Minutes November 10, 2021 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting

November 10, 2021 ~ 6:55 p.m. – 7:40 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Tim Ciembronowicz, supervisor at 6:55 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:

Members present: Jon Hamilton (7:05 p.m.), Tim Ciembronowicz, Ed Burhans, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer.  Absent: None.  Town employee:  Michael Davidson.

Approval of agenda:

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to move new business before the Airport Road update and approve the agenda with the changes. Absent: Hamilton. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Consent agenda:

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to approve the consent agenda as printed and posted:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13401-13402, 13418-23, 13426-13433 ACH 507-510
  • Minutes of the October 13, 2021 regular board meeting, October 27, 2020 special board meeting, and November 3, 2021 budget “working” committee meeting

Absent: Hamilton. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:  – General – $132,512.30    Tax Account $1,605.20    ARPA $27,789.50

New Business:

Resignation of Plan Commission Member:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to accept Tonya Koehler’s resignation from the Plan Commission and advertise the vacancy to fill her unexpired term (April 2022). Absent: Hamilton. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

SIMPLE IRA for Employee/s:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve a matching contribution to each eligible employee’s SIMPLE equal to the employee’s salary reduction contribution up to a limit of 3% of the employee’s wage towards a SIMPLE IRA for next year (2022). Absent: Hamilton. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Bonding:

Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to purchase a tax bond for Marjorie Lahti, town treasurer to the Bayfield County Treasurer in the amount of the state and county taxes apportioned to the Town of Oulu. Absent: Hamilton. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Landfill Shed:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to purchase a 5’x’6’ shed for the recycling center. Absent: Hamilton. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Airport Road Update:

Chair Hamilton read the letter that was sent to Solon Springs Concrete, Northwoods Paving, and Weyandt Engineering regarding the remediation plan for Airport Road. Jon Humburg, Northwoods Paving requested when the town writes a check for payment for Airport Road that both Northwoods Paving and Solon Springs Concrete are listed on the check.

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Park was mowed around the concession stand and the outdoor toilets will be removed.
  • Sandy Rantala removed the flowers from the cemetery
  • Beavers dams have been removed from by Bain Road
  • Roadside mowing is completed
  • Culvert was replaced on Hoffengartner Road
  • Repaired culvert on Pudas Road
  • Removed two trees by Roger Johnson’s
  • Patched potholes on Oulu Rock Road with cold mix
  • Filled the culvert on S Muskeg Road
  • A portion of Oulu Rock Road is scheduled to be pulverized the week of November 15th
  • Terry Burhans and volunteers would like to put up a decorated Christmas tree at the town park.  Town will pay for the electricity.
  • Damage at the park is being monitored

Agenda item/s:

  • Airport Road update
  • Oulu Rock Road update
  • Assessor’s contract

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Public Hearing scheduled for December 8, 2021, at the town hall, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • Special Meeting of the Electors will be held on December 8, 2021, at the town hall following adjournment of the Public Hearing.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for December 8, 2021, at the town hall, following adjournment of the Special Meeting of the Electors.  Bills will be reviewed prior to the meeting.

Adjournment:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to adjourn.  Meeting adjourned at 7:40 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk