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KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 21, 2014

6:30 P.M.

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

 

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant, Kilroy

 

ABSENT: Wrubel

 

ALSO PRESENT: Ruth Lasher and Interviewees.

 

INVOCATION BY: Reverend, Bobby Duwyan Bishop, The Apostolic Church of Port Huron

Came in late.

 

I.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Hand: Add discussion about DPW Truck under New Business letter d.

 

Sturdevant motioned to approve the agenda as amended supported by Ritter. Motion Carried

 

II.    PRESENTATION OF MINUTES OF DECEMBER 17, 2013 and SPECIAL MEETING

    MINUTES OF JANUARY 6, 2014    

 

Sturdevant motioned to approve the minutes as is for the December 17, 2013 supported by Jackson. Motion Carried

 

Jackson motioned to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting of January 6, 2014 supported by Sturdevant. Motion Carried

 

III.    CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS

    a. Check Register from 12/09/2013 – 12/27/2013 & 12/30/2013 – 1/13/2014

  1. Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period ending 12/31/2013 & 1/31/2014

 

Sturdevant questioned the lawn maintenance.

 

Usakowski: We had some things cut in late October.

 

Ritter questioned the Michigan Meter Technology Group that was on the register twice.

 

Jackson: This was for new meters.

 

Usakowski motioned to receive and file and pay the bills supported by Jackson.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant, Kilroy.

NO: None. ABSENT: Wrubel. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

IV.    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

  1. Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair for Dec. 3, & Dec. 17, 2013
  2. Board of County Road Comm. of the County of St. Clair for Dec. 3, & Dec. 17, 2013
  3. Cemetery Board Minutes for Sept. 11, Oct. 8, Nov. 13, and Dec. 11, 2013

Page 31 under New Business should read Connie not Colleen.

 

  1. Fire Administrative Board Minutes for Oct. 2, Nov. 6, & Dec. 4, 2013 and Special Fire Administrative Board Budget Minutes for December18, 2013

 

Sturdevant questioned about the EMT class failures.

 

Gorski: He explained this but was not audible.

 

Sturdevant motioned to approve the Boards and Commissions as amended supported by Jackson.

Motion Carried.

 

V.    PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)

 

Tricia from the library commented on what a great job Donald Nelson is doing.

 

Pastor Bishop’s Invocation done at this point.

 

VI.    GENERAL FORMAN FOR DPW APPLICANTS

 

Hand: This is a difficult decision. Jason has done a great job. I recommend hiring Jason for the position.

 

Hand motioned to hire Jason Hyde as the new DPW Forman supported by Ritter.

 

Usakowski: Jason has been good, proactive, very willing, and knowledgeable.

Sturdevant: Jason has stepped up. He has a lot of experience and he deserves it and the opportunity.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Hand, Ritter, Usakowski, Jackson, Sturdevant, Kilroy.

NO: None. ABSENT: Wrubel. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

Usakowski announced to hire Jason Hyde.

 

VII.    FIRE CHIEF GORSKI REPORT

The next Building Committee meeting will look at Ed Gratz’s idea. Expanded on idea more meet February 6th at Station 1.

 

Asked to table purchase of property for now.

 

Usakowski wants a decision about the property by the end of February due to budgeting, etc.

 

Ruth Lasher is to advise the Building Committee that they need to get financial numbers.

 

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. Strategic Plan Update

Update given.

 

  1. Departmental Reports

No comments.

 

  1. Budget Report for Kimball Township: General Fund

Special meeting is set up for Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

 

  1. Purchase of Property for Fire Station

Postpone until a later date.

 

IX. NEW BUSINESS

  1. Township Law E-Letter

Texting or emailing at a meeting may be subject to FOIA.

 

  1. 2013 Kimball Township Emergency Center Report

Discussed how to get word out that the center is here.

 

  1. Code Officials Conference of Michigan

This is for Neil only, and the cost is $75.00 plus mileage.

 

Sturdevant motioned to approve the $75.00 to send Neil to the Code Officials Conference and for his mileage supported by Hand.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Hand, Usakowski, Jackson, Ritter, Kilroy. NO: None.

ABSENT: Wrubel. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

  1. DPW Truck

Hand: Discussed what the cost will be to fix the truck and what to do.

 

Usakowski: This should have been in the Capital Improvement Plan because this truck has 200,000 miles on it. Discussed whether to fix it or replace it.

 

Add this to the Budget Meeting Agenda and bring back more quotes for a new truck. Also, get bids from local companies for rebuilding.

    

X.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Outdoor gathering questioned.

 

XI.    OFFICERS REPORT

  1. Supervisor Usakowski

Will be having a meeting with Jeff Boehm and Matt Williams on Friday about the landfill. If you have any questions for these two men, please let me know.

 

  1. Clerk Hand

MTA Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. More information will be sent out.

 

Mentioned more information about the Outdoor Gathering.

 

Election coming up next month and we are having the Kelly girl helping us out with that and RESA will pay for her time there.

 

  1. Treasurer Jackson

Teresa would like to take a class for free training on the .net program set for the 28th and Jackson would like to pay her for her mileage.

 

Jackson motioned to send Teresa for the free training on the .net program and pay her mileage supported by Usakowski.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Usakowski, Hand, Ritter, Sturdevant, Kilroy. NO: None.

ABSENT: Wrubel. (6-0-1) Motion Carried

 

Wendy would like to go to the MTA Conference in Traverse City.

 

It was approved already so she can go if she would like to.

 

d. Trustee Kilroy

None.

 

  1. Trustee Ritter

Would like to start an employee of the year/employee with 30 plus years acknowledged.

 

  1. Trustee Sturdevant

None.

 

  1. Trustee Wrubel

Absent.

 

XII.    ADJOURNMENT

Usakowski motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:52 p.m. supported by Ritter. Motion Carried

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

 

Submitted by

Robert G. Hand, Clerk    

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