Village of Camargo
Board Meeting Minutes
Monday, March 08, 2021
The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on Monday, March 08, 2021 at the Camargo Community Building. The meeting was called to order at 7:02 pm by Village President Bart Dann. Roll call found the following trustees present: Nancy George, Gary Gilpin, Jim Lansford, Laura Miller and Jeane Brieland. Village Treasurer Shirley Badman, Village Superintendent Doug Raymer, and Village Water Superintendent Kyle Raymer were all present as well.
Nancy George made a motion to accept the minutes. Laura Miller seconded the motion, and the motion passed.
Shirley Badman needed to add Douglas Electric to the bills. This bill was paid out of the Community Building Fund at the cost of $196.59. This bill will be reimbursed by the company that ripped the electric wire from the building. Laura Miller made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report with the addition of Douglas Electric to the bills. Nancy George seconded the motion, and the motion passed.
At the February meeting, Shirley Badman formally resigned her position as Treasurer of the Village Board to be effective once a hire is made and trained. Ideally, she would like to be done by April. The Board has received a couple viable candidates, but everyone has backed out on the position. Keeping all of this in mind, Village President Bart Dann has suggested that the Board find someone that could be trained to assist Shirley in the meantime. Bart suggested that the office duties of the Village Clerk be amended to include data entry of the water bills. His suggestion would be to train the Clerk (Salisa Dann) and pay her an hourly wage during training and times that Shirley is not available. Laura Miller made a motion to amend the duties of Village Clerk and to pay an hourly wage of $15.00 per hour for Water Department duties when the current Treasurer is unavailable. Jim Lansford seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
Laura Miller made a motion to move to closed session for the appointment, employment, compensation, resignation, discipline, performance, or dismissal of specific employees of the public body or legal counsel for the public body, including hearing testimony on a complaint against an employee of the public body or against legal counsel for the public body to determine its validity. Jeane Brieland seconded the motion, and the motion passed. The Board moved to closed session at 7:10 pm.
Nancy George made a motion to move out of closed session, and Jim Lansford seconded the motion. The Board moved out of closed session at 7:19 pm.
- Water Wands and Software: Laura Miller made a motion to purchase water wands and software for $2833 to SDI and $495 for software updates to Cambridge. This will include tech support and the 1st year of software. After the first year, $150 to Cambridge for software updates / maintenance, and $500 per year to SDI for software licensing. Jim Lansford seconded the motion, and the motion passed unanimously.
- Birthday Bash: The Board discussed possible dates and the process in which we are moving forward in planning Camargo’s Birthday Bash. The date selected was September 25. The Board suggested we NOT have food trucks but open our concession stand instead. The Board also suggested that we approve the fireworks, then we will have the area scoped to find an ideal location, and then move forward towards the Fire Department approval. Nancy George made a motion to pursue the information for fireworks up to $5000. Laura Miller seconded the motion. The motion passed.
- Approval to Move Forward on Closing Street: No motion necessary.
- Step 1: Gain the information needed from the Court House
- Step 2: Select the roads that need to be closed
- Step 3: Send all necessary paperwork to the attorney’s office at one time.
VILLAGE SUPERINTENDENT REPORT
Village Superintendent Doug Raymer reported the following:
- Snow removal
- Pro-rate water bills due to snow depth
- Water shut offs (2)
- 1 had to be padlocked
- Washer/dryer is hooked up and running for ERBA
- Updated the women’s bathroom in the basement
- New Fire and CO2 Alarms
- New LED lights in bathrooms
- Plows removed
- Inspector took photos of the Water Tower before Verizon begins construction.
- Water main in plant broke. Had to get some parts ordered. It will be fixed this week.
- New basketball hoops installed this week.
- Park clean up next month
- Paint swing sets
- Paint picnic tables
- Got the truck certified
VILLAGE PRESIDENT’S REPORT
- Thompson’s property is still for sale. This is the property that sits adjacent to the park. It would be a good investment for the Village. Jeane will talk to her dad (Jack Thompson) about the two properties.
- Ordinance Violations – We are at the point where the Village can’t move forward without sending the files to the attorney’s office. There would be two accounts sent. The Board said we can move forward with sending this information onto the attorney.
- The bill for All-Pro came in for the washer/dryer hook up. ERBA will pay for this. Bart has already spoken to them and they volunteered to take care of this item.
- Tornado siren went off this month – test only. It seems to be working just fine. Bart said he would like to see if Patterson Springs and Lakewood Estates can hear it from their subdivisions.
- Concrete pad and steps will be replaced after school is out for the summer.
With no further business to come before the Board, Village President Bart Dann called for adjournment at 8:29 pm.