KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI 48074
AUGUST 16, 2022
Usakowski opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Wrubel, Hoffman, Deland, Ward and Nelson.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Wrubel: Under New Business add I. MMRMA.
Jackson motioned to approve the agenda as amended supported by Deland.
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR JULY 05, 2022
Hoffman motioned to approve the minutes of July 5, 2022 as presented supported by Deland. Motion Carried.
III. CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Check Register from 06/29/2022 to 07/11/2022
- Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 07/31/2022
Jackson motioned to approve the disbursement of $82,877.27 to pay the bills supported by Ward.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Ward, Nelson, Deland, Hoffman, Wrubel and Usakowski. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
- BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair Minutes for 06/21/2022, 07/05/2022 and 07/19/2022
- Board of County Road Commission of the County of St. Clair Minutes for 06/21/2022, 07/05/2022 and 07/19/2022
- St. Clair County Road Commission Township Roads and Bridges Advisory Committee 07/12/2022
- Planning Commission Public Hearing/Regular Meeting for July 16, 2022
2022 Amended Schedule of Meetings for St. Clair County Road Commission and Public Works
Deland questioned about culverts on page 29.
Deland motioned to receive and file Boards and Commissions supported by Hoffman. Motion Carried.
- PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)
Matt Crowe, 7261 Smiths Creek Road: Complaint about pot farm. Several lights and telephone poles in a small area. I think that is excessive. It should be moved to a business industrial property.
- ST CLAIR COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION
- OLD BUSINESS
- Uncollectable Fire Billing: Invoice # 22-170
Deland motioned to dismiss this fire bill of $712.00 supported by Jackson.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Deland, Jackson, Ward, Hoffman, Usakowski, Wrubel and Nelson. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
- Applications for Employment for Kimball Township Fire Department
Gratz commented on all four applicants and would recommend to hire them to the Fire Department.
Deland motioned to hire the four firefighters and to get their physicals done supported by Ward. Motion Carried.
Gratz thanked everyone for helping get the millage passed.
- Parks Millage 2022
This is the County Millage of $49,213.00.
Deland motioned to approve the Parks Millage 2022 supported by Jackson.
- Local Road Funding Assistance Program
This is a matching fund program for potential projects.
Deland: When are they going to finish the project on Sparling Road?
Usakowski: We will bring this back to the next meeting.
- Binary Reactive Targets
Usakowski reviewed the Noise Ordinance pertaining to the Binary Reactive Targets.
- Uncollectable Fire Billing: Invoice # 22-170
- Delinquent Utility Bill, Acct.# 369178
Jackson explained about the problems we have been having with the owner of the complex across the road. I’ve been talking with the owner. He has 55 units now. One way to take care of the problem is to put a master meter at the road for all the units.
Wrubel thinks that the owner of Kimball Commons should be responsible for all the units pertaining to water.
- Columbarium Rules
Wrubel explained that she and the Cemetery Board have been working on these rules for a few weeks now. All owners should receive a copy of these rules.
Usakowski: These should be added to existing Ordinance.
- Annual Outdoor Warning Siren Preventive Maintenance Program
Gratz explained what this was and that they do a three minute test.
Usakowski motioned to approve the Annual Outdoor Warning Siren Preventative Maintenance Program supported by Deland.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Deland, Hoffman, Ward, Wrubel, Jackson and Nelson. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
Wrubel explained that last year we paid $49,498.00 and this years is $51,277.00.
Deland motioned to approve the MMRMA at a cost of $51,277.00 supported by Nelson.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Deland, Nelson, Usakowski, Wrubel, Hoffman, Jackson and Ward. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
X. OFFICERS REPORT
A. Supervisor Usakowski
There has been some vandalism at the Sutherland Park this past week. All of the Port A Johns were tipped over and they tore off the venting on the restroom roof. I did file a police report. We are considering putting cameras out there.
We had a Parks Workshop and ideas are posted.
On October 15 we will be having a Trunk or Treat at 1 p.m. at Sutherland Park.
We did post for groups and individuals to participate in it.
We are looking at getting new playground equipment for Sutherland and Smiths Creek Parks to replace the old equipment.
We are also looking into a Holiday Light Contest for December.
September 10th will be our fall clean up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will need volunteers.
St. Clair Township Trustee Central Dispatch paid coverage for township. $75,000.00 for six hours of coverage.
Election went smoothly. Compliments about the Kimball School/River Church. Fire Department Millage passed. We will put that in effect on August 2nd but won’t start collecting for the millage until January.
Wrubel motioned to stop billing residents for standard fire and medical calls as of August 2, 2022 supported by Jackson. Motion Carried.
Tomorrow is the tenth year anniversary of the winery being open.
- Treasurer Jackson
Questioned regarding two large fire bills on Sturdevant. I think we should bring in our lawyer and go to collections.
Review of Finances.
- Trustee Hoffman
- Trustee Nelson
I worked the election and would like to see younger workers to come forward.
Discussion about the length of time allowed for the Moratorium.
- Trustee Ward
I want to thank the Fire Department for helping the Little League and the Home School kids.
Park improvement is really needed with the pavilion roof and tennis court.
Deland motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:25 p.m. supported by Nelson.
Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m.
Submitted by Becky Wrubel, Clerk