Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: November 15, 2017
Present: Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Village President Alan Kirchner, Trustee Tom
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al
Kirchner with Jeanne, Tom, Larry Quamme, Brenda Torger-Vassar, EMR President,
and Pat Delaney, Public Works in attendance.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Larry, Village Clerk confirmed
that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board
on 11/10/2017 and in the 3 other designated locations in the Village and posted on
3. Approve Agenda: Jeanne moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Tom
seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: On motion by Jeanne, second by Tom, the
minutes of the board meeting of October 25, 2017 were approved as written.
5. Public Comment: No comments were offered.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: Buoys from the boat landing to the channel removed for winter, thanks
to the help of Jerry Boardman, Guy Boardman and Don Lathrop. Property tax bills
should be in the mail during the week of 12/11. The new county system will not
provide the listing of taxes paid by all property owners. Information can be obtained
on the website.
Public Works: Sewer pond discharging will finish by end of November. Road
equipment is being prepped for winter use. Parking restrictions go into effect on
Main Street on November 15th.
Fire Department: No report for the month.
First Responders: No report this month.
President's Report: Christmas tree lighting scheduled for 12/04. Thanks goes to the
Tourism Council for sponsoring Bird Migration Day on 11/04. He reminded people
that no gun hunting is permitted inside the village limits. The boat docks will remain in
the water until freezing weather arrives. Sugar Creek Park open as long as the
weather holds as is the burn pile access. He expressed appreciation for the Vision
and Promotion soup/salad dinner fund raisers for playground equipment.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al Kirchner motioned that expenditures in the amount
of $11,359.54 and Revenues in the amount of $20,341.37 be approved from the
General Budget for the month of October, 2017. Jeanne seconded the motion. The
motion carried. Al Kirchner motioned that expenditures in the amount of $403.78
and Revenues in the amount of $1,538.24 from the Sewer Funds be approved for
the month of October, 2017. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve Assessor Contract - Holloway Appraisals presented a contract
for years 2018, 2019, and 2020 at the current cost of $3,400 annually. On motion by
Tom, second by Jeanne the motion was approved.
b. Consider/Approve 2017 Revenue Budget Amendment- Added funds were
received along with the $30,000 loan funds. On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, the
2017 revenue budget was amended from $201,287 to $ 249,189.
c. Review 2018 General & Sewer Budgets - The Village Treasurer reviewed the
budget goals and explained the development of the budget. The garbage/recycling
fee will increase from $75 to $80 for the year. Sewer fees, will remain the same, $99
for the 3 month billing cycles. All wages & salaries were frozen. Questions and
discussion occurred between the board members and the treasurer.
d. Consider-Approve Proposed Draft Budgets - On motion by Jeanne, second by
Tom, the proposed 2018 draft sewer budget, with revenues and expenses of
$55,164 was approved. On motion by Jeanne, second by Tom, the 2018 draft
General Budget with revenues and expenses of $223,700 and the tax levy of
$105,320 and the garbage/recycling annual fee of $80, was approved.
e. Consider/Approve Operators Licenses - The clerk provided an application from
Kelly Winkers noting that the fee had been paid and that he was eligible for a license.
On motion by Tom, second by Jeanne, the license was approved.
f. Consider/Approve Alcohol License - The current licensee, James Smith notified
the board that he was surrendering license # 17-B001 on 11/15/2017. An
application for the license was submitted by the Kitten and JoJO LLC, d/b/a Kit's
Sportsman's Inn with Kit Winkers as agent. The clerk indicated that eligibility was
available. On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, the license was granted effective
g. Approve New Appointees - Tom and Brenda indicated that no new members had
been appointed to the department.
h. Consider Building Permits - The Clerk indicated that no applications had been
NOTICE -Scheduled Public Hearing - 2018 Budget - The Public hearing and board
meeting to approve and consider the 2018 General and Sewer Budgets, will be held
on November 30, 2017 at 7:00pm.
9. Adjourn: On motion by Jeanne, second by Tom the meeting adjourned at 7:30PM.