Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: January 18, 2017
Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Trustee Tom Chernouski
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:10PM by Village President Al
Kirchner. Trustees Jeanne Rutter and Tom Chernouski were present along with
Clerk Larry Quamme.
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 01/11/2017 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.
Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings: On motion by Tom, second by Jeanne,
the minutes of the Board Meeting of December 21 2016 were approved as
written. Motion carried.
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. 19, 2017 from 9am to 11:30am. Otherwise property owners need to mail
their taxes or place them in the lock box at Village Hall by 1/31/2017.The 2016
financial on site audit is scheduled for February 6. The primary election on
February 21st will decide the two candidates to be in the general election for State
Superintendent of Public Instruction. Al Kirchner and Jeanne Rutter were
nominated for Village President & Trustee at the Caucus and will be on the ballot
at the Spring election on April 4th.
Fire Department / EMR: The 2016 call information was reviewed and placed on file
as well as the 2016 financial records.
President's Report: Mr. Kirchner's Annual report will be posted on the village
Village Standing Committees: Annual reports and financial information, as
required by the ordinances, were noted and will be published on the village
website. The committees included the Ferryville Tourism Council, Ferryville
Farmers Market Committee, and Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of
$7,926.72 and revenues in the amount of $501.93 be approved from the General
Budget for the month of December, 2016. Jeanne seconded the motion. The
motion carried. Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $494.67 and
Revenues in the amount of $9,044.43 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the
month of December, 2016. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve New Fire & EMR Members - Tom reported that no new
members had been approved.
b. Consider/Approve Operator License - The Clerk reported that no applications
had been received.
c. Consider/Approve River Daze Coordinators - After a short discussion, on
motion by Jeanne, second by Tom, the Board approved the Village President and
Village Clerk would act as co-coordinators. The motion carried.
d. February Board Meeting - The Clerk noted that the Board has not met during
the month of February unless a need arises. On motion by Tom, second by Al, the
Board will not have a scheduled meeting in February.
e. Approve Permits - The fireworks permit applications were not received and will
be on the March meeting agenda.
f. Consider/Approve Building Permit Application Changes- Brad Smrcina notified
the Village that 2015 Act 211 established that dwelling permits must be prepared
electronically effective 01/01/2018. He provided 3 options that are available with
one being that the Board delegates responsibilities to the contracted inspector. On
motion by Jeanne, the village will sign a "Delegation of Authority" with the state
for our inspector to act in our behalf. On second by Tom, the motion carried. Brad
also provided an addendum to fees relating to the new process effective on
1/1/2018. On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, the motion carried.
9. Adjourn - On motion by Jeanne, second by Tom the meeting adjourned at
7:25PM and the next meeting of the Board will be on March 15, unless a need
arises to meet in February.