Village Board Meeting Minutes
Village of Ferryville
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Date: July 25, 2018
**DRAFT**

Present: President, Al Kirchner, Trustees Jeanne Rutter and Steve Werner
Clerk/Treasurer, Larry Quamme, Brenda Torger Vassar, EMR Director, Al Novak, Acting Fire Chief
and Pat Delaney, Public Works Department.

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM by Village President Al Kirchner.
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 07/13/2018 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. Steve seconded the motion. The motion carried.
4. Approve Minutes of Previous Meeting: On motion by Steve, second by Al, the minutes of the Board Meetings of June 20, 2018 and June 25, 2018 were approved as written.
5. Public Comment: No comments were offered.
6. Department Items:
Village Clerk: The Clerk advised that a temporary Class B license had been approved for the Fire & EMR Department to sell beer and wine at River Bluff Daze on July 28th. Flood recovery from last September involving FEMA has proceeded slowly but the Lagoon Street bridge will be completed soon. Jewell Engineers have determined that over 3,000 yards of material washed in the sewer lagoons reducing storage capacity by 641,000 gallons. A meeting with Jewell Engineers and Town and Country Engineers occurred on 7/25/2018 and options were finalized and a report will be going to DNR & FEMA soon.
Public Works: Pat provided a report on activities he is working on and some that are completed. He requested that the Employee Hand Book be modified regarding his work hours to 7am to 3:30pm year around. The Board discussed the matter and on motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the Board approved the change. The report was placed on file.
Fire & EMR Department: The 6 month financial report was provided. Al indicated that burn kits were recently purchased by the department. Al & Brenda indicated that the rescue boat would be on the river for the fireworks and the department vehicles staged should any emergencies occur. Al & Brenda indicated that alcohol had been removed from the premises and would not be stored in the future. The issue of lights and sirens on volunteer vehicles was discussed and more information will be gathered for a future meeting.
President's Report: A copy of the report was placed on file.
7. Disbursements/Revenues: Al moved that expenditures in the amount of $10,382.50 and revenues in the amount of $5,445.85 be approved from the General Budget for the month of June, 2018. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried. Al moved that expenditures in the amount of $363.60 and revenues in the amount of $8,512.75 from the Sewer Funds be approved for the Month of June, 201. Jeanne seconded the motion. The motion carried.

8. New Business:
a. Consider/Approve Ordinance Amendments (2.05 & 3.11 to 3.16) - The ordinance amendments, first introduced at the June Board meeting, were discussed. The ordinances provides that the Village Board appoint the Fire Chief and EMR Director and establishes the department name and other requirements required by law. After discussion, Jeanne offered a motion to approve the ordinance changes and the second was made by Steve. The ordinances were approved and will become effective after posting.
b. Consider/Approve Building Permits - The Clerk reported that no applications had been received.
c. Consider/Approve Operator Licenses - Applications were received from Tammy Sarazin, Kimberly Mann and Patricia Latterner. The Clerk indicated all were eligible for licenses and the fees were paid. On motion by Steve, second by Jeanne the licenses were approved.
d. Consider/Approve Fire & EMR Appointments - Al & Brenda reported that no applicants had been approved.
e. Review 2017 Audit & Management Letter - The 2017 audit report was previously furnished to the Board Members. No issues were presented by the auditor. Copies of the report are available for a cost of $10. A free digital copy is available to anyone making a request to the Clerk. The Management Letter included needed Internal Controls and written policies be developed for the Fire & EMR Department. Some controls have already been developed and the Clerk will work with the department to develop the remainder of the needs required in the management letter.
f. Discuss ATV/UTV Routes - The Clerk indicated that the County Board recently modified the County Ordinances extending the trails on both Highways C and B to Highway 35. A new law would permit the Village to include highway 35 as a trail. The members discussed the options and on motion by Jeanne, second by Steve, the Clerk will obtain the county ordinance, complete a draft Village Ordinance and place a "Public Hearing" on the agenda for the September Board Meeting. The motion was approved.
9. Adjourn: On motion by Jeanne second by Steve, the meeting adjourned at 7:58PM.

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Larry Quamme, Clerk/Treasurer