MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2023

6:00 P.M.


300 N. 1st MAIN STREET


            The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, March 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall.  Members present: Randy Hill, Dylan Bahr, Ben Hester, Steve Johnson, Dave Ebner, Russ Hulback and Mark Trowbridge presiding.


            Also present: Adam Steffen, John Adkins, Cory Cook, Amy Kelsey, Bill Koepp, Kathy Krug and Jaden Ebert.


            The minutes of the February 13, 2023 regular meeting was mailed out prior to the meeting. Dave Ebner moved to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2023 regular meeting as presented, second Randy Hill. Carried 7-0.

            The March payables were presented in printed form. Russ Hulback moved to approve the payment of the March payables with the additions, second Steve Johnson. Carried 7-0



            Public Comment: No public comments.

Bill Koepp reported that there is not a lot of building activity at this time. Bill also reported that he will be sending out a letter to the individual that has taken up residence in his business to get him to move out. Bill also stated that the Village will probably have to work with an attorney to get Wade Goss to remove all the trailers at 1400 W Poplar Ave. In closing Bill stated that he will have to do another Village wide increase of assessments to stay in compliance. Finally, Bill stated that sales activity is slow, but the sales are still running high.

Jaden Ebert submitted his written report and added that there are a lot of pot holes, but there is not anything they can do with them until weather turns nicer and the pot holes can dry out.

Jaden would like to upgrade the garage door remotes at the Public Works garage. Because the building is metal, Rice Lake Glass and Door recommends external antennas and new receivers and remotes. Steve Johnson moved to approve the quote from Rice Lake Glass and Door to install new receivers and remotes, along with external antennas at a cost of $2,710, second Dave Ebner. Carried 7-0

The board discussed purchasing a pallet of water meters from Ferguson Waterworks. A pallet consists of 144 meters and the quantity savings would be $20 per meter, for a total savings of $2,880.00. Jaden stated that Ferguson sent him this offer because they have a pallet that someone did not pickup. It was decided to not purchase the pallet at this time.

            Adam Steffen did not have a monthly report this month because his is still trying to figure out how to print a report off of the new Spillman software. Adam did report that it was a relatively quiet month.


There were no bartender license applications for approval this month.



            The Law Enforcement Committee met and discussed weed control, shoveling of sidewalks and the issue with someone living in a business. Chief Steffen had contact with a Matt Turner who works for CN Railroad, so someone will try to contact them to try to get a copy of the agreement that exempts them from shoveling their sidewalks

            The Street Committee met and discussed what to do with the F150 as it is hardly road worthy, might be able to sell it for parts. Jaden reported that he had contact with the DOT and they stated that the Highway 8 project is scheduled for 2029. All the ATV signs have been taken down because they are all incorrect, per DOT. They also discussed pot holes, which Jaden covered earlier in the board meeting.



            The Civic Club presented a request for a picnic license for April 1, 2023 to hold their 2nd annual Purse Bingo fundraiser at the Cameron Fire Hall. Mark Trowbridge moved to approve the request for a picnic license for the Civic Club on April 1, 2023 to hold their 2nd annual Purse Bingo fundraiser, second Ben Hester. Carried 7-0

            After much discussion on how to spend the ARPA funds, Dave Ebner moved to not spend any more of the funds until bids can be received on upgrading the food pantry, second Steve Johnson. Carried 7-0


As there was nothing to vote on from closed session, at 6:51 there was unanimous consent to adjourn the meeting.