Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: September 20, 2017
Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustee Tom Chernouski, Trustee Jeanne Rutter Excused
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme, EMR President Brenda Torger Vassar
1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al Kirchner and Tom
Chernouski was present along with Clerk Larry Quamme.
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 09/15/2017 and in the 3
other designated locations in the Village and posted on www.ferryville.com.
3. Approve Agenda: Al moved that the agenda be accepted as presented. Tom seconded the motion.
The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: On motion by Tom, second by AL, the minutes of the Board
Meeting of August 16, 2017 were approved as written.
5. Public Comment: No comments were offered.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: Larry reviewed the FEMA issues. After the delay getting the USACOE permit to replace
the Lagoon Street Bridge, no bids were received due the contractor's schedules before freeze up.
Second, Jewell Engineers released their report that 3,156 cubic yards of materials had been washed
into the lagoons in the flood event. DNR is now requiring lab testing for nutrient content. The clerk is
working on the DOT Street and pavement condition certifications. The fall clean-up dumpster was
under-utilized. The Board needs to discuss options in the 2018 budget. A $350 donation from the
Antique Tractor Association was discussed and a thank you letter will be sent. Due to lower wages, the
village received a $492 premium refund for the last insurance policy period. The 2018 budget schedule
was reviewed and quotes for the 1/1/18 property insurance renewal will be coming soon.
Public Works Department: No report this month.
Fire Department: The 6/30/2017 financial report provided by Brenda was reviewed by the auditor and
this format should be used in the future.
First Responders: No report this month.
President's Report: No report this month.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al Kirchner motioned that expenditures in the amount of $36,332.41 and
Revenues in the amount of $39, 833.66 be approved from the General Budget for the month of August,
2017. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al motioned that expenditures in the amount of
$386.76 and Revenues in the amount of $1,138.00 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of
August, 2017. Tom seconded the motion. The motion carried.
8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve - Little Library- Therese Ahlers from FV&PB indicated they had purchased the
library and explained the concept. The FV&PB was requesting that it be placed on village property
next to 150 Main Street. The FV&PB people will maintain it and be responsible for any damage. On
motion by Tom, second by Al, the location was approved and public works will install it. Motion carried
b. Consider/Approve Operator Licenses - The Clerk reported that no applications were pending.
c. Consider/Approve New Fire/EMR Members - Tom and Brenda indicated there were no new
e. Consider/Approve Building Permit - The Clerk indicated an application had been received from
Ronald Moore to construct a storage building on the parcel at 62357 Big Buck Point Road. Al indicated
the building committee had reviewed the location and moved for approval. On second by Tom, the
motion carried and the Clerk will process the Building Permit for posting.
9. Consider Closed Session -Al moved that the Board go into closed session per ss 19.85 (1) (c) to
"Consider employment … performance evaluation data of any public employee". The clerk called the
roll; Kircher aye, Chernouski aye. The Board moved to closed session.
10. Return to Open Session - On motion by Tom Second by AL, the Board returned to public session.
Al moved that the public works employee be given a 2% increase in wages at the completion of 6
months and a personnel evaluation by the Village President. On second by Tom, the motion was
11. In the absence of Jeanne, Al moved that the meeting adjourn at 7:40pm. On second by Tom the
meeting was adjourned.