VILLAGE OF CAMERON REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2021
CAMERON VILLAGE HALL
300 N. 1st MAIN STREET
The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall. Members present: Steve Johnson, Randy Hill, Dave Ebner, Russ Hulback, Ben Hester with, Mark Trowbridge presiding. Absent: Dylan Bahr.
Also present: Jaden Ebert, Bill Koepp, Adam Steffen, Amy Kelsey, Denise Paddock, Pattie Davis-Greene, Chuck Bellows and Gary Strand.
The minutes of the November 8, 2021 regular meeting and November 30, 2021 special meeting were mailed out prior to the meeting. Russ Hulback moved to approve the minutes of the November 8, 2021 regular meeting and November 30, 2021 special meeting as printed, second Dave Ebner. Carried 6-0.
The December payables were presented in printed form. Ben Hester moved to approve the payment of the December payables, with additions as printed, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
Public Comment: There were no public comments.
Bill Koepp reported that there is not a lot of building going on at this time. Bill stated that he has had some contact with CN Railroad in regards to the old feed mill, but hasn’t been able to contact Dave Sorenson, but he and the attorney are working on it. In regards to the run-down properties on Main Street, Bill reviewed the condemnation route and said it can take up to six months for that process.
Jaden Ebert submitted his written report, and had nothing else to add.
The personnel committee recommended hiring Jared Thom to fill the vacancy in the public works department. Randy Hill moved to approve the hiring of Jared Thom to fill the vacancy in the public works department, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
Dave Ebner moved to approve Jaden’s request to attend the Midwest Water & Wastewater Operators Expo in Wisconsin Dells, February 8th and 9th, second Mark Trowbridge. Carried 6-0
Adam Steffen submitted his written report and added the Law Enforcement Foundation of Barron County donated two AED’s to the police department. Adam also reported that one of their part-time officers has taken a full-time job in Chetek, so they are even more short-handed so he placed an ad for part-time officers on Wiley Net.
Denise Paddock representing the Cameron Civic Club, appeared before the board with a request for a picnic license for a fund raiser on January 22, 2022 in the gymnasium at the old elementary school. Dave Ebner moved to approve the request for a picnic license, second Ben Hester. Carried 6-0
Bartender license application for Amanda J. Morse was presented for approval. Russ Hulback moved to approve the bartender license Amanda J. Morse, provided all criteria have been met, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
There was not an update from the Street Committee this month.
Russ Hulback moved to approve the 5-year road/street project plan as printed, second Dave Ebner. Carried 6-0
Mark Trowbridge moved to approve the 5-year service agreement for garbage service from Republic Services commencing January 1, 2022, which can be extended by mutual written notice by both parties for two one-year terms, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0
Resolution 2021-003, a resolution to authorize amendments in the 2021 Village of Cameron budget was presented for approval. Steve Johnson moved to approve Resolution 2021-003 as presented, second Russ Hulback. Carried 6-0
Ben Hester moved to approve the list of election workers for the term of 2022 – 2023 as printed, second Randy Hill. Carried 6-0
The caucus was set for Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:45 pm.
At 6:22 a roll call was taken to go into closed session according to State Statute 19:85 (1)(c) Consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee subject to the jurisdiction or authority of governing body. Ben Hester-Yes, Steve Johnson-Yes, Dave Ebner-Yes; Randy Hill – Yes; Russ Hulback – Yes; and Mark Trowbridge-Yes.
At 7:04 Steve Johnson made a motion to go back into open session, second Dave Ebner. Carried 6-0
Steve Johnson moved to approve the wage adjustments as presented, second Mark Trowbridge. Carried 6-0
At 7:07 there was unanimous consent to adjourn the meeting.