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KIMBALL TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

2160 WADHAMS ROAD, KIMBALL, MI  48074

REGULAR MEETING

JANUARY 02, 2024

   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, Deland, Ward and Nelson.

 

ABSENT:  Hoffman

 

ALSO PRESENT:  Chief Gratz, Fire Department.

 

I.             APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Wrubel:  Add under New Business C. Election Source Maintenance and D. Bid for Computer.

 

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

Motion Carried.

 

II.            PRESENTATION OF MINUTES FOR DECEMBER 19, 2023

Wrubel motioned to approve the minutes of December 19, 2023 as presented supported by Deland.  Motion Carried.

           

III.        CONSENT AGENDA AND COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Check Register from 12/13/2023 to 12/27/2023
  2. Revenue & Expenditure Report for Period Ending 12/31/2023
  3. Department Payroll Reports through 12/29/2023

Usakowski mentioned that we have disbursements totaling $424,223.93.

 

Jackson motioned to approve the disbursements of $424,223.93 to pay the bills and file supported by Ward.

 

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

 

IV.          BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

A.   Board of Public Works of the County of St. Clair Minutes for 12/05/2023

B.   Board of County Road Commission of the County of St. Clair Minutes for 12/05/2023

C.   Planning Commission Meeting Minutes for November 28, 2023

 

Deland motioned to receive and file Boards and Commissions as presented supported by Nelson.  Motion Carried.

 

V.           PUBLIC COMMENT (Brief Comments)

            None.

VI.          OLD BUSINESS

            None.

 

VII.        NEW BUSINESS

A.   Fire Bill Invoice #23-837

Adam Lenitz had an accident in August and the police report said that he was at fault but believes the other driver was.  Police report says that it was improper passing on Wadhams Road going 55 miles an hour.  He believes that there is a discrepancy in the police report.  He would like to appeal the fire bill.

 

Usakowski:  In the police report it says she had her hazard lights on.

 

Lenitz:  He thought it was her brake lights.

 

Discussion.

 

Usakowski:  Sheriff makes decision of “at-fault” status.

 

Jackson motioned that the bill stands supported by none.

 

Motion died for lack of support.

 

Wrubel motioned for Mr. Lenitz to pay the fire bill totaling $868.00 supported by Ward.

 

ROLL CALL VOTE:  YES:  Wrubel, Ward, Usakowski and Deland. 

NO:  Jackson and Nelson.  ABSENT:  Hoffman.  (4-2-1) Motion Carried.

 

Lenitz:  Is there any way to getting a letter with an alternate coding for the accident for resubmitting it?

 

Discussion.  

 

Usakowski:  Do you have a time frame to appeal?

 

Lenitz:  I don’t know.

 

Usakowski:  You can make payment arrangements on the bill.

 

Chief Gratz Update:  We posted our year in reports of call volumes. 

 

Our holiday season calls for service were down.

 

Jackson questioned about how things were going with Wales Township.

 

Gratz explained.

B.   Five Year Parks Plan

Usakowski explained that we need to review the surveys and Master Plan.  I am proposing we have a Special Meeting on January 30th to go over it.  We need to increase grant opportunities with mini parks and Little League concerns.

 

Discussion. 

 

C.   Election Source Maintenance

Wrubel explained that she received an invoice for the Maintenance Agreement from Election Source at a cost of $2,355.

 

Ward motioned to approve the Maintenance Agreement with Election Source at a cost of $2,355 supported by Deland.

 

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

 

D.   Bid on Computer

Wrubel mentioned that Connie’s computer died today and the last time it was updated was in 2014 and the DPW’s computer hasn’t been updated since 2017.

They are in need of new ones and the quote that we received from VC3 was $1,098.00 and $2,196.00 for two.

 

Deland motioned to approve the purchase of two new computers from VC3 at a cost of $1,098.00 each with the total of two being $2,196.00 and the cost of shipping supported by Nelson.

 

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

 

VIII.       DEPARTMENT REPORTS

None.

 

IX.          AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

None.

 

X.        OFFICERS REPORT

A.  Supervisor Usakowski

We have a tentative agreement with the DPW Union.

 

Landfill Update:  They did send a response on December 7 for the November 14 violation notice from EGLE.  They admitted the violation but nothing is being done.  The December 19th violation notice fell short.  I did present eleven questions to Commissioner Boehm and Carrie Hemperon who is the administrator.  Data vacuum not working as designed.  Vapor lock of water.

Engineer design.  No response on who is responsible or who will be held accountable.

Discussion.

 

Usakowski:  We did get another call from EGLE today about the Marijuana smell at an address they got. 

 

B.  Clerk Wrubel

We did send out letters to five different companies for the DPW generator and we are waiting for their bids.

 

Elections:  We are starting to receive applications for absentee ballots.

 

C.   Treasurer Jackson

Jackson gave a review of the Financials.

 

  1. Trustee Hoffman

Absent.

 

  1. Trustee Deland

Deland questioned Usakowski about the resident on Maple Road about the ditching problem.

 

Usakowski added information to the website about ditching problems that the resident can fill out.

 

Deland also questioned about the marijuana odor.

 

Discussion.

 

  1. Trustee Nelson

I would be stepping down from the boards because we will be moving out of the township around spring time.

 

  1. Trustee Ward

No report.

 

XI.          ADJOURNMENT

Deland motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 p.m. supported by Nelson.

Motion Carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

 

Submitted by Becky Wrubel, Clerk

 

 

 

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