Village Board Meeting Minutes
VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
September 15, 2021
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, September 15, 2021 at 7:00PM.
1. CALL TO ORDER - The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Steve Werner.
Anna Ebner was absent.
2. CERTIFICATION OF "OPEN MEETING" POSTING REQUIRMEMENT - The Agenda
was posted on September10, 2021 in the four usual places throughout the Village
3. APPROVE AGENDA - Steve motioned that the Agenda be approved. Gloria
seconded. The motion carried.
4. APPROVE MEETING MINUTES - August 18, 2021 - Steve motioned that the
Minutes of August 18, 2021 be approved. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion
5. PRESENTATION BY MSA, JAMEY MAKEPEACE, MAKEPEACE ENGINEERING -
REPAIRING/REHABILITATION OF THE SEWER MAIN ALONG HWY. 35 - Mr.
Makepeace spoke to attendees about work on the sewer mains and possible lift
station work prior to the Hwy. 35 DOT project in 2025 - 2026. His firm proposes
lining the pipes versus replacing. This would help hold the costs down. He also
explained grant and loan programs that would be helpful to the Village and would
help decrease the costs of the project. He gave estimates regarding the increased
cost to residents/users of the sewer. He gave a detailed timeline of work to be done
prior to applying for loans along with handouts.
6. PUBLIC COMMENTS - Fenn and Debbie Kimbell were present to inform the Board
of their plans for their residence located in the boat landing area. They have the
number for the building inspector and are looking for contractors to work on their
7. DEPARTMENT ITEMS -
Village Clerk - Poll workers will be nominated in December for upcoming elections.
The Clerk will be sending letters to election workers soon. There will be 4 elections in
2022. The LP contract for the season has been renewed at $1.45/gal. Reminders -
Special Board Meeting, Tuesday, September 21 at 10 AM for a presentation by
Jewell Engineering on the Village sewer repairs. Clean Sweep will be held at the
Crawford County Highway Department in Seneca, October 22 from 10 AM - 2 PM for
electronics. Posters are up throughout the Village.
Treasurer- Kent reported that several tax settlement checks have been received.
Sewer late notices have been sent out. The new annual sewer invoicing system is
working quite well.
Public Works - Dan's reports that the work at the lagoon project is almost complete.
Rock is being put down, electrical work is being completed and bases for the
aerators have been installed. The Village roads will have to wait until next season for
seal coating. Sewer camera work will commence in the next couple of weeks. CMAR
for 2020 was approved and given to the Clerk. De Soto High School Junior class will
be in the Village September 23, 2021 working as volunteers. They will help with boat
launch cleanup, roadside pickup, Village weeding and repainting of the kiosk on
Lagoon Street. Tourism is assisting PW by supplying t-shirts, needed supplies and
lunch. Fall Clean-up was slow this year. Thanks to Gloria and Bridget for some
coverage on Saturday. Metal dumpster is open Friday from 9 - 11 AM or by
Fire/EMR - Brenda covered Alex's report for the FD. JAWS training was done. There
will be a High Angle Ropes Rescue class in Genoa on October 11, 18 and 25,
Saturday, from 9:30 AM - 3 PM. SW Tech will be holding a Firefighter Certification 1
Class starting January 25, 2025 through April 12, 2022 at the PDC Fire Department.
The FD voted in favor of Jennifer Elliott joining the FD. Brenda reported for EMR.
Pandemic numbers continue to rise. The last brat fry for the year will be held at Fall
Fest September 18. Gloria Wall may be holding an EMR class. There are two people
interested in enrolling.
President and Trustees' Reports - Steve thanks all volunteers who assisted V & P
and PW to make the Park dedication a success. Fall Fest is September 18 at Sugar
Creek Park. There are internet issues with Century Link and Eagle Mountain. Century
Link says they are working on the issues and will have them fixed in the next few
weeks. The Lagoon Project is moving forward. ARPA will be holding another
information session offered by the League of Municipalities at noon, Friday,
September 17. Seal coating of Village roads will have to wait until next year. Fahrner
Asphalt was not able to complete the work this year. They will honor their bid for
next season or the Village may decide to rebid the work. Paving ratings for the DOT
will be completed in the next two weeks and submitted.
Tourism, Farmers Market, V & P - Joanne White reported for Vision & Promotion.
The Park dedication was a big success. Many thanks to Dan for all his hard work.
Thanks to other workers, Ron Moore, Mike McCann, Dan Biesterfelt, and Steve
Werner. Soup and Salad Suppers are still on hold in the near future due to COVID.
Sherry Quamme reported for Tourism Council. Fall Fest will be September 18. Fall
Migration Day will be held November 13 at River View Park from 9 AM - 11 AM. The
Sugar Creek Park entrance signs quotes are in and will be decided on. September 23
will be a cleanup event with PW, De Soto High Scholl students and WI Great River
Road - National Scenic Byway Foundation/Toyota Grant involved. An area hiking
booklet is in production and will support vacation and motels guests. Tourism thanks
V & P for the dedication ceremony and also, Gloria Moore for the presentation.
There is work being done to expand the Village website. Sherry then reported for
Farmers Market. Fall Fest is September 18 from 9 AM - 3 PM at Sugar Creek Park.
There will be 12 vendors, music and a brat fry. Thanks to River Bank, the prime
sponsor and provider of music. Vendor Appreciation Day is October 23 with a pot
luck, music and raffle drawings. October 30 is a Halloween Celebration at the
Market. This is the last day for Market in the Park this season. Thanks to PW for all
the work keeping the park in such nice shape for our guests.
8. APPROVE REVENUES/DISBURSEMENTS- August, 2021 - Steve motioned that
expenditures in the amount of $17,482.21 and revenues and interest in the amount
of $37,596.07 be approved in the General Fund accounts for the month of August
2021. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried. Steve motioned that Cemetery
expenditures in the amount of $0.00 and revenues and interest in the amount of
$0.15 be approved in the Village General Fund for the month of August 2021. Gloria
seconded the motion. Motion carried. Steve motioned that Cemetery CD
expenditures in the amount of $0.00 and revenues and interest in the amount t of
$36.69 be approved in the General Fund accounts for the month of August 2021.
Gloria seconded the motion. Steve motioned that ARPA expenditures in the amount
of $0.00 and revenues and interest in the amount of $0.00 be approved in the Village
General Funds accounts for the month of August 2021. Gloria seconded the motion.
Motion carried. Steve motioned that $5,830.51 and revenue and interest in the
amount of $2,057.16 be approved in the Village Sewer Utility account for the month
of August 2021. Gloria seconded the motion. Motion carried.
9. OLD BUSINESS
a. Sewer Lagoon Rehabilitation Project - Dan brought the project report up to date
previously. This will be revisited next month.
b. Replacing Signs in Sugar Creek Park - Steve motioned that we budget this year
from our General Funds to fund at 50%, up to $750, two signs at Sugar Creek Park.
Gloria seconded. The motion carried. Tourism Council and V & P will cover the other
portion of the signs.
c. ARPA Funds - Funds can be used for sewer, water and broadband. An expenditure
report is due in 6 weeks, no expenditures yet. No action taken.
10. NEW BUSINESS
a. Consider/Approve - New Fire/EMR Members - An application has been received
and background check completed. Gloria motions that Jennifer Elliott be approved as
a new member to the FD and EMR. Steve seconded. Motion carried.
b. Consider/Approve - Operator's Licenses - Applications have been received and
background checks completed. Steve motioned that Operator's Licenses be issued to
Nicholas Thompson and Kristopher Knutson. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
c. Consider/Approve -- Building Permits - None
d. Consider/Approve - Village of Ferryville Procurement Policy - Steve spoke with
several engineers about having a procurement policy in place. They say it makes it
easier to get engineering costs covered and takes some work off the bidding process
for unbudgeted items. Steve moves that the Village accept the Procurement Policy.
Gloria seconded. Motion carried. e. Consider/Approve - CPA Audit Report, Dec. 31,
2020 - -Steve motioned that the Dec. 31, 2020 Audit be accepted. Gloria seconded.
The motion carried.
f. Consider/Approve -Tosrud & Temp Management Letter - Steve motioned that the
Management Letter be approved from Tosrud & Temp. Gloria seconded. The motion
g. Consider/Approve - CSM or William Seidel, Town of Freeman - Steve motioned
that the Seidel CSM be approved. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
h. Consider/Approve - Adopt 2021 Levy Limit of $103,941 from the State of
Wisconsin - Steve motioned and Gloria seconded that the Village adopt the State of
Wisconsin Levy Limit of $103,941 for 2021. The motion carried.
i. Consider/Approve - Preliminary Village General Fund and Sewer Budget for 2022 -
The preliminary budget numbers were reviewed by the Board in preparation for the
Public Hearing. Steve moved that the Preliminary General Fund Budget for the Village
of Ferryville for 2022 be approved. Gloria seconded. The motion carried. The Sewer
Budget was not ready for approval.
j. Consider/Approve - Working with the Village Attorney Regarding Farm Animals,
Exotic Animals and the Number of Pets - Steve motioned that the Clerk or Village
President work with the Village Attorney to have better control over animals in the
Village. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
11. ADJOURN - Steve motioned that due to quorum concerns, the next Regular
Board meeting be
Moved to October 13, 2021 at 7 PM. Gloria seconded. Motion carried. Gloria
motioned the meeting adjourn. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried and
the meeting adjourned at 9:25 PM.
Bridget Schill Posted: 09/24/2021 Village Hall (Outside - Inside)
Village Clerk River Bank / Post Office
NEXT MEETING - OCTOBER 13, 2021
WEDNESDAY, AT 7 PM