Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: November 20, 2019
Present: President Vacant
Trustee Steve Werner, Trustee Gloria Moore
Clerk/Treasurer, Heather Caya
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Clerk Heather Caya.
Present included trustees Steve Werner and Gloria Moore and Clerk Heather Caya.
SELECT CHAIRPERSON - Gloria motioned to appoint Steve as Chairperson on a
second by Steve, motion carried.
1. Approve Agenda: Gloria moved and Steve made the second to approve the
agenda. Motion carried
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Heather confirmed that lawful
notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board 3 other
designated locations in the Village and posted on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: On motion by Steve, second by Gloria, the
minutes of the Board Meeting held on October 16, 2019 were approved as written.
On motion by Steve, second by Gloria, the minutes of the Special Board Meeting held
on November 12, 2019 were approved as written. On motion by Steve, second by
Gloria, the minutes of the Special Board Meeting held on November 16, 2019 were
approved as written.
4. Public Comments: Question on the Special meetings held, will be posted as they
5. Department Items:
a. Village Clerk, Fire/EMR: Clerk - The work on the Lagoon Street Bridge is finished
and we will be paying the final bills and requesting $12,400 from WEM which is the
state share (12.5%). We have FEMW share, $75,150 (75%) in our treasury. The
remaining 12.5% is paid from the village budgeted funds. The FEMA approved
budget was $100,200. We came in with all expenses accounted for at $99,352.50.
We may have to pay back $636 for FEMA on the fact we came in just under the
Fire - Repairs were completed by Chief Novak to the attached garage's roof interior
to the Fire Department used for storing the Brush Truck and Rescue Boat. Chief
Novak and Captain Hobbs were in attendance at the Genoa Harmony Fire Station for
the second time in the month of October for training in the Vernon County portable
Burn Trailer. Chief Novak has submitted the Village of Ferryville's SAM's account
renewal. Novak has completed winterizing the Tender, Engine and Brush Truck for
cold weather conditions. Novak has signed up for a Fire Officer 1 Class through
SWTC that is being held at the Gays Mills Fire Department on January 8 - April 20,
2020. An Ice Water Rescue Class through SWTC is being held which members of the
Ferryville Fire Department will attend. Time to be announced. Member from the
Ferryville Fire Department are currently attending an Entry Level Firefighting Class
through SWTC both parts A & B.
EMR - Brenda is in process of getting CPR recertification set up for December. The
budget is done and included money in the Equipment for new Turnout Gear and
good, used EMR rig. Hoping the Village will assist with this as well. In the process of
acquiring a new automatic Vitals machine. No training or business meetings in
November and December as CPR recertification and EMR training is coming up.
b. Confirm Sewer Hook-up Approval: The sewer hook-up was approved. Has been
invoiced and paid.
6. Disbursements/Revenues: Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of
$20,043.05 and Revenues in the amount of $7,701.97 be approved from the General
Budget for the month of October. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Steve motioned expenditures in the amount of $273.88 and revenues in the amount
of $4,949.42 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of October, 2019.
Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
Steve motioned to approve the authority to spend $1,639.22 surplus funds expense
in the TID District by year end, on a second by Gloria, motion carried.
7. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Consider/Accept - Resignation of Village President: Steve motioned to accept the
resignation of the Village President, on a second by Gloria, motion carried.
b. Consider/Accept - Resignation of Temporary Public Works Employee: Steve
motioned to accept the resignation of the Temporary Public Works Employee with
the last day of November 11, 2019, seconded by Gloria, motioned carried.
c. Consider/ Approve - Temporary Sewer Duties with Al Kirchner: Stave motioned
for Al Kirchner be hired on a temporary basis at $17 an hour for village and sewer
duties effective start November 12, 2019, on a second by Gloria, motioned carried.
d. Consider/Approve New and Refinance of Village Loans: The loans discussed do
not increase the principal and interest payments that the village is currently paying.
2020 proposed new Loan - Steve motioned and Gloria seconded that the Village
obtain a loan from the River Bank, for Capital Improvements, Road repairs any other
crisis projects that may occur, in the amount of $62,000 with an interest rate of
3.6% and annual repayments of approximately $4,422.72, beginning in March of
2021, for 10 years, with a balloon payment in March of 2030 of approximately
$40,921. 2020 Combine and Refinance 2 current loans at River Bank- Steve
motioned and Gloria seconded that the Village combine and refinance these 2 loans
for the Public Works building and Capital improvements, at the River Bank in the
amount of $127,600, with an interest rate of 3.6% and annual payments of
approximately, $9,102 for a 10 year period beginning in March of 2021, with a
balloon payment in 2030 of approximately $84,221. 2020 Proposed New loan # 2 -
Steve motioned and Gloria seconded that the Village obtain a loan from the River
Bank for Capital Improvements and Road Repair, in the amount of $167,500 with an
interest rate of 3.6% and annual payments of $11,948 for 10 years beginning in
March of 2021, with a balloon payment in March of 2030 for approximately
e. Review 2020 Proposed Budgets: Gloria and Steve reviewed the 2020 proposed
General Government and Sewer Utility budgets.
f. Consider/Approve- Draft 2020 Proposed Budgets: Steve moved to approve the
2020 projected general government budget, on a second by Gloria, motion carried.
Steve moved to approve the 2020 projected sewer utility budget, on a second by
Gloria, motion carried.
g. Consider/Approve - Operator's Licenses (if any): Steve motioned to approve
Kathryn Boardman and Hunter Hobb for operator's licenses, on a second by Gloria,
h. Consider/Approve - Appointees to Fire and EMR Departments 9(if any): None
i. Consider/Approve - Building Permits 9 (if any): No permits
j. Consider/Approve - Trustee/Village President Vacancies/Appointments: Tabled
at this time, not enough information.
k. Consider/Approve - Second Signer - Village Accounts: Tabled at this time, still
working on information.
l. Confirm Public Hearing and Board Meeting on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 7
p.m. to approve 2020 Budgets: Public hearing confirmed and notice ready to post
November 21, 2019.
8. Consider Closed Session per SS. 19.85(1)©: On a motion from Steve and a second
by Gloria went into closed session at 7:50p.m.
The Board Returned to Open Session at 8:29 p.m.
9. ADJOURN: On motion of Steve, second by Gloria the meeting adjourned at 8:30
Village of Ferryville
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Date: November 27, 2019
Present: President, Vacant, Trustees Gloria Moore and Steve Werner
Clerk/Treasurer, Heather Caya
Appoint a Chairperson: Gloria Moore motioned to appoint Steve Werner as
chairperson, a second by Steve Werner to chair the meeting. Motion carried
Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Steve Werner.
Present included Steve Werner and Gloria Moore and Clerk Heather Caya.
1. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Heather confirmed that lawful
notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board and in the
3 other designated locations.
2. Approve Agenda: Steve moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Gloria
seconded the motion. The motion carried.
3. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider/Approve change of Second Signer on Bank Accounts:
Motion was made by Gloria Moore and Second by Steve Werner to remove Patrick
Delaney from the River Bank accounts. Motion carried.
Gloria motioned to have Steve Werner as the second signer of the River Bank
Accounts, on a second by Steve the motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes:
On a motion by Steve and a second by Gloria, the meeting minutes from November
20, 2019 Board Meeting were approved as written, motion carried.
On a motion by Steve and a second by Gloria, the meeting minutes presented for the
Special Board Meeting November 27, 2019 were approved as written.
5. ADJOURN: On a motion by Steve and a second by Gloria the meeting adjourned at