March 2019

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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

Monday, March 11, 2019

7:00 pm


The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on March 11, 2019 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, Pam Sigler, Jeane Brieland, and Gary Gilpin.  Village Superintendent Doug Raymer and Treasurer Shirley Badman were also in attendance.






Introductions of Kyle Raymer.  President Dann commended Kyle for passing his test; which only 25% of those who take this test pass on their first attempt.



Pam Sigler made a motion to accept the minutes, and Nancy George seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.



Pam Sigler made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report, and Jeane Brieland seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Treasurer Badman stated she had one addition to the General Fund.  A check to Gould’s in the amount of $41 for a lane test in the 1 ton truck.



Playground Equipment:

Chesterville does not have any “Little Tykes” like play equipment

Two new swings suggested by Bart – for toddlers and small children

Pam Sigler made a motion to purchase the new swings, and Nancy George seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.


Community Building Steps:

Bart is accepting bids for new brick “walls” that are on either side of the steps out front.  He is getting the bids from Frick and Graber.

Park Clean Up Day / Golf Cart Registration Day

April 13 is the scheduled day

April 27 is the rain day

Bring rakes, gloves, power washer, wheel barrows



Drainage Issues:

Ditches on Vine Street don’t flow

The field tile empties into the yard’s along the east side of Vine Street

What needs to be done:

Insert catch basin that empties near Route 36

Homes affected:

Dave Dyke

Shorty Lewis

All of Vine Street

Bart advised Doug to get some estimates that that will fix the field from overflowing and emptying into the yards.  Brian Wilkey advised that he would move the sump pump hose so that it would no longer drain onto Field Street.



Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following:

  • Villa Grove had a water main break. He shut off the water from VG keeping Camargo from having a boil order.
  • No water shut offs in February.
  • Upgraded heater in the water pump shed…hanging heater purchased at Rural King for $111.
  • Security lights are broken – but Doug can’t locate a store that has the correct bulbs. He is going to replace the entire light for $40 at Rural King.
  • Draining Issues (see above)
  • New vacuum is needed at the community building. Shirley will give Doug the information for what the school uses.  The Board agreed for Doug to purchase a new vacuum up to $150.
  • There are several street signs that cannot be read. He called Vernon to order replacements.  It will be $640 for 14 signs and new brackets.

Pam Sigler made a motion to purchase the new signs and to pay for them out of the General Fund.  Nancy George seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.

  • There is a tree at the water plant and trees on River Rd that need to be removed. Brad Drew is going to cut the trees down and grind the stumps for $1150.  Doug and Kyle will clean up the trees.

Nancy George made a motion for Leaf It To Us to remove 3 trees and grind the stumps.  Gary Gilpin seconded the motion and the motion passed unanimously.

  • Doug reported that the following streets are bad and are in need of repair:
    • Vine Street
    • Isaacher
    • Hancock Subdivision
      • George Street
      • Neal Street
      • John Street
    • Orchard Street


Doug’s estimates are close to $11,326 to repair those streets.  Bart asked that Doug contact Jim Crane and have him get us some estimates.  Doug’s prices are based on the what the oil and chip cost us last year in June.  Bart is also going to contact Legacy about the possibility of them helping with the repairs on Vine Street.

  • Rick advised Doug that he doesn’t want to continue to work for two more years. Due to Kyle doing so well on his testing, he only needs 890 hours. That is one year at a full-time based projection.  Bart stated that prior to Rick retiring, they paid for Rick and Doug both at full-time plus their benefits.  Now they are paying for Doug full time with benefits and Kyle and Rick both at part-time with no benefits.  We are still money ahead.  Bart’s suggestion is that we work Kyle into a full-time position along with Doug, and keep Rick at a part-time position ONLY to assist when necessary and to monitor Kyle per State of Illinois standards.  Bart said that he would like everyone to think about it, and we would discuss it during the April board meeting in Executive Session.



Village President Bart Dann reported the following:

  • Taylor Haines Park / North White Oak: At 7:30 am on Sunday, he received a call that there was a car in the river at Taylor Haines Park.  The tow truck left ruts in the grass and drive way.  The tow truck could not get the car out of the river.  A second tow truck came out and left more ruts.  The family and owner of the vehicle were at the park with Bart, Doug, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.  The mother of the girl driving the car stated they would pay for the cost to replace the gravel, the grass, and Doug’s time to fix it.  Doug estimated the costs to be $300.
  • Nancy Simpson is checking into a grant for the Village. This would replace the wood on the wheelchair ramp.  Bart has David Piercy getting estimates together for her.
  • There have been several cars burning out on White Oak and River Road. Bart received a complaint from Michael Griffin regarding this matter.  Michael stated he is going to the police with his concerns.
  • Doug stated that he and Kyle went to the Home and Garden Expo. While they were there, they spoke with someone regarding Ameren switching out the thermostats and the light fixtures.  Ameren will issue a refund if you purchase a qualified “smart” thermostat and LED lights.  Bart stated he would check into this.
  • Bart asked that the Board approve the moving of July’s board meeting. The board approved moving July’s meeting to July 15th.

With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 8:27 pm.


Salisa Dann

Village Clerk