August 2021

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

Monday, August 09, 2021

7:00 pm


The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on Monday, August 09, 2021 at the Camargo Community Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Village President Bart Dann.  Roll call found the following trustees present: Nancy George, Jim Lansford (arrived at 7:32 pm), Laura Miller (via Facetime), and Gary Gilpin.  Village Treasurer Shirley Badman was present, and Village Superintendent Doug Raymer, and Village Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer were both present.






Gary Gilpin made a motion to accept the minutes, and Laura Miller seconded the motion.  Jim Lansford was not yet in attendance.  Therefore, President Bart Dann voted as the fourth vote to pass the motion.



Nancy George made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Gary Gilpin seconded the motion.  Again, President Dann voted as the fourth vote, and the motion passed unanimously.



  1. American Rescue Plan Update: Camargo is estimated to receive $60,000 – per the letter we received from the State of IL.  These funds can be used for water, water tower, infrastructure maintenance, and possibly drainage and gutters.  More research needs to be completed to verify these two items.
  2. Broken Tile on South White Oak: The tile is located in front of the elevator right next to the edge of the road.  Every time it rains it washes out the gravel really bad.  Doug and Kyle asked if they could get bids to fix it.  The Board asked them to get estimated bids, and to ask that they be on the high end of what it might entail.  Then if we don’t need all the amount that was approved for, we won’t be over the approved expense.
  3. Ordinance Modifications: Our new trash and vehicle ordinance does not detail ordinance violation fines and fees.  The suggestion was made that we charge $250 per vehicle, and after ten (10) days after receiving notification of the violation, the vehicle can and will be towed at the owner’s expense.  (( On a side note, there was a residence brought to the Board’s attention that is in desperate need of mowing.  They are definitely over the height limit restrictions.  President Dann explained that their mower broke, and they are in the process of getting it fixed and finding someone to help them finish the yard. ))
  4. Cost of Living Increase: A suggestion was made to give Doug and Kyle a 3% cost of living increase.  It was discussed that this is an odd time to implement an increase.  We should either update at the beginning at the beginning of the calendar year or the beginning of the fiscal year.  In order to not give Doug and Kyle their raises, Laura made the motion to increase their wages by 3% for the next ten (10) months, to be backdated to July 1, 2021, and we can reassess future raises at that time.  Jim Lansford seconded the  motion, and the motion passes unanimously.
  5. Appropriations Ordinance: Nancy George made the motion to pass the Appropriations Ordinance, and Jim Lansford seconded the motion.  The motion passes unanimously.



Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following:

  • Mowing and weed spraying
  • 3 loads of asphalt and patching completed on White Oak
  • Cleaned the rocks off of the sidewalks
  • New basketball hoop put up
  • The blocks next to the steps at the community building (end caps) are coming down tomorrow. They are coming to replace the brick in those locations.
  • The water was continuously running in the men’s bathroom at the community building. They fixed it.
  • A new trap was placed in the girl’s bathroom toilet.
  • Flushing hydrants today
  • DBP samples will be completed this week



Village Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer reported the following:

  • EPA inspection
    • There was not a lot of concerns
    • Backup generator is an EPA regulation – not a suggestion
    • Mixer in the tower – recommendation only
    • Chlorine analyzer – recommendation only
    • Pressure switch on incoming lines from VG – recommended (currently)
    • Past inspections (2008) – there were issues with Copper samples
      • The Permit from the EPA on 02/22/08 approved Camargo for WSU118.
      • In April 2008, we received WSU318.
      • Basically, Camargo has been using a chemical that we were not approved for. The inspection completed on those dates were done by Berns and Clancy.
      • WSU318 is a powder
      • WSU118 is a liquid
      • As of right now, the EPA is only going to note it.
      • We have the same salesman now that we had in 2008.
      • We place a new order every year – approximately just once a year.
    • Questions from the Board:
      • Do we get a permit for the chemical we are using? OR
      • Do we use the chemical we are approved for?
    • Per the EPA, Kyle’s paperwork is 100% accurate and complete. The EPA rarely see this.  (Kudos to Kyle!)
    • Generator size: The representative will determine what size we need.



Village President Bart Dann reported the following:

  • Per Jeane, there is a homeschooled group that is interested in using the basement of the Community Building. They only need it one day per week.
    • Laura said they MUST have 2 adults present at all times. She suggested no less than $25 per day rental fees.  This would contribute to the cleaning costs.
    • Nancy said there was potential for the rental. She saw no reason why ERBA couldn’t coexist with the homeschool group.
    • Bart had concerns on who would be liable in the case of an injury or damages to the building?
    • Jim Lansford noted that there would be no storage available to them, and they would not be allowed to use ERBA’s playground.
    • Someone also asked:
      • How many children are we talking about?
      • Will they be serving meals here?
      • How many hours will they be present?
      • How many days per week, month, etc?
    • Someone also stated:
      • They MUST carry insurance.
      • They MUST pay a deposit.
    • Jeane is no longer the contact person for the group. She advised it would be the Valentines.  We would need a specific contract for them, and this would be a case-by-case basis.  This item was tabled until we could get more information.
  • Bart would like some sort of ordinance tickets created and printed by Hastings Printing. This would make issuing violations much simpler.
  • Bart would also like a reminder on the next newsletter about the $1 base increase that goes into effect on January 01, 2022 calendar year that was previously approved.


With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 8:29 pm.


Salisa Dann

Village Clerk