Village Board Meeting Minutes

Village of Ferryville
DRAFT REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: June 17, 2020
7 PM


Present: President, Steve Werner, Trustee Gloria Moore, Trustee Anna Ebner,
Clerk Bridget Schill, Treasurer Kent Salmon, EMR Brenda Torger Vassar,
Fire Chief Alex Novak

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:01PM by Village President, Steve Werner.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Bridget Schill, Village Clerk confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting board inside and outside of the Village Hall, in the Post Office, at River Bank on 6/12/2020 and on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Anna moved that the agenda be approved as posted. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: Steve motioned that the Minutes of May 20, 2020 be accepted. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried and the Minutes were approved as written.
5. Public Comments: A resident mentioned that things are looking more orderly in the Village. The subject of ATV/UTV road usage was brought up. Further discussion will be held later.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: The Clerk reports that the month has been busy with the renewal process for Alcohol, Beer and Operator's Licenses. Open Book and Board of Review were held in May. There were no attendees. Bridget attended a presentation on the new voting machines that are offered. The decision is to be sent to the County Clerk by July 7. The machine is quite an investment, but is expected to be used for the next 20 years. Area businesses were given information and letters from the Village to apply for grants of $2,500 that are being offered. The information was received from the League of Municipalities. 30,000 grants are available.
Village Treasurer: Kent Salmon reported that the ACH payroll setup has been completed. Second quarter sewer bills have been sent out. A complete listing of revenues and disbursements has been provided to the Board.
Public Works: Dan's report was read by Steve. Sugar Creek Park is open. The well was tested and passed. Efforts are being made to keep the park presentable and user-friendly. Thanks to Jerry Boardman for placing the river buoys and Alex Kirchner for helping to map the river buoys placement. Flags are being replaced as needed. The Eagle Mountain sign has arrived and will be placed soon. Weed abatement and mowing is ongoing. Michael Mattson has been hired part time. He will split hours with Jeff Crowley. Boat launch painting is to be started soon. Estimates are being sought for repair/replacement of manhole #6 and some piping on Pine Street. The DNR has granted an extension for the annual CMAR report until Aug. 31. PW asks that any persons using Village facilities and/or parks clean up after their animals. Proper disposal of animal waste and feed is covered in Village Ordinance, Chapters 8 and 10. Many thanks. Happy Father's Dad.
Fire Department/First Responders:
Brenda reports that they have been holding meetings via email during this time. There are no EMR classes being held. Alex reports that property sign off sheets are complete and up to date. There are no Fire Fighting classes at this time either. Engine 1's water pump recertification has been completed in May. As of June 17, 2020 the current level for burning set by the DNR is "MODERATE". You may burn at your discretion after acquiring a free burning permit on the Wisconsin DNR website. Maintenance has been completed on the Jaws spreaders, cutters and ram. The Ferryville FD was paged out to assist with a river rescue on June 14 to search for a missing person at Gordon's Bay. Scott Yanke, Alex Novak, Dan Hoover, Curt Lindsley and Cody Hobbs spent about 24 hours searching for the victim. Many thanks to our FD volunteers.
Village President's Report: Steve reported that he has contacted Kyle Kozelka, the County Road Commissioner about extending the Hwy. C speed limit into the Village for ATV/UTV vehicles or allowing travel on the grassy area between Hwy. C and the Village. State DOT signs would need to be moved. The County Road Supervisor will contact the State DOT and get back to us.
7. Disbursements: Steve motioned that expenditures in the amount of $28,923.37 revenues and interest in the amount of $1,652.76 be approved in the Village General Fund Account for the month of May 2020. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried. Steve motioned expenditures in the amount of $5,167.93 and revenues and interest in the amount of $16.03 be approved in the Village Sewer Utility account for the month May 2020. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.

8. Old Business:
a. Consider/Approve: Replacement of Village Hall Retaining Wall - Wall replacement is delayed at this time as the contractor is in Lansing and the bridge is currently closed.
b. Consider/Approve: Village Appearance, Grass, Weeds, Vehicles, etc. - Sherry Quamme was present, representing the Tourism Council. She discussed the importance of continual action throughout the year to attract tourists and improve the Village appearance and offerings. She stressed the need to maintain the Village as neat, clean and friendly. She did say that while improvement have been made since June 4, the need continues. She said she has spoken with Dan of PW. Village Ordinances should be enforced. She presented pictures to the Board. Steve stated that phone calls have been made, site visits have been done and letters notifying of violations have been sent. These will be followed up on.
9. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve: Adopt Act 185, Resolution No. 9-2020 - This resolution states that there will be no interest or penalties charged on late tax installments due April 1 - until Oct. 1. Settlements to the Village will be paid later. This is meant to help taxpayers that are effected with financial hardship due to COVID-19. Steve motions that the Village adopt Resolution No. 9-2020. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried. Bridget will notify the County Treasurer.
b. Consider/Approve: New Fire/EMR Members - None
c. Consider/Approve: Beer and Liquor Licenses, Cigarette Licenses - Bridget reports that all applications and fees have been paid. The application for licenses was posted in the Courier Press June 3, 2020.Steve moves that all applications be approved. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried. Steve then motioned that the cigarette licenses be approved. Anna seconded the motion. It carried.
d. Consider/Approve: Operator's Licenses - Bridget reports that all fees have been paid. Background checks have been performed. Steve motioned that all Operator's Licenses be approved at this time. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
e. Consider/Approve: Building Permit - Ron & Lana Miller - Anna motions to approve the extension of this Building Permit. The site was visited and everything is in order. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
f. Consider/Approve: Seasonal Worker Job Description Update - Steve presented the updated job description for the position. Steve motioned that the new description be approved as presented. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
g. Consider/Approve: Hiring Additional PT Seasonal Worker - Steve moved that Michael Mattson be hired to fill the Seasonal Worker LTE position from June 15 - Aug. 28 with limited hours. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
h. Consider/Approve: Budgeting for Voting Machine in 2021 - Bridget presented information she received on the machine choices at the meeting in PDC. A decision is needed by July 7. The machine will be paid for over the course of two years. Board member still had a few questions and wanted extra time before making a decision. Anna moved to table discussion on the machine and reconvene at a Special Meeting to be held July 1 at 11 AM. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
i. Consider/Approve: Compensation Increase for Public Works Employee 0.50/Hour Effective June 28, 2020 - Steve recently did Dan's evaluation. He is meeting his goals steadily. Steve motioned that Dan receive a 0.50/ hour raise effective June 28, 2020. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
j. Consider/Approve: Village Insurance Policy - No word has been received yet from the underwriters. Steve motioned to table this discussion. Gloria seconded. The motion carried.
k. Consider/Approve: River Bluff Daze Discussion - The event is canceled this year due to COVID-19 precautions. Steve will speak with Mike Callaway to see if he still wishes to do fireworks. Steve moves that the Village of Ferryville not be involved in any River Bluff Daze activities for 2020. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
l. Consider/Approve: CMAR - Delayed until August.
m. Consider/Approve: Renewal of Contract with Ocooch Mt. Rescue - Steve moved that the contract with Ocooch Mountain Rescue Service be renewed for the period of 8-1-2020 through
7-31-20221. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
n. Consider/Approve: Mulqueen Permit, Sidewalk Excavation - Mr. Mulqueen has paid the $2.00 sidewalk permit fee.
o. Consider/Approve: Discuss Process for Small Business Grant - The Clerk contacted Village businesses on Friday, June 12 and handed out information regarding the small business grants.

10. Adjourn: Gloria motioned to adjourn. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried and the meeting adjourned at 9:11 PM.



Special Board Meeting July 1, 2020 11 AM. Next Regular Board Meeting July 15, 2020 at 7 PM.




___________________________ Posted: 6/22/2020
Bridget Schill, Clerk Village Hall (inside and outside)
U. S. Post Office
River Bank
www.ferryville.com





VILLAGE OF FERRYVILLE
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
Date: JULY 1, 2020
11 AM



Present: President, Steve Werner, Trustees Gloria Moore and Anna Ebner
Clerk Bridget Schill, Chief Election Inspectors: Theresa Yaeger, Sherry Quamme,
Sandra Kirchner

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 11:06 AM by Steve Werner.
2. Certification of Open Meeting Law Requirements: Bridget Schill confirmed that lawful notice of the public meeting had been posted on the official posting boards on 06/26/2020 inside and outside the Village Hall, at River Bank and at the Post Office and on www.ferryville.com
3. Approve Agenda: Steve moved that the agenda be approved as presented. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.

3. NEW BUSINESS

A. Consider/Approve: Operator's License - Steve motioned that the Operator's License for Brenda Torger Vassar be approved. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.
B. Consider/Approve: Purchase of Voting Machine - A long discussion was held regarding which voting machine to purchase. The Board listened to the input of the Village's Chief Inspectors. The unit is estimated to be the one used for the next 20 years. The points raised were: the increase in absentee ballots that is expected to continue, the need for accuracy, time saving, confidentiality, only one ballot for all voters, no additional need to run paper ballots for various offices. After all questions were answered, Steve motioned that the Village purchase the Image Cast Evolution voting machine at the purchase price of $6,600, plus service and education contracts. Gloria seconded the motion. The motion carried.
C. Consider/Approve: Village Insurance Policy Renewal - The quote for the Village insurance premium has been received. The quote includes some cyber-protection coverage, which is new. Steve motioned that the bid from Baer Insurance, League of Wisconsin Municipalities be accepted and that the premium be paid. Anna seconded the motion. The motion carried.

4. Adjourn; Steve motioned that the meeting being adjourned. Anna seconded. The motion carried. The meeting was adjourned at 11:31 AM.




___________________________
Bridget Schill Posted 7/2/2020
Village Clerk
Village Hall (inside/outside)
U. S. Post Office
River Bank
www.ferryville.com