The June 5, 2023 regular Plan Commission meeting was called to order at 7:30 p.m. at the Town Hall by Chair Fred Strand.
Members present: Duane Lahti, Margie Lahti, Adam Mattson, Sandy Rantala, Fred Strand, and Diana Reijo, clerk. Absent: None.
Motion by D. Lahti, second by Rantala to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Motion by M. Lahti, second by Rantala to approve the minutes of the May 4, 2023 regular board meeting as presented. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Community Members as Pre-Registered – Oral and/or Written.
*No community members registered at this time.
Comprehensive Plan Public Participation Plan:
Motion by M. Lahti, second by Rantala to approve the Public Participation Plan as presented for updating the Comprehensive Plan. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Presentation of housing Opportunities and Options:
Kelly Westlund, Bayfield County Housing Educator, Community Economic Development, UW-Extension gave a presentation on housing opportunities and options with Bayfield County.
Housing and Options with Bayfield County:
Motion by M. Lahti, second by Mattson to recommend to the Oulu Town Board the following three possibilities to consider: 1) that the County contracts to build on speculation, and sells to private buyers on the open market and that the property returns to private ownership and generates tax revenue, or 2) the County gives or sells the parcels at a reduced rate to a developer, contingent upon construction of new housing within 24 months. If no such development occurs, the parcels revert to County ownership, or 3) the Board to give consideration to proposals from other individuals, organizations, or the Town for alternative uses which would be beneficial to the community. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
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Next meeting date / s:
Plan Commission regular meeting scheduled for Monday, July 3, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.
Motion by Strand to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Diana Reijo, Clerk