July 2018

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

Monday, July 16, 2018

7:00 pm


The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on July 16, 2018 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: Scott Tague, Jim Hardway, Jeane Brieland, Laura Miller and Gary Gilpin.  Water Superintendent Rick Kielhorn was also in attendance.  Treasurer Shirley Badman and Trustee Pam Sigler were absent.



Randy Benefield was present to discuss his property located off Mill Street. President Dann had knocked on several doors to ask homeowners to comply with various ordinance violations.  Mr. Benefield was one of those homeowners.  Randy came to the meeting with documentation to prove that all his vehicles were indeed registered.  There was one vehicle that belonged to a friend, and that vehicle has since been removed.  There is another vehicle that he is waiting for the title work to come back from the State of IL.  He has trimmed the weeds and cut the grass.  Mr. Benefield enjoys piddling in antique cars and they are on a constant rotation. 


Trustee Pam Sigler arrived at the meeting: 7:18pm.



Jim Hardway made a motion to accept the minutes, and Laura Miller seconded the motion.  The Board voted unanimously to accept the minutes. 


Salisa informed the Board that the building was rented for the weekend of July 15.  The AC in the building was not functional and it was above 85 degrees.  Salisa had a discussion with Mr. Markel who rented the building and informed him that she was returning his rental fees.  Rick stated that in his opinion we shouldn’t return the rental fees because they continued to use the building.  Laura made a motion to refund ½ the rental fees, and Scott seconded the motion.  All voted in favor to return ½ of the rental fees.



Laura made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, and Jim seconded it.  The Board passed the motion unanimously.

Pam made a motion to accept the Appropriation of Funds, and Scott seconded it.  The Board passed the motion unanimously.




Jim Hardway made a motion to move to Executive Session for Personnel. Jeane seconded the motion, and the Board voted unanimously to move to Executive Session.

The Board came out of Executive Session at 7:55 pm.



Bart and Scott went around town earlier in the month to meet with the homeowners that had various ordinance violations.  By the time of the meeting, everyone had complied.



Kari Beesley had emailed Salisa about purchasing an ad for the football program.  Laura made a motion to purchase an 1/8 page ad for $58.  Jeane seconded the motion, and the Board voted unanimously to purchase the ad. 



Originally, Jack Thompson had approached Bart about the Village purchasing some property just west of the park.  Since that conversation, Mr. Thompson has decided to keep the property.



Camargo Sign:  The Chamber of Commerce has agreed and signed off on the sign.  The Board has given the go-ahead to Tim Wegeng to redo the sign as previously discussed.

Playground and Swing:  The playground and swing are both installed.  The dedication will be August 11 at 5:30 with the Neighborhood Night Out to follow.

Neighborhood Night Out – August 11 following the playground and swing dedication.



Pam made a motion to give Rick a raise and bring him up to $21.50 and to bring Doug up to $17.50.  Gary seconded the motion, and the Board voted unanimously. 



§  The following items were removed from the park:

o   Old wooden playground

o   Ball field fence taken down

o   Tree removed from the ERBA playground

o   Pole removed temporarily per ERBA’s request

§  2 doors purchased for the concession stand

o   $500 of the equipment line item used

§  Sidewalk project completed at Farris property

§  Completed road repair in Plum Grove

§  $250 canopy purchased for the Grasshopper

§  1 shut off due to non-payment – back on now

§  1 shut off:  Water bill was returned non-deliverable.  2 more bills returned.  Rick will talk to Melissa at the post office and see what needs to be done to get this issue resolved. Rick explained that the water was turned back on only because the bill was already paid in full.  After he speaks with Melissa he will explain to the residents that they MUST receive the mail or get the water bill put in their name in order to receive water services.

§  Is going to purchase 2 NO SMOKING signs to hang on the fence at the ball diamond

§  Rick thanked the Board for he and Doug’s raises.


Village President Bart Dann reported the following:

§  Bart spoke with the Auditor about having Scott paid for working trash days.  The auditor stated that in emergency cases, Scott can be paid.  He just cannot be on the constant payroll.  Scott stated he did not want the payment; he donated his time.

§  Bart also had Andrew Beckett look over the Verizon contract.  There is no breach, and Verizon owns the rights to the property for a total of 5 years.  We are 2 years into the contract.

With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 9:01 pm.


Salisa Dann

Village Clerk