KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI
DECEMBER 3, 2013
Usakowski opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant, Wrubel, Kilroy
INVOCATION BY: Pastor, Tim Parker, Smiths Creek Bible Church
I. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
- Under New Business add b. Request from Neil Erickson re: Benefits
- Under Old Business add b. Land Purchase
Usakowski motioned to approve the Agenda as amended supported by Wrubel. Motion Carried
II. PRESENTATION OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 19, 2013
Jackson: Under Chief Gorski Report #6: SEMCOG should be all capitalized
Usakowski motioned to approve the minutes of November 19 as amended supported by Jackson.
III. CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS
a. Check Register from 11/12/2013 – 11/22/2013
Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period ending 11/30/2013
2014 Boards and Commissions Calendar
2014 Board of Trustees Cut Off and Pick Up Dates for Agenda
2014 Township Newsletter Deadlines
- 2014 Township Holiday Closings
- Tri-Hospital EMS Operational Review
Discussion on TRI-Hospital response times; Sturdevant questioned.
Sturdevant motioned to receive and file and pay the bills supported by Ritter.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Ritter, Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Wrubel, Kilroy.
NO: None. Absent: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried
IV. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair for November 5, 2013
- Board of County Road Commissioners of the County of St. Clair Nov. 5, 2013
Usakowski motioned to receive and file supported by Sturdevant. Motion Carried
V. PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)
VI. FIRE CHIEF GORSKI REPORT
- Sorin D. Dogariu Appeal
Jackson motioned to reduce his bill to $100 supported by Ritter.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Ritter, Hand, Sturdevant, Kilroy. NO: Usakowski, Wrubel. ABSENT: None. (5-2-0) Motion Carried
- Russell Scott Ward Fire Billing
Jackson motioned to waive the bill and absorb the cost supported by Ritter.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Ritter, Usakowski, Hand, Sturdevant, Wrubel, Kilroy.
NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried
VII OLD BUSINESS
- Beautification Survey
Usakowski went over survey results.
- Land Purchase
Usakowski advised on places where we can get money.
Can take money from the General Fund and still meet the budget.
Land will not lose value.
Will bring back.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
- Resolution #2013-19
Jackson motioned to raise the water rate from $3.00 to $3.34 on March 3, 2014 for Kimball Township residents per Resolution #2013-19 supported by Sturdevant.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Sturdevant, Usakowski, Wrubel, Kilroy. NO: Hand, Ritter. ABSENT: None. (5-2-0) Motion Carried
- Request from Neil Erickson re: Benefits
Neil Erickson wants to know if it is possible for him to purchase his insurance through Kimball Township. He is willing to pay for it.
Usakowski wants to run it past the lawyer, and then if approved, it could go through payroll deduction.
Usakowski motioned to run this through our legal first and if legal approves it as long as he agrees to payroll deduction then we would proceed with that supported by Wrubel.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Wrubel, Jackson, Hand, Sturdevant, Kilroy.
NO: Ritter. ABSENT: None. (6-1-0) Motion Carried
IX. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
Tanya O’Boyle, 1666 Richman Road: I heard there was talk about a round about at Range and Griswold?
Usakowski: Yes there are plans but it’s a ways off.
X. OFFICERS REPORT
- Supervisor Usakowski
Planning Commission vacancy will appoint at next meeting.
- Clerk Hand
Contracts: When are we bidding out for lawn and cleaning of the building?
Usakowski: Auditing, legal services, and cleaning services should be done also. We would probably send them out in January or February.
Election storage units would cost $150.00 each to ship instead of $500.00.
Will bring back to next meeting.
Hand has 30 resumes for the DPW position so far. Will bring back to the January meeting.
Ritter questioned why we advertised outside?
Ritter advised board Jason Hyde is a good candidate.
- Treasurer Jackson
Sally’s old computer needs a new hard drive. Will get prices for a new hard drive and bring back.
Clerk 1 position we received over 100 resumes.
Four properties that did not go up for auction are all in Kimball Township. They can be ours if we want them.
Jackson motioned that we accept ownership of the four pieces of parcels supported by Usakowski.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Usakowski, Hand, Sturdevant, Wrubel, Kilroy.
NO: Ritter. ABSENT: None. (6-1-0) Motion Carried
- Trustee Kilroy
Was disappointed in the turnout for Frank Loyson’s memorial. Memorial was nice.
- Trustee Ritter
Are we still paying for Wayne Van Nest’s health insurance, cell phone and clothes allowance?
Usakowski: We do not have to pay for his health insurance. It is optional. We do need to set a cutoff date.
Usakowski motioned to terminate Wayne’s health insurance and cell phone on January 31, 2014 supported by Jackson.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Jackson, Ritter, Sturdevant, Wrubel, Kilroy.
NO: Hand. ABSENT: None. (6-1-0) Motion Carried
- Trustee Sturdevant
- Trustee Wrubel
Usakowski motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m. supported by Jackson. Motion Carried
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Robert G. Hand, Clerk