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KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 4, 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, Wrubel & Kilroy.

 

ABSENT: None

 

ALSO PRESENT: Ruth Lasher, Clerk I position candidates, Deputy Treasurer O’Connor & Trisha from the library.

 

INVOCATION BY: PASTOR, James Jones, Community Baptist Church

 

I.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Jackson mentioned that Cynthia Laeder and Tammy Hall will not be here for the interviews.

 

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

 

II.    PRESENTATION OF MINUTES OF JANUARY 21, 2014    

Usakowski motioned to approve the minutes for January 21 as is supported by Sturdevant.

Motion Carried

 

III.    CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS

    a. Check Register from 1/14/2014 – 1/27/2014

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

 

Usakowski motioned to approve the Consent Agenda and pay the bills supported by Jackson.

 

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

NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

IV.    BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

  1. Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair for January 7, 2014
  2. Board of County Road Comm. of the County of St. Clair for January 7, 2014

     

Kilroy motioned to receive and file Boards and Commissions supported by Sturdevant.

Motion Carried

 

V.    PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)

None.

 

 

 

VI.    OFFICE CLERK I PART-TIME POSITION – APPLICANTS & INTERVIEWS

  1. Cynthia J. Laeder
  2. Tammy L. Hall

     

  3. Sara L. Couture

Questions asked and answered.

 

  1. Dawn Geistert-Dixon

Questions asked and answered.

 

  1. Sandra L. Cope

Questions asked and answered.

 

Discussion on who to hire

 

Jackson motioned to hire Sara Couture in the Clerk I part-time position supported by Hand.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Hand, Usakowski, Sturdevant, Wrubel and Kilroy

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

 

Advised interviewees who was hired.

 

VII.    FIRE CHIEF GORSKI REPORT

  1. Fire Bill Appeal: Randy Shaffer, 5601 Dove Road, Kimball

 

Shaffer gave background on incident and he is asking for help. Reason being, financial hardship.

 

George: Cost is $320.00 for the run for the township.

 

Sturdevant motioned to reduce the bill to $320.00 and allow Randy to make payments supported by Wrubel.

 

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

NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

Air Compressor and Bottles: Proposal for same company as last two years and it is in the budget.

 

Sturdevant motioned to pay Southeast Equipment $1,000.00 for the breathing air compressor maintenance supported by Usakowski.

 

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

NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

Building Committee will meet again this Thursday.

 

 

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. DPW Vehicle

Clerk Hand advised that the dealership is looking for a white GMC truck for us and also have ordered and paid for the plow blade.

 

  1. Land Purchase for Fire Department

Postpone until we get a report back from the Building Committee.

 

  1. Budget

One item we didn’t talk about much was for Chief Gorski to be a full-time Fire Chief and we need to know what Gorski will do.

 

Gorski advised he’s working on a job description. Discussed what things he will be able to do full-time that he wasn’t able to do at part-time such as attend meetings and be a part of some of the committees, etc.

 

Usakowski advised what the board needs for proposal.

 

Discussion

 

Turn in proposal by Friday this week.

 

Gorski said to go ahead and put it in the next meeting’s agenda and he will have a proposal for it.

 

Usakowski advised we will be redistributing Worker’s Compensation as it is going up a lot due to incidents.

 

Need to talk about Capital Improvement Plan, specifically with water and sewer.

 

Discussion

 

IX. NEW BUSINESS

None.

    
 

X.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

Becky Jackson: Organizational meeting will be by the middle of March for the Extravaganza. Date to be forth coming.

 

XI.    OFFICERS REPORT

  1. Supervisor Usakowski

Update on Smiths Creek project. We did get some preliminary paperwork from the railroad.

 

Strategic Plan: We should be getting a final report on all the surveys and information soon.

 

Economic Development Alliance wants to meet with our board.

 

  1. Clerk Hand

When does Sara start?

 

Usakowski: Has to get the drug test and PE done. Hire date should be Monday and will keep her through Kelly until then.

 

Outdoor gathering: Changed by Planning Commission to 250 people.

 

Discussion

 

Needs to be sent to Tony Houle. Rob and Bob will go over it.

 

Card parties tentatively set to take place here in the meeting hall from noon to 4:00 p.m. every Thursday beginning in March.

 

  1. Treasurer Jackson

Jackson motion to extend the tax due date to February 28, 2014 supported by Usakowski.

 

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

NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

Water: Griswold and Range water meter need to be changed.

 

We need to bring Dave and Port Huron Townships Engineer in to discuss sewer.

 

Very busy with taxes.

 

  1. Trustee Kilroy

Beautification update.

 

  1. Trustee Ritter

No report. Request engineer report.

 

  1. Trustee Sturdevant

Encourage members to look at budget.

 

  1. Trustee Wrubel

Did we discuss township truck going home? Someone was plowing out their own driveway on January 6th at 4p.m.

 

Bob advised he gave permission.

 

Hyde trucking starting too early. They aren’t supposed to start before 4:30 a.m. They are going by Becky’s and John’s house at 2:31 a.m.

 

Sturdevant wants him ticketed.

 

Usakowski: What does Neil say?

 

Discussion

 

Jackson: Wants to wave probationary period and start Sara out at $10.00 an hour.

 

Wrubel disagrees.

 

Usakowski says no because union negotiations are coming up.

 

Jackson motioned to wave the 90 day probationary period for Sara Couture supported by Hand.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson and Hand. NO: Usakowski, Ritter, Sturdevant, Wrubel and Kilroy. ABSENT: None. (2-5-0) Motion Rejected

 

XII.    ADJOURNMENT    

 

Usakowski motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.

 

Adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

Submitted by

Robert G. Hand, Clerk

 

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