MONDAY, APRIL 17, 2023

6:00 P.M.


300 N. 1st MAIN STREET


            The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, April 17, 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: John Adkins, Kathy Krug and Jaden Ebert.


            A moment of silence was observed in honor of the two officers, Hunter Scheel and Emily Breidenbach that were killed in the line of duty on April 8, 2023.


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

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



            Public Comment: John Adkins commented that he would like the board to look into installing a skateboard park with some of the ARPA monies.

            Bailey Anderson was not able to attend the meeting.

            Daniel Blumer was not in attendance. (His yard has dried up enough to locate the dumpster off the street.)

Bill Koepp was not in attendance.

Jaden Ebert submitted his written report and added that they continue to fill pot holes and that a portion of the fence at the splash pad was destroyed by snow sliding off the roof of the pavilion.

Jaden submitted the 2022 Consumer Confidence Report for the water system for approval. Russ Hulback moved to approve the 2022 Consumer Confidence Report for the water system as printed, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 7-0

            Adam Steffen was not in attendance.

            At the January 9, 2023 regular board meeting the board approved the purchase of a 2023 Ford Explorer for the bid price of $39,825 from Swant Graber Motors. Adam recently found out that they have stopped making the Fords so he got bids on a Dodge Durango. After some discussion, Mark Trowbridge moved to approve the purchase of a Dodge Durango as long as the price does not exceed $2,000 more than what was approved for the Ford, second Dave Ebner. Carried 7-0


Bartender license application for Rachel D. Clayton, Betsy K. Vilz, Moriah D. Mizer and Sarah M. Lansin were presented for approval. Dave Ebner moved to approve the bartender licenses for Rachel D. Clayton, Betsy K. Vilz, Moriah D. Mizer and Sarah M. Lansin, provided all criteria have been met, second Ben Hester. Carried 7-0



            The Law Enforcement Committee had met and discussed the squad purchase and the need to hire officers.

            The Street Committee did not have a meeting, but Jaden did report that he is working with the County Highway Department on quotes for repairs to the streets.



            Dave Ebner moved to approve holding the 2023 Open Book on June 2, 2023 from 9am – 11am and hold the Board of Review on June 9, 2023 starting at 9am, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 7-0

            In regards to potential ARPA fund expenditures, Mark Trowbridge reported that he met with a plumber and a contractor for the potential expansion of the food pantry, but has not received any quotes yet. Even though Mark is no longer on the board, he will continue working on this project. Ben Hester relayed that the Community Center is in need of two de-fibulators and thought maybe ARPA funds would be a good fit. It was suggested to look at finding grant monies to purchase de-fibulators.

            There was unanimous consent to hold the spring clean-up on May 20, 2023.


At 6:34 p.m. roll call was taken to go into closed session according to State Statute 19:85 (1)(c) for consideration of employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee subject to the jurisdiction or authority of governing body:  Randy – yes, Ben – yes, Dave – yes,  Mark – yes, Steve – yes, Russell – yes, Dylan - yes. 


              At 7:58 pm Ben Hester moved to go back into Open Session, second Dave Ebner.  Carried 7-0


            Randy Hill moved to approve raising the Police Chief’s wage by $2.00 per hour and hire a Sargent at up to $29.00 per hour, along with filling the third officer position at $23.71 per hour, second Dylan Bahr. Carried 7-0

            Randy Hill moved to approve a $1.50 wage increase for both Roger Abbott and Brian Erickson and to fill the fourth Public Works position at $20.00 per hour.


At 8:02 there was unanimous consent to adjourn the meeting.