VILLAGE OF CAMERON REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2021
CAMERON VILLAGE HALL
300 N. 1st MAIN STREET
The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, November 8, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall. Members present: Steve Johnson, Randy Hill, Dave Ebner, Russ Hulback, Dylan Bahr with, Mark Trowbridge presiding. Absent: Ben Hester.
Also present: Jaden Ebert, Jim Whittinghill, John Atkins, Bill Koepp, Adam Steffen, and Gary Strand.
The minutes of the October 11, 2021 regular meeting were mailed out prior to the meeting. Dave Ebner moved to approve the minutes of the October 11, 2021 regular meeting as printed, second Randy Hill. Carried 6-0.
The November payables were presented in printed form. Russ Hulback moved to approve the payment of the November payables, with additions as printed, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
Public Comment: John Atkins, from 1202 Ludlow spoke on the poor condition of the Wade Goss property, who’s conditional use permit will be discussed later in the meeting. John stated that ever since Wade starting bringing in trailers to recycle, they started having rat issues along with other critters. Therefore, John is strongly opposed to Wade Goss being able to continue with his conditional use permit.
Bill Koepp reported that there is not a lot of building going on in the Village, a few garages, and remodels is all. Bill also reported that he has been working on the Peterson property and the old feed mill. Bill has not had any luck getting in contact with anyone at the CN Railroad. He does have information on the two properties that he is going to bring to the Village attorney for further action.
Jaden Ebert submitted his written report, and had nothing else to add.
Jaden, along with the Street Committee reviewed three bids on replacing the 2015 John Deere Z950R lawn mower and recommended purchasing a 2021 Bad Boy Rogue 61” Zero Turn mower from Duffy’s Sales for $6,299. Randy Hill moved to purchase the 2021 Bad Boy Rogue 61” Zero Turn mower from Duffy’s Sales for $6,299, which includes trading the 2015 John Deere, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
The committee and Jaden also reviewed street sweeper quotes and recommended purchasing a 2011 Elgin Pelican from MacQueen Equipment. Dave Ebner moved to trade in the 2003 Crosswind Street sweeper for a 2011 Elgin Pelican, from MacQueen Equipment for the final cost of $112,000, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
The Water and Sewer Committee, along with Jaden have been working with Attorney Wishart and Cooper Engineering to include an “Intermittent Discharge Section”, which will be part of the Industrial Discharge Section, to the Sewer Use Ordinance. Steve Johnson moved to approve the changes to the Sewer Use Ordinance, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 6-0
Adam Steffen submitted his written report and added that they have been busy, and that is difficult to fill shifts.
Jim Whittinghill, representing Republic Services, appeared before the board to request extending the current garbage contract. Mr. Whittinghill brought in two contacts, one a five year, and one a three-year contract. The three-year contract has increases as follows: year one of 3%, and 6% for years two and three. The five-year contract has increases of 3% the first year and 5% for year two through five. This item will be on the December agenda to be acted upon.
Russ Hulback moved to approve a Class “B” original alcohol beverage retail license for Stone Oven Pizzeria (new owner Tasha L. Meinke), second Dave Ebner. Carried 6-0
Dave Ebner gave an update from the recent Street Department meeting, which he stated that the crack filling and road patching will be done by the end of this week.
Law Enforcement Committee had nothing new to report.
After some discussion on Wade Goss’s conditional use permit at 1400 W. Poplar Avenue, Randy Hill moved to rescind the conditional use permit immediately, second Dave Ebner. Carried 6-0 Attorney Stephens will be requested to draft a letter to Mr. Goss.
Mark Trowbridge presented the updated appointment of Committee and Commissions as follows:
VILLAGE OF CAMERON
First person listed is Chairperson
PERSONNEL: Randy Hill – Mark Trowbridge –Russ Hulback
STREETS: Dave Ebner – Russ Hulback- Steve Johnson
WATER/SEWER: Mark Trowbridge - Randy Hill – Steve Johnson
PARKS/CEMETERY: Randy Hill – Ben Hester– Dylan Bahr
FINANCE: Mark Trowbridge – Steve Johnson – Roger Olson
DISCIPLINARY: Dave Ebner – Dylan Bahr – Mark Trowbridge
LICENSING: Steve Johnson – Dave Ebner – Randy Hill
BOARD OF REVIEW: Roger Olson – Mark Trowbridge
WEED COMMISSIONER: Dylan Bahr
INSURANCE: Randy Hill – Ben Hester – Russ Hulback
JOINT SEWER COMMISSION: Steve Johnson – Mark Trowbridge
LIBRARY BOARD: Ben Hester
BLOCK GRANT: Ben Hester – Steve Johnson – Roger Olson
ASSESSMENTS: Steve Johnson – Randy Hill – Russ Hulback
ENERGY USE COMMITTEE Russ Hulback – Dylan Bahr – Steve Johnson
COMMUNITY CENTER BOARD Ben Hester – Dave Ebner – Charlotte Tubbs
Carla TePaske – Geri Schoenecker
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMM Dave Ebner – Mark Trowbridge – Dylan Bahr
LAND DEVELOPMENT Mark Trowbridge – Steve Johnson – Dave Ebner
Village of Cameron
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS:
(Three-year term) Expires Phone#
Mark Trowbridge 5-1-2024 458-6168
Bill Koepp 5-1-2023 458-4448
Merle Keopple 5-1-2023 296-7724
Dan Oftedahl 5-1-2022 458-2770
Randy Hill 5-1-2024 651-0447
(Three-year term) Expires Phone#
Mark Trowbridge 5-1-2022 458-4878
Colleen Bender 5-1-2023 458-2618
Terri Richie 5-1-2024 441-9713
Tim Gerber 5-1-2024 458-4056
Merle Keopple 5-1-2023 296-7724
Steve Johnson 5-1-2022 458-3129
Dan Oftedahl 5-1-2024 458-2770
Dave Ebner moved to approve the appointment of committees and commissions, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
The Joint Wastewater Committee has requested to hire MSA and Cooper Engineering to prepare a wastewater facility plan, (20-year plan) for the joint sewage plant in Barron. The scope of service with MSA and Cooper Engineering will cost $108,000 with Cameron’s portion being approximately 42% or $45,360. Mark Trowbridge moved to approve up to $50,000 for the facility use plan conducted jointly by MSA and Cooper Engineering, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
Mark Trowbridge moved to approve the tentative 2022 budget and set a Budget Hearing for Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 6:00 pm, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
Dave Ebner moved to approve hiring Cooper Engineering to submit the LRIP grant for the fee of $500, second Russ Hulback. Carried 6-0
As there was no need for closed session at this time, at 7:25 there was unanimous consent to adjourn the meeting.