KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI 48074
FEBRUARY 15, 2022
Usakowski opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Wrubel, Sturdevant, Hoffman and Deland.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Sturdevant motioned to approve the agenda as presented supported by Jackson.
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY 01, 2022
Wrubel: Page 4, Mortimer has material that we will require at a cost of $23,000 but should read $9,618.99. Also same page, talking about the pump station at a cost up to $23,000 not of $23,000.
Wrubel motioned to approve the minutes as amended supported by Sturdevant.
III. CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Check Register from 01/29/2022 to 02/11/2022
- Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 02/28/2022
Wrubel motioned to approve the disbursement of $1,154,727.67 to pay the bills supported by Jackson.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Wrubel, Jackson, Usakowski, Sturdevant, Hoffman and Deland. NO: None. ABSENT: Ward. (6-0-1) Motion Carried.
- BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)
- DEPARTMENT REPORTS
- OLD BUSINESS
- Preliminary Budget for 2022 – 2023
Usakowski: I have some changes to make tomorrow because some departments have submitted their ideas.
Sturdevant: Did we enter under Revenue the Stimulus money at all or do we have to?
Usakowski: We don’t have to but we are putting it into a separate fund so I could create a budget for it.
Usakowski: I would like to setup a workshop for the budget on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. Is everyone okay with that?
Usakowski: The General Fund is decent. The area that we are struggling with is the Water/Sewer Funds with the cost of compliance. We have more increased regulations and requirements by the DEQ. It is hard to get the Water/Sewer Fund to balance.
Wrubel: Where does the readiness to serve money go to?
Usakowski: It’s in the revenue for Water/Sewer Fund. We will meet on February 23rd at 6:30 p.m. and review the budget line by line.
- Preliminary Budget for 2022 – 2023
XI. OFFICERS REPORT
- Supervisor Usakowski
There is a lot of money out there primarily for water and sewer projects plus parks and recreation and other things. We are keeping our eyes on what is going to be available. We are going to push for the money to be spent here.
We are going to be working with the Department of Treasury which has a Fiscal Ready Communities Program, and we will be reviewing that.
We did pass the AMAR. Shawn and Mark were successful in our township being the only one of two communities that had all the documentations the way they were supposed to have it. That is all based on Kelly Timm’s work.
- Clerk Wrubel
Mortimer came back with an updated quote which was $262.05 more than the first one. Hyde Construction has been in contact with them and will start when the weather permits.
Regarding the roundabout at Lapeer and Abbotsford Road that we spoke about, the DPW will go out tomorrow and look to see if any of our utilities will be affected.
Currently we have a portable 1970 generator being used when there is a power outage. This generator is 230 kilowatt and we can upgrade it to a 230/480 kilowatt so it can be used at all the lift stations if needed. Currently we have twelve lift stations that are 480 kilowatt and three lift stations that are 230 kilowatt. In our inventory we only have one 230 and one 480 generator. I have an estimate of $6,300 to get this one upgraded. To replace the 1970 it will cost about $50,000. Do you want me to keep looking into this?
Deland: How about looking into both?
Wrubel: I can do both.
Meter calibrations are critically needed to be completed. There are five meters that we have, two are located in Clyde Township and three with our township trailer parks. This calibrates how much water is being used. The cost is approximately $10,000. These five places are paying $1,500 every quarter for the readiness to serve.
Deland: Is that $10,000 for all of them?
Wrubel: Yes. It is recommended that it be done every three to five years and the last one done here was seven to eight years ago.
Usakowski: Can you bring back a quote in writing?
The DPW is going to continue the EGLE line verification project when the weather clears to check for any problems.
The library boiler went out again this past week on Friday and Dependable Heating and Cooling came out to fix it and the part wouldn’t be in until Monday. The DPW went in to the building to place portable heaters to keep the pipes from bursting. It is fixed now.
Usakowski: I have concerns about that. I think it is under warranty and we should have contacted the manufacturer.
The Cemetery Board has finally met and they have a resolution that they wanted to raise the rates for the Columbarium but it will come back to the next meeting.
We need to start thinking about hiring for the park attendants. The lawn mower from last year is really not doing so good and we need to think about getting a new one. We saved $12,500 from the prior contract for grass cutting.
- Treasurer Jackson
Tax collecting had very few errors and all balanced in the end. We have collected $197,886.51 so far.
Jackson reviewed the financials. We are opening a new account with Huntington Bank for the Stimulus Funds and they are working at reducing analysis fees, and reviewing fraud protection on all our accounts.
- Trustee Hoffman
- Trustee Deland
- Trustee Sturdevant
We served 119 breakfast at the Masonic on Sunday. The previous Friday we only had 80 people for the Fish Fry.
- Trustee Ward
Wrubel motioned to adjourn the meeting at 6:58 p.m. supported by Deland.
Meeting adjourned at 6:58 p.m.
Submitted by Becky Wrubel, Clerk