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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
April 8, 2014
Present: Chairman Rosetta Boyle, Supervisors Dale Simonson and Jim Collis, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Town Officer Cameron McChesney
Absent: Supervisors Gregg Haunroth and Ray Feldman, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin
Meeting was called to order in the Town of Germantown at 7:00 p.m.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the minutes from the March 11 and March 26 board meetings. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the Treasurer’s Report, reconcilement, vouchers 17275-17294 totaling $19,485.21. 25000-25033 totaling $39,697.99, check 1155 totaling $49.76, and EFTs totaling $8,252.99. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis, to accept at quote in the amount of $13,433 from Nu Life to repair roof on Town Hall and to borrow the money to do so. Motion carried.
A presentation was made by Amy Luebke from the DNR, jointly with the Fire Warden and the New Lisbon Fire Department. Ms. Luebke proposed that the board sign a resolution showing its intent to allow Germantown to participate in the development of a community wildfire protection program. By agreeing to participate, the process would begin to make a plan specifically for the Town of Germantown. Once the plan has been developed, the board will view and then have the option to accept the plan and begin implementation.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis, to accept Resolution 2014-3: Intent to Participate in the Development of a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to reaffirm Resolution 2014-2: Expansion of Sanitary District 1. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the addition to Ordinance 52A: Offenses Against State Law Subject to Forfeitures. Motion carried.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis, to accept the updated Employee Vacation Policy. Motion carried.
Sealed bids for completion of 2014 road projects were opened. Action will be delayed until the board has had time to review and the entire board is present to accept/deny.
The board will be attending a workshop on May 12 at the Town Hall. This fall a full scale exercise will take place.
Emergency Management Director Cobbs is hoping to meet with Mauston Ambulance Service about future plans. He stated he is happy with the service being provided. The response times and patient care have been very good.
Mr. Cobbs will also be meeting with New Lisbon Fire Department about installing dry hydrants in several places in the township.
A drop box for taxes will be installed outside the Town Hall for taxpayers who drop off their payments after hours.
At May’s meeting newly elected Supervisors will be sworn in to office.
Starting in June monthly board meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m.
Castle Rock Lake should be full by the 15th of April.
The town workers will be purchasing a pole saw, leaf blower and weed trimmer. Some of the cost will be offset by selling a snow blower
that is not used.
A representative from Whistling Wings Home Owners Association asked about a sign indicating that a pig farm will be operating near their subdivision. He also questioned the need for road bans for large semis driving through the area.
A motion was made by Rosetta Boyle, seconded by Dale Simonson to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Motion carried.