Minutes - Board of Trustees|




JULY 2, 2013

6:30 P.M.

Usakowski opened the meeting @ 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.



PRESENT: Jackson, Sturdevant, Ritter, Usakowski, Wrubel, Hand, Kilroy



ALSO PRESENT: Six residents, and Assistant Chief Ed Gratz.


INVOCATION BY: Pastor, Rich Reinhart, Wadhams Baptist Church, Kimball, MI     



Sturdevant motioned to approve Agenda as is supported by Kilroy. Motion Carried



Page 8: Wrubel questioned who “she” is that waived the $600.00.

Page 8: Jason Hyde wants “to” know, not “wants know”.


Kilroy motioned to approve corrections of June 18, 2013 minutes supported by Ritter.

Motion Carried



  1. Check Register from 06/10/2013 – 06/21/2013
    1. Wrubel, Page 10, X-Ray Associates: Chest x-rays for William Rostine.
    2. Wrubel, Page 10, PH Hospital Indust. Health: Drug test for Kyle Gratz.
    3. Kilroy, Page 10, TSC: Yes, we received the invoice.

b. Revenue and Expenditure Report for Period Ending 06/30/2013

c. Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair

  1. Board of County Road Commissioners of the County of St. Clair


Kilroy motioned to approve bills and file all correspondences supported by Wrubel.


Roll Call Vote: YES: Kilroy, Wrubel, Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried





V.    PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)



VI. FIRE CHIEF GORSKI REPORT – Assistant Chief Gratz reporting

  1. The Fire Fighters Association will be having a picnic August 10, 2013

that will be open to the township residents at Howard Road.

  1. Garage sale at station #1 July 13, 2013 and they are always looking for

volunteers to help out with the sale.

  1. Update and a possible change. The Fire Inspections Program was approved and

they are ready to hire three people, Travis Fraiser, Jared Reame and Chris Damon.

We will be scheduling training soon. Assistant Chief Gratz will be doing the training.


Ritter questioned on how the three were picked. Job was posted with job description and date it was due. Applicants submitted letters of interest.



  1. Locator for DPW

Clerk Hand discussed the prices and companies of locators. Deputy Clerk Blaszczuk said that Pollard Water is the company that the other companies get theirs from. The Rycom one is the only one that will pick up the Smiths Creek sewer line.


Wrubel questioned whether or not the old locators could be repaired.


Sturdevant suggested sending the broken ones back to the company for repair.


Usakowski motioned to purchase the Rycom Instruments, Inc. locator for $3,779.95 supported by Kilroy.


Roll Call Vote: YES: Usakowski, Kilroy, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant, Wrubel. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried


Sturdevant motioned to send the two non-working locators back to the company to see if they can be repaired and if not, see if there is a trade-in value for them supported by Kilroy. Motion Carried



  1. Snider & Associates, Inc. Material

Usakowski discussed the park playground material that is needed for under the handicapped swing. Received quotes from Snider & Associates, Inc. for 100 Cubic Yards of Certified Engineered Playground Surfacing delivered at $2,400.00. Meldrum, off of I-94 and 23 Mile Road quoted $3,000.00. Owen Tree Service could supply the same material and it is certified engineering grade, playground surface that is also ADA compliance and he could do it for $14.00 a yard plus $300.00 for delivery. It ends up be $17.00 per cubic yard or $1,700.00 total. Will be used at both parks.


Usakowski motioned to purchase 100 cubic yards of playground material from Owen Tree Service for $1,700.00 supported by Hand.


Roll Call Vote: YES: Usakowski, Hand, Jackson, Kilroy, Ritter, Sturdevant. NO: Wrubel. ABSENT: None. (6-1-0) Motion Carried



Graham Baker asked about blight and what his neighbor was ordered to do.



  1. Supervisor Usakowski

Strategic Plan: Supervisor Usakowski gave an update on vision and mission. Vision for the project as a total in whole is “Our Kimball Township, a caring and embracing community planning a great future together”. Four areas we want to work with are Parks and Recreation, Beautification of the Township, Economic Development and a Community Center and Sports Center. These areas will be the areas that we will target to get feedback and information from the community on both businesses and residents.


Will have a kick-off scheduled on Monday, August 5, 2013 possibly at Blue Water Free Methodist Church. Time to be determined. We will send invitations to stakeholders. Will do a press release, maybe some radio and television interviews, etc.

Workshop planned for August 24, 2013 if the board members can make it.


Received a thank you from residents regarding the paving on Dove Road.


Paul DeAnna, owner of Four Lakes wondering about Flinchbaugh being redone. Will discuss next month.


  1. Clerk Hand

Duct cleaning went well. Jackson advised ducts were full of drywall dust.


Hand called Dependable and we are on a maintenance program with them and they will come in twice a year to check out our furnace and air conditioning.


Received an invoice from Michigan Rural Water Association for $575.00, which is who the DPW do all their training through. Need approval to pay this.


Usakowski motioned that we approve the membership for Michigan Rural Water Associations for $575.00 supported by Sturdevant.


Roll Call Vote: YES: Usakowski, Sturdevant, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Wrubel, Kilroy. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried


Grace Ministries Jubilee was very nice and we received a plaque as well as the fire department. It was for heroes. The fireworks were nice.


August 6, 2013 is the election and need to cancel the board meeting.


Usakowski motioned to cancel the August 6 meeting supported by Ritter. Motion Carried


Copier discussion. Will bring back to next meeting.


  1. Treasurer Jackson

In August there will be an auction on properties. 18 properties in the township are up for auction. Allen Road has about nine acres and they owe ($2,500.00) $3,587.75 in back taxes. This might be something we should look into. Treasure Jackson will get more information on it and bring back to the next meeting.


Taxes will be out in the mail tomorrow, July 3, 2013.


DTE Energy: Meeting with lawyer and DTE. There may be an out of court settlement.


Water is doing well. We’re still 14,000 units of water short. Discussion.


  1. Trustee Kilroy



  1. Trustee Ritter

Questioned about the handicapped swing and her telephone call from Tom Portis. Tom is concerned about the (Ewin Sutherland memorial) handicapped swing and where is the best place for it. Discussion.


  1. Trustee Sturdevant

Audit report. Will be having a meeting Monday, then will schedule to meet with everyone.


  1. Trustee Wrubel




Usakowski motioned to adjourn the meeting supported by Ritter. Motion Carried


Adjourned at 8:46 p.m.


Submitted by

Robert G. Hand, Clerk

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