Thursday, October 06, 2011

Who is Joann Kemp? A Clinton River Boat Club Member and Harsens Island Property Owner
Clinton River Boat Club
The family of William & Joann Kemp (Harrison Twp. MI) was admitted for membership in the Clinton River Boat Club (CRBC / during 2006.  Then in 2009, Joann Kemp sponsored her brother Jay Whiteley’s family for membership in the club.  The Kemps reportedly have a boat called “Flashback” of build and size unknown to TVT at this time.  The Whiteley’s have a 33’ boat; however, the name and builder are unknown to TVT at this time.

CRBC is located on the small Club Island (MI) which sits near Harsens Island at the inlet of the Middle Channel into Lake St. Clair. For nearly 20 years, Detroit developer Michael J. Malik, Sr., whom Mrs. Kemp may be familiar with, has failed to win approvals of various schemes to build casinos in Port Huron and a marina and other amenities on Harsens Island. Malik owns significant lands on Harsens Island.

Harsens Island 
Deed | 180 Monroe Blvd., Harsens Island MI
In 2007, Joann Marie Kemp and Kimberlee T. Kulich  (née Trundle), tenants in common, took ownership of a parcel of land on Harsens Island near-adjacent to Malik’s Harsens Island holdings. Consideration for the property at 280 Monroe Blvd., Harsens Island (MI) was $140,000. notes a previous listing price of $224,900.'s current Zestimate is $127,300.

The Warranty Deed notes the Kulich/Kemp address as 14014 E. Eleven Mile Road, Warren, MI 48089.  Later the owners’ address would be changed to 14140 Frazho, Warren, MI 48089.

Like the Kemps, the family of Kimberlee Kulich, a 47-year-old (b.  11 Jul 1964), and her husband Jeffrey also live in Harrison Township (27807 Lakeshore, Harrison Township, MI 48045). Also, like the Kemps, the Kulich family are also members of the Clinton River Boat Club having been admitted in 2004.  Kim actively sponsors new CRBC members. It's unknown but possible that Kim may have sponsored the Kemps' bid for membership in 2006.

As previously reported, TVT has been able to document ties between Joann Kemp and  the Bay Mills Indian Community/Michael Malik:

(1)    Kemp recorded acquisition of land in Flint Township (MI) and then that same day she recorded a transfer of ownership of that same property to the  Bay Mills Indian Community via Quitclaim.  

(2)    She contributed $1000 to U.S. Senator Carl Levin's last re-election campaign on the same day (March 30, 2007) that Michael Malik, Marian Ilitch, their families, friends, business associates and fellow Port Huron casino supporters helped raise almost $100,000 for Levin. Shortly thereafter, Sen. Levin turned indifference into public support for a Bay Mills Port Huron casino. Kemp had never contributed to a federal political campaign before that and has not subsequently.  Plus, she failed to disclose any employment/occupation details with her $1000 check.  In doing so, she shields details that may help one understand just how it is she came to be involved with Malik’s schemes.

While there are clear ties between Kemp and Malik/Bay Mills, TVT has yet to uncover any similarly direct connections between Kulich and any of the parties other than Kemp. Further, TVT has yet to understand how Kemp and Kulich became partners in the Harsens Island property or might otherwise know one another.

Since Kulich /Kemp bought 280 Monroe Blvd., Malik has purchased three other Harsens Island parcels that comprise an estate on the South Channel; namely, a residence at 8117 South Channel Dr. records the sale price for that property at $1.45 million. The home is approximately 6,269 square feet, has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and was originally built in 1994.

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