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23 07 12 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

The July 12, 2023 Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:47 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Roll Call: Members present: Jon Hamilton, Ed Burhans, Adam Mattson, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Margie Lahti, treasurer. Town employee: Mike Davidson


Approval of Agenda: Motion by Burhans, second by Mattson to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13966-13992 ACH 587-590

  • June 14, 2023 Regular Board Meeting

Motion by Mattson, second by Hamilton to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Treasurer’s Report: – General/ARPA – $144,064.82 Tax $111,593.15


Chairman’s Report:

  • Park Update: Park lawn and trails have been mowed and routine maintenance performed

  • Road Maintenance:

    • Position for another maintenance worker was posted – no applications were received, we will post again

    • Started laying gravel, fixing rutting from this past winter, and grading roads

    • Oulu Pioneer Road temporary repair was completed with slope rebuilt and stabilized

    • Holsclaw Construction will replace the doors on the town hall.

Community Groups:

  • Jack Nelson – Town Board

  • Jonathan Nelson – Thanks for mowing and grading Rankinson Road

New Business:

County Line & Boulevard Road Project Bids:

2 bids received:

Olson Bros:

  • County Line Road: $51,529.04

  • Boulevard Rd: $88,705.87

  • Discount for both projects: 3,565.44

  • Both Projects with discount: $136,669.47

Ritola:

  • County Line Road: $119,323.42

  • Boulevard Rd: $209,392.24

  • Discount for both projects: 4,365.44

  • Both Projects with discount: $324,350.22

Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to schedule a special board meeting to review bids. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Part-Time Help:

Motion by Hamilton, second by Mattson to hire Jesse Olesiak as a part-time employee for mowing. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Discussion was held on advertising for full-time position with the posting deadline open until filled.


Correspondence:

  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Committee Meeting – July 20, 2023, 4pm

  • Bayfield County Clerk – Title 3 – Chapter 1 Ordinance Amendment

  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Dept.- After-the-Fact Conditional Use Application for Abe Ray


Set Dates for Next Meeting/s:

  • July 17, 2023 – Special Board Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

  • August 9, 2023 - Regular Board meeting, 6:45 p.m.

Closed Session:

Motion by Burhans, second by Mattson to adjourn to closed session per Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(c) at 7:07 p.m. to discuss compensation and performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility. Roll call vote: Yes: Burhans, Hamilton, Mattson. No: None. Abstain: None. Absent: None. Motion carried by roll call vote.


Reconvene to Open Session:

Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to reconvene to open session. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Adjournment:

Motion by Hamilton, second by Burhans to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:17 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk


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