Town of Oulu
Regular Board Meeting September 11, 2019 ~ 6:45 p.m. – 7:12 p.m. Town Hall
The September 11, 2019 Sandra Rantala, chairperson, called Town of Oulu regular board meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall.
Members present: Jonathan Hamilton, Klaus Nieder, Sandra Rantala, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer. Absent and excused: Diana Reijo, clerk.
Approval of agenda:
Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Motion by Hamilton, second by Nieder to approve the consent agenda:
Approve general fund vouchers 12855-12881 ACH 402–ACH 406
Minutes of the August 14, 2019 regular board meeting and August 19, 2019 special board meeting, and August 22, 2019 highway committee meeting
Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Treasurer’s Report: – General – $87,099.70 Tax Account $ 21,717.19
Community groups or individuals:
Jonathan Nelson – gravel and grading
Dale Nelson, Jr. – Question in regards to organizing daily functions
Plan Commission Report: Fred Strand
Special Use Permit application:
5.2 acre parcel in the NW¼ NE¼ Section 30; 1675 West Colby Road
Allow short term rental in an existing house
Owners: Matthew and Tonja Sell
Parcel size is 5.2 acres
Parcel is zoned Forestry 1
This parcel existed prior to the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan, but this information was not known to the Plan Commission or to the Town Board at that time.
The Comprehensive Plan included this parcel as part of a larger 40-acre parcel with a Future Land Use Class of Forestry Core, which allows the maximum density of one building complex per 35 acres.
Given that this parcel existed prior to the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan it would be appropriate for the Future Land Use Class for this parcel to be Rural-Moderate Residential, which allows for the maximum of one building complex per 5 acres.
The Town’s Comprehensive Plan does not address short-term house rental.
The Special Use Permit application to allow short-term rental of a house on this parcel is consistent with the Zoning Classification and does not conflict with the Future Land Use Class of Rural-Moderate Residential.
The owners will also have to obtain a short-term rental permit from the Bayfield County Health Department.
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Plan Commission Recommendation:
The Plan Commission and the Town Board should change the Future Land Use Class for this parcel to Rural-Moderate Residential the next time the Town’s Comprehensive Plan is amended.
Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the
No change in the permit application proposal is allowed without review by the Town
Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board.
The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with
the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.
LRIP Report: Klaus Nieder
Deadline for applications is October 1st. Town board will need to arrange a meeting with contractors for proposals and schedule a highway committee meeting to write applications for LRIP and TRID projects.
Special Use application for short-term rental:
A Special Use Permit application for Matthew & Tonja Sell for a short-term rental on a 5.2-acre parcel in the NW ¼ NE ¼, S30 T48N R9W; Tax ID: 34853; address 1675 West Colby Road
Motion by Hamilton, second by Nieder to approve the Special Use Permit application with the conditions as supported by the Findings and the following two conditions: (1) No change in the application proposal is allowed without review by the Town Plan Commission and approval of the Town Board and (2) The Town may periodically review the Special Use Permit to assure compliance with the permit conditions and the Town’s Comprehensive Plan. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Purchase of town pick-up:
Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to authorize the purchase of a one-ton plow truck with dump box. Information on what is available for trucks will be presented at the October meeting. Motion unanimously by voice vote.
Pre-Buy propane contract:
Motion by Nieder, second by Hamilton to approve a pre-buy contract with Midland Services for 3,000 gallons of propane at $1.35 gallon. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Annual road map certification:
Motion by Hamilton, second by Nieder to approve the road map certification to DOT – 57.73 miles. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Road maintenance/cemetery/park report:
Park and park trails are mowed and in good shape
Cemetery is mowed
Wallin Road was graveled, also worked on hillsides on Kaukamo
FEMA projects – Kaukamo and Hoover Line Site 2 to hopefully be address next week
Park Grant – trail upgrade specifications need to be put together
September 11, 2019 Regular Board Meeting
Town employee will put together written specs and condition of mower so that it can be put up for sale
Bayfield County Health Dept. – Oulu Pioneer Memorial Park water sample results
Enbridge Energy – Re-routing section of Line 5 in northern Wisconsin
UW-Madison Extension – Town & Village Workshops
Date/s for Next Meeting/s:
Regular Board Meeting scheduled for October 9 2019, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m.
Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.
Motion by Rantala, second by Hamilton to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:12 p.m.
Marjorie Lahti, Clerk Pro Tempore