Minutes - Board of Trustees|

KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI

REGULAR MEETING

FEBRUARY 18, 2014

6:30 P.M.

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

 

OFFICERS PRESENT: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Wrubel, Kilroy, Sturdevant and Ritter.

 

ABSENT: None.

 

ALSO PRESENT:
Tricia from the library, Ruth Lasher and Deputy Treasurer Wendy O’Connor

 

INVOCATION BY: None

 

I.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA

 

Usakowski motioned to approve the agenda as presented supported by Jackson. Motion Carried

 

II.    PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 4, 2014 & MINUTES OF

    SPECIAL MEETING FOR JANUARY 30, 2014    

 

    Usakowski motioned to approve the minutes of February 4th as is supported by

Sturdevant. Motion Carried

 

Sturdevant motioned to approve the minutes of the Special Meeting as is supported by Jackson. Motion Carried

 

III.    CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS

    a.
Check Register from 01/28/2014 – 02/07/2014

  1. Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period ending 02/28/2014

  2. January 2014 Departmental Reports

 

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

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES:     Usakowski, Sturdevant, Jackson, Hand, Ritter, Wrubel and 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 21, 2014
  2. Board of County Road Comm. of the County of St. Clair for January 21, 2014
  3. Planning Commission Minutes for November 24, 2013 & January 28, 2014
  4. Cemetery Advisory Board Minutes for January 8, 2014

 

Usakowski motioned to receive and file Boards and Commissions supported by Hand.

Motion Carried

V.    PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)

 

    None

 

VI.    FIRE CHIEF GORSKI REPORT

  1. Fire Bill Appeal – Christopher Moran, 5024 Ravenswood Road.

 

They don’t believe they should have to pay because they had it under control.

 

Gorski discussed the incident.

 

Jackson advised our cost is $420 dollars.

 

Jackson motioned to lower the bill to $420 with payment options supported by Sturdevant.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Sturdevant, Usakowski, Hand, Ritter, Wrubel and Kilroy. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

  1. Fire Bill Appeal – Tiffany R. Taylor, 469 Pickford Road.

 

She claims the accident was not her fault. She was hit and there was no damage to her vehicle. Insurance company of person at fault in accident had paid $500.

 

    Sturdevant motioned to waive the $500 bill supported by Wrubel.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Wrubel, Usakowski, Hand, Ritter and Kilroy. NO: Jackson. ABSENT: None. (6-1-0) Motion Carried

 

  1. Fire Bill Appeal – Jurine Wagar, 3769 Mohave, Fort Gratiot.

 

Not present; discussion

 

Usakowski motioned to let the bill stand as is supported by Wrubel.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Wrubel, Jackson, Hand, Sturdevant and Kilroy. NO: Ritter. ABSENT: None. (6-1-0) Motion Carried

 

Chief Gorski Report

 

ISO inspection: Last done in 2001. They usually come every 10-12 years.

He sent a list of items that need to be on the trucks.

Explained needs and equipment.

 

ISO wants the forms back in the next 7-10 days.

 

    Apollo will likely be cheaper price for the needed items.

    Discussion on hydrants freezing and plowing.

 

    Jackson motioned to approve spending the maximum of $5,323.75 for the items

    needed for the fire trucks supported by Sturdevant.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Sturdevant, Usakowski, Hand, Ritter, Wrubel and Kilroy. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

The Building Committee will meet Thursday and they are still looking at options.

 

VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

  1. Land Purchase for Fire Department

     

Waiting for the Advisory Committee.

 

  1. 2014-15 Proposed Budget

     

Building fund is a problem this year. Need ways to reduce spending.

 

Water and sewer is also a problem.

 

Discussion

 

Parks and Recreation: Do we want to post for an attendant or do we want to hire a company to cut grass. Who then will empty trash, keep the restrooms clean, etc.

 

Discussion

 

Bring back to the next meeting.

 

Publication for a Public Hearing – next meeting.

 

  1. Fire Department Budget

 

VIII. NEW BUSINESS

  1. St. Clair County Metropolitan Planning Commission New Annual Workshop

 

Give a copy to the Planning Commission.

 

  1. Water/Sewer Capital Improvements

 

Was already discussed.

 

  1. Resolution 2014-01, Resolution Regarding the Appeal by Kimball Township of Tax Tribunal Decisions Involving Residential Real Property

     

Usakowski explained.

Sturdevant motioned to adopt Resolution 2014-01 regarding the appeal by Kimball Township of Tax Tribunal decisions involving Residential Real Property supported by Ritter.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Ritter, Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Wrubel and Kilroy. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

  1. Resolution 2014-02, Resolution Setting Poverty Guidelines

 

Usakowski motioned to adopt Resolution 2014-02 resolution setting Poverty Guidelines supported by Kilroy.

 

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

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

    

IX.    AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

 

    Chief Gorski – Fire Budget

 

Discussed buying uniforms for the fire fighters which would be used for going to the schools, special events, etc.

 

Discussion about Chief Gorski being full-time Fire Chief.

 

X.    OFFICERS REPORT

    a.
Supervisor Usakowski

 

    Cemetery plan and tree removal. What do we want to do about these issues?

 

    Discussion

 

    Bring back to next meeting.

 

Union negotiations will be Monday, February 24 at 5 p.m. for Clerical and 7 p.m. for DPW.

 

b.
Clerk Hand

 

Wants to put the updated outdoor gathering permit in the newsletter showing that was changed from 50 people to 250 people.

 

Mike Tim would like to use the property down by the bridge at the corner of Wadhams and North River Road for his outdoor drive-in movie and car show. It will be June 14, 2014 from noon until 11:30 p.m. He is expecting around 1500 people. In the past, the board has waived his $100 fee. Are we willing to do this again?

Sturdevant motioned to waive the $100 fee for Mike Tim’s June 14th event supported by Wrubel.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:
YES: Sturdevant, Wrubel, Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Ritter and Kilroy. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried

 

DPW repairs and new meters: 82 last month, 2-3 funerals, last one was a disaster because of the snow.

 

Several lift stations had issues.

 

New truck with the blade is here.

 

    c.
Treasurer Jackson

 

Waiting on Clyde Townships payment, also waiting for the payment from the Lagoon for sewage.

 

Mentioned what we have in the bank and what moneys will go where.

 

Discussion

 

d.
Trustee Kilroy

    

No Report.

 

    e.
Trustee Ritter

    

    No Report.

 

  1. Trustee Sturdevant

 

Hyde trucking and discussion.

 

  1. Trustee Wrubel

 

No Report

 

XI.    ADJOURNMENT

 

    Usakowski motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 p.m. supported by Ritter.

 

    Meeting Adjourned at 8:37 p.m.

 

    Submitted by

    Robert G. Hand, Clerk    

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