Village of Camargo
Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, February 14, 2022
The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on Monday, February 14, 2022 at the Camargo Community Building. The meeting was called to order at 7:07 pm by Village President Bart Dann. Roll call found the following trustees present: Nancy George, Jim Lansford, Jeane Brieland, and Gary Gilpin. Village Treasurer Shirley Badman was present.
Jim Hardway called into the meeting via FaceTime at 7:08 pm.
Nancy George made a motion to accept the consent agenda for January’s minutes as amended, bills paid, and Treasurer’s report. Jim Lansford seconded the motion, with the motion passing unanimously.
- Discussion and Approval of Juneteenth: Juneteenth is a new Federal holiday. In honor of Juneteenth, Nancy George made a motion to make June 19th a floating holiday for Village Employees. Jeane Breiland seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Limestone for ball diamond: Doug and Kyle stated we need more limestone for the ball diamond. It can be purchased at Tuscola Quarry. It is necessary for both safety and draining purposes.
- Discussion of Woolley Worm Festival (WWF) Fish Fry: Wednesday, February 16 at the community building, the WWF committee will be meeting with a gentleman regarding a fish fry as a fundraiser for the WWF. As of now, we are looking at hosting the fry on March 25. This is subject to change. The WWF committee will update the Board at the next meeting.
- Regarding the scoping of water lines: Jim Lansford contacted two different businesses. 217 was a positive contact, and he recommends this company moving forward. Jim will share this contact information and have them contact Doug to make arrangements. The Board would like to see how one job is completed and billed before contracting the entire town being scoped. Doug and Kyle asked if we could hold off just long enough for the ground to thaw and the weather to break. Jim will have them call Doug.
- Credit card update: UMB needed more financial data. No one called to notify us. Shirley is still dealing with them. We should be done compiling information at this point.
- Flag pole is ordered and should be shipped to Doug’s house. (Shipping is confusing when sending items to the community building or the maintenance shed. There isn’t really a mailing address for either building.)
Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following:
- Snow Plowing
- Water main break at Drake’s (Plum Grove)
- We have to provide a new service line in the spring.
- Brush pile pushed up and burnt
- 3 new toilets installed in the basement
- 2 in the women’s bathroom
- 1 in the men’s bathroom
- Pallet of salt ordered
- Samples to EPA
- Bought new set of cordless tools
- JULIE locates ordered for along Route 36 (fiber-optics)
- Kyle will be at class for 2 days
- Doug has surgery on his wrist tomorrow
WATER SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
- Monthly bacteria samples were not received in Springfield on time. They were hand delivered samples. The EPA messed up and shipped them back. It’s been 6 days – within this time frame – its very likely we will fail the test. Re-hand delivering to Champaign tomorrow.
- Water conference in Effingham for the next two days.
- David Frost helped to connect the part-time generator at the water department – in case of power failure.
- Jim Hardway asked if there was any way to make things easier regarding the replacement of the water meters. Doug has two cases ordered. They are waiting on shipping.
VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT:
Village President Bart Dann reported the following:
- Per Jim Closson – because the water tower coverage was only insured up to $650,000, our rates MAY go up. ((See notes from last meeting regarding the coverage of the water tower.)) Closson will let Bart know what he finds out.
- IL American Water has officially purchased Villa Grove’s water business. No rates should be affected at this time. They have Bart’s contact information, but no one has reached out to him.
- Jim Lansford graciously wrote a letter from the Board regarding the residence on Vine Street. The property owner is a realtor company, and there has been no response. They did reach out to Bart and say they would just pull the gutters down that are already falling off the home.
With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 7:51 pm.