Town of Germantown

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Annual Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
April 18, 2009
10:00 a.m.


Present: William Jax, Rosetta Boyle, Michael Poe, Dave Specht, Betty Manson, Marion Uphoff, William Bruce, Michaele Korbein, Keith Korbein, Cindy Drees, Bill Drees, Tony Green, and Mike Sullivan

Call Meeting to Order
Jax called the annual meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

Verification of Proper Posting
Manson verified that this meeting had been properly posted at 3 locations within the Town and was also published in “The Messenger”.

Minutes of the 2009 Annual Meeting
Motion by Bill Bruce to approve the 2008 annual minutes, 2nd by Keith Korbein. Voice Vote taken. Motion Carried.

Annual Financial Report 2008
Jax read the 2008 Financial Report, there being no questions, Motion by Rosetta Boyle to approve the 2008 Financial Report as read, 2nd by Bill Bruce. Voice Vote taken. Motion carried.

Old Business
Jax reporte that the Town is presently putting together information regarding the new Public Works Building – proposing a 50′ x 100′ building located near the Town’s storage shed (N7645 17th Avenue) and also a 3-sided sand/salt storage building. No date of yet has been set for a public hearing. A public hearing for the Rock Island PUD is set for April 22, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Rosetta Boyle would like the Community Center’s tables replaced, is this something the Town can pursue? The present ones are not in very good shape. Bill Bruce stated that the tables have been patched up several times and agrees that the Town Board should pursue. Advisory Motion by Rosetta Boyle for the town to obtain new tables, 2nd by Bill Bruce. Voice Vote taken. Advisory Motion Carried.

New Business
Michael Poe stated that the town of Germantown has been discussing a future Public Works building next to the current Town’s storage shed building. At the Board’s April 14, 2009 meeting an architect was employed to develop plans. The land where the building is proposed requires fill to raise the elevation. Upon hearing this, Brad and Pat Pavloski who own land west of our site have offered to donate the fill and the labor and use of equipment to move the fill to our site. Their only request is a receipt or letter of acknowledgement for tax purposes. The reason Poe brought this issue up is because the Pavloski’s and their various businesses request approval of projects via the Planning Commission and Town Board and he would like the citizens decide if this action is appropriate. This action can be taken pursuant to Wisconsin State Statutes 60.10 (f) accept contributions of money, labor, or space for the purpose of constructing town buildings. Motion by Poe to direct the town Board to accept the donation of the goods and services required for providing and moving fill to a future town building site from Brad and Pat Pavloski, 2nd by Specht. Discussion followed: Keith Korbein thought it was a good offer and to accept it. Jax stated that this will take a lot of fill, and agreed to accept. Poe also stated that Pavloski’s work with the DNR and knows if this is a wet land area. Voice vote taken. Motion Carried. Jax reported that the snowplowing/sanding of the town roads with the recently purchased plow truck was going very well, it has created a substantial savings to the Town of Germantown tax payers and the town roads are getting plowed in a more timely fashion.

Set Date for the 2010 Annual Meeting
Michaele Korbein requested the annual meeting be moved to a week day, instead of on the weekend. Dave Specht stated the reason the annual meeting was held on a weekend was to involve the out-of-town land owners if they want to voice their opinions. Manson/Uphoff stated that the annual meeting must be held per Wisconsin State Statutes, the second Tuesday of April or within a 10-day period following the second Tuesday of April. by a show of hands it was approved to leave the annual meeting on the weekend 7/2 with 1 abstaining and 3 unable to vote. Saturday, April 16, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. was set for next annual meeting.

Adjourn Meeting
Motion by Specht to adjourn the annual meeting at 10:30 a.m., 2nd by Bill Drees. Voice Vote taken. Motion Carried.

Chairman Jax declared the special town board meeting adjourned.


Respectfully Submitted, Betty Manson, Clerk/Treasurer