6:00 P.M.


300 N. 1st MAIN STREET


            The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall.  Members present: Steve Johnson, Randy Hill, Dave Ebner, Russ Hulback, Dylan Bahr and Mark Trowbridge presiding. Absent: Ben Hester


            Also present: Heather Fick, Bill Koepp, Jaden Ebert and Adam Steffen.


            The minutes of the August 9, 2022 regular meeting was mailed out prior to the meeting. Dave Ebner moved to approve the minutes of the July 11, 2022 regular meeting, second Russ Hulback. Carried 6-0.


            The September payables were presented in printed form. Russ Hulback moved to approve the payment of the September payables, with additions as printed, second Dylan Bahr. Carried -0



            Public Comment: No public comments.

Bill Koepp stated that there isn’t a lot of construction going on in the Village.

Jaden Ebert submitted his written report, and added that he got quotes on fire hydrant replacements that needs to be done on the corner of 4th Street and Sunnyside Avenue. Jaden requested to have the Village lot on Thompson Terrace Drive surveyed for green space and possible some small play ground equipment and picnic tables. Also, there is potential encroachment on both sides of the property that may need to be addressed. Dave Ebner moved to hire Matt Shilts to survey the lot at a cost of $750, second Russ Hulback. Carried 6-0

Adam Steffen submitted his written report and added that the nuisance property on Ludlow has seen some progress, but is not totally up to code. Adam has the paperwork from Attorney Stephens that needs to be signed so it can be filed at the County Courthouse to move on with cleaning the property.

Wade Goss was not in attendance. Chief Steffen stated that Wade has moved two trailers out, but it appears that two more have been moved in.

Dave Armstrong appeared to give an update from Barron County Economic Development. Dave touched on all the thing that he is working on, such as: affordable housing, employee retention, and immigration just to mention a few. Dave also told the board about some of the bills that he is working on getting passed.


Bartender license application for Leigh M. Smith and Chelcy K. Nelson were presented for approval. Dave Ebner moved to approve the bartender licenses for Leigh M. Smith and Chelcy K. Nelson, provided all criteria have been met, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 6-0



            The Street Committee met and discussed if a fall cleanup is necessary, turn lane on County SS at W. Poplar Avenue, possible street extension on N 7th Street. Also, Dave stated that Jaden has ordered signage for County SS south, where it mergers from two lanes down to one lane.

            The Law Enforcement Committee met and reported that Chief Steffen received four applicants for the open full-time position and will set up interviews with two of the applicants along with the Personnel Committee.

            Chief Steffen requested to upgrade the Spillman record management system to get online with all the other agencies. The upfront cost would be $17,322 for the software, and approximately $900 for installation on all computers. The annual maintenance fee will go from $2,760 to $3,005 per year. Adam stated that he has monies in his 2022 budget that should cover the initial purchase of the software. Dave Ebner moved to purchase the Spillman record management system, with the total cost of purchase and installation not to exceed $18,522.00, second Steve Johnson. Carried 6-0

            Chief Steffen submitted a request to attend “Leadership in Police Organizations” training put on by the Department of Justice, in Eau Claire. The training is three one-week intervals per month, starting on October 10, 2022 ending on December 9, 2022. The cost of the training is $625 and Adam will commute back and forth. Dave Ebner moved to approve Chief Steffen’s at the Leadership in Police Organizations training, put on by the Department of Justice at a cost of $625.00, second Mark Trowbridge. Carried 6-0

            Chief Steffen presented a policy for the departments Employee Assistance Program. The policy will be brought up for action at the October board meeting.

            The Street Committee recommended not holding a fall clean-up this year, due to poor attendance the last couple of fall clean-ups. The board, by unanimous consent decided to not have a fall clean-up this year.



            Roger Olson requested to purchase a third Express Vote voting machine prior to the November election, as two machines probably will not be enough to keep up with the number of voters that are expected. Randy Hill moved to approve the purchase of a second Express Vote voting machine at the cost of $3,690, with the funds coming from Undesignated Funds, second Dave Ebner. Carried 6-0

            The Planning Commission recommended to deny James Koenig’s request to reduce the set-back on his property located at 316 S. 3rd Street, so he could put a 16’ addition on his house. Steve Johnson moved to deny Mr. Koenig’s request per the Personnel Committee’s recommendation, second Dave Ebner. Carried 5-1 (Randy Hill dissenting)

Resolution 2022-002, a resolution to authorize amendments in the 2022 Village of Cameron budget was presented for approval. Steve Johnson moved to approve Resolution 2022-002 as presented, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 6-0


At 7:52 there was unanimous consent to adjourn the meeting.