Village Board Meeting Minutes
DRAFT Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: August 19, 2020
Present: President, Steve Werner, Trustee Gloria Moore, Clerk Bridget Schill,
Treasurer Kent Salmon, EMR Brenda Torger Vassar, Fire Chief Alex Novak, Public
Works Dan Mattson
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President,
Steve Werner. Anna Ebner was absent tonight.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Bridget Schill, Village Clerk
confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official
posting board inside and outside of the Village Hall, in the Post Office, at River Bank
on 8/14/2020 and on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Steve motioned that item 9-c be removed from the Agenda.
Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. Steve motioned that the Agenda
now be accepted as revised. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: Steve motioned that the Minutes of July 15,
2020 and the Minutes of July 30, 2020 be accepted. Gloria seconded the motion. The
motion carried and the Minutes were approved as written.
5. Public Comment: There were no Public Comments.
6. Department Items:
a. Village Clerk: Bridget reports that the Partisan Primary was held Aug. 11, 2020. A
total of 51 voters cast ballots. LP bids have been obtained and will be awarded
tonight. A webinar was taken that day by the Clerk on Levy Limits. Another webinar
called Government 101 will be taken on September 11. A preliminary Census report
has been received. Our Village has a population estimated to be 193 people, with an
estimate of 169 residents being of voting age. The Wisconsin population is estimated
at 5,854,750. Crawford County Chemical Clean Sweep, Electronics Recycling &
Household RX Drug Collection will be held Oct. 23 from 10 AM - 2 PM at the Crawford
County Highway Shop. Signs are posted in the Village. Village Clean Up is set for
September 10 - 12 at the Publics Works Garage. Signs are up.
b. Treasurer: Kent reports that things are running smoothly. The audit report is on
the way. The month's financial reports have been sent to Board members via email.
c. Public Works: Dan reports that temporary repairs have been made to the Lagoon
Street bridge. The third set of docks have been installed at the boat landing. Thanks
to Gary Rutter and Tom White for their help. Mowing and weed control continues.
Village Clean Up is set for Sept. 10 - 12. Eagle Mountain has been a busy area this
past month. Several trees came down. Crawford County has started with road
repairs. P. W. is involved brooming and cold patching. Chip sealing is scheduled to
start Aug. 31. (Date change to Aug. 24) Residents will be notified. Except delays and
considerable dust. The work should take several days. Sugar Creek Park was
recently inspected and additional Porta Potties will be needed, as well as an access
agreement with a local dump station in the 2021 season. Bees have been a problem
at the little library located near the Post Office. Users are urged to be careful. Inform
Public Works if bees are noticed.
d. Fire Department/First Responders: Alex reports that four sets of turn out gear
have been purchased by the Ferryville First Responders while waiting for funding
from the Village or from funds obtained through a grant. The gear cost $11,905.00.
Monthly Vehicle Inspection Sheet Checklists have been completed by Al. Curtis
Lindlsey has been appointed the FD's Maintenance Officer with unanimous consent.
During a call on Aug. 2, 2020 the First Responder rig, Unit 94 would not start. An
alternative vehicle responded. The unit was towed to Lansing for work and is now
back in service. Brenda reports that Joshua Kipp is now linked with our group in the
WI EMS. The First Responder group voted to purchase turn out gear for the FD and
to ask the Village Board for reimbursement. Fundraising ideas are being considered,
keeping in mind COVID guidelines. SWTC is starting to hold classes again and they
are hoping for an initial class in Seneca. Also, several EMR staff are interested in
taking the EMR to EMT course, which is in the works.
e. Village President's Report: Steve extended thanks to all volunteers who worked
so hard to complete the installation of the new playground. Many thanks to those
who worked so hard the past two weeks and to the many others who donated time,
money and food to the project. It looks great. Many positive compliments have been
received on how nice the Village and Park looks this summer. Thanks to Dan, Jeff
and Michael. Michael Mattson has completed his part time summer work with the
Village and is returning to school. Many thanks to Michael for his attention to detail
and diligence at completing the tasks assigned to him. Best of luck to Michael. Jewell
Engineering and Town and Country Engineering have submitted the Design Report
for the sewer lagoons rehabilitation project to the DNR. The project is now going
through the approval process. Steve also reports that there have been discussions
with the Crawford County Highway Dept. about ATV usage into the Village. They are
working on the request, nothing has been decided yet.
7. Disbursements: Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of $41,326.70
revenues and interest in the amount of $18,083.80 be approved in the Village
General Fund Account for the month of July 2020. Gloria seconded the motion. The
motion carried. Steve motioned expenditures in the amount of $3,124.96 and
revenues and interest in the amount of $1,300.72 be approved in the Village Sewer
Utility account for the month July 2020. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion
8. Old Business:
a. Consider/Approve: Eagle Mountain Road Reconstruction/Repair - Steve reports
that additional work is needed on the roads, but costs are on budget. Sealing the
roads is planning to start on Aug. 31. (Now Aug. 24)
b. Consider/Approve: Tourism Council Update - Sherry Quamme was present
representing the Tourism Council. Gloria recently attended a Tourism meeting and
discussion was held on how to keep things moving forward in the Village with
clean-up efforts. Sherry presented some ideas recognizing people's efforts such as a
Sunflower Award sign, yard photos on Facebook, asking youth groups for help to
individuals who have difficulty with maintenance issues, thank you notes to residents.
Discussion followed. Many thanks to Dan and Michael for their work.
9. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve: New Fire/EMR Members - None
b. Consider/Approve: Operator's Licenses - Steve motioned that Operator's Licenses
be issued to Taylor Powell, Cindy Craig and Christopher Johnson. Gloria seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
c. Consider/Approve: CMAR Report and Resolution #2020 - 002 - Dan has completed
the CMAR Report and is ready to submit it to the DNR. Any deficiencies in the report
will be addressed by the lagoon work. Steve motioned that the Village adopt
Resolution #2020 - 002 for 2019. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
d. Consider/Approve: Vision & Promotion Financial Assistance Request - Joanne
White and Sherry Quamme were present representing the group. Joanne thanked
the Board for considering the request for financial help, but it is no longer needed.
They have received funding to cover all costs of the project.
e. Consider/Approve: LP Contract Prices - Four companies gave bids to the Village
for the upcoming heating season. After reviewing the bids, Steve moved that we
continue our contract with Ag Vantage FS with a bid of 0.972/gallon. Gloria seconded
the motion. Motion carried.
f. Consider/Approve: Sugar Creek Park Playground as Installed, Add to Insurance
Coverage - Gloria motioned to accept the completed playground project and add the
area to the Village insurance so it becomes the Village's responsibility. Steve
seconded the motion. The motion carried. Sherry Quamme shared that the
playground, done by V & P is a great source of pride, work that took 3 years of work
by all involved. She spoke to the group that originally there was a Booster Club for
projects in the Village. In 2002, V & P was established. Since that time, they have
done over $230,000 in projects that have been donated to the Village. It is a
fundraising and fellowship group. They wish to thank Public Works for the help in the
project. Sherry presented a hand out of the group's projects through the years.
Many thanks to Vison and Promotions from the entire Village.
g. Consider/Approve: Building Permits - Steve motioned that the Michael and Lori
Wikstrom's permit request be approved for their garage. The site has been
inspected and the variance approved. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion
carried. Steve motioned that Jeff Everitt's garage permit be issued. The Highway
Department approved his variance. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. Steve
motioned that a building permit for a garage/woodshop be issued to Stephen and
Tammy Cuthbertson. A driveway opening permit is also being issued. Gloria seconded
the motion. The motion carried.
h. Consider/Approve: Review 2019 Audit and Management Letter - The draft audit
has been received and the final is coming. The issue that the management letter
covered regarding the combine Clerk-Treasurer position has been resolved. Steve
motioned that the Audit and Management Letter be approved. Gloria seconded the
motion. The motion carried. Bound copies of the Audit will be available soon.
i. Consider/Approve: First Responder Turnout Gear Purchase Request - Al is
requesting $12,000 for the Fire Department to purchase turnout gear. Funds are
tight. This will need to be budgeted for in next year's budget. Gloria is working on
securing funds for gear and a vehicle with a grant through USDA. No word at this
time. No action taken.
j. Consider/Approve: Crawford County Wisconsin Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, Adopt
Resolution #1-2019 - Steve motioned that Resolution #1-2019 be adopted. Gloria
seconded. The motion carried.
10. Adjourn: Steve motioned to adjourn. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion
carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:18 PM.
THE NEXT VILLAGE BOARD MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 16, 2020, WEDNESDAY, AT 7
___________________________ Posted: 8/23/2020
Bridget Schill, Clerk Village Hall (inside and outside)
U. S. Post Office