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23 02 08 Regular Board Meeting Minutes

Updated: Mar 30

The February 8, 2023 Town of Oulu regular board meeting was called to order by Jonathan Hamilton, Chair at 6:45 p.m. at the Town Hall.


Roll Call: Members present: Jon Hamilton, Ed Burhans, Tim Ciembronowicz, Diana Reijo, clerk, and Marjorie Lahti, treasurer. Town employee: Mike Davidson


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


Consent Agenda:

  • Approve general fund vouchers 13828-13848, ACH 567-570

  • Minutes of the January 11, 2023 regular board meeting

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


Treasurer’s Report: – General – $158,368.81 Tax Account $341,012.96 ARPA $55,579.00


Community Groups: No community groups or individuals registered at this time.


Plan Commission Report: Margie Lahti

Special Use Permit application:

  • 85.42-acre parcel located in SENE, SWNE and SENW Section 18; 73515 County B Residence in a parcel is zoned Agriculture 1

  • Owners: Peter Lawless

Findings:

  • Parcel size is 85.04 acres

  • Parcel is zoned Agricultural 1

  • The location of the proposed residence is in part of the SE NE, section 18

  • The Future Land Use Class for the SE NE is Agricultural Core which allows for 1 building complex per 35 acres

  • This parcel was legally created after the Town’s Comprehensive Plan was adopted.

  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised that the Future Land Use designation for this parcel should be changed to Agriculture-Limited Residential which allows for 1 building complex per 10 acres.

  • The Special Use Permit application for a residence on this parcel is consistent with the zoning district and with a future change of the Land Use Classification to Agricultural-Limited Residential for this parcel.


Plan Commission Recommendation:

  • Approve the Special Use Permit application with the following conditions as supported by the Findings.

  • Conditions:

  • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house, manufactured house, recreational vehicle) 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.

  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised the Future Land Use Classification for this parcel should be changed to Rural-Moderate Residential

New Business:

Peter Lawless Special Use Request:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to approve Peter Lawless’ special use request to construct a residence in an Agricultural-1 zoning district as based on the Plan Commission’s recommendation with the following conditions as supported by the Findings:

  • No change in the project construction type (new construction, mobile house, manufactured house, recreational vehicle) 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.

  • The next time the Comprehensive Plan is revised the Future Land Use Classification for this parcel should be changed to Rural-Moderate Residential

Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Web Host:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to accept Kristin Grant’s website proposal as presented including the fee waiver for constructing the new site. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Recycling – Scrap Metal:

The Town Board reviewed criteria for requests for proposals for scrap metal at the landfill. Requests for proposals will be mailed out to local scrap metal businesses.


Update town’s Comprehensive Plan:

The Town Board reviewed and discussed the Oulu Plan Commission’s recommendation the Town partner with Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Department contract and Northwest Regional Planning Commission to update the Town’s Comprehensive Plan.


Motion by Burhans, second by Ciembronowicz to contract with Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Department and Northwest Regional Planning Commission. Motion withdrawn. Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Burhans to table this agenda item until a price is obtained from Bayfield County Planning & Zoning Department. Motion carried unanimously by voice vote.


Procedure for Appointing 2 Plan Commission Members:

Clerk will post notices at the Town’s legal posting sites and also have a notice at the polls on election day.


Road/Park Report:

  •  Screen has been installed in the building at the landfill

  •  Attempting to secure the outhouse at the landfill

  •  Contacted Dairyland Fencing regarding the gates at the landfill

  •  Obtaining information regarding installing security cameras at the landfill

  •  Trisha Evans volunteered her services for planning the layout of the park

  •  Port-a-Potty Requests for proposals for the park will be mailed out to local vendors

Set Dates for Next Meeting/s:

  • Planning & Policy Committee meeting scheduled for March 1, 2023, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  • Regular board meeting scheduled for March 8, 2023, at the town hall, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Bills will be reviewed at 6:30 p.m.

Adjournment:

Motion by Ciembronowicz, second by Hamilton to adjourn. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted,

Diana Reijo, Clerk

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