VILLAGE OF CAMERON REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018
CAMERON VILLAGE HALL
300 N. 1st STREET
The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall. Members present: Dave Ebner, Steve Johnson, Russ Hulback, Randy Hill, with Mark Trowbridge presiding. Absent: Ben Hester and Tim Wall.
Also present: Jaden Ebert, Mike Lynch, Steve Hurst, Chuck Bellows, Bill Koepp, Leiah Fundell, Amy Kelsey, and Gary Strand.
The minutes of the November 12, 2018 regular meeting and the December 3, 2018 special meeting were mailed out prior to the meeting. Russ Hulback moved to approve the minutes of the November 12, 2018 regular meeting and the December 3, 2018 special meeting as printed, second Dave Ebner. Carried 5-0
The December payables were presented in printed form. Randy Hill moved to approve the payment of the December payables and additions as printed, second Dave Ebner. Carried 5-0
Public Comment: No public comments.
Bill Koepp reported that construction has slowed way down, but there is a new four plex that will be constructed on Soo Avenue, with plans to add a second four plex to the property in the future.
Jaden Ebert submitted his written report and added that they are researching why large islands of cooking grease are coming into the lift station.
Mike Lynch submitted his written report and had nothing to add. Mike submitted a request to attend the Law Enforcement Management Conference in Superior on January 14 – 17, 2019 that is put on by WITC. Mark Trowbridge moved to approve Mike’s attendance at the conference with the Village paying for the motel the 14th, 15th, and 16th, along with meals per Village policy, second Dave Ebner. Carried 5-0
Bartender license application for Tyler Griffith was presented for approval. Dave Ebner moved to approve the bartender license for Tyler Griffith provided all criteria have been met, second Russ Hulback. Carried 5-0
Steve Johnson presented a quote from Municode to recodify the Village Ordinances, provide supplements and also website hosting of the ordinances. A full-time Municode attorney will legally review the ordinances. Their staff will edit the text of the Village’s current code to reflect proper grammar and subject matter. Steve Johnson moved to accept the quote from Municode for the recodification and web hosting of the Village Ordinances at a cost of $11,345, with the funds coming out of the Building Fund Outlay Account, second Mark Trowbridge. Carried 5-0
The Street Committee met and discussed the State’s proposal for the Safe Routes to School Project. They also discussed using the funds from the Local Road Improvement Program to blacktop Arlington Avenue from 1st Street to 3rd Street.
The Street Committee recommended the purchase of a John Deere Grapple Bucket attachment for the track loader. Dave Ebner moved to approve the purchase of a John Deere Grapple Bucket from Tractor Central at a cost of $3,430, using the funds received from selling the snow blower attachment, second Steve Johnson. Carried 5-0
Resolution 2018-006, a resolution to authorize amendments in the 2018 Village of Cameron budget was presented for approval. Russ Hulback moved to approve Resolution 2018-006 as presented, second Randy Hill. Carried 5-0
The caucus was set for Monday, January 14, 2019 at 5:45 pm.
At 6:31pm a roll call was taken to go into closed session according to State Statute 19.85 (1)(g) and State Statute 19.85 (1)(c) Conferring with legal counsel who either orally or in writing will advise governmental body on strategy to be adopted with respect to current or likely litigation, and consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee subject to the jurisdiction or authority of governing body. Randy – Yes; Dave – Yes; Mark – Yes; Steve – Yes; Russ – Yes.
At 7:22 pm Dave Ebner moved to go back into open session, second Russ Hulback. Carried 5-0
Randy Hill moved to approve the Personnel Committee’s recommendations for employee wages and benefits for 2019, second Dave Ebner. Carried 5-0
Mark Trowbridge moved to authorize himself to sign a Special Agreement between the Village of Cameron and Sweet Additions Ingredient Processors (SAIP) upon the review by the Village attorney and SAIP paying their September bill by December 11, 2019 and their October bill by December 18, 2018, second Steve Johnson. Carried 5-0
As there was no further business to attend to, at 7:31 Russ Hulback moved to adjourn, second Steve Johnson. Carried 5-0