Village Board Meeting Minutes
7:00 PM
Wednesday - March 18, 2020

Notice is hereby given that a Village Meeting for the Village of Ferryville in the County of Crawford, State of Wisconsin, for transaction of business as is by law required or permitted to be transacted at such meeting will be held at the Village Hall in said Village on Wednesday, March 18, at 7:00 PM.

Present: President - Vacant, Steve Werner - Trustee, Gloria Moore - Trustee, Bridget Schill - Clerk, Kent Salmon - Treasurer.

1. CALL TO ORDER - Bridget Schill, Village Clerk called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.
2. APPOINT A CHAIRPERSON - Steve Werner was appointed by the Clerk to chair the meeting.
3. CERTIFICATION of COMPLIANCE OPEN MEETINGS LAW - The Clerk confirmed that the posting of the agenda in the usual places and on the Village web site was done on 3-12-2020 in accordance with the Open Meetings Law.
4. APPROVE AGENDA - Steve moved that the Agenda be accepted as presented. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
5. APPROVE MINUTES - February 26, 2020 Regular Meeting - Steve motioned that the Minutes be accepted. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS: A resident expressed concerns regarding the roadways in Eagle Mountain. He wondered what the plans are for road repairs this year and when bids will be let. Steve explained that he recently met with David Jones of Crawford County to get his opinions on road repairs compared to what Jewell Engineering is proposing. The roadway repair issue will be placed on next month's agenda. A discussion followed on health concern issues related to COVID 19. The Governor's recommendations are being followed with no bars or restaurants open in the Village. Increased sanitizing is being performed in stores that are open. The EMR/Fire Department volunteers raised concerns about increased personal exposure. They wondered about finding funding or possibly grants for additional respirators.
a. Village Clerk - Bridget Schill submitted a report and filed it. She expressed many thanks to Steve, Don Yaeger for his computer help, and to Larry Quamme for his ongoing assistance. Preparations for the April 7, 2020 election are ongoing. The Public Test of the voting machine will be held March 30, 2020 at 2 PM. Prior to that there will be election training for poll workers. Many Absentee Ballots are being sent out. So far, on site voting is still being planned. As soon as Board of Review Training becomes available, Bridget and Steve will take the class. Thanks to Kent for picking up the Boat Passes.
b. Village Treasurer - Kent Salmon reported that work on Unemployment, Retirement, State and Federal taxes are now caught up. He has applied for Village credit cards. Bank cards have been signed. The Sewer bills have been mailed out. He filed his financial reports.
c. Public Works Report - Dan Mattson's report was read for the record and filed. He reported that Eagle Day was a big success. The boat launch is now in use and supplies have been ordered for necessary repairs. Annual Boat Passes are in the works. A new John Deer mower has been purchased, with the Kubota used for trade in. He expressed concerns about too much access to the PW building with COVID 19 concerns. Also, White Construction is still working in the area.
d. Fire/ EMR Annual Report - Al reports that a study on the Department's use of Firefighting Foam has been completed, as requested by the DNR. He said that there are educational opportunities available for web based training on COVID 19. The Fire Department is growing and Al expressed a need for additional and new turnout gear. A discussion on hiring a grant writer or working with System for Awards Management ensued. Gloria wondered about contacting USDA - Rural Development. Brenda reports that the rig has been stocked with PPE to protect volunteers from Coronavirus. All First Responder and Fire related classes are currently on hold. There are plans to shop for a rescue vehicle come summer.
e. Village Trustee's Report - Steve reported that the Clerk and Treasurer are now two separate positions. Eagle Day was a very well attended event. There was also a recent Soup/Supper evening. A new mower is being purchased to replace the zero turn mower currently in use. The John Deer will be better on hilly areas in the Village. He has been discussing Village roads with the County and Jewell Engineering. He hopes to have some numbers to present at the next meeting.
f. Tourism Council - Steve read the Tourism report about Eagle Day. The event hosted over 500 people in its twelfth year. A record number of eagle art and project pieces were entered by students from De Soto Middle School, St. Charles, and Seneca Middle School. Educational programs were available throughout the day with standing room only. Eagle nests were built. A hooting contest was held. Treats were enjoyed. Many thanks to all who helped - Friends of Pool 9, the high school and home school students who helped out, the staff from the Raptor Resource Project, Hans Gill and Kay Campbell (the art judges), FWL, Larry Quamme, DNR Staff, the treat decorators, Dan M., Al N., and Tom C. and Brenda V. People enjoyed local businesses and were impressed with our local hospitality. Also, the Room Tax Report from Tourism reported revenue increases of 6.3% over 2018. Kent is working with Sherry on these reports.
8. APPROVE DISBURSEMENTS & REVENUES - Kent went over the financial reports with Steve and Gloria. Steve motioned that Disbursement of $109,375.19 from the January 2020 General Account be approved. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. Steve motioned that Revenues of $255,140.99 from the January 2020 General Account be approved. Gloria seconded. Motion carried. Steve motioned that the February Disbursement from the General Account of $204,726.77 be approved. Gloria seconded. Motion carried. Steve motioned that Revenues of $18,949.85 from the General Account be approved. Gloria seconded the move. He motion carried.
Steve motioned that January 2020 Sewer Revenue of $2,896.30 and Disbursements of $12,550.75 be approved. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. Steve motioned that February Sewer Revenue of $109.00 and Disbursements of $801.13 be approved. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. Steve motioned to trade the Kubota mower for the John Deer mower with funds approved in the 2020 Budget. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
a. Consider/Approve - Fireworks Permits, Mike Callaway - Mike reported to the Clerk that he will be donating $888.00 to the Village and $888.00 to the Fire Department. He will be submitting fees for selling fireworks and plans on a demo shoot June 6, 2020. He also plans for another shoot date in January 2021. Permits were signed. Many thanks to Mike.
b. Consider/Approve - Cuthbertson Certified Survey Map - Steve motioned that the survey map be accepted as presented. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. The survey was signed.
c. Consider/Approve New Fire/EMR Members (if any) - Steve motioned that Joshua Todd Kipp be approved to the FD and EMR with a one year probation. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
d. Consider/Approve - Operator's Licenses (if any) - None
e. Consider/Approve - Building Permits (if any) - None
f. Consider/Approve - Seasonal Public Works LTE Employee Position, Jeff Crowley - Gloria moved that Jeff Crowley be approved for the Seasonal Worker position. Steve seconded the motion. Motion carried.
g. Consider/Approve - Move Repair/Refurbish of the Fire Department Lean Storage Area to Next Year -Steve motioned that the repair /refurbish plans for the Fire Dept. Lean Storage Area be moved to 2021 following further explorations of options and costs this year. Gloria seconded. Motion carried.
10. ADJOURN - Gloria motioned to adjourn. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 8:24 PM. The next meeting April 15, 2020 at 7 PM.

Bridget Schill Posted: 3-22-2020
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