Town of Germantown

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Planning Commission Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
January 14, 2015
5:30 p.m.


Present: Chairman Dale Simonson, Roger Bean, Paul Szymaszek, George Vukich, Keith Korbein, Shannon Voegle, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin

Call to order
The meeting was called to order at 5:28pm.

Dale Simonson brought everyone up to date
At the Monday Oct 20th town board meeting, all ordinances previously voted on the meeting before, were rescinded.

Review and approval of October 2014 meeting minutes
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by George Vukich to approve the minutes from October’s meeting.  Motion carried.

Review and possible approval of updates to Ordinance 9 regulating land use
Roger says definitions in sec 2 are outdated and not consistent with zoning language and it needs to be more in align with each other. He says it might be better to take the definitions out of there.

George asks how big the differences are. Roger says zoning ordinance definitions are up to date so ours need to be updated. Shannon says – just say “refer to zoning” for the definitions.

It was agreed that the wording for referring definitions would go as follows:

“For the purpose of this ordinance, we will follow definitions found in zoning ordinance 22, section 11.”

Delete all of the definitions then, in section 2.

In section 11a, there needs to be rewording. It then became apparent that everyone is not working off the same copy of the ordinance. Linda will make copies of Ordinance 9 for Dale and Paul and send off by email. The rest of ordinance is on hold until everyone can look at the same one.

Review and discussion of Ordinance 13 regulating traffic
Dales says there is nothing that really needs to be changed. Under sec 6, weight limits, special and seasonal weight limits were reviewed but deemed to be OK by all. Dick Martin says husbandry (mainly commercial manure spreaders) are causing confusion for other counties, but it’s a non-issue for Germantown. Dale asks Dick if Ordinance 13 looks O.K. to him – he said yes

No changes to Ordinance 13

Review and discussion of Ordinance 14 establishing a protected swim area and slow no wake area
Tabled until next month because 14, 28, 32, 33, and 41 all go together. These five on next month’s agenda.

Set date for February meeting
The next meeting will be February 11, 2015 at 5:30p.m. George will be gone most of the month of February so will not be there.

Member comments
Shannon wondered about the fees that were talked about and voted on before. Dale said they were rescinded. Discussion ensued of how that happened and about the fees in general. Shannon wants to put fee schedule back on the agenda. It was agreed to put them on the agenda for next month.

Going forward, Linda will send an email out before the meeting with the ordinances attached, and will note that the copies are also ready for them to pick up at the office.

The meeting adjourned at 6:18pm