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24 05 08 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

The May 8 2024 Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:47pm 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, 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.

Consent Agenda:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 14201-14222 ACH 636-645

  • Minutes of the April 10, 2024 Regular Board Meeting & April 16, 2024 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/Park Donations – $226,343.15 Tax $ 108,795.72


Chairman’s Report:

Park, Cemetery, Town Hall Update

  • Completed repairs on concession stand

  • 90% complete on pavilion

  • Painting will need to be completed, looking for volunteers from community or school for this• Met with SSHS regarding park use and repairs.

  • Board will need to have discussion on fundraising, park maintenance

  • Lawn mowing is on-going. Decision was made to try and have town crew keep up with mow-ing to save on labor costs


Recycling Center

  • Clean up was completed under budget

  • Gate replacement was completed

  • Working on how best to layout the center for ease of use for residents, attendant and town crew for clean up

  • Working on rules for what is accepted at center so it can be signed and enforced


Road Maintenance

  • Oulu received the LRIP grant to rebuild Airport Road from County B north to Kaukamo Road $979,071.00 total project cost, reimbursed up to a limit of $685,349.70.

  • Continuing with culvert inventory, Airport Road from B south to Hughes Town Line is com-plete for culvert R&R. 5 of 9 culverts need to be replaced. We can proceed with replacement on these in prep for patching and chip sealing road.

  • Black top patching has been started once we were able to get the cold mix about a week ago

  • Grader training has been tentatively set up for town crew next week as weather and schedul-ing with County trainer permits

  • County has also been contacted for estimate on crack-sealing, Airport Road and Boulevard Road

  • No word on BIL grants for Oulu Rock Road or County Line Road


Community Groups:

No community groups registered at this time.


New Business:

Landfill Update:

Discussion held on landfill. Spring cleanup dumpster will be available at the landfill from June 1st through

August 3rd. Charge will be $20 per pickup load. Prices are:

  • Tires: $7 each for wheelbarrow/bike/ATV, $15 each car and light truck, $40 each for tractor/semi

  • Appliances – All appliances – ovens/ranges/refrigerators/freezers/dehumidifiers $25

  • $15 each for air conditioners/microwave ovens/TV’s

  • $10 each for electronics including laptops, computer towers, monitors/printers/scanners/ video players’/ cell phones


Scrap iron will be accepted. All fluids must be drained or it will not be accepted.

Other items not accepted are:

  • Oil filters and unused oil

  • Commercial or contractor refuse

  • Wood or construction materials

  • Furniture/mattresses

  • Asbestos containing material

  • No Combustible engines or 2-cycle engines

  • No batteries

  • No leaf blowers, lawn mowers, or weedwackers


Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to purchase a trailer (Up to $7500) for various town usage. Motion

carried unanimously by voice vote.


Park Water Sample:

The results for the park water sample was received. The bacteria test results are safe and the nitrate level is below the maximum contamination level.


North Hissa Road Project:

Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to advertise for request for proposals for ditching 1 mile of North Hissa Road with project to be completed by September 1 2024 Motion carried unanimously by voice vote. Proposals will be opened/reviewed at the June 12, 2024 regular board meeting.


Vanguard:

Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to transfer our Simple IRA account to Ascensus Trust Company by July 12, 2024. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Spring Newsletter:

Discussed in Landfill Update.


Correspondence:

  • Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Department – Ordinance Amendment (Shipping Contain-ers & Mobile Tower Siting Regulations)


Set Dates for Next Meeting/s:

  • June 12, 2024 - Regular Board meeting – 6:45pm, bills reviewed at 6:30pm

  • June 26, 2024 - Open Books – 6-8pm

  • July 10, 2024 - Board of Review – 4:15-6:15pm

  • July 10, 2024 - Regular Board meeting – 6:45pm, bills reviewed at 6:30pm


Adjournment:

Motion by Mattson, second by Burhans to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 8:04pm.


Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk

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