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Kimball Township Planning Commission

Kimball Township Municipal Office

2160 Wadhams Rd., Kimball Michigan

Regular Meeting

December 27, 2022

6:30 P.M.

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


Roll Call of Members: Orr, Barrett, Henry, Howard and Tuttle.


Hoffman and Miller.


Also Present:
Erickson, Building Inspector, Usakowski, Supervisor and Wrubel, Clerk.


  1. Approval of Agenda: Regular Meeting

    Barrett motioned to approve the agenda as presented supported by Henry.

    Motion Carried.


  2. Approval of the Minutes:
    1. Regular Meeting November 22, 2022

    Barrett motioned to approve the minutes for November 22, 2022 as presented supported by Tuttle. Motion Carried.


  1. New Business
    1. Port Huron Township – Draft Master Plan

    Barrett motioned to receive and file supported by Henry. Motion Carried.


  2. Old Business
    1. Medical Marijuana Ordinance – Board of Trustees Remarks

    Usakowski commented on the Board of Trustees about the Moratorium. The Board voted to turn it down.


    Barrett motioned to request the Board of Trustees to present an ordinance for the Planning Commission to review and hold a public hearing and vote on it supported by Howard.


    ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Barrett, Howard, Tuttle, Henry and Orr. NO: None.

    ABSENT: Hoffman and Miller. (5-0-2) Motion Carried.


    Usakowski: Moratorium ideally is done by ordinance.




    Nelson, 7263 Smiths Creek Road: I was shocked and surprise that the ordinance didn’t go through. We need to know why some members voted no.


    Barrett: You can reconsider it.




    Usakowski thanked the Planning Commission for working so hard on this issue.


    Emmett Barnes questioned about the area of the township that this is being considered.




    1. Master Plan Update – Metro Planning RFQ

    Usakowski: I mailed out the RFQ and got a cost summary from Metropolitan Planning for the cost. Our board did approve the expenditure.


    Barrett: Would they be open to meeting on two Saturdays?


    Usakowski said they might be willing.


    Henry motioned to accept the RFQ from Metro Planning for updating the Master Plan supported by Tuttle.


  3. Audience Participation

    David Poulson, 707 Scott Road: Has anything been mentioned about the Solar and Wind in Kimball Township? I talked to a lot of residents about this issue which is toxic.




    Usakowski explained what a Moratorium is, and what it can and cannot do. It is already in place.


    Our current Master Plan doesn’t address those types of utilities, so we would like to address that in it.


Barrett motioned to request the authorization by the Kimball Township Board of Trustees to authorize the township attorney to come before the Planning Commission to provide a presentation on an alternative energy zoning ordinance, whether it being the regular January meeting or a time that will work for him, supported by Henry.


ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Barrett, Henry, Orr, Howard and Tuttle. NO: None.

ABSENT: Hoffman and Miller. (5-0-2) Motion Carried.


Erickson: A project coming your way will be condos and apartment complex on Allen Road. This will be on next month’s agenda.


  1. Reports
    1. Bill Orr, Zoning Board of Appeals

    No report.


    1. Erik Hoffman, Kimball Township Board of Trustees



  2. Adjournment

    Tuttle motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:06 p.m. supported by Henry.

    Motion Carried.

    Meeting adjourned at 7:06 p.m.


    Submitted by Bill Orr, Chairman


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