At their meeting Monday, Oct. 30, Cambridge Village Board members approved the sale of 1.5 acres in the Cambridge Commercial Park to Karen Hutchinson, Cambridge. The property was sold for $23,700.

At their meeting Monday, Oct. 30, Cambridge Village Board members approved the sale of 1.5 acres in the Cambridge Commercial Park to Karen Hutchinson, Cambridge. The property was sold for $23,700.

She plans to have a business on the property within two years.

Dwaine VanMeenen, village administrator, said the Cambridge Commercial Park was established in 2010 and is now occupied by seven businesses – Michlig Energy, Beam’s Refurbishing Semi-Trailers/ trucking terminal, Brell LLC (which operates as Edwards Ready Mix), Mike Walker & Sons Trucking, Even Six Storage, Michlig Grain & Storage and most recently Phoenix Ballistics.

In March of this year, the board approved the sale of Lot 2 or 1.21 acres of land in the Commercial Park to Phoenix Ballistics for $17,000. VanMeenen explained Phoenix Ballistics plans to build a small manufacturing plant that will build gun suppressors, with plans to expand that product line in the future.

After lengthy discussion, the board tabled spending $3,470 for six surveillance cameras from Global Wireless, Moline, until more research is available about the equipment and decisions are made as to where the cameras should be located.

Originally, three of the cameras were to be in front of village hall, another in the entrance foyer, one in the back area near what is planned to be a police evidence room in the basement and one at the recycling drop-off to prohibit the disposal of electronics.

Trustee Amanda Johnson spoke in favor of installing surveillance cameras at the Cambridge parks rather than at the village hall because of damage to equipment at the parks.

It is the opinion of Trustee Dick Burns that the village would install cameras at the parks when the new pavilion is complete in College Square Park.

Trustee Logan Hamilton questioned the quality of the cameras included in the low bid and also wondered if the equipment would always be ready to take pictures and if the zoom feature was on continually.

VanMeenen expressed the need for cameras inside the village hall and said, “There is no question we need to record what is going on outside and inside our office.”

The board approved a three-year contract to have Azavar audit billing records and determine if the village has received all revenue possible from Ameren, Mediacom, telephone carriers and others.

VanMeenen said the village is joining with three other communities — Princeton, Kewanee and Geneseo — in hiring the Chicago firm to look for revenue that may not be currently paid to the villages and towns.

The board also:

• Learned from VanMeenen that village finances are in favorable shape with $460,000 currently on hand. He said a large portion of that amount soon will be paid for TIF districts reimbursements and gave an example that the Cambridge School District alone would receive $89,000.

• Discussed extending the contract of Peterson Disposal, Andover, and the possibility there may be an added charge for cleanup days and reducing the amount of weekly waste permitted. There is some time left on the current contract between the village and Peterson Disposal.

• Approved a $500 improvement grant to Cambridge Cart Sales for the installation of an exhaust fan.