Village Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
JUNE 23, 2021


Notice is hereby given that a Village Meeting for the Village of Ferryville in the County of Crawford, State of Wisconsin, for transaction of business as is by law required or permitted to be transacted at such meeting will be held at the Village Hall in said Village on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 6:00PM.

1. CALL TO ORDER - The meeting was called to order ay 6:03 PM by Steve Werner.
2. CERTIFICATION OF "OPEN MEETING" POSTING REQUIRMEMENT - The Agenda was posted on June 15, 2021 in the four usual places throughout the Village per Bridget.
3. APPROVE AGENDA - Steve motioned that the Agenda be approved. Anna seconded. The motion carried.
4. APPROVE MEETING MINUTES - May 19, 2021 - Steve motioned that the Minutes of May 19 be approved. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
5. PUBLIC COMMENTS - A resident voiced her support for contracting for Sheriff coverage. She spoke about speeding through the town and safety concerns.
6. DEPARTMENT ITEMS -
Village Clerk - Bridget reports that the ARPA paperwork has been filed to receive funds. Kent has opened a separate checking account for the funds. Steve and Kent will be the signers on the account. The Village is expecting approx. $18,421.67. Some residents have been invited to be on a committee to address how ARPA funds are used and to help with the Capital Improvement Plan. The meeting is now set up for July 6, 2021 at 6 PM. Crawford County Clean Sweep is scheduled for Friday, October 22, 2021 from 10 AM - 2 PM. The insurance company has been contacted about the Village co-sponsoring the Tractor Pull. Voter update cards are being received at this time. Alcohol, Beer and Cigarette Licenses will be approved for renewal tonight.
Treasurer- Kent reports that second quarter sewer bills are coming in. He has opened a new account for funds received from ARPA. He and Steve Werner will be signers on the account.
Public Works - Dan reports mowing is ongoing. He speaks frequently with Jewell Engineering regarding the Lagoon Project which should start mid-July. Painting is completed at the boat launch. The retaining wall is complete and backfilled. The brush pile has been burned. The boat launch had some vandalism this month. He expresses support for a police presence in the Village. Dan also expressed thanks to our Fire and EMS members for their service to the community.
Fire/EMR - Brenda reports an increased number of calls. She has one new potential EMR member. Raffle tickets are selling well. See you at the Tractor Pull July 24th. Alex reported that the fire extinguishers have all been serviced. Sonar training that is part of Bruce's Legacy will be held in July. The FD assisted with brush pile burning June 18th. Rescue boat training has been done. The dry hydrantwas back flushed on May 27th.. The Engine passed its annual inspection to remain in compliance with NFPA Codes.
Tourism, Farmers Market, V & P - Sherry Quamme presented a donation check for $80 to cover a month of the cost of the handwashing station in appreciation of Dan's work constructing the hitching post at the park. Financial statements are sent to the Treasurer monthly. The Chautauqua program held June 9 was well attended. Future programs are July 14 and August 11. The new Village signs will be installed soon. The Wisconsin All American Great River Road National Scenic Byway ribbon cutting and celebration will be held Aug.3, 2021 at 11 AM at the Prairie Du Chien Welcome Center. Joanne reported that River Bluff Daze will be held July 24th with many events, food, possibly music and fireworks. The Raffle will be held at 9 PM. Thanks to Dan and Michael for watering the barrels of flowers. Two new picnic tables and a bench will be installed. They are planning on a dedication in September for the new playground. Sherry reports that the Farmers Market has 10 season pass holders now. Fall Fest is September 18. The Market appreciates the great care given to the Park by Dan and Michael. A raffle for fundraising is in the works with a drawing to be done on 10/23/2021.
President and Trustees' Reports - Steve reports that the Century Link upgrade physical work is done. Things are now in the testing phase. Vernon Communications grant work should start in the summer of 2022. The Lagoon Project should commence mid-July. The DOT is doing preliminary work for the 2025 road paving project.

7. APPROVE REVENUES/DISBURSEMENTS- May, 2021 - Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of $63,484.97 and revenues and interest in the amount of $7,894.24 be approved in the Village General Fund accounts for the month of May 2021. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried. Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of $17,178.86 and revenues and interest in the amount of $804.22 be approved in the Village Sewer Utility account for the month of May 2021. Anna seconded the motion. Motion carried.
8. OLD BUSINESS
a. Consider/Approve - Crawford County Sheriff Contract - Obtaining the services of the Crawford County Sheriff and details of the contract were discussed. While there is a need, nothing has been budgeted for the service and covering the cost is a concern. Other options were discussed, such as flashing speed warning signs. Gloria motioned to table the Sheriff discussion at the present time and to revisit the subject around September during budget time. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
b. Consider/Approve - Committee Member Approval for ARP Uses - Steve motioned that a committee with members Mike Wikstrom, Al Novak, Therese Ahlers, Sherry Quamme and Steve Werner be established to plan on how the ARPA monies will be spent and to look at the Capital Improvement Plan. Anna seconded. The motion carried. The first meeting will be July 6, 2021, Tuesday at 6 PM.
c. Consider/Approve - Spending the ARP Money - Future discussion
d. Discussion of the EMR/Fire USDA Grant - Gloria reports that additional info is being asked for by USDA. Steve moved that we table any more discussion regarding the EMR/FD grant until the September meeting. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
9. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider/Approve - 2021/2022 Cigarette Licenses - Steve motioned that cigarette licenses be issued to Wooden Nickel Saloon, Ferryville Cheese and Cheapo Depot. Anna seconded the motion. Motion carried.
b. Consider/Approve - 2021/2022 Alcohol Licenses - Steve motioned that Class B renewals be issued to Sportsman Bar and Grill, Wooden Nickel Saloon and Swing Inn and Class A renewals to Cheapo Depot and Ferryville Cheese. A Temporary Class B license also be issued to the Ferryville Fire & EMR Department for River Bluff Daze. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
c. Consider/Approve - Operator Licenses - Anna motioned that an Operator's License be issued to John Quellhorst. Steve seconded. The motion carried.
d. Consider/Approve - New Appointments to Fire and/or EMR - None
e. Consider/Approve - Building Permits - None
f. Consider/Approve - 2021 CMAR & Resolution # 2021-003 - Dan has completed this year's CMAR report for submission. Steve motioned that "2021 CMAR & Resolution #2021-003" be adopted. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
g. Consider/Approve - Co-Sponsor Tractor Pull 7-24-2021 - Gloria moved that Ferryville co-sponsor the Tractor Pull July 24 (July 25 rain date) Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
h. Consider/Approve - Sponsor Transportation Services 7-24-2021 - Steve motioned that insurance for transport services for July 24 (or 25th rain date) be approved for the driver, Loren Sanborn. Anna seconded. The motion carried.
i. Consider/Approve - Street Music Permit 7-24-2021 - Gloria motioned that the Board issue a street permit for music for River Bluff Daze with music to stop at the time of the fireworks. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried.

There was a short discussion on meeting times. Steve motioned that the next meeting be held at 6 PM July 21, 2021. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.


10. ADJOURN - All business was concluded and the meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM.


Bridget Schill Posted: 06/28/2021 Village Hall (Outside - Inside)
Village Clerk River Bank / Post Office




NEXT MEETING - JULY 21, 2021 AT 6 PM