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
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
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.
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