Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: April 12, 2017
**DRAFT**

Present: President Al Kirchner
Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Trustee Tom Chernouski
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al Kirchner. Trustee Jeanne Rutter and Trustee Tom Chernouski were present along with Clerk Larry Quamme.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Larry Quamme, Village Clerk confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board on 04/7/2017 and in the 3 other designated locations in the Village and posted on www.ferryville.com. An amended agenda was posted on 4/11/17 at 4pm.
3. Approve Agenda: Jeanne moved that the amended agenda be approved as posted. Al seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Seat Village President & Trustee: The Clerk indicated that a Certificates of Election were completed and filed for the re-election of Alan Kirchner and Jeanne Rutter. The official oath was administered by the Clerk to both officials and they were seated for the 2 year term.
5. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings: On motion by Tom, second by Jeanne, the minutes of the Board Meeting, held on March 15, and March 21, 2017 were approved as written.
6. Public Comments: No comments were offered.
7. Department Items:
Village Clerk: Clerk Larry Quamme reported that the spring election was conducted on April 4, 2017 and only 34 of 144 registered voters came to the poll. The Vision & Promotion Board volunteers have scheduled May 8th for the boat landing clean-up. The park clean-up, due to flood damage is on hold. Friends of Pool 9 will be doing the river clean-up on April 29th, volunteers are needed and should contact the Clerk. Adopt-a-Highway clean-up will be scheduled by the Tourism Council. Rummage along the River is scheduled for May 19th and 20th. The Village Spring clean-up dumpster will be at the Public Works shop on May 4, 5, and 6th. The Tourism Council along with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Mayo Health System is sponsoring the Spring Migration Day hike on May 13h (see posting boards for details). A 90 day sidewalk blockage permit has been issued to Lavern Emerson. The public works projects are underway with the $30,000 River Bank loan approved by the Board. The Clerk was given permission to attend the Risk Management conference in Wisconsin Dells on May 11 & 12th. All costs are paid by the insurance company.
Fire Department/First Responders: Tom reported that a new air compressor was being installed in the station with donated funds. The quarterly department financial report was reviewed and placed on file. No report was provided for the First Responder department.
8. Disbursements: Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $30,171.79 and Revenues in the amount of $ 31,978.38 be approved from the General Budget for the month of March, 2017. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al motioned expenditures in the amount of $4,468.02 and revenues in the amount of $10,520.98 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of March, 2017. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried.

9. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Consider/Approve New Fire Personnel: Tom presented 2 new roster share firefighters from the Wheatland Fire Department. Donny Stokke Jr. and John Hickok were confirmed following the second by Jeanne. The Clerk reviewed the ordinance and necessity of confirming personnel in order to be in good standing as members of the Ferryville Department and to be covered by insurance.
b. Consider/Approve Operator Licenses: Applications from Natasha Hansen and Julia Harris were provided by the Clerk. Both met eligibility requirement as and on motion by Jeanne, second by Tom, licenses were approved. c. Consider/Approve Alcohol License Transfer: A request was filed by James William Smith to replace Jayne Lord on the Sportsman's license. On motion by Tom, second by Jeanne, the transfer was approved.
d. Consider/Schedule Board of Review Meeting: The Assessor has indicated that the assessment roll will be complete this year by the end of May. On motion by Al, second by Tom, the "Open Book" will be scheduled on June 6, 2017 from 2pm to 4pm and the Board of Review will meet at 4pm on the same date. Motion carried. The Clerk is certified from training in 2016.
e. Consider/Approve Building Permit: The Clerk reported that no applications had been received.
f. Consider/Approve Part-time Public Works Employee: On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, Patrick Delaney was hired, at $12 an hour, for the week of April 10th due to the resignation of Mr. Lomas.
g. Consider/Approve Special Board Meeting: 16 applications have been submitted for the full time public works employee. Interviews have been on going during the past 2 weeks. The application period closes on April 14th. A special Board meeting is scheduled for April 15th to consider selection of an employee. .
10. Adjourn: On motion of Jeanne, second by Tom, the meeting adjourned at 7:50pm.



___________________________
Larry Quamme
Village Clerk - Treasurer

Village of Ferryville
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Date: April 15, 2017

**DRAFT**

Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustee Jeanne Rutter and Larry Quamme Clerk/Treasurer. Tom Chernouski was excused - traveling outside the country.

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 10:30AM by Village President Al Kirchner. Jeanne Rutter was present along with Clerk Larry Quamme.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Larry Quamme, Village Clerk, confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board on 04/13/2017 and in the 3 other designated locations in the Village and posted on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Jeanne moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Al seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Consider Closed Session: Jeanne moved that the board move to closed session per ss. 19.85 (1) (c) for "Consideration of employment … compensation or performance of any public employee…". Al offered the second and the Clerk called the roll; Rutter, aye, Kirchner, aye and the Board adjourned to closed session.

5. Return to Open Session: At 11:10am, motion by Jeanne, second by Al the board reconvened in open session.

6. Employment Offer: The Clerk indicated that the board members had reviewed the 19 applications which had been submitted to the Village for the Public Works & Sewer Operator position. He indicated that 15 additional inquires had been received by email and telephone but the individuals had not submitted an application by the deadline date of 4/14/2017. A screening process had been completed and interviews with several had been conducted. On motion by Jeanne, Mr. Patrick Delaney was selected and offered the position of "Public Works Mainteance & Sewer Opoerator" effective April 17, 2017 at a beginning wage of $16.00 hourly (40 hour week). She added that the offer was conditioned on a 6 month probationary period, abilty to gain the DNR Wastewater License, and satisfactory results from the employment physical and drug test. Al made the second and after discussion, the motion was approved. The President will provide a written offer to Pat.

7. Adjourn: On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, the meeting adjourned at 11:15am.



___________________________
Larry Quamme
Village Clerk-Treasurer