June 2019

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

Monday, June 10, 2019

7:00 pm


The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on June 10, 2019 at the Camargo Community Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Village President Bart Dann.  Roll call found the following trustees present: Nancy George, Jim Hardway, Pam Sigler, Jeane Brieland, Laura Miller and Gary Gilpin.  Village Superintendent Doug Raymer, Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer, and Treasurer Shirley Badman were all in attendance.



Tim Wegeng:  Tim was present on behalf of the Camargo sign and a building permit.  He has some mockups for the sign and wanted approval on the colors.  They will be red, white, and blue and have a timeless appearance to them.  He is looking for someone to paint the letters.  Bart gave him a few options to try.  Mr. Wegeng also had some questions in regards to the building permit he was contacted about.  The Camargo Township is looking to build a salt shed.  By ordinance, they can be within 15 feet of the easement.  Because this will be the first thing you see when you come into town, Tim would prefer this shed be built on the south end of the property as opposed to the north end.  Pam stated she would like to see better plans from the Township prior to authorizing the building permit.  Tim stated he would take this information back to Frank Miller and let him know.  Bart also advised Tim that we would need a second building permit for the Verizion tower.  They will be sending a check for the payment as construction is set to begin this summer.


Dennis Pearson, Director of ERBA:  Dennis was present on behalf of ERBA.  There is a new Fire Marshall for our district.  When they completed our inspection, they found that the community building MUST have a fire panel.  Dennis has reached out and received some estimates.  His first estimate was from Detection Security for $12,000.  His next estimate was from FESSI for $8397.  ERBA has received a grant to help pay for the fire panel.  However, they will need some assistance in covering the entire cost.  He also needs the okay from the Village Board to proceed with installation.  The Village will also have to pay for an electrician to install the wiring.  ERBA will put forward $5000 towards the installation and wiring.  There will also need to be a contract requiring the equipment to stay on the premises if ERBA ever leaves – regardless of who the tenants may be.  The estimate from FESSI did not include flame retardant for the curtains.


Pam made a motion to approve the estimate from FESSI’s proposal and the Village not to exceed $3397.  ERBA will cover the remainder balance for the fire panel and installation.  Nancy seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

On a side note, Dennis stated that next year’s Head Start class will consist of 15 students that will attend all-day class.  There will no longer be half-day classes.


Pam Sigler:  Pam was at the park with her grandchildren, and she noticed a Pitbull inside the ERBA fenced-in playground.  The owner of the pet was present; however, the dog was not on a leash.  There is leash law in the ordinances, and the dog defecated inside the fenced-in area.  Pam asked her (the owner) to clean up after her dog – as this was a playground and not a dog park.  She stated the pet owner and the dog were at the park all afternoon.  So, she knew the dog must have relieved itself at some point.  She did not have anything to clean up after the dog and was rude to Pam for asking.  Bart asked Doug to order some signs reminding put owners to clean up after their pets.  Salisa also stated she would place a reminder in the next newsletter regarding the leash law and cleaning up after your animals.

Pam made a motion to purchase the signs needed regarding the pets, Gary seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.



Nancy stated she didn’t know what “CCR” was in last months minutes.  She asked that Salisa specify that and change that in the minutes.

Jim Hardway made a motion to accept the minutes with Nancy’s requested changes.  Laura seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.



Laura Miller made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report.  Nancy seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.



Verizon Tower:  Construction will begin on the Verizon tower at the end of July / beginning of August.  Bart suggests bringing in the original engineer to oversee the project.  Verizon should cover all the costs – per Gary (the contact person at Verizon).  Bart will call Verizon and make sure everyone is on the same page.  The Board was all in agreement to call Verizon and to have the project overseen.  There is a possibility that there will be an emergency meeting to approve any new plans.  Jim asked to be notified by text, and Laura will be out of town on vacation.






Gary made a motion to move to Executive Session regarding Personnel.  Nancy seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.  The Board went into Executive Session at 7:52 pm.

Laura made a motion to move back into Public Session, and Nancy seconded the motion.  The motion passed, and the Board moved back into Public Session at 8:09 pm.


Pam made a motion to increase Doug’s rate of pay by 2.86% bringing his hourly wage up to $18 per hour effective July 1st.  Nancy seconded the motion, and the Board passed the motion unanimously.





Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following:

  • 2 meters changed
    • 1 meter was hit with a mower
  • Signs ordered
    • Camargo sign
    • Concession Stand sign
  • Fridge was purchased and placed in the concession stand
  • Mowed and bat-winged
  • Tiling completed
  • Patching roads
  • Tree down on River Rd – took care of that
  • Ball field drug
  • Larry Behl complained to Doug about the steps on the new playground being slick when they are wet. He requested some grip paper be applied to the steps.  Nancy stated that this is certified new equipment that the Board wishes not to alter.
  • Clean up days – limit the amount of TV’s next year. Possibly charge for electronics.
  • Hill Street – there is water in Ingram’s ditch. The tile was clogged, and Doug fixed it.



Village President Bart Dann reported the following:

  • There were only two residents that did not comply with the ordinance violations. A resident on Vine Street and a resident on John Street.  They will be given final notifications and then the cases will be passed onto the attorney’s office.
  • Guy Webb property: The Fire Department and the Post Office have septic / leech fields that drain onto his property.  Bart advised Mr. Webb that he would have to take his concerns to those property owners.  Webb’s property runs parallel to the railroad tracks.  He wants the street closed.  Bart explained to Mr. Webb what he needs to have completed BEFORE the coming to the Village and asking for a road closure.
  • Dyke Donation: The Dyke Family has made a donation to the Village for a new piece of park equipment or bench.  Bart stated he would look into what we could get with the amount of money donated ($500).
  • Bart would like to have a stage built on the south end of the tennis courts. He believes we could acquire some volunteer work to help get this project completed.  He estimates the materials to be around $3500.  Each month, he would like to see bands play free concerts to anyone who would like to come watch.  He would also open the park for churches to host church services in the park.  Outside of the church services, when the stage is being used, we can open the concession stand to raise more money for the Woolly Worm Festival.  He is looking at 12’ x 24’ with a ramp on one end and the concrete steps we already own on the other end.


Pam noted at the end of the meeting that she spoke with Doris Retter.  She gave Pam an ordinance book that dated back to 1911.


With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 8:38 pm.


Salisa Dann

Village Clerk