Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: January 16, 2019
Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Trustee Steve Werner,
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme, Brenda Torger Vassar, EMR and Alex Novak, Fire
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:10PM by Village President Al
Kirchner following the close of the 2019 Caucus.
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 01/11/2019 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.
Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings: On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve,
the minutes of the Board Meeting of December 19, 2018 were approved as written.
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. 29, 2019 from 9am to 11:30am. Otherwise property owners need to mail their
taxes or place them in the lock box at Village Hall by 1/31/2019. The 2018 financial
on site audit is scheduled for January 22. There will not be a primary election this
year. Pat Delaney was nominated for Village President, Al Kirchner and Gloria Moore
were nominated for Village Trustee and will be on the ballot at the spring election on
Public Works: Aaron's report was noted and placed on file.
Fire Department / EMR: Alex noted that repairs had been completed on the tanker
truck. The 2018 Fire/EMR financial report was noted and the 2018 calls for service
Village Standing Committees: Annual reports and financial information, as required
by the ordinances,
had been provided to the Board. Sherry Quamme presented the report for 2018
activities of the Ferryville
Tourism Council and the Ferryville Farmers Market Committee. Therese Ahlers
presented the report for
the Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board.
President's Report: Al presented his 2018 annual report on village activities.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of
$54,635.45 and revenues in the amount of $10,965.96 be approved from the
General Budget for the month of December, 2018. Jeanne seconded the motion. The
motion carried. Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of $894.01 and
Revenues in the amount of $9,276.96 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the
month of December, 2018. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve New Fire & EMR Members - Alex & Brenda indicated that no
new members were approved.
b. Consider/Approve Operator License - The Clerk reported that no applications had
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 Jeanne, second by Steve, the
Board will not have a scheduled meeting in February.
d Consider/Approve Amendments to Community Center Use Policy- The clerk
provided a draft policy wherein people renting the center for multiple days would
pay $1 per participant per day following the 1st day of rental. After discussion,
Jeanne moved to amend the policy. Al offered the second, and the motion was
e. Consider/Approve Tax Payment - As approved, the transfer of land in front of
the Village Hall for village owned land with Arnold Harris was completed but not
before January, 2019. The 2018-2019 taxes on the land amounts to $841 and the
Clerk requested that the Board approve payment from the village funds. On motion
by Steve, second by Jeanne, the village will pay the tax.
f. Consider/Approve Employment Opening- The village clerk/treasurer will be
retiring in April, 2019. The employment posting, position description and application
form was reviewed by the board. On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the notice
will be posted during the month of February.
9. Adjourn - On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve the meeting adjourned at 7:50
and the next meeting of the Board will be on March 20, unless a need arises to meet