KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI 48074
JUNE 15, 2021
Usakowski opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Usakowski, Jackson, Wrubel, Sturdevant, Hoffman, Deland and Ward.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
Add under New Business, C. Assessing and Outdoor Gathering Permit under Public Comment.
Sturdevant motioned to approve the agenda as amended supported by Deland.
PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR JUNE 1, 2021
Jackson motioned to approve the minutes as presented supported by Hoffman.
III. CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Check Register from 05/28/2021 to 06/09/2021
- Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 06/30/2021
Sturdevant motioned to approve the disbursement of $264,813.00 to pay the bills supported by Jackson.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Jackson, Usakowski, Wrubel, Hoffman, Deland and Ward. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
- BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
- St. Clair County Depart. of Public Works Minutes for 05/18/2021
- St. Clair County Board of County Road Comm. Minutes for 05/18/2021
- Township Roads and Bridges Advisory Committee for 01/14/2021 and 06/08/2021
Sturdevant motioned to receive and file Boards and Commission supported by Ward. Motion Carried.
- PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)
Luke Marion: Owns property at 25 Range Road and had gone to the Zoning Board about three months ago. We are going through all the legal and environmental paperwork right now. We would like to set up a Farmer’s Market to collect fees to offset the cost of building there. It would only be one day a week on Friday’s. We have insurance and will be certified with the State of Michigan.
Wrubel motioned to approve an Outdoor Gathering Permit for Luke Marion to set up a Farmer’s Market supported by Ward. Motion Carried.
Mike Smith, 2258 Allen Road: Questioned about the property that he bid on and won. He thought he was bidding on 9.08 acres and it was actually 5.39 acres. I talked to George about maybe re-bid it with correct information or do a price per acre.
Usakowski motioned to take the bid as a price per acre and then whatever the acre comes out to be then we just prorate that bid accordingly supported by Jackson. Motion Carried.
- DEPARTMENT REPORTS
We have our annual audit with King and King coming up the first full week of July. UHY will be coming in this week to review the bank reconciliations and trial balances. We have had several FOIA requests on township properties and we have been trying to maintain a five day turn-around to get them answered. Christine and I are getting a handle on the clerk’s responsibilities and we are continuing to explore deeper into our archives.
- Planning Commission
Hoffman: I have nothing at this time.
- I.T. Right – Quote for computers and printers
We have quotes for six computers and two printers from IT Right. We found that it is always cheaper to go with IT Right. They do all the set-up and the cost is $6,861.00 for six computers and two printers.
Sturdevant motioned to approve the purchase of six computers and two printers at a cost of $6,861.00 supported by Wrubel.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Sturdevant, Wrubel, Hoffman, Deland, Ward, Jackson and Usakowski. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
- Grass Cutting Position
Our usual grass cutting company can no longer do our properties so we decided to temporarily contract with an individual, Robert Nielsen that we found. It would give us additional flexibility so we would like to hire him at a cost of $15.00 an hour. It was too much for our park attendant O’Connor. He will be an employee.
Usakowski motioned to hire Robert Nielsen for the grass cutting position at $15.00 an hour supported by Wrubel.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
YES: Usakowski, Wrubel, Jackson, Sturdevant and Ward. NO: Hoffman and Deland. ABSENT: None. (5-2-0) Motion Carried.
Heather Stewart: She does four different St. Clair County Municipalities.
Mark Foster: Currently our Assistant Assessor.
Shaun Biernat: On staff with the city of Sterling Height.
Jackson, Wrubel and Usakowski interviewed Heather and Mark.
Usakowski and Wrubel interviewed Biernat and thought she was the strongest person for the position and we feel she will work well with Mark.
Deland: Can she start right away?
Usakowski: She can’t. She wants to give a two week notice to her current employer.
She has been an assessor for 17 years and will work two days in the office and one day from home.
My recommendation for pay would be to start her at $50,000 a year and she has a Level Three Assessor License.
Usakowski motioned to hire Shaun Biernat as our new assessor at $50,000 a year supported by Wrubel.
ROLL CALL VOTE: YES: Usakowski, Wrubel, Jackson, Sturdevant, Hoffman, Deland and Ward. NO: None. ABSENT: None. (7-0-0) Motion Carried.
- I.T. Right – Quote for computers and printers
XI. OFFICERS REPORT
- Supervisor Usakowski
We have had several things going on with parks. The restrooms were open Thursday through Sunday and they were trashed. So we closed them down.
People are disrespectful. During the week people have been somewhat good, but the weekend groups are a little more difficult. One of our park attendants was threatened. The sheriff department was out there on a weekend three times. Cal and Jerry work really well together.
- Clerk Wrubel
I received the MTA Certificate that I have to read aloud (reading). We all need to sign this.
Do we want to address the problem with Gypsy Moths?
Usakowski explained that he we will be attending a meeting next week with the county about the Gypsy Moths.
- Treasurer Jackson
Review of Financials.
Taxes: I have them all setup, I’m just going to have to finalize with the splits.
Howard Road issue has been taken care of.
Wondering where the six computers were going to.
- Trustee Hoffman
- Trustee Deland
Does anyone launch a boat from that dock at the park?
- Trustee Sturdevant
Fish fry at the American Legion is still take out only. Masonic hasn’t been approved for breakfast yet.
We have one home game left on the 22nd and then our Little League picnic will be on the 21st.
Sturdevant motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 p.m. supported by Hoffman.
Meeting adjourned at 7:35 p.m.
Submitted by Becky Wrubel, Clerk