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Village of Camargo

Board Meeting Minutes

Regular Session

March 14, 2016

The Village Board of the Village of Camargo met in regular session on March 14, 2016 at the Camargo Community Building.  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 pm by Village President Richard Billingsley.  Roll call found the following trustees present:  Terri Miller, Gary Gilpin, Laura Miller, Rodney Farris, and Paul Davidson.  Trustee Jim Hardway was absent.  Village Treasurer Bobbi Lauderback was present; Water Superintendent Rick Kielhorn was not in attendance (vacation).

PUBLIC COMMENTS – Jim Kestner was present to address the Board regarding the organization of the Kids Rock 5K Race.  It is scheduled for June 25, 2016 and he has gotten permission from Myron Little to use his lot on Main Street for the antique and flea market being organized.  He inquired about insurance; Billingsley explained that, if the village were a sponsor of the event, the village’s insurance would extend coverage to their organization.  Also, Billingsley offered to move the village’s portable toilets to the flea market site, and the village agreed to help with local advertising.  No objections were raised by board trustees with regard to the event.  Board wanted a liaison appointed to help coordinate the event (for insurance purposes) and Billingsley volunteered.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES – On a motion by Terri Miller, seconded by Laura Miller, minutes from the regular meeting of February 8, 2016 were approved unanimously.

TREASURER’S REPORT – No additions or corrections noted.  On a motion by Terri Miller, seconded by Rodney Farris, the Treasurer’s Report was approved unanimously.

TRUCK BIDS – The following bids were received following the publication of the notice of bid on the truck:  Ted Wegeng, $1,500; Gerrit Witvoet, $765; Rodney Farris, $800; and Chris Gordon, $3,000.  On a motion by Laura Miller, seconded by Rodney Farris, the board voted unanimously to accept the bid from Chris Gordon.

OLD BUSINESS – Paul Davidson reported that he had been contacted by a representative of a cellular telephone company regarding cell tower ordinances.  After a brief discussion, it was not clear if the representative contacted the village on behalf of Verizon or a different company.  Billingsley reported that there had been no new developments in the continuing negotiations with Verizon.



Rick is on vacation; no official report presented.


Billingsley reported the following:

  • Jeremy Bennett asked for permission to hold a campout at the Community Building with his Boy Scout group sometime in May or June – board raised no objections.
  • Received a complaint about parking on east side of Vine between Main & Second – POSTED no parking area.
  • Good Energy – utility rate aggregation locked in a 36-month rate.  Village residents should see significant savings due to the new contract.
  • Dealt with a land use complaint on Main Street – did some research at the assessor’s office to clarify.
  • Peacock noise complaint – spoke to neighbors regarding the complaint and most seemed to have no issue with it.  Only one neighbor considered it a ‘noise’ violation.  The residence is in an area zoned R-1.  No action was taken at this time.

Town Wide Clean-Up – Dates were set, first choice:  June 4th and 5th; alternate dates May 21st and 22nd or May 14th and 15th.  Rick will be asked to confirm availability, etc. 

Resignation – Bobbi Lauderback announced that she plans to resign at 4/30/16.  She indicated her willingness to help during the transition period and getting a new person trained.  Before her final date, she indicated that she would have quarterly reports done, and the audit materials ready.  She suggested looking at using some different software, and said she would be willing to help the new person in April and May to learn water billing, reporting, payroll, etc.

On a motion by Laura Miller, seconded by Gary Gilpin, the Board voted unanimously to accept Bobbi’s resignation, with regret.

With no further business to come before the Board at this time, Village President Richard Billingsley called for adjournment.  Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.