowing for the cemetery and park.  Motion by Hamilton, second by Nieder to advertise for mowing the cemetery, park and town hall.  Absent:  Rantala. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Clerk will advertise this position.

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Steaming culverts
  • Roads have been winged back
  • Attended HazMat meeting
  • Need to obtain a quote for generator

Correspondence:

  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Dept. – FEMA Mapping Modernization Kick-Off  Meeting – March 19, 2020
  • Bayfield County Health Dept. – regarding collecting water samples from Oulu Pioneer Memorial Park

Agenda Item/s:

  • Snowplowing driveways
  • Open bids on zero-turn mower
  • Open bids on pickup
  • Garage door and bathroom for garage
  • Gravel bids
  • Cemetery clean-up

Date/s for Next Meeting/s:

Regular board meeting scheduled for April 8, 2020, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Annual meeting scheduled for April 21, 2020, at the town hall, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Adjournment:

Motion by Hamilton, second by Nieder to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 7:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk