Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
Date: January 18, 2017


Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustee Jeanne Rutter, Trustee Tom Chernouski
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:10PM by Village President Al Kirchner. Trustees Jeanne Rutter and Tom Chernouski were present along with Clerk Larry Quamme.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Posting Notice: Larry Quamme, Village Clerk confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board on 01/11/2017 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 Meetings: On motion by Tom, second by Jeanne, the minutes of the Board Meeting of December 21 2016 were approved as written. Motion carried.
5. Public Comment: No comments were offered.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: The Treasurer will collect taxes and issue dog licenses at Village Hall on Jan. 19, 2017 from 9am to 11:30am. Otherwise property owners need to mail their taxes or place them in the lock box at Village Hall by 1/31/2017.The 2016 financial on site audit is scheduled for February 6. The primary election on February 21st will decide the two candidates to be in the general election for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Al Kirchner and Jeanne Rutter were nominated for Village President & Trustee at the Caucus and will be on the ballot at the Spring election on April 4th.
Fire Department / EMR: The 2016 call information was reviewed and placed on file as well as the 2016 financial records.
President's Report: Mr. Kirchner's Annual report will be posted on the village website.
Village Standing Committees: Annual reports and financial information, as required by the ordinances, were noted and will be published on the village website. The committees included the Ferryville Tourism Council, Ferryville Farmers Market Committee, and Ferryville Vision & Promotion Board.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $7,926.72 and revenues in the amount of $501.93 be approved from the General Budget for the month of December, 2016. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of $494.67 and Revenues in the amount of $9,044.43 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the month of December, 2016. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve New Fire & EMR Members - Tom reported that no new members had been approved.
b. Consider/Approve Operator License - The Clerk reported that no applications had been received.
c. Consider/Approve River Daze Coordinators - After a short discussion, on motion by Jeanne, second by Tom, the Board approved the Village President and Village Clerk would act as co-coordinators. The motion carried.
d. February Board Meeting - The Clerk noted that the Board has not met during the month of February unless a need arises. On motion by Tom, second by Al, the Board will not have a scheduled meeting in February.
e. Approve Permits - The fireworks permit applications were not received and will be on the March meeting agenda.
f. Consider/Approve Building Permit Application Changes- Brad Smrcina notified the Village that 2015 Act 211 established that dwelling permits must be prepared electronically effective 01/01/2018. He provided 3 options that are available with one being that the Board delegates responsibilities to the contracted inspector. On motion by Jeanne, the village will sign a "Delegation of Authority" with the state for our inspector to act in our behalf. On second by Tom, the motion carried. Brad also provided an addendum to fees relating to the new process effective on 1/1/2018. On motion by Jeanne, second by Al, the motion carried.

9. Adjourn - On motion by Jeanne, second by Tom the meeting adjourned at 7:25PM and the next meeting of the Board will be on March 15, unless a need arises to meet in February.

Larry Quamme
Village Clerk-Treasurer