Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: April 18, 2018
Present: President Al Kirchner
Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Trustee Tom Chernouski, Trustee Steve Werner
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al
Kirchner. Trustee Jeanne Rutter and Trustee Tom Chernouski were present along
with Clerk Larry Quamme. Steve Werner also joined the Board.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Larry Quamme, Village Clerk
confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official
posting board on 04/13/2018 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 approved as posted. Jeanne
seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Seat Trustee: The Clerk indicated that a Certificate of Election was completed and
filed for the election of Steve Werner. The official oath was administered by the Clerk
and Steve was seated for the 2 year term.
5. Presentation - The Clerk presented Tom with a clock plaque noting his service as a
trustee from 2012 to 2018. A thank you was extended from the Board members,
citizens of Ferryville and the employees for all of his contributions.
6. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings: On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the
minutes of the Board Meeting, held on March 21, and March 30, 2018 were approved
7. Public Comments: No comments were offered.
8. Department Items:
Village Clerk: Clerk Larry Quamme reported that the spring election was conducted
on April 3, 2018 and 50 of 136 registered voters came to the poll. The Village is
hopeful the Vision & Promotion Board volunteers will schedule a boat landing and
Sugar Creek Park clean-up. Adopt-a-Highway clean-up is scheduled by the Tourism
Council for May 2. Rummage along the River is scheduled for May 18th and 19th. The
Village Spring clean-up dumpster will be at the Public Works shop on May 3, 4, and
5th. The Tourism Council along with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Mayo
Health System is sponsoring the Spring Migration Day hike on May 12th (see posting
boards for details). The Clerk was given permission to attend the Risk Management
conference in Wisconsin Dells on May 17 & 18th. All costs are paid by the insurance
company. Open Book was held on April 17th and the Board of Review will meet on
Fire Department/First Responders: Tom reported that "active shooters" training is
being scheduled for Vernon and Crawford County in the near future. The department
wants to purchase PPE equipment. No report was provided for the First Responder
department. The 1st quarter financial report from the Fire & EMR Department was
provided and placed on file.
Public Works: Pat Delaney reported that cleaning of winter equipment was started
but April snow events has delayed progress. He and the Village President have been
working on lift station replacement needs. The sewer department has received a
locator instrument to be used with the new camera. The metal recycling dumpster
will also be available during clean-up days on May 3, 4, and 5. People needing help
can call Pat. The Lagoon Street bridge replacement work is set to begin in mid-May.
9. Disbursements: Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $34,604.01 and
Revenues in the amount of $53,972.65 be approved from the General Budget for the
month of March, 2018. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al motioned
expenditures in the amount of $5,122.38 and revenues in the amount of $10,189.19
from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of March, 2018. Steve seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
10. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Consider Inquiry Ordinance 12.02: The Clerk indicated that property owners had
requested information on the meaning of section 12.02 allowing trailers to be placed
on property parcels. After the discussion, Jeanne moved that the Clerk seek
information from the Village Attorney. On second by Al, the motion was approved.
b. Consider/Approve New Fire/EMR Personnel: Tom and Brenda reported that no
new members had been approved by the department.
c. Consider/Approve Operator Licenses: An application from Eileen Brown was
reviewed. With a recommendation from the Village Attorney that a conditional
approval be given, Jeanne offered a motion with a second by Steve and the license
d. Consider/Approve Building Permit: The Clerk reported that no applications had
e. Consider/Approve Part-time Public Works Employee: On motion by Jeanne,
second by Al, Jeff Crowley was hired from four people who had applied. The position
is funded for May thru September.
f. Consider/Approve Board of Review Ordinance section 2.09: New state law
requires that confidentiality provisions be adopted for certain records, On motion by
Jeanne, second by Steve, the ordinance adding paragraphs 4 and 5 was adopted.
g. Consider Budget Amendment: The Clerk requested that $422 be added to the
Fire/EMR expense budget from funds received from the Town of Freeman
agreement for EMR services. On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the request
h. Consider/Approve CSM: A request had been reviewed by the Plan Commission to
approve a proposed CSM in the extra territorial area in Freeman Township requested
by Kristofer Knutson. Based on the approval by the Commission, Steve moved to
approve and on Second by Jeanne the motion carried.
11. Consider Closed session: Al moved to enter closed session per ss. 19.85(1) (c)
"Consideration of employment … compensation or performance of any public
employee …" The clerk called the roll, Jeanne Aye, Steve aye, and Al aye, and the
Board convened in closed session.
12. Return to Open Session: The Board reconvened in open session.
13. Adjourn: On motion of Jeanne, second by Steve, the meeting adjourned at
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