Minutes November 11, 2020 Regular Board Meeting

Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting
October 14, 2020 ~ 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Town Hall

The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Sandra Rantala, chairperson at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:
Members present: Jonathan Hamilton, Sandra Rantala, Duane Reijo, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer. Absent: None. Town employee: Michael Davidson.

Approval of agenda:
Motion by Reijo, second by Hamilton to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried
unanimously by voice vote.

Consent agenda:
Motion by Reijo, second by Hamilton to approve the agenda as printed and posted:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13190-13229, ACH 459-462
  • Minutes of the October 14, 2020 regular board meeting, October 22, 2020 special board meeting, and October 29, 2020 special board meeting

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report: – General – $100,701.68 Tax Account $2,692.10

Unfinished Business:
Laine Road:
Discussion held on Laine Road. Tabled until additional information is obtained.

Notification of continuing obligations and residual contamination on town property by REI Engineering, Inc.:
Tabled until updated correspondence is received from REI Engineering.

SIMPLE IRA for Employee/s:
Motion by Hamilton, second by Reijo to approve a matching contribution to each eligible employee’s SIMPLE IRA through Waddell and Reed Financial Services equal to the em-ployee’s salary reduction contribution up to a limit of 3% of the employee’s wage towards a SIMPLE IRA for next year (2021).  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Routes to Recovery Grant:
Motion by Reijo, second by Hamilton to transfer unspent funds ($6,019) to Bayfield County Health Department.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Bridge Inspection:
Bridge inspection reports were distributed to board members and town employee.

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

  • Park well has been drained and winterized
  • Flowers were removed from the cemeter
  • Potholes on Airport, Boulevard and County Line roads have been patched
  • Roads were plowed and sanded
  • Bain Road was repaired
  • Brush mowing was done on Hautala and Kaukamo roads

Agenda item/s:

  • Laine Road mileage and property
  • Employee Handbook

Set dates for next meeting/s:

  • Adjourned Board of Review meeting scheduled for November 14, 2020, at the town hall – 9-11am
  • Budget “Working” Committee meeting scheduled for November, 17, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • Budget “Working” Committee meeting scheduled for November, 18, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.
  • Regular board meeting scheduled for December 9, 2020, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.

Closed Session:
Motion by Reijo, second by Hamilton to adjourn to closed session at 7:53 p.m. per Wisconsin Statutes 19.85 (1)(c) to consider employment, promotion, compensation or performance eval-uation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or re-sponsibility. Roll call vote: Yes: Hamilton, Rantala, Reijo. No: None. Abstain: None. Ab-sent: None. Motion carried by roll call vote.

Adjournment:
Motion by Rantala, second by Hamilton to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk