Minutes May 11, 2022 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu

Regular Board Meeting

May 11, 2022 ~ 6:40 p.m. – 8:47 p.m.

Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:40 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call: Members present: Jon Hamilton, Ed Burhans, Tim Ciembronowicz, and Diana Reijo, clerk. Absent: Marjorie Lahti, treasurer.  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 13546-13565, ACH 531-534
  • Minutes of the April 13, 2022 regular board meeting and April 19, 2022 special board meeting.

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

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $174,252.71    Tax Account $95,915.82    ARPA $27,789.50

New Business:

Gravel bids: Three gravel bids were received: Olson Bros. - $16.57/cy or $10.22cy if loaded in quarry using town truck; Iron River Sand and Gravel - $16.48 cy; and Trusty Trucking - $17.09/cy.  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to award the bid to Olson Bros. at $16.57/cy and also provide residents the option to purchase gravel at the contract price.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Sale of Truck Update: Tabled as it wasn’t advertised. Supervisor Burhans will advertise it on an auction site.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant: SEH, Inc. submitted four Agreement for Professional Services for Airport, Bain, Boulevard, and Oulu Rock Roads.  Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to approve all four road project agreements at $3,350 per agreement.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Bayfield County Health Infrastructure Grant: Tim Ciembronowicz

The Bayfield County Health Infrastructure Grant application was not submitted, due to missed deadline.

Park projects:  Supervisor Ciembronowicz reported that he has solicited $10,000 in park donations. $1,000 from Iron River Area Foundation, $4,000 from Enbridge, and an anonymous donor for $5,000. He also submitted a proposed list of upgrades for the park: concession stand - $900, well house - $180, Oulu Park sign - $600, basketball court - $4,063.21, demolition of existing toilets - $2,000, replacement of current wooden playset $2,519.37, BMX pump-track $1700.  Also, would like to send out a survey on how to proceed with the park renovation.

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to demolish the bathrooms for $2,000 and recycle the materials for the well house and concession stand, and apply an additional $900 for the concession stand and $180 for the well house upgrade.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Landfill attendance resignation:  Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to accepted Tad Davidson’s resignation as landfill attendant.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Landfill operations: Supervisor Burhans reported that Bonnie Nelson is willing to fill in until we find a new attendant.  Clerk will advertise the position.

The 40-yard dumpster will be delivered on May 18, 2022 and the town will have secured for two through July 16, 2022.

TRID update: The Town Board was notified that our application was denied.

Road Maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Cemetery - wondering who is going to rake it and pick up sticks
  • Water is turned on at the park
  • Graded the parking lot at the park
  • Patched the blacktop roads including Boulevard Road
  • Repaired Hokkanen Road
  • Repaired clay lifts on Pudas Road
  • Bain Road remains closed

Agenda item/s:

  • Update on sale of truck
  • Hire landfill attendant

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Long-Range Planning meeting scheduled for June 7, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for June 8, 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 8:09 p.m. as per Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(a)(c) to discuss a judicial matter and discuss employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.  Yes: Burhans, Ciembronowicz, Hamilton. No: None. Absent: None. Abstain: None. Motion carried unanimously by roll call vote.

Adjournment: Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 8:47 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk