Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: November 15, 2017

**DRAFT**
Present: Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Village President Alan Kirchner, Trustee Tom Chernouski.

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 www.ferryville.com.
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 11/15/2017.
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 filed.

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.



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Larry Quamme
Village Clerk-Treasurer