January 2021

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

Monday, January 11, 2021

7:00 pm


The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Camargo Community Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:01 pm by Village President Bart Dann.  Roll call found the following trustees present: Nancy George (via Zoom), Gary Gilpin (via Zoom), Jim Lansford, Laura Miller, Jeane Brieland, and Jim Hardway.  Village Superintendent Doug Raymer, Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer, and Treasurer Shirley Badman were all in attendance.





Jim Hardway made a motion to accept the minutes.  Laura Miller seconded the motion, and the motion passed.

Village Clerk Salisa Dann proposed the dates for 2021 meetings.  There is only one date that falls on a holiday.  That date will be moved to the following Tuesday.  2021 meeting dates are:  January 11, February 08, March 08, April 12, May 10, June 14, July 12, August 09, September 13, October 12*, November 08, and December 13.



Nancy George made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report.  Jim Lansford seconded the motion, and the motion passed.



Laura Miller made a motion to move to Executive Session regarding personnel.  Jeane Brieland seconded the motion, and the Board moved to Executive Session at 7:04 pm.

Laura Miller made a motion to move out of Executive Session, and Jeane Brieland seconded the motion.  The Board moved out of Executive Session at 7:20 pm.



  1. Head Start: Head Start is wanting to leave the Community Building. Jim Higgens approached them with a new facility in Tuscola, but the rent was too high.  Per Dennis at Head Start, “Camargo is too small,” and there aren’t enough Tuscola children registered.  He also requested a washer and dryer be installed for the employees.  President Dann explained to Dennis that the washer and dryer were already approved.  Dennis asked if the Village would pay for the installation and add it onto their rent.  With a discussion with Village Superintendent Doug Raymer, Bart advised Dennis the best location would be the Women’s restroom in the basement.  There is plenty of room for what they need.  Bart advised he would call All Pro and have them make arrangements with Doug for installation.

Laura made a motion to allow Head Start to install a washer and dryer in the basement and for Head Start to reimburse via their rent payments.  Jeane seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.


  1. Dog Park: Jim Hardway stated he was not in favor of the dog park.  He believes it would create extra work for Doug and Kyle.  He is concerned about the “clean up” or lack thereof, and he is worried about fence repair costs.  Laura stated she was concerned about insurance issues.  Jim Lansford also stated he was not in favor of a dog park.  This issue was dropped.  Laura suggested a walking path around the park for people to walk, ride bikes, skate, etc.


  1. Community Building Fence: Bart stated he would talk to Tim Wegeng about the fence height around the corners.  Laura suggested talking to the Miller Family about the fence near their property as a courtesy.

Jim Lansford made a motion to approve the fence along Issacher to demarcate personal property from the private property and not to exceed $3000 including the survey.  Nancy George seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

  1. Basketball Poles and Hoops: The current pole and hoop are in bad shape.  Bart would like to order two, and we could place them across from each other.  Jim Hardway made a motion to order the hoops and materials, and Jeane seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


  1. Resurface the Basketball and Tennis Court: Bart will call B and L and see if he can get some pricing to resurface this area.


  1. Front Step Repairs: Bart has received one (1) quote so far. He called Cross Masonry.  They will reach out to Doug this week and come look at what needs repaired.



  1. Ordinance Violations – Follow Up
    1. Powell – Sending to attorney
    2. Smith – Sending to attorney
    3. Schlabaugh – Bart will reach out to this resident and have a conversation with him.
    4. Bailey – Bart will reach out to him as well.



Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following:

  • 2 shut offs this month
  • Read meters
  • 2 new sampling stations in and ready to use
  • Salted twice
  • Plowed January 2
  • Ordered more salt
  • Trucks cleaned and ready for next snow
  • Tractor washed and waxed
  • Kubota serviced
  • Sanded the frame and re-coated the 1 ton
  • Frank Miller pulled a tree out on River Rd. Thank you Frank!
  • They will cut the tree when its not so muddy.
  • Personal belongings found on River Rd and given to Deputy Howard
  • Drain plugged in the shop – fixed it



Village Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer reported the following:

  • Kyle spoke with the EPA. He learned that Community Water Suppliers should have generators in place to run the water plant in the event of no power.  Lansford asked for a ballpark price, and Kyle had no idea.  He stated you would need one that runs normal +20%.  It would need to run off gas or propane.



  • No WWF this year.
  • Camargo will turn 185! We will plan a birthday bash to replace the festival.  Bart asked for permission to look into the cost and needs for fireworks.


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


Salisa Dann

Village Clerk