Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: June 20, 2018
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 5:00pm by Village President Al
Kirchner. Steve Werner and Jeanne Rutter were present along with Clerk Larry
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 06/15/2018 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 approved as posted. Steve
seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Consider Closed Session - per ss.1985 (1) (c) "Consideration of employment …
performance of any public employee …" On motion by Al, second by Jeanne the clerk
called the roll, Werner aye, Rutter aye, Kirchner aye and the Board went into closed
Return to Open Session 6:00pm - Brenda Torger Vassar, Tom Chernouski and Part
Delaney joined the meeting.
5. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: On motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the
minutes of the Board Meeting held on May 16, 2018 were approved as written.
6. Public Comments: Brent Hutchison, Chair of the Stelter Valley Homeowners
Association sought answers on a recent notice from the Village regarding sewer. The
Board confirmed that the village would use the camera and recorder on laterals if
clean outs are present to feed the camera from the house to the Association owned
main sewer line.
7. Department Items:
Village Clerk: No Report.
Fire Department: Brenda reported for the Chief. She indicated that a member of the
department was constructing a compartment door for the brush truck, damaged
when being driven from the station by a department member. Larry noted that if we
were making an insurance claim, approval is required before going ahead. The Chief
will be notified of that. Also a cable on the tanker truck caught fire and has been
EMR: Brenda reported that all members except one has been re-certified for the
6/30/2018 deadline. She has notified the member of the 10 days remaining.
Public Works: Pat provided a report on his activities for the prior month and the
report was placed on file.
Presidents Report: No Report.
8. Revenues/Disbursements: Al moved that expenditures in the amount of
$28,866.50 and revenues in the amount of 2,851.38 for the month of May, 2018 be
approved in the general budget. Jeanne made the second and the motion was
approved. Al moved that expenditures in the amount of $3,492.22 and revenues in
the amount of $19.13 for the month of May, 2018 be approved from the sewer
budget. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried.
9. NEW BUSINESS:
a. Consider/Approve 2018/2019 Cigarette Licenses- Renewal licenses for the
Wooden Nickel, Ferryville Cheese, Cheapo Depot, and Kits Sportsman were approved
on motion by Jeanne and a second by Steve.
b. Consider/Approve 2018/2019 Alcohol Licenses - Class A licenses for Ferryville
Cheese LLC and R&M Enterprises Inc. and Class B licenses for Kitten & Jo Jo LLC,
Books Brothers LLC and the Swing Inn Inc. were approved on a motion by Jeanne
and second by Steve.
c. Consider/Approve 2018/2020 Operator Licenses- The Clerk indicated that 28
applications had been submitted and all applicants were eligible for a 2 year license.
On motion by Steve, second by Jeanne, the licenses were approved. The applicant
listing is attached. The clerk reported that a late application had been provided by
Jeannie Ernst. Jeanne moved, Steve seconded to approve the license on the
condition that eligibility would be established by the clerk.
d. Consider/Approve Village Insurance Renewal 2018/2019 - The renewal was
offered by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance Company with
the annual premium of $9,598 as compared to $9,805 for the current year. On
motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the renewal was approved.
e. Consider/Approve Co-Sponsor Tractor Pull- On motion by Jeanne, second by
Steve, the village will co-sponsor the event on July 28, 2018. The motion was
f. Consider/Approve Transportation Service - The village will sponsor a tractor and
wagon transportation service on July 28, 2018 as part of the tractor pull. Fred Olson
will provide the tractor and wagon and be provided liability coverage (no physical
damage) by the village. On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, approval was given.
g. Consider/Approve Cancellation of Auto Assistance Agreement - The De Soto
Village Board voted to cancel the agreement when meeting on June 5, 2018. On
motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the Board approved cancellation and waived the
90 day notice. The agreement is cancelled effective June 20, 2018.
h. Consider/Approve new Appointments - Fire Department - An application for
Jeffrey Vallely was re-submitted. Steve moved to confirm, Al made the second.
Jeanne voted no, motion carried.
i. Consider/Approve Building Permit - Thomas & Vivian White applied to build a
garage at 191 Main Street. The building committee visited the site and approved. On
motion by Al, second by Steve, the permit was approved. Jeanne recused.
j. Consider/Approve Fire Chief Retirement - Tom Chernouski submitted a letter that
he would be stepping down as Fire Chief on July 1, 2018. The Board extended a
thank you and appreciation for his years of service and wished him well in his
endeavors. On motion by Steve, second by Jeanne the Board accepted the
retirement/resignation. Pursuant to the ordinance the next ranking officer (Alex
Novak) will become acting Chief on July 1, 2018.
k. Consider/Proposed Repeal/Create ordinances - The clerk indicated that the
Insurance Company, CPA auditor, and attorney had made recommendations to bring
sections 2.05, and 3.11 thru 3.16 into line with state requirements. Revised
ordinances were provided and copies given to the Fire Chief and 1st Responder
President to review. The clerk will await comments from the review.
l. Consider/Approve 2018 CMAR Resolution 2018-001- The DNR requires the Board
to review the CMAR before submission to the department. In 2017 Ferryville had a
4.0 GPA on the report. On motion by Steve, second by Al, the board approved and
signed the resolution.
m. Consider/Approve Street Music Permit - Jerry Books and Jim Smith wish to hire a
band and provide music on the street on July 28th which requires a permit. On motion
by Jeanne, second by Al, the Board approved a permit with music ending at the start
of the fireworks show. .
10. Adjourn: On motion of Jeanne, second by Steve, the meeting adjourned at
Note: The Board will meet in Special Session on Monday, June 25, 2018, 6pm at
Larry Quamme, Village Clerk - Treasurer