Minutes Regular Board Meeting March 9, 2022

Town of Oulu

Regular Board Meeting

March 9, 2022 ~ 6:46 p.m. – 7:51 p.m.

Town Hall

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.

New Business:

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

Agenda item/s:

  • 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.

Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk