July 2019

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

Monday, July 15, 2019

7:00 pm


The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on July 15, 2019 at the Camargo Community Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:03 pm by Village President Bart Dann.  Roll call found the following trustees present: Jim Hardway, Pam Sigler, Jeane Brieland (arrived at 7:08 pm), Laura Miller and Gary Gilpin.  Village Superintendent Doug Raymer, Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer, and Treasurer Shirley Badman were all in attendance.



Brome Kielhorn:  Mr. Kielhorn was present regarding concerns of septic water or sewage draining onto Neal Street.  Even when it has not rained, there is still a liquid substance running out of a drainage pipe and into the street.  The liquid has become green and smelly.

Village President Bart Dann explained that he has already spoken with the homeowner regarding this issue.  He will call her again and ask for the contact information for the septic company that was used.  The company needs to tie into the buried pipe that is already there, and that should rectify the issue.


Jim Lansford:  Mr. Lansford had inquiries regarding a similar matter.  He was advised that there was septic water that discharged into his private pond.  He was quickly corrected.  Several years ago, that was permitted by the health department.  In years since, that is no longer acceptable.  The drainage has been moved and no longer exits to his pond.


Tim Wegeng:  Mr. Wegeng is wrapping up the Camargo project.  He has a bill for the remaining work of $2500, and he gave it to Shirley.  At some point the wood will be need to be cleaned up, replaced and sealed.  No immediate maintenance is required.

Tim inquired as to what kind of permit would be needed for the Verizon tower.  Do we want an exact replica of the previous permit, or are there different specifications that need to be on this permit?  Bart said he spoke with Verizon that day.  They are working with our engineer.  As soon as he hears back from either of them he will let Tim know what is needed and the details surrounding this permit.



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


Woolly Worm update: We need volunteers.  There were only two people present at the last meeting.  That makes planning a little difficult, and any help would greatly appreciated.


Salisa also received an email from Kari Beesley.  Kari is organizing the ads for the fall sports programs.  Last year the Village purchased an ad for $58.  She was reaching out to see if the Village would be interested in doing the same ad again this year.  Laura Miller made a motion to run the $58 ad.  Gary Gilpin seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.



Laura Miller made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report.  Jim Hardway seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Shirley Badman stated she received the bill from Com2Recycle.  This is the company that takes the electronics.  They charged the Village $1160.69.  This was more than last year and more than what was accepted.  Shirley suggested that we charge a nominal fee next year for each electronic disposed.  The Board agreed this would be a good idea.  Pam made a motion to move $500 from the General Fund to the Garbage Fund to offset the cost of Com2Recycle.  Laura seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

Jim Hardway made a motion to accept the Appropriations Ordinance, and Pam seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.



Alex Yager – Borrego Solar:  Salisa received a phone call regarding this issue.  Borrego Solar is a company that installs solar panels.  There is a homeowner that would like to put some solar panels on their property just outside the Village limits.  They do not have all the details together to make their proposal to the Board.  They called and asked if they could postpone their request until the meeting.


Cody Miller Property:  Frank Miller put a new culvert on Cody’s property.  However, there is a need for rip-rap.  The property is in Village limits, and this is actually a Village issue.  However, Cody said he would do all the work to fix the limit and is only asking the Village for the rock.  Rip-rap is approximately $25 per ton.  He has a way to haul it and he will install it.  He would need approximately 15-20 tons.  Pam made a motion to allow Cody Miller to bill and haul the rip-rap needed and not to exceed $500.  Gary seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.



ERBA Head Start:  The fire panel is all installed with a grand total of $8721.  We will pay the full amount and ERBA will pay us the difference.  Doug has had some issues with the alarms going off.  He has been in contact with FESSI, and they will get the bugs ironed out.

Park Stage:  Bart spoke with Villa Grove Mayor Cassandra Eversole-Gunther regarding their new stage.  They completed their project under $5000.  Bill Koss has the blue prints and plans.  Bart is working on getting the lumber at cost (or cheaper).  Doug would like for Bill to supervise the project – as he just completed Villa Grove’s and knows exactly what he is doing.  The stage would be for the entire community to use – not just for the Woolly Worm Festival.  Laura Miller made a motion to purchase the materials for the stage, and Jeane seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Water Bill Rate Increase:  At the last meeting there was some discussion about a future water rate increase.  This hasn’t happened in several years and the Village is going in the hole in the water fund each year.  Bart stated he would like to wait and see if Villa Grove is going to raise their rates for Camargo.  He doesn’t want to have to pass on 2 rate raises.  He will contact Cassandra and see if she would be willing to sign a contract to lock in rates.



Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following stating it was a busy month:

  • Oil and patch completed on the streets
  • New water taps
    • Charlie Ray
    • Several at Patterson Springs
  • Tile opened on Neal Street that was clogged
  • Tile replaced and catch basins working great!
    • Shorty Lewis
    • Dave Dyke
  • Fire Panel and alarms all installed
  • Bobcat broke down
    • Hydraulic hoses rotted out
  • Signs installed regarding pets at the park
  • Camera at the brush pile was full of ants. They will need to replace it.
  • Next year’s appliance / electronic trailer at trash days – he suggests a nominal fee. The bill was more than expected and it was really full.
  • Kyle had a water seminar. He gets training hours for this class.  He is currently at 500 hours and needs a total of 780.
  • The plan for next week is to fix a sink hole and the hill by Nancy George’s residence.



Village President Bart Dann reported the following:

  • Fire retardant spray was ordered at Do It Best. Doug and Kyle will use that to spray down the curtains in the Community Building.
  • Trash day for 2020 will be on a Friday and Saturday with no Sunday options.

With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 8:01 pm.


Salisa Dann

Village Clerk