Village Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
APRIL 20, 2022
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:19 PM by Steve Werner. In attendance: Steve,
Gloria, Anna, Kent, Dan, Alex, Brenda, and Bridget. Also present: Jamey Makepeace and Tom Wilson.
2. Complete the Oath and Seat Trustee - Anna Ebner read and signed her oath, as she was re-elected
as a Village Trustee.
3. Certification of Compliance with Open Meeting Law: The Clerk reports that the agenda was posted on
April 11, 2022 in the usual places throughout the Village and on the website.
4. Approve Agenda: Steve motioned that the agenda be approved with the amendment of moving New
Business item a. to follow Public Comments. Anna seconded that the agenda be approved as amended.
The motion carried.
5. Approve Minutes of the February 16, March 30, and April 6, 2022 - Steve motioned that the Minutes
of February 16, 2022 be approved. Gloria seconded. Motion carried. Gloria motioned that the Minutes of
March 30, 2022 be approved. Anna seconded. The motion carried. Steve motioned that the Minutes of
April 6, 2022 be approved. Anna seconded. The motion carried.
6. Public Comments: None. New Business, Item a followed.
7. Department Items: Reports are on File
a. Village Clerk: Bridget reports that there were 23 voters for the April 5th election. The new machine
worked great. Thanks to our community poll workers. BOR training has been completed by the Clerk.
Open Book is set up for May 25, from 8 - 10 AM. BOR is set for May 1, from 5 - 7 PM. Village Clean-up is
May 6 & 7. Signs are posted. May 4 is a Village roadway clean up event from 4:30 - 6 PM. Contact Becky
Biesterfelt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-404-0102 for more info or to volunteer.
b. Treasurer: Kent reports that earnest money for the purchase of 312 Market Street has been sent. He
is working diligently on the ARPA report.
c. Public Works: Dan reports that Flow-Rite started jetting/vac and camera work today on the Village
sewer. Thanks to the FD for helping by providing water for jetting. Lagoon discharge is almost done.
Work on getting Sugar Creek Park open has begun. Opening date is planned for May 2. He is working
with Jamey Makepeace on our new sewer project. Bids are being sought for removal of the trailers on
the Market Street property (informational only). Spring Clean-up is Friday, May 6th, from 7 AM - 3 PM
and Saturday, May 7th, from 8 AM - noon. The dumpster will be located in the front of the PW building.
The dumpster will be closed after hours.
d. Fire/EMR: Alex reports that the department has started wildland burning in various locations
throughout the Village. The FD has eliminated the use of Fluorinated Firefighting Foam. The concern
being PFA contamination. The new/used boat from the Army Corps of Engineers of Lock and Dam 9 has
arrived. They are assisting in hauling water for the sewer work and will attend River Clean-Up Day.
Brenda reports that they have their raffle tickets for the Ferryville River Bluff Daze Antique Tractor Pull.
The drawing will be at 4 PM on July 23. They are soliciting fundraising monies from Kwik Trip and
Festival Foods. Thanks to individual donations. Grant writing efforts continue. Concerns were
expressed over excessive speeds on Hwy. 35 in front of the FD/Hall. There was a suggestion to
contact Sen. Oldenburg.
e. President & Trustees: Congrats to Anna on her re-election to the Board. Also, congratulations to
Sherry Quamme on receiving the Governor's Legacy Award for her work with the Wisconsin Mississippi
River Parkway Commission promoting the Great River Road and tourism. Steve reports that per John
Moe, our last sewer project has completed review and has been submitted to FEMA for payment.
Grants are being investigated that might help assist in funding restroom repair at Sugar Creek Park.
Eagle Mountain internet work from Vernon Communications is expected to be completed by
mid-summer. Gloria reported that the Plan Commission group is almost done with it's review of the
Comprehensive Plan. Copies for review will be sent out shortly.
f. Joanne White presented FV & P Board's list of suggested Hall improvements. They would like to see
the bathrooms remodeled, with ADA compliance in mind. New cabinet counter tops, new flooring, and
painting are some of the suggestions. They will be holding a brat fry on June 4th, the night of Cheapo
Depot's fireworks demo. Final concrete work will be completed in the park soon, with seeding to follow.
Thanks to Larry Quamme and Al Kirchner for their help. A tree will be planted at Sugar Creek Park in the
names of Dewey and Marge Thompson for all their work these past years for the Village. Raffle tickets
for this year's quilt/bowl/Cabela's card will be sold at Rummage Along the River, May 20 - 21.
8. Approve Disbursements & Revenues (February and March 2022)
Steve motioned those expenditures in the amount of $174,083.45 and revenues and interest in the
amount of $30,510.23 be approved in the Village general funds accounts for the month of February
2022. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. Gloria motioned those expenditures in the
amount of $14,171.41 and revenue and interest in the amount of $4,773.62 be approved in the Village
Sewer Utility accounts for the month of February 2022. Anna seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Anna motioned those expenditures in the amount of $14,977.32 and revenues and interest in the
amount of $1,094.36 be approved in the Village general funds accounts for the month of March 2022.
Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. Anna motioned those expenditures in the amount of
$6,207.73 and revenue and interest in the amount of $9,934.91 be approved in the Village Sewer Utility
accounts for the month of March 2022. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
9. Old Business
a. Village Road Repair Update - Fahner plans to start here when the weather warms up, hopefully by
the end of June.
b. Sewer Project Update - Covered earlier. See President's Report
c. FV & P Hall Repair Requests - See earlier report from Joanne White
10. New Business
a. Consider/Approve - R & M Fireworks Permits and Demo Permits - Michael Callaway presented the
Village and the FD with donations of $655.00 each. Many thanks to Mr. Callaway. Steve motioned that
the Permit to Sell Fireworks, and Permits to Possess and Use Class C Fireworks on June 4, 2022 and
January 9, 2023 be approved. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. The permits were
b. Consider/Approve - Any Action from the Public Hearing - None.
c. Consider/Approve - Ordinance and Resolutions Needed for CDBG - The Board members were given
all the resolutions, the ordinance, and any other items that were needed prior to the meeting to read
1. Resolution to Adopt a Fair Housing Ordinance, Chapter 26, Village of Ferryville - Steve motioned,
Anna seconded. Motion carried.
2. Village of Ferryville Fair Housing Ordinance, #26 - Steve read the ordinance and motioned for
approval. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. The ordinance is adopted.
3. Resolution to Adopt a Citizen Participation Plan, 2022 #2 - Steve motion that the resolution be
adopted. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
4. Citizen Participation Certification for Public Hearing #1 was reviewed and signed.
5. Wisconsin Residential Anti-Displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for CDBG Programs - Steve
moved that the Plan be approved. Gloria seconded. Motion carried.
6. Policy to Prohibit Use of Excessive Force and to Enforce Applicable State and Local Laws Prohibiting
Physically Barring Entrances/Exits for Non-Violent Civil Rights Demonstrations, Resolution 2022 #4 -
Steve motioned that the resolution be approved. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
7. Authorizing Resolution to Submit a CDBG Application, Resolution 2022 #5 - Steve moved for approval
of Resolution 2022 #5. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
8. Resolution 2022 #6, Authorizing Resolution to Commit Match Funds - Steve motioned that Resolution
2022 #6 be approved. Anna seconded the motion. Motion carried.
d. Consider/Approve - Request by Farmer's Market Group to Use the Village Hall Parking Lot in May,
June, and part of July - Steve motioned that the request by Farmer's Market Group be approved. Anna
seconded. The motion carried.
e. Consider/Approve - Part time Public Works Employee Application - Steve motioned that Michael
Taviani be hired for the part time summer Public Works position. Anna seconded. Motion carried.
f. Consider/Approve - Operator's Licenses - None
g. Consider/Approve - New Fire/EMR Members - None
h. Consider/Approve - Building Permits - None
i. Consider/Approve - Letters to Residents Regarding Property and Building Clean-Up- The list of
properties requiring improvement has been compiled. Steve motioned that the Clerk, PW, and the
President work on sending letters to property owners. Anna seconded the motion. Motion carried.
j. Consider/Approve - Open Book and Board of Review Dates, May 25, 8 - 10 AM and June 1, 5 - 7 PM -
Gloria motioned that the mentioned dates be approved for Open Book and Board of Review. Steve
seconded. The motion carried.
k. Consider/Approve - Opening an Account with Cybergrants - Front Door and Authorizing Gloria Moore
as Account Owner - Steve motioned that Gloria Moore be authorized to open an account with
Cybergrants and be the account owner. Anna seconded. Gloria abstained. The motion carried. This
authorization will facilitate applying for and being aware of grants that may serve the Village.
10. Adjourn: Anna motioned that the meeting adjourns. Gloria seconded. The motion carried and the
meeting adjourned at 8:55 PM.
Bridget Schill Posted: 4/25/2022
Village Clerk Village Hall (inside/outside)
River Bank, USPS
VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
MINUTES OF THE PUBLIC HEARING
2022 CDBG APPLICATION
APRIL 20, 2022 AT6:45 PM
1. Call to order - Steve called the meeting to order at 6:48 PM. Those in attendance were: Steve
Wener, Gloria Moore, Anna Ebner, Jamey Makepeace, Tom Wilson, Dan Mattson, Brenda
Torger-Vassar, Alex Novak, Tom Chernouski, Joanne White, Kent Salmon, Michael Callaway, and
2. Certification of Open Meeting Posting Notice - Bridget certified that the meeting notice was posted
4-12-2022 in the usual places throughout the Village and on the Village website. The Public Hearing
was also posted in the Courier Press, and the Trader on April 5-6 and April 12-13. An affidavit is on file.
3. Approve Agenda - Gloria motioned that the agenda be approved as presented. Anna seconded. The
4. Public Comments - There were no Public Comments.
5. Presentation - The hearing was then turned over to Jamey Makepeace and Tom Wilson for their
presentation of the "Identified Community Development Needs" and the CDBG application process and
grants that might assist the Village. See the attached handout from Makepeace Engineering. The
scope of the project was explained. The resolutions and ordinance needed were gone over for all
attendees. Dan contributed that the sewer televising project is underway. The plan is to complete this
work prior to the dot Highway 35 project scheduled for 2025.
6. Adjourn - All business was concluded. Steve moved that the meeting adjourn. Gloria seconded. The
meeting adjourned at 7:17 PM.
Bridget Schill Posted: 4/25/2022
Village Clerk River Band, USPS,
Village Hall (inside/outside)