Minutes - Board of Trustees|

KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI

REGULAR MEETING

APRIL 15, 2014

6:30 P.M.

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

 

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS PRESENT: Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Wrubel, Sturdevant and Kilroy.

 

ABSENT: Ritter.

 

ALSO PRESENT: Tricia-Library, Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer

 

INVOCATION BY: Pastor Mary Meadows, Kimball Calvary Gospel Church

 

  1. APPROVAL OF AGENDA

    Usakowski motioned to approve the agenda as presented supported by Sturdevant.

    Motion Carried.

 

  1. PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR APRIL 1, 2014

    Usakowski motioned to approve the minutes of April 1, 2014 as presented supported by Wrubel. Motion Carried.

    

III.    CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS

        A.
Check Register from 03/24/2014 – 04/04/2014

  1. Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period ending 03/31/2014

  2. Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period ending 04/30/2014

 

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

 

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

 

  1. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
    1. Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair for March 18, 2014
    2. Board of County Road Comm. of the County of St. Clair for March 18, 2014
    3. Planning Commission Minutes for March 6, 2014

     

    Usakowski motioned to receive and file boards and commissions supported by Sturdevant. Motion Carried.

 

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)

    Brian Reed, 1305 Range Road: Where are we on the complaint regarding hot water tank and light at neighbors?

    Usakowski will speak to Erickson regarding light and not sure how we can get in the house to inspect water tank.

     

    Discussion

     

  2. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
    1. Park Attendant Interviews

       

    Three present: David Grabowski a no show.

     

    Danielle Fogal: She has previous park experience with St. Clair County. Questions asked and answered. No chauffer’s license.

     

    David Murphy: He currently is on the Fire Department. Questions asked and answered. He has a chauffer’s license.

     

    Gerald O’Connor: He has a few golf course experiences. Questions asked and answered. He has had a chauffer’s license but does not have one now.

     

    Discussion on candidates.

     

    Usakowski motioned to offer Jerry O’Connor the new daytime park attendant position supported by Kilroy.

     

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

     

    Jerry O’Connor accepted the park attendant position and can start immediately.

     

    Usakowski thanked Marty Frantz for his years of taking care of the parks.

     

    1. Strategic Plan

    Tentative copies for review. Read over and note changes and give to Usakowski.

     

    1. Update on Matters Brought to the Board-Allen Road Water Issues

    Usakowski gave update on actions taken by Kimball Township to help alleviate the problem.

     

    Discussion

     

    Usakowski will type up a letter and send it to the St. Clair County Drain Commission pertaining to this issue.

     

    1. 25-745-0104-000 PRE

    Usakowski explained the Michigan law on PRE’s.

 

 

  1. Accusation Regarding Multiple PRE’s for Our Assessor

Usakowski explained about the assessor’s properties. She has sold the property in Yale on a land contract and doesn’t even own it now. There were two copies of the same address that were in question. She does not have multiple PRE’s.

 

  1. Resident Complaint from April 1 Meeting

Usakowski discussed all the complaints that were given to him.

 

  1. Engineering RFP’s

Usakowski would like to narrow the Engineers down to three and have those three come to the next meeting to do a presentation.

 

Usakowski, Jackson, Hand, Sturdevant and Wrubel suggested Tetra Tech, Shink and BMJ for our engineering company.

 

Jackson motioned that we have the representatives from Shink, Tetra Tech and BMJ be present at the next board meeting to give us more information about their companies supported by Wrubel. Motion Carried.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS
    1. Cost of Burn Permits

    Usakowski mentioned that some people are complaining about the cost of the burn permit and gave an explanation as to why we have the fee.

 

  1. CVS Liquor License

This was more for informational purposes.

 

  1. AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

    People want synopsis of meetings in the newsletter.

     

IX.    OFFICERS REPORT

  1. Supervisor Usakowski

Fire department reports will only be at the first meeting of the month.

 

  1. Clerk Hand

Outdoor Gathering – Bellows.

 

Discussion

 

Jackson mentioned that they need $1,000,000 liability insurance and also a sign-off from the Fire Department and Sheriff’s Department.

 

Discussion

 

Jackson motioned they need $1,000,000 liability insurance for each event with a sign- off from the fire department and the sheriff’s department for the Outdoor Gathering permit supported by Wrubel.

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson and Hand. NO: Usakowski, Wrubel, Kilroy and Sturdevant. ABSENT: Ritter. (2-4-1) Motion Denied.

 

Kilroy motioned to deny the first request and approve the second one with all the paper work turned in supported by Usakowski.

 

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

 

Angry Bull Outdoor Gathering

 

Deputy Clerk Blaszczuk looked over the paperwork and explained what paperwork is missing yet from the applications.

 

Usakowski motioned that they deny the entire Outdoor Gathering permits for the Angry Bull supported by Sturdevant. Will amend the motion as long as the 60 days are met and all paperwork is in.

 

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

 

Hand wants to bring someone in for a week to help with the cemetery foundations in May.

 

Discussion

 

Bring back to next meeting with more information.

 

Homeland Security/Emergency Management meeting breakfast on May 9th. Does any other board member want to go?

 

  1. Treasurer Jackson

Mentioned new computer for Sara but will have the computer form filled out for the next meeting.

 

Considering having Denise to load and unload the meter gun. Cost of the class for Denise to learn this is $1,800. Need to talk to auditors about separation of duties.

 

Usakowski mentioned the union contract regarding Teresa. Teresa will make less than Sara with the new contract and is asking for consideration. Think about it and bring back to next meeting.

 

Discussion

 

  1. Trustee Kilroy

No Report.

 

  1. Trustee Ritter

Absent.

 

  1. Trustee Sturdevant

No Report.

 

  1. Trustee Wrubel

The sign in from of the DPW needs to be moved or changed.

 

  1. ADJOURNMENT

Usakowski motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:36 p.m. supported by Kilroy.

Motion Carried

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:36 p.m.

 

Submitted by Robert G. Hand, Clerk

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