Village Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING
DECEMBER 15, 2021
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:05 PM by Steve Werner. In attendance: Steve, Gloria, Anna, Bridget (Clerk). Absent: Kent.
2. Certification of Compliance with Open Meeting Law: The Clerk reports that the agenda was posted on December 10, 2021 in the usual places throughout the Village and on the website.
3. Approve Agenda: Anna motioned that the agenda be approved. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of November 17, 2021: Steve motioned that the Minutes of November 17, 2021 be accepted as written. Gloria seconded. The Minutes were approved.
5. Public Comments: None
6. Department Items: Reports are on File
a. Village Clerk: Bridget reports that training with election inspectors using the new voting machine has been started. The 2022 cleaning contract has been sent out. The Village received a note of thanks from Jamey Makepeace for selecting his firm for our upcoming sewer project. Crawford County has committed to paying for about half of the cost of the new voting machine.
b. Treasurer: Kent is absent.
c. Public Works: Dan reports that some repairs have been made in the Village Hall. Sander repairs are underway. Poles have been placed along the roads on Eagle Mountain to facilitate plowing.
d. Fire/EMR: Alex reports that CPR class will be held in the FD December 20. Brenda submitted an application for Debra Lomas to be an EMS-First Responder.
e. President & Trustees: Steve thanks Dan and the volunteers for getting the Christmas decorations up - the stars, the tree. He gave updates on Century Link and Vernon Communication broadband work. Jewell is submitting the reports on the completed lagoon work. ARPA funds have not been used yet. Thanks to Gloria and Sherry for the work they are doing on the Tourism grant.
f. Tourism and Farmers Market: Sherry represented the Tourism group in expressing their opinion that the park should close between Nov. 15 and Dec. 1, depending on weather when reconsidering Ordinance 18. Farmers Market requests approval for use of Sugar Creek Park for 2022 and the parking lot and shelters if needed, due to weather. The holiday craft fair was a success.
g. V & P: None
h. Plan Commission: The group is working on updating the Comprehensive Plan. Community participation is desired.
7. Approve Disbursements & Revenues (November 2021)
Steve motioned those expenditures in the amount of $23,005.16 and revenues and interest in the amount of $37,498.18 be approved in the Village general funds accounts for the month of November 2021. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried. Steve motioned those expenditures in the amount of $77,718.79 and revenue and interest in the amount of $1,030.08 be approved in the Village Sewer Utility accounts for the month of November 2021. Anna seconded the motion. Motion carried.

Due to weather concerns, as Brad Smrcina is present, New Business Item a. will be discussed at this time. A resident has been repeatedly told that he may not sleep in his shed. He was warned that Brad would take the issue to the Board. He will be given written notice of 30 days to comply. His building must be brought up to code for a residence, including plans and fees. The resident will receive written notice regarding the violation. Brad will return in January. He recommends that the Village contact our attorney regarding the action and penalties.

At this time, due to weather concerns, Steve motioned that the meeting adjourn and resume at a later date. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:10 PM.

December 29, 2021 7 PM the Regular Meeting resumes. Steve called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM. Present were: Steve, Gloria, and Bridget (Clerk). Absent: Anna

8. Old Business
a. ARPA Update - Nothing new at this time.
b. Consider/Approve QuickBooks Discussion, Hosting of Financials with Accountant - Steve moves that discussion be tabled to January. Seconded by Gloria. Motion carries.
c. Consider/Approve - Ordinance 18, Regulations for Village Parks and Boat Landing - There are three date suggestions for park closure dates. Steve moved that the decision be tabled to a future Board meeting. Gloria seconded. Motion carried.
d. Consider/Approve - Ordinance 8 Changes, Repealing and Recreating Section 8.05 (f) -. Steve motioned that this item be tabled to a future Board meeting. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
e. Consider/Approve - Repealing and Recreating Section 10.04 - Steve motioned to table this item to a future Board meeting at this time. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
f. Consider/Approve - Sewer Ordinance Update, 2022 Quarterly Fee Increase - Steve motioned that the Clerk update the 2022 sewer rate in the Sewer Ordinance. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
9. New Business
a. Consider/Approve - Report from Brad Smrcina - Report was given at the Dec. 15 meeting.
b. Consider/Approve - Wisconsin Mississippi River Parkway Commission Resolution -
Steve motions to table action on this item until the January meeting. Gloria seconded. Motion carried.
c. Consider/Approve 2022 Migratory Bird Resolution - Gloria moved that that the Board approve the "Resolution to Declare and Celebrate May 7, 2022 as International Migratory Bird Day in the Village of Ferryville". Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried.
d. Consider/Approve - Market Committee, Use of Sugar Creek Park 2022 - Gloria moved that use of Sugar Creek Park for each Saturday from May 21 - October 29, 2022 by the Farmers Market be approved. Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
e. Consider/Approve - 2021 Budget Amendments & Transfers (General & Sewer) - Steve motioned those funds for street repairs in the lower Village, that were not used, be carried over to 2022. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
f. Consider/Approve - Carryover Funds, Room Tax, Tax Collections General Budgets - Steve moved those receipts of room taxes for the months of October, November, and December be carried over to 2022; and prepaid sewer fees received in 2021 for 2022 invoices be carried over to 2022 revenues. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
g. Consider/Approve - New Fire/EMR Members - Gloria motioned that Debra Lomas be approved as a new member to the EMR-First Responders. Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
h. Consider/Approve - Operator's License - Steve motioned that Sara Villalobos be issued an Operator's License. Gloria seconded. Motion carried.
i. Consider/Approve - Any Plan Commission Items Referred to the Board - Gloria motioned that Lensing Properties LLC application for an Erosion Control/Land Disturbance Permit be approved. Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
j. Consider/Approve - Any Action from Closed Session - Steve moves that the Board review the Employee Handbook, indicating any possible changes. Gloria seconded the motion. Steve moved that the Board update the three Employee Work Agreements. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
k. Consider/Approve - Building Permits - None.
l. Consider/Approve - Renewal of Doris Bedward 2022 Cleaning Contract - The contract has not been returned yet. Action delayed to next month.
m. Consider/Approve - 2022 Village Caucus Date and Time - Gloria motioned that the caucus for 2022 be scheduled for 7 PM January 19, 2022 at the Village Hall. Steve seconded. Motion carried.
10. Adjourn: Steve motioned that the meeting adjourn. Gloria seconded. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:07 PM.


The next meeting of the Board will be held on January 19, 2022 at the Village Hall at 7 PM.
The Caucus will precede the Regular Board Meeting.





Bridget Schill Posted: Jan.2, 2022
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