Village Board Meeting Minutes
DRAFT
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: September 16, 2020
7 PM

Present: President, Steve Werner, Trustee Gloria Moore, Clerk Bridget Schill, Treasurer Kent Salmon, EMR Brenda Torger Vassar, Public Works Dan Mattson
Absent - Alex Novak, Fire Chief

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:03PM by Village President, Steve Werner.
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 9/12/2020 and on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Gloria motioned that the Agenda be accepted. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: Anna motioned that the Minutes of August 19, 2020 be accepted. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried and the Minutes were approved as written.
5. Public Comment: Brenda reported that the repairs to the monument in the cemetery had been arranged by Dave Sandy and Dave Sandy Jr. with a company in Viroqua.
6. Department Items:
a. Village Clerk: Bridget reports that Absentee Ballots are being sent out. A donation of $350 has been received from the Ferryville Antique Tractor Association. A note of thanks will be sent to the group. The Clerk just attended the Government 101 webinar. A drive thru flu shot clinic will be held in the Village parking lot on Wednesday, October 14. The times are not available yet. Reservations will be required with Crawford County Health Department. The owner of the old school house was contacted about the "Q" on his wall. He is aware of it. A property on Hwy. 35 was sent a letter about a dilapidated building on the property requiring attention. The Village is looking for poll workers. If interested contact the Clerk. Fall Town & Village Workshops are being held the end of September. The Board received a thank you note from FV & PB and the Tourism Council for the new sign on Eagle Mountain and for cleaning efforts completed throughout the Village.
b. Treasurer: Kent reports that he has received several residents' personal property taxes. Sewer fees are coming in. The copies of the audit and management letters have been received. The month's financial reports have been sent to Board members via email.
c. Public Works: Dan reports that the repairs have been completed on the Lagoon Street Bridge. The new Eagle Mountain sign has been installed with help from Jeff Crowley and Steve Werner. Residents have been working on the landscaping. The work on the Eagle Mountain roads has been completed. Mowing and weed control continues. Fall Clean-Up was a success. We filled ¾ of a dumpster. The metal dumpster remains available. Fall Fest is this upcoming weekend. Dan has been busy getting the park in order. Grass has been mowed. Sticks have been picked up. He pressure washed the bridge. The gutter hangers on the PW building have been replaced. The CMAR and resolution have been successfully submitted to the DNR.
d. Fire Department/First Responders: Alex is absent tonight. Brenda reports that Fire/EMS will be having a brat fry this weekend at Fall Fest in the park. EMR courses are coming soon to SWTC or WTC. She has two people interested in taking the classes.
e. Village President's Report: Steve extended thanks to all the individuals who volunteered their time and efforts for the betterment of Ferryville. Eagle Mountain road work has been completed. The new sign at the entrance to Eagle Mountain has been installed. The Lagoon Rehabilitation Project, Jewell Engineering reports the Wisconsin Emergency Management is waiting for a response from FEMA. The DOT Annual Road Certification process has begun. The Village has 4.9 certified miles of roadway. Village Fall Fest is September 19. We are hoping for a fun and successful day. Thanks to the Tourism Council for planning the event.
7. Disbursements: Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of $55,177.01 revenues and interest in the amount of $45,293.79 be approved in the Village General Fund Account for the month of August 2020. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. Steve motioned expenditures in the amount of $7,116.54 and revenues and interest in the amount of $1,747.58 be approved in the Village Sewer Utility account for the month September 2020. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. Old Business:
a. Eagle Mountain Road Reconstruction/Repair, Sign - Steve reports that the road work is completed and the new sign has been installed. He covered this in his President's Report.
b. Sewer Lagoon Rehabilitation Project - See President's Report. Awaiting FEMA.
9. New Business:
a. New Fire/EMR Members - Steve motions that Anna Ebner be approved as a new member to the Ferryville Fire Department. Gloria seconded the motion The motion carried. Previous background check is on file.
b. Operator's Licenses - None
c. Building Permits - None
d. Review Management Letter Recommendations - It is recommended that committees submit quarterly reports and budgets. The Fire/EMR group already does this. Discussion will be held with the other groups.
e. DNR Authorizing Resolution for the Village Clerk - Steve motioned that the Village Clerk be the authorized person to submit applications and reports to the DNR. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
f. Planning Commission Appointee - Larry Quamme has resigned from his position on the Planning Committee. A replacement is needed and several people have been suggested as possible replacement.
10. Adjourn: All business on the agenda was covered. The meeting was adjourned at 7:37 PM.

THE NEXT VILLAGE BOARD MEETING IS OCTOBER 21, 2020, WEDNESDAY, AT 7 PM AT THE VILLAGE HALL.


___________________________ Posted: 9/19/2020
Bridget Schill, Clerk Village Hall (inside and outside)
US Post Office
River Bank
www.ferryville.com





VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Date: September 25, 2020
Held at Noon in the Village Hall




Present: President Steve Werner, Gloria Moore and Anna Ebner, Trustees, Clerk, Bridget Schill

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 12:08 PM by Steve Werner.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Bridget Schill certified that lawful notice of the public meeting was posted on 9/24/2020 on the official posting boards inside and outside the Village Hall, at River Bank and at the Post Office and on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Gloria moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

A. Discuss: Pine Street Repairs and Bid Posting: A grant was approved in the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year to asphalt Pine Street. That plan was not completed. The work plan has been changed and that plan was approved 9/17/2020 by the County. The road will be covered with hot mix asphalt, 10 feet wide, with up to $7,611.00 covered. The work should not go over $18,900.00. The predicted costs are 12 - 14K. The grant monies must be used by 6/20/2021. Steve motioned that the language on the bid be approved and that the bid be published for two consecutive weeks in local papers, per LRIP requirements. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.

5. Adjourn: Anna motioned that the meeting being adjourned. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 12:38 PM.




___________________________
Bridget Schill
Village Clerk


Posted 9/26/2020
Village Hall (inside/outside)
U. S. Post Office
River Bank
www.ferryville.com




VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
DRAFT SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Date: October 7, 2020, Wednesday
Held via ZOOM


Present: President Steve Werner, Gloria Moore and Anna Ebner, Trustees, Clerk, Bridget Schill. There were a total of 14 participants logged into the ZOOM meeting.

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM by Steve Werner.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Bridget Schill certified that lawful notice of the public meeting was posted on 10/3/2020 on the official posting boards inside and outside the Village Hall, at River Bank and at the Post Office and on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Gloria moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.

4. NEW BUSINESS

A. Presentation: Emily Rozeske representing Vernon Communications hosted the ZOOM meeting to present to residents the proposed fiber optics construction expansion to Eagle Mountain utilizing Public Service Commission (PSC) Broadband Expansion Grant FY2021. Vernon has been fiber building since 2008 in the area. Fiber allows for unlimited potential compared to copper. The PSC is offering expansion grants with 50% being covered by Vernon and 50% being covered by the State. It is the hope that our area can qualify for such a grant. The deadline is 12-1-2020. There will be some work involved in getting this grant. Residents are asked to send letter of support for the installation, with reasons why it is important to them. The Village will also want to send letters on how valuable this will be to the community. Sample letters can be made available from the Clerk. Many questions were asked of and answered by Emily. The costs to home owners are underwritten by the State. All work is covered to the modem. The home owner must pay a $50 installation fee and a $54 new connection fee. The monthly fee for service is $49.95 plus tax and leasing the router is $6.00/month. Internet, telephone service and TV are also available. A complete list of prices is on www.vernoncom.coop . Hopefully, residents will send their letters of support by mid-November. The Village will need to fill out an application and send a Resolution. Any more questions, talk to a Board member, the Clerk or email Emily Rozeske at erozeske@vernoncom.coop .
5. Adjourn: Steve motioned that the meeting being adjourned. Anna seconded. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 10:43 AM.



___________________________
Bridget Schill
Village Clerk


Posted 10/9/2020
Village Hall (inside/outside)
U. S. Post Office
River Bank
www.ferryville.com