Minutes - Board of Trustees|




FEBRUARY 2, 2021

6:30 P.M.

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

ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Wrubel, Sturdevant, Deland, and Ward (joined in at 6:34 p.m.)

ABSENT: Hoffman.


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

    ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Wrubel, Jackson, Usakowski and Deland. NO: None. ABSENT: Hoffman and Ward. (5-0-2) Motion Carried.


    Sturdevant: Page 2, Unfinished Business, the roll call vote is out of order. It should be Deland, Jackson, Ward, Wrubel and Sturdevant.

    Deland motioned to approve the minutes as amended supported by Jackson.

    ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Deland, Jackson, Usakowski, Wrubel and Sturdevant. NO: None. ABSENT: Hoffman and Ward. (5-0-2) Motion Carried.


Check Register from 1/14/2021 to 1/27/2021

  1. Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 1/31/2021

Usakowski: We have bills totaling $1,195,190.64.

Jackson motioned to approve the consent agenda and pay the bills totaling $1,195,190.64 supported by Sturdevant.

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Jackson, Sturdevant, Usakowski, Wrubel and Deland. NO: None. ABSENT: Hoffman and Ward. (5-0-2) Motion Carried.

  2. St. Clair County Depart. of Public Works Minutes for 01/05/2021, 10/20/2020, 11/03/2020 and 12/01/2020
  3. St. Clair County Board of County Road Comm. Minutes for 01/05/2021, 10/20/2020, 11/03/2020 and 12/01/2020
  4. St. Clair County Road Commission/Public Works 2021 Schedule of Meetings
  5. Cemetery Advisory Board Minutes for 09/09/2020

Deland commented about the new round-about that they want to put in at Gratiot and Palms Road.

Sturdevant motioned to receive and file boards and commissions supported by Deland.

Ward signed into the meeting at 6:34 p.m.

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Deland, Usakowski, Jackson, Wrubel and Ward. NO: None. ABSENT: Hoffman. (6-0-1) Motion Carried.

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)

    Terry Caryl, 353 Eileen Avenue: Concerned about political signs still being up. They should be down 90 days after elections. Also, I’m concerned about a vulgar language sign that is up on Pickford Road.

    Usakowski: We have been out at the house on Pickford Road and hopefully we will receive voluntary compliance.

    1. Letter from Jenna Regarding the Library

    The library started to provide service on Monday in person. It will be limited service, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Curbside service will be available by appointment only.

  1. Tetra Tech: Proposal for Engineering Services, Allen Road Pump Station

This is in relations to the Allen Road Lift Station. What we are looking to get from Tetra Tech is some alternatives to all the stations that currently dump into the Allen Road Lift Station. The issues that we have with the lift station is the high water level, spring thaws, heavy rains where we get a heavy influx of water into that station. The issue isn’t the inbound of water but the outbound.

We need to address this problem and we don’t know what the best way to do it is. Tetra Tech would do a study to find alternatives that we could use as a possible solution for that.

Usakowski: Clerk Wrubel did you want to add anything to that?

Wrubel: No you did a very good job, thank you.

Usakowski said that the cost of the study would be $17,500.00 based on the amount of time it’s going to take them to review all of the possibilities, do all of the studies that they need to do to give us those recommendations. It’s something we need to do sooner rather than later.

Ward: Is the DPW in support of this company doing this study?

Usakowski: Tetra Tech is our engineer. They do all of our engineering work. They are the ones that are most familiar with our system.

Ward motioned to approve the $17,500.00 to have Tetra Tech to come in and do the study for the Allen Road Lift Station supported by Wrubel.

ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Ward, Wrubel, Usakowski, Jackson, Sturdevant and Deland. NO: None. ABSENT: Hoffman. (6-0-1) Motion Carried.

  1. Signs and Flags

Usakowski explained how important the wording of Ordinances are. The ordinance in question is Ordinance 142-X. We need to add clarity to this ordinance. The other issue is that this ordinance doesn’t address anything about flags or vulgar language on signs.





  1. Supervisor Usakowski

I will email out the new budget to everyone. I can have it printed out for those of you who would like it. We will have the zoom meeting tomorrow night for the budget.

We normally meet with the road commission this time of year and will have a virtual meeting on this Thursday. Once I have all the information on that meeting, I will send the information to you through email if you would like to sit in on the meeting.

I would also like to thank the DPW guys and the volunteers for going out to the Smiths Creek Park and remove the sandbox and the gazebo. Thank you to Clerk Wrubel for helping out with that.

  1. Clerk Wrubel

I have been doing a work study on the DPW workers for their hours. In the past month they have 81 hours in the water, 60 hours in the sewer and 39 hours at the cemetery, 39 hours snow plowing and salting, 97 hours of work orders and 10 hours of trash and some other things. They are going to be replacing some broken tiles in the front breezeway in the office and also they will be replacing the overhang roof out front. We have an elections coming up May 4, 2021 for Marysville Schools.

  1. Treasurer Jackson

Jackson presented the financial records.

  1. Trustee Hoffman


  1. Trustee Deland

No Report.

  1. Trustee Sturdevant

Zoning meeting next week. Fish fry at the American Legion for take-out only.

  1. Trustee Ward

No Report.


    Wrubel motioned to adjourn the meeting at 6:55 p.m. supported by Deland.

    Motion Carried.

    Meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m.

    Submitted by Becky Wrubel, Clerk


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