Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: January 17, 2018
Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustee Tom Chernouski, Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme, Brenda
Torger Vassar, EMR.
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:10PM by Village President Al Kirchner. Trustee
Tom Chernouski and Brenda Torger Vassar were present along with Clerk Larry Quamme. Trustee
Jeanne Rutter was excused.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Posting Notice: Larry Quamme, Village Clerk confirmed that lawful
notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board on 01/12/2018 and in the 3
other designated locations in the Village and posted on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Tom moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Al seconded the motion.
The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings: On motion by Tom, second by Al, the minutes of the Board
Meeting of December 20, 2017 were approved as written. Motion carried.
5. Public Comment: No comments were offered.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: The Treasurer will collect taxes and issue dog licenses at Village Hall on Jan. 26, 2018
from 9am to 11:30am. Otherwise property owners need to mail their taxes or place them in the lock
box at Village Hall by 1/31/2018.The 2017 financial on site audit is scheduled for January 18. The
primary election on February 20th will decide the two candidates to be in the general election for the
Supreme Court. Steve Werner was nominated for Village Trustee at the Caucus and will be on the ballot
at the spring election on April 3rd.
Public Works: Pat Delaney provided a written report and discussed activities for 2017.
Fire Department / EMR: The 2017 report and financial reports were provided. Andy Novak, a member of
the Ferryville Fire Department and a member of the Freeman Township Board, provided an overview of
the fire district and the need for Freeman to consider changes in order to provide better service to
town residents living near the village of Ferryville. Currently the Gays Mills and De Soto fire
departments receive funding from Freeman to provide fire services which involve long distances to
some of the town property owners. The Freeman Town Board is considering changes to request
services from the Ferryville department which would require approval from the Village Board. Several
questions were discussed and a proposal will be made to Ferryville once the Town Board finalizes a
proposal. Brenda reported that the 2 year certification training for EMR members will be held in Seneca
on February 3 and 10, 2018.
President's Report: Mr. Kirchner's Annual report will be posted.
Village Standing Committees: Annual reports and financial information, as required by the ordinances,
were presented and financial information will be provided to the auditor. The committees included the
Ferryville Tourism Council, Ferryville Farmers Market Committee, and Ferryville Vision & Promotion
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $9,934.85 and revenues
in the amount of $323.71 be approved from the General Budget for the month of December, 2017. Tom
seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $668.05 and
Revenues in the amount of $8,852.07 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the month of December,
2017. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve New Fire & EMR Members - Tom moved that Scott Yanke and Brandon
Sandy-Shepard be approved as new members to the Fire Department. On second by Al, the motion
b. Consider/Approve Operator License - The Clerk reported that no applications had been received.
c. February Board Meeting - The Clerk noted that the Board has not met during the month of February
unless a need arises. On motion by Tom, second by Al, the Board will not have a scheduled meeting in
d. Approve Permits - The Clerk reported that no applications had been received.
e. Consider Forestry Partnership - The volunteer forester for the Village of Gays Mills sent a letter
involving a potential for a partnership to manage EAB and other issues be considered. After discussion,
Tom moved that at the current time the Village not consider the partnership due to many other
pressing issues needing resolution. On second, by Al, the motion passed.
9. Adjourn - On motion by Tom, second by Al the meeting adjourned at 8:15PM and the next meeting of
the Board will be on March 21, unless a need arises to meet in February.