Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: July 25, 2018
Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustees Jeanne Rutter and Steve Werner
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme, Brenda Torger Vassar, EMR Director, Al Novak,
Acting Fire Chief
and Pat Delaney, Public Works Department.
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al
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 07/13/2018 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. Steve
seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: On motion by Steve, second by Al, the
minutes of the Board Meetings of June 20, 2018 and June 25, 2018 were approved
5. Public Comment: No comments were offered.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: The Clerk advised that a temporary Class B license had been approved
for the Fire & EMR Department to sell beer and wine at River Bluff Daze on July 28th.
Flood recovery from last September involving FEMA has proceeded slowly but the
Lagoon Street bridge will be completed soon. Jewell Engineers have determined that
over 3,000 yards of material washed in the sewer lagoons reducing storage capacity
by 641,000 gallons. A meeting with Jewell Engineers and Town and Country
Engineers occurred on 7/25/2018 and options were finalized and a report will be
going to DNR & FEMA soon.
Public Works: Pat provided a report on activities he is working on and some that are
completed. He requested that the Employee Hand Book be modified regarding his
work hours to 7am to 3:30pm year around. The Board discussed the matter and on
motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the Board approved the change. The report was
placed on file.
Fire & EMR Department: The 6 month financial report was provided. Al indicated that
burn kits were recently purchased by the department. Al & Brenda indicated that the
rescue boat would be on the river for the fireworks and the department vehicles
staged should any emergencies occur. Al & Brenda indicated that alcohol had been
removed from the premises and would not be stored in the future. The issue of lights
and sirens on volunteer vehicles was discussed and more information will be
gathered for a future meeting.
President's Report: A copy of the report was placed on file.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al moved that expenditures in the amount of
$10,382.50 and revenues in the amount of $5,445.85 be approved from the General
Budget for the month of June, 2018. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion
carried. Al moved that expenditures in the amount of $363.60 and revenues in the
amount of $8,512.75 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of June, 201.
Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve Ordinance Amendments (2.05 & 3.11 to 3.16) - The ordinance
amendments, first introduced at the June Board meeting, were discussed. The
ordinances provides that the Village Board appoint the Fire Chief and EMR Director
and establishes the department name and other requirements required by law. After
discussion, Jeanne offered a motion to approve the ordinance changes and the
second was made by Steve. The ordinances were approved and will become
effective after posting.
b. Consider/Approve Building Permits - The Clerk reported that no applications had
c. Consider/Approve Operator Licenses - Applications were received from Tammy
Sarazin, Kimberly Mann and Patricia Latterner. The Clerk indicated all were eligible
for licenses and the fees were paid. On motion by Steve, second by Jeanne the
licenses were approved.
d. Consider/Approve Fire & EMR Appointments - Al & Brenda reported that no
applicants had been approved.
e. Review 2017 Audit & Management Letter - The 2017 audit report was previously
furnished to the Board Members. No issues were presented by the auditor. Copies of
the report are available for a cost of $10. A free digital copy is available to anyone
making a request to the Clerk. The Management Letter included needed Internal
Controls and written policies be developed for the Fire & EMR Department. Some
controls have already been developed and the Clerk will work with the department
to develop the remainder of the needs required in the management letter.
f. Discuss ATV/UTV Routes - The Clerk indicated that the County Board recently
modified the County Ordinances extending the trails on both Highways C and B to
Highway 35. A new law would permit the Village to include highway 35 as a trail. The
members discussed the options and on motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the Clerk
will obtain the county ordinance, complete a draft Village Ordinance and place a
"Public Hearing" on the agenda for the September Board Meeting. The motion was
9. Adjourn: On motion by Jeanne second by Steve, the meeting adjourned at
Larry Quamme, Clerk/Treasurer