Town of Oulu

Regular Board Meeting November 13, 2019 ~ 6:45 p.m. – 7:06 p.m. Town Hall

Sandra Rantala, chairperson, called the November 13, 2019, Town of Oulu regular board meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll call:

Members present: Klaus Nieder, Sandra Rantala, and Diana Reijo, clerk. Absent and excused: Jonathan

Hamilton, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer.

Approval of agenda:

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

Consent agenda:

Motion by Nieder, second by Rantala to approve the consent agenda:

Approve general fund vouchers 12900-12934 ACH 410–ACH 413

Minutes of the October 9, 2019 regular board meeting, October 18, 2019 board meeting, and

November 8, 2019 “budget working” committee meeting

Absent: Hamilton.   Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Treasurer’s Report:   – General – $101,650.51        Tax Account $ 1,596.00

Community groups or individuals:

No community groups or individuals registered at this time.

New Business:

LRIP-D Application Update:  Application filed and have not received any response from Bayfield County.

 T reasurer’s  Bonding:

Motion by Rantala, second by Nieder 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.

 

Oulu Pioneer Park Hiking trail Remediation Project Proposal/s: No proposals received.

 

Zero-turn Lawnmower Bid/s:

No bids received and will rebid in the spring.

 

SIMPLE IRA for Employee/s:

Motion by Rantala, second by Nieder to approve a matching contribution to each eligible employee’s

SIMPLE IRA through Waddell and Reed Financial Services 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 (2020). Absent: Hamilton.   Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

Election Security Subgrant Program Memorandum of Understanding:

Motion by Nieder, second by Rantala to approve the Election Security Subgrant Program Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Wisconsin Elections Commission and the Town of Oulu. Absent: Hamilton.  Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

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WisDOT Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) Application:

Motion by Nieder, second by Rantala to apply for the Multimodal Local Supplement (MLS) Application for one-time funding for blacktopping Airport Road beginning at County Highway B

north to North Hissa Road. Absent: Hamilton.   Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

 

Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:

     Oulu Rock Road blacktopping is complete and shouldering will be done on November 14.

     Marking culverts

     Flowers have been picked up at the cemetery

 

Correspondence:

Enbridge – Update on ongoing evaluation of options for re-routing a section of Line 5 in northern

Wisconsin.

 

Date/s for Next Meeting/s:

      Budget “working” meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at the town hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

      Regular Board Meeting scheduled for December 11, 2019, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.  Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

 

Adjournment:

Motion by Rantala, second by Nieder to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.

 

Respectfully Submitted, Diana Reijo, Clerk APPROVED: