VILLAGE OF CAMERON REGULAR BOARD MEETING
MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2022
CAMERON VILLAGE HALL
300 N. 1st MAIN STREET
The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, April 11, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall. Members present: Steve Johnson, Randy Hill, Russ Hulback, Ben Hester, Dylan Bahr and Mark Trowbridge presiding. Absent: Dave Ebner.
Also present: Jaden Ebert, Drew Lindh, Kianna Lindh, Bill Koepp, and Adam Steffen.
The minutes of the March 14, 2022 regular meeting was mailed out prior to the meeting. Ben Hester moved to approve the minutes of the March 14, 2022 regular meeting as printed, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 6-0.
The April payables were presented in printed form. Steve Johnson moved to approve the payment of the April payables, with additions as printed, second Ben Hester. Carried 6-0
Public Comment: No public comments.
Kianna and Drew Lindh appeared before the board to explain the events around the day that they experienced a sewer backup at the residence, 413 Spruce Ave. They also went over the list of items that they are seeking renumeration for. The Lindh’s request has been forwarded to the Village’s insurance carrier.
Bill Koepp stated that there is not a lot going on at this time as far as building goes.
Jaden Ebert submitted his written report and had nothing to add.
Adam Steffen submitted his written report and added that he is trying to get a plaque made up for part-time Officer Brunner for his heroic effort pulling a lady from a car seconds before it was engulfed in flames.
Bartender license application for Amanda G. Becker was presented for approval. Steve Johnson moved to approve the bartender license for Amanda G. Becker, provided all criteria have been met, second Russ Hulback. Carried 6-0
The Street Committee met, but don’t have an update on LRIP grant that was applied for, so that has put a hold on some prospective projects.
The Parks/Cemetery met but did not have a quorum. Randy did inform the board that youth baseball applied for and will receive a grant from the Minnesota Twins for $15,000 to upgrade the infield mix on the ballfield at Sportsman Park.
The Law Enforcement Committee discussed the damage done to the Ram pickup and it was decided it would be in the best interest of the Village to repair the damages without submitting a claim to the insurance carrier and the cost will not be much more than the deductible. The committee also discussed what to do with the monies ($5,833.33) received from the Law Enforcement Foundation and it was decided to distribute them as follows: Technology Outlay - $443.33; Body Armor Outlay - $1,500; add to 2022 budget $1,890 for Hi-visibility coats and thermal imager; $2,000 to create additional outlay account for an Officer Employee Assistance Program.
Randy Hill moved to approve the resignation of Dan Oftedahl from the Planning Committee and the Zoning Board of Appeals, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 6-0
Jaden Ebert submitted an estimate from Bartingale Mechanical to replace one of the blower assemblies on the boiler at the Community Center at an estimated total for parts and labor of $1,338.70. Randy Hill moved to accept the estimate from Bartingale Mechanical to replace one of the blower assemblies on the boiler at the Community Center at an estimated total for parts and labor of $1,338.70, second Ben Hester. Carried 6-0
There was unanimous consent to hold the Spring Cleanup Day on Saturday, April 30, 2022.
At 6:36 a roll call was taken to go into closed session according to State Statute 19:85 (1)(f) Consideration of financial, medical, social or personal histories or disciplinary data of specific persons, preliminary consideration of specific personnel problems or investigation of charges against specific persons that, if discussed in public, would be likely to have substantial adverse effect on reputation of any person mentioned in such histories or data, or involved in such problems or investigations. Dylan Bahr-Yes; Ben Hester-Yes, Steve Johnson-Yes, Russ Hulback-Yes; Randy Hill – Yes; and Mark Trowbridge-Yes.
At 7:07 Ben Hester made a motion to go back into open session, second Randy Hill. Carried 6-0
Randy Hill moved to approve the personnel committee’s recommendation to offer the Chief of Police position to Adam Steffen, second Ben Hester. Carried 6-0
At 7:08 there was unanimous consent to adjourn the meeting.