Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
Date: April 18, 2018
** DRAFT**

Present: President Al Kirchner
Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Trustee Tom Chernouski, Trustee Steve Werner
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al Kirchner. Trustee Jeanne Rutter and Trustee Tom Chernouski were present along with Clerk Larry Quamme. Steve Werner also joined the Board.
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 04/13/2018 and in the 3 other designated locations in the Village and posted on
3. Approve Agenda: Tom moved that the agenda be approved as posted. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Seat Trustee: The Clerk indicated that a Certificate of Election was completed and filed for the election of Steve Werner. The official oath was administered by the Clerk and Steve was seated for the 2 year term.
5. Presentation - The Clerk presented Tom with a clock plaque noting his service as a trustee from 2012 to 2018. A thank you was extended from the Board members, citizens of Ferryville and the employees for all of his contributions.
6. Approve Minutes of Previous Meetings: On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the minutes of the Board Meeting, held on March 21, and March 30, 2018 were approved as written.
7. Public Comments: No comments were offered.
8. Department Items:
Village Clerk: Clerk Larry Quamme reported that the spring election was conducted on April 3, 2018 and 50 of 136 registered voters came to the poll. The Village is hopeful the Vision & Promotion Board volunteers will schedule a boat landing and Sugar Creek Park clean-up. Adopt-a-Highway clean-up is scheduled by the Tourism Council for May 2. Rummage along the River is scheduled for May 18th and 19th. The Village Spring clean-up dumpster will be at the Public Works shop on May 3, 4, and 5th. The Tourism Council along with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Mayo Health System is sponsoring the Spring Migration Day hike on May 12th (see posting boards for details). The Clerk was given permission to attend the Risk Management conference in Wisconsin Dells on May 17 & 18th. All costs are paid by the insurance company. Open Book was held on April 17th and the Board of Review will meet on April 25th.
Fire Department/First Responders: Tom reported that "active shooters" training is being scheduled for Vernon and Crawford County in the near future. The department wants to purchase PPE equipment. No report was provided for the First Responder department. The 1st quarter financial report from the Fire & EMR Department was provided and placed on file.
Public Works: Pat Delaney reported that cleaning of winter equipment was started but April snow events has delayed progress. He and the Village President have been working on lift station replacement needs. The sewer department has received a locator instrument to be used with the new camera. The metal recycling dumpster will also be available during clean-up days on May 3, 4, and 5. People needing help can call Pat. The Lagoon Street bridge replacement work is set to begin in mid-May.
9. Disbursements: Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $34,604.01 and Revenues in the amount of $53,972.65 be approved from the General Budget for the month of March, 2018. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al motioned expenditures in the amount of $5,122.38 and revenues in the amount of $10,189.19 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of March, 2018. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried.


a. Consider Inquiry Ordinance 12.02: The Clerk indicated that property owners had requested information on the meaning of section 12.02 allowing trailers to be placed on property parcels. After the discussion, Jeanne moved that the Clerk seek information from the Village Attorney. On second by Al, the motion was approved.
b. Consider/Approve New Fire/EMR Personnel: Tom and Brenda reported that no new members had been approved by the department.
c. Consider/Approve Operator Licenses: An application from Eileen Brown was reviewed. With a recommendation from the Village Attorney that a conditional approval be given, Jeanne offered a motion with a second by Steve and the license was approved.
d. Consider/Approve Building Permit: The Clerk reported that no applications had been received.
e. Consider/Approve Part-time Public Works Employee: On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, Jeff Crowley was hired from four people who had applied. The position is funded for May thru September.
f. Consider/Approve Board of Review Ordinance section 2.09: New state law requires that confidentiality provisions be adopted for certain records, On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the ordinance adding paragraphs 4 and 5 was adopted.
g. Consider Budget Amendment: The Clerk requested that $422 be added to the Fire/EMR expense budget from funds received from the Town of Freeman agreement for EMR services. On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the request was approved.
h. Consider/Approve CSM: A request had been reviewed by the Plan Commission to approve a proposed CSM in the extra territorial area in Freeman Township requested by Kristofer Knutson. Based on the approval by the Commission, Steve moved to approve and on Second by Jeanne the motion carried.

11. Consider Closed session: Al moved to enter closed session per ss. 19.85(1) (c) "Consideration of employment compensation or performance of any public employee " The clerk called the roll, Jeanne Aye, Steve aye, and Al aye, and the Board convened in closed session.
12. Return to Open Session: The Board reconvened in open session.
13. Adjourn: On motion of Jeanne, second by Steve, the meeting adjourned at 8:50pm.

Larry Quamme
Village Clerk - Treasurer