January 11, 2016

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

January 11, 2016

The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on January 11, 2016 at the Camargo Community Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Village President Richard Billingsley.  Roll call found the following trustees present:  Terri Miller, Gary Gilpin, Laura Miller, Jim Hardway, Paul Davidson, and Rodney Farris.  Village Treasurer Bobbi Lauderback was present, and Water Superintendent Rick Kielhorn was also present.  Phil Osenne and Bill White were in attendance, and village auditor Russ Leigh was present to discuss the audit report.

PUBLIC COMMENTS – Russ Leigh presented the audit report from the fiscal year ending April 30, 2015.  He reported to the Board that there were no issues, no findings and that the village was compliant with all applicable rules and regulations.  He did comment that he would like to see a greater fund balance in the General Fund, but that, overall, the village’s financial position is satisfactory compared to other governmental units of similar size.

Phil Osenne was present at the meeting to question the Board as to how meter placement was determined.  He states that his meter is on Timber Lane, which is a long distance from his home.  His concern is that, if he is financially responsible for a repair between the meter and his house, it would be a substantial distance and could potentially be costly.  He presented 3 different ideas for resolving the problem.  After some discussion, the Board agreed that Rick Kielhorn and Jim Hardway will review the situation and make a recommendation at the next regular board meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – On a motion by Jim Hardway, seconded by Rodney Farris, minutes from the regular meeting of December 14, 2015 were approved unanimously.

TREASURER’S REPORT – Bobbi noted a few corrections and additions, including an expenditure not to exceed $30 to Shirley Badman for paper and printing costs.  On a motion by Laura Miller, seconded by Gary Gilpin, the Treasurer’s Report was approved unanimously.


Rick reported the following items:

  • Barricades had been placed throughout town during the flood.  Some residents did report getting some water damage in basements.
  • Meter maintenance continues.
  • Water meter painting is almost completed.
  • Need to look at patching potholes, etc.
  • They will be flushing hydrants soon to get the required quarterly sample to the EPA.
  • Sinkhole between Phipps house and neighboring property will have to be fixed as soon as possible.


Billingsley reported the following:

  • Dealt with an animal complaint, Main & Vine, citation being issued.
  • Report of animal cruelty involving Wayne Beck.
  • Verizon cell project – still progressing.
  • Researched some health care costs – currently $877 per person per month.
  • Mediacom announced a rate increase of $3.63 per month.
  • Shared a concern as to why water bill postcards were not purchased at Camargo Post Office.  Treasurer Bobbi Lauderback explained.


Farris questioned why the water line repair by the park had been done the way it was.  Rick explained the procedure, and no action was taken.

Farris also re-opened discussion on the issue of the collection fee currently being paid to Thompson’s Grocery for collection of water bills.  Board was unwilling to take any action at this time.

Jim Hardway commended Bobbi Lauderback and Shirley Badman for the additional work and effort during the water billing rate negotiations.  He also thanked Paul Davidson for putting together the plan as it was finally adopted.

Rick Kielhorn reported that the 2-ton truck had been advertised via Facebook, and he had received one offer for $500.00.  Clerk cautioned the Board that they would need to declare it as surplus property before they can accept a bid for sale.

With no further business to come before the Board at this time, Village President Richard Billingsley called for adjournment.  Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.