PUBLIC HEARING: SMITHS CREEK PROJECT
KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI
SEPTEMBER 17, 2013
Usakowski opened the public hearing at 6:00 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Sturdevant, Ritter, Kilroy.
ALSO PRESENT: Charles Strait ZBA, Gilbert Opaleski, Ruth Lasher and John Gorski.
Donna Gracey – 257, 267, & 279 Henry Street. How are they going to assess the properties, by footage or parcels?
Usakowski: No decision has been made yet. Hearing is only to establish district.
Donna Provost, 123 Belle Street, Marine City, 48039. Her property is at 7143 Main Street.
When will it be finished?
Usakowski: Do not know yet.
Audience Member: How many parcels involved?
Audience member: Have some been excluded or added recently?
Bill Hunter, 340 Henry Street: What will the cost be per foot?
Usakowski: We are not going to use footage, equivalency unit, explained, can’t give cost yet. This meeting is to determine assessment district.
Bill Hunter: What is the monthly cost?
Usakowski: We don’t have exact numbers. We will have a 40-year special assessment. High estimate is $300.00 per year for 40 years.
Bill Hunter: How did we arrive at who is possibly polluting Smith Creek?
Jackson: Discussed that the Smiths Creek has been tested all along for pollutants.
DEQ, Health Department has all been involved including dye testing to determine where the failures have happened.
George: Discussed current sewer costs.
Bill Hunter: You don’t know what the cost per property will be? We don’t know yet and we do not know how it will be determined?
Wants copies of plans and prints.
Usakowski will get digital prints and make smaller copies.
Joann Hunter, 1834 Richman Road. Originally we started with 39 parcels, so are there any exemptions?
Usakowski: Kimball Township had to remove our three parcels.
Joann Hunter: Why is Cal Hunt exempt?
Usakowski: The DEQ said he does not need to be included because he has ten acres and he is far enough away from the road front.
Donna Provost: Wants sewer, and can’t wait until it is completed. I have to have my septic tank pumped every two to three months and it is expensive.
Further discussion and explanation.
Usakowski said next meeting is dependent on the railroad.
Patty Porter, 7129 Main Street: We are changing the four apartments into a house. Will advise township.
Charles Strait, 7152 Main Street: How do you come up with estimate of cost?
Discussion and explanation.
Charles Strait: Why can’t we pump to the landfill?
Usakowski: Because it has to sit for a period of time.
Discussion and explanation
Usakowski motioned to close the public hearing at 6:52 p.m. supported by Kilroy.
Hearing adjourned at 6:52 p.m.
REGULAR MEETING started at 6:52 p.m.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Sturdevant, Ritter, Kilroy.
INVOCATION BY: Pastor, Tim Parker, Smiths Creek Bible Church.
I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- Add Parking Lot Resurfacing to New Business 8.h.
Usakowski motioned to approve the Agenda as amended supported by Jackson.
II. PRESENTATION OF MINUTES OF SEPTEMBER 3, 2013
Sturdevant motioned to accept the minutes as presented supported by Hand. Motion Carried
III. CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS
a. Check Register from 08/26/2013 – 09/06/2013
Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 09/30/2013
Usakowski motioned to receive and file correspondents and pay the bills supported by Kilroy.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Kilroy, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant.
NO: None. ABSENT: Wrubel (6-0-1) Motion Carried
IV. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- Minutes of Board of Trustees – Special Meeting, August 28, 2013
Kilroy motioned to receive and file supported by Hand. Motion Carried
V. PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)
Jackson, 1324 Mayer Road. She believes the extravaganza was a success. She wants to thank you all for helping at the event.
Usakowski thanked Becky for doing a wonderful job with the event.
VI. FIRE CHIEF GORSKI REPORT
Smith: Resigned and is now back. He has FF1 & 2 and EMT.
Gorski wants to hire Mike.
Sturdevant motioned to hire Mike Smith as a firefighter supported by Ritter. Motion Carried
Slyford: Has an Associates Degree in Fire Science with no prior training. He does not have FF1 or 2 and no medical license.
Sturdevant motioned to hire Tyler Slyford as a firefighter supported by Jackson. Motion Carried
Truck Water 1: Pump is being covered under warranty.
Could cost $3,000.00 if warranty won’t cover the bill for broken PTO.
Building Committee is set to meet on Thursday night at Station 1 at 7:00 p.m.
VII OLD BUSINESS
- Cemetery Drive
Discussion on easement.
Torello bid $25,960.00 and Boddy bid $42,351.00 for the cemetery driveway.
Sturdevant motioned to hire Torello for the cemetery driveway at $25,960.00 supported by Kilroy.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Kilroy, Usakowski, Jackson, Hand. NO: Ritter.
ABSENT: Wrubel. (5-1-1) Motion Carried
- Personnel Policy
Outside Employment: Discourages outside employment for full time employees.
Usakowski motioned to approve the Personnel Policy for Outside Employment with the change to it being full time employees. Motion Carried
Attendance and Punctuality: Employees need to call their department head 60 minutes before they are to start work if they are going to be absent.
Usakowski motioned to approve the Attendance and Punctuality policy with the change to 60 minutes before work starts to call in for an absence supported by Kilroy.
Electronic Communications and Internet and Social Media
Discussion and comments.
Usakowski motioned to approve the Electronic Communications, Internet and Social Media policy supported by Kilroy. Motion Carried
- Fire Administration Board
Usakowski said that he will attend the September 23 Officers meeting.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
- 2010 Tax Roll
2010 Tax Roll is back in our possession.
- October Newsletter
Add a Thank You to everyone who attended the extravaganza.
Usakowski motioned to approve the newsletter with the amendment for the “Thank You” supported by Kilroy. Motion Carried
- DPW Vehicles
Usakowski said to leave it to the Department Head and add to Capital Improvement Plan.
- 1305 Range and Nearby Property
Discussion and clarification of Class A designation.
Stones will be removed; this is more of a home occupancy use.
Trisha from the library is present.
Clarification on what is the townships responsibility for repairs and upkeep for the library.
- Computer Upgrades
Discussion; get estimates for next meeting.
- Union Negotiations
Need to go into closed session.
- Parking Lot Resurfacing
Hand contacted three companies and two responded.
Jackson motioned to accept the bid from Strand for resurfacing the DPW and Township Hall parking lots supported by Ritter.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Ritter, Usakowski, Hand, Sturdevant, Kilroy. NO: None. ABSENT: Wrubel. (6-0-1) Motion Carried
IX. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
X. OFFICERS REPORT
- Supervisor Usakowski
Concerned with the Afr property and discussion with what to do with it.
Dome house on Sparling Road not taken down.
Sunday is our workshops. Beautification and Community Center will start at 8:45 a.m. now and the afternoon session will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to give a little more time to get everything in.
- Clerk Hand
Kimball Township Little League is not going to combine with the Port Huron Little League.
Individual on Workmen’s Compensation wants to be paid for his hours accrued before Compensation date.
Will take it to the township attorney.
- Treasurer Jackson
Cleaners want to scrub carpets at a cost of $300.00.
- Trustee Kilroy
Angry Bull needs paperwork for Rodeo.
Usakowski said he would have Neil Erickson go talk to them.
Have we heard anything from Pilot about traffic?
Why is DPW coming in at 7:00 a.m. instead of 8:00 a.m.?
- Trustee Ritter
- Trustee Sturdevant
- Trustee Wrubel
Usakowski motioned to move into a Closed Session at 8:45 p.m. supported by Kilroy.
Usakowski motioned to open the session back up at 9:13 p.m. supported by Kilroy. Motion Carried
Sturdevant motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:13 p.m. supported by Kilroy.
Meeting adjourned at 9:13 p.m.
Robert G. Hand, Clerk