Minutes Regular Board Meeting March 9, 2022
Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting
March 9, 2022 ~ 6:46 p.m. – 7:51 p.m.
The Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:46 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Roll call: Members present: Jon Hamilton, Ed Burhans, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti,
treasurer. Absent: Tim Ciembronowicz. Town employee: Michael Davidson.
Approval of agenda: Motion by Burhans, second by Hamilton to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Consent agenda: Motion by Burhans, second by Hamilton to approve the consent agenda as amended:
- Approve general fund vouchers 13480-13497, ACH 519-518, Tax Account 897-902
- Minutes of the January 12, 2022 regular board meeting (with the addition of ACH vouchers 520-522) added to the January minutes. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Treasurer’s Report: – General – $161,425.46 Tax Account $95,909.21 ARPA $27,789.50
Airport Road Update: Chair Hamilton stated since the letter was mailed to Solon Springs Concrete by our attorney we have not received any correspondence from them.
Oulu Rock Road Update: The grant was submitted and we are still waiting to hear whether we will receive the grant.
Wetland project: Darienne McNamara and Lindsay Hogfeldt of 46 North Environmental, gave a presentation on their plan of constructing a “wetland mitigation bank” on 80 acres of private land in Oulu, owned by Mike and Lindsay Hogfeldt.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) Grant: The Board will try to submit a proposal before the deadline.
Snapper Mower Update: The mower will be rebid. Bid notice will be posted as well as advertised in The Connection. Bids will be opened at the April meeting.
Sale of Truck Update: Tabled.
COVID Precaution: Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to follow Bayfield County and CDC’s updated guidance that masks are recommended but not required in areas with a low or medium COVID-19 Community Level. Absent: Ciembronowicz. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Website Revisions: A website proposal was received from Kristin Grant. Discussion held on website revisions. The town is in a planning year and will continue their existing 2022 contract with Superior Lighthouse.
Road Maintenance/cemetery/park report:
- Snowplowing roads and blading back banks
- Steaming culverts
- We have problems at the dump with people going through the dumpsters. No trespassing signs will be put up and Bayfield County Sheriff’s Dept. will be contacted.
Correspondence: Linda Nelson – grant information for playground equipment at the park
- Airport Road update
- Oulu Rock Road update
- Landfill update
- Mower bids
Set dates for next meeting/s:
Regular board meeting scheduled for April 13, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.
Annual meeting scheduled for April 19, 2022, at the town hall, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Town comprehensive meeting – TBD
Adjournment: Motion by Burhans, second by Hamilton to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:51 p.m.
Diana Reijo, Clerk