6:00 P.M.


300 N. 1st STREET


            The Cameron Village Board met in regular session on Monday, August 13, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at the Cameron Village Hall. Members present: Tim Wall, Steve Johnson, Russ Hulback, Randy Hill,
Ben Hester, and Dave Ebner, with Mark Trowbridge presiding.


            Also present: Jaden Ebert, Bill Koepp, Jerry DenBoer, Chuck Bellows, Dale Lehrner, Leiah Fundell, Steve Herbst, Amy Kelsey and Gary Strand.


           The minutes of the July 9, 2018 regular meeting were mailed out prior to the meeting. Ben Hester moved to approve the minutes of the July 9, 2018 regular meeting as printed, second Dave Ebner. Carried 7-0


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



           Public Comment: No public comments.

            Bill Koepp was unable to attend the meeting.

            Jaden Ebert submitted his written report and had nothing to add.

            Mike Lynch submitted his written report and had nothing to add.

            Mike Romsos was not in attendance at the meeting.

            Steve Herbst appeared in place of Phil Roberston. Mr. Herbst stated that Sweet Additions would like to purchase land from the Village to install a pre-treatment facility for their sanitary sewer. The property they are requesting is approximately 1/3 of an acre adjoining Sweet Additions north property line, and is west of Kennedy’s property. Mark Trowbridge suggested that the Village sell Sweet Additions the property for $1, provided Sweet Additions pay for all related costs, including survey and recording of proposed property. Randy Hill voiced his concern regarding selling the property for only a dollar when the Village has sold other properties for closer to market value. After further discussion, Steve Johnson moved to authorize Mark Trowbridge to move this project along by setting up a special board meeting to further discuss potential sale to Sweet Additions, second Dave Ebner. Carried 7-0

            Amy Kelsey from Cooper Engineering, appeared to give public information on the Safe Routes to School Project and answer any questions. There were no public questions, but Amy did inform the board that the project is expected to start in 2019.


Bartender license application for Kimberly J. Barribeau, Karen B. Sandstrom, Holly L. Belger, Carol L. Young and Sherry A. Liska were presented for approval. Russ Hulback moved to approve the bartender license for, Kimberly J. Barribeau, Karen B. Sandstrom, Holly L. Belger, Carol L. Young and Sherry A. Liska provided all criteria have been met, second Ben Hester. Carried 7-0



            Vanessa Wishart, attorney representing the Village with sewer issues at Sweet Additions Ingredients Processors (SAIP), along with the attorney representing SAIP conference called into the board meeting to discuss a cooperation agreement between SAIP and the Village. A draft agreement was provided to the board. Mark Trowbridge moved to approve entering into a cooperation agreement with SAIP, second Steve Johnson. Carried 7-0

            Dave Ebner reported that the Street Committee met and discussed purchasing a snow pusher for the front of the loader, but they need to table that item at this time. Dave also reported that the Main Street project is moving along as planned.

            The Park/Cemetery Committee reported that the exercise equipment has been installed at Guy Spiers park and that they are being used a fair amount. The committee also reported that Oium has finished sealing and painting the lines on the tennis/pickle ball courts.



            The Wisconsin Department of Administration announced that the Village has been awarded up to $105,240 for the reconstruction project on N. 11th Street. The projected total project costs are: $210,481. Ben Hester moved to accept the Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) for the reconstruction of N. 11th Street, second Tim Wall. Carried 7-0.

            The Barron/Cameron Wastewater Committee recommended accepting a grant from Focus on Energy for the plant in Barron. The cost for the grant should be between $750 and $1,000 and the plant should receive approximately $11,500 for upgrades to the plant that should cut the electric bill down. Dave Ebner moved to approve having the energy study done on the wastewater treatment plant, second Randy Hill. Carried 7-0

            Jaden Ebert reported that well #3 does not have a variable frequency drive (VFD)on it so when the pump is turning on and off it is hammering the water system, and finds weak spots in the system, causing leaks. The motor at Well #2 has a VFD, but it is in need of reprogramming so he would like to have it reprogrammed along with having a VFD installed on Well #3.


At 7:45 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, Randy Hill-Yes; Dave Ebner-Yes; Tim Wall-Yes; Russ Hulback – Yes; Steve Johnson – Yes; Ben Hester – Yes; and Mark Trowbridge-Yes.


At 8:00 Mark Trowbridge made a motion to go back into open session, second Steve Johnson. Carried 7-0


Randy Hill moved to approve the Insurance Committees recommendation and switch health insurance carriers from WPS to Anthem, and to raise the employees share of the deductible from $2,000 up to $3,000, second Dave Ebner. Carried 7-0


As there was no further business to attend to, at 8:02 Russ Hulback moved to adjourn, second Dave Ebner. Carried 7-0