The September 13, 2023 Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:48 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/s: Mike Davidson and Jeremy Gordon.
Approval of Agenda: Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to approve the agenda as printed and posted. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Approve general fund vouchers 14007-14030 ACH 596-597
August 9, 2023 Regular Board Meeting and August 23, 2023 Special Board Meeting
Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to approve the consent agenda as presented. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Treasurer’s Report: General/ARPA – $114,876.94 Tax $91,749.87
Plan Commission Report: Fred Strand
Fred Strand presented the Plan Commission Report.
The Plan Commission:
Reviewed and approved a final Comprehensive Plan update.
Approved a resolution recommending the Board adopt an ordinance that adopts the Comprehensive Plan update.
The Town Board will need to consider a Resolution to adopt the Comprehensive Plan update at its November meeting after the Public Hearing on the updated plan.
The Town Board will need to approve the Notice of Public Hearing for the Comprehensive Plan update.
Park Update: Park lawn and trails have been mowed and routine maintenance performed and unsafe playground equipment was removed.
Jeremy Gordon was hired as the new maintenance employee. Mike has been orienting Jeremy to roads and equipment. Jeremy has started mowing the sides of the roads.
Town Line Road and Boulevard Road projects are slated to begin later this week barring any weather or equipment delays. Estimated time for completion is about 4 days.
Road gravel is roughly ¾ complete, looking for the remainder to be completed in the next 3-4 weeks.
Grading is on-going, more consistent and easier now that rain has softened up the roads.
New truck plow is scheduled to arrive in mid-October.
Chairman and Mike Davidson attended the WISLR/PASER workshops.
The Town of Oulu was accepted into the pilot project for the new LRIP grant funding cycle. We were one of the first 20 towns to have applied, and been accepted for, scop-ing assistance.
WTA Fall workshops will be held on September 20 at Lakewoods in Cable.
No community groups registered at this time.
Notice of Public Hearing:
Motion by Burhans, second by Mattson to approve the Notice of Public Hearing as presented. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Pre-Buy Propane Contract:
Motion by Burhans, second by Mattson to purchased 3,000 gallons of propane at $1.45/gallon from Midland Services. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Snowplowing Driveway Fees/Contract:
Motion by Burhans, second by Mattson to approved the snowplowing fees and regulations as presented, $150 if paid by October 31st and $175 beginning November 1st. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Bayfield County Health Department Sanitary Survey Report:
Bayfield County Health Department indicated the water system had two deficiencies that need to be corrected. Electrical wires are not enclosed and the casing is in poor condition. Corrective action must be completed by January 31, 2024.
Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to give priority to Airport Road, north of County Highway B to Kaukamo Road, and second priority to Oulu Rock Road. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.
Bayfield County Clerk – Approve Proposed Amendment to Title 13-1-26 and Title 13-1-62A Amendment
Set Dates for Next Meeting/s:
October 11, 2023 - Regular Board meeting, 6:45pm
Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.
Diana Reijo, Clerk