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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
December 20, 2016
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Dale Simonson, Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Absent: Supervisor Jim Collis
The meeting was called to order at the Town of Germantown town hall at 5:40 p.m.
The representative was not present.
Buckhorn Acres Land Owner’s Association was represented by Jim Podboy. Papers were submitted for review and the Town was asked to consider financing the paving of the roads in Buckhorn Acres and then assess each landowner in Buckhorn Acres for the cost. Points made on the potential project were:
- The cost to complete the roads would be $600,000.00
- Special assessment amount on land owners tax bill would be approximately $200.00
- The life of the loan would 18 years
- Portions of some of the roads would not be able to obtain the 66 foot right of way required because it would encroach on land in a PUD owned by Pavloski Development. In order to have Buckhorn Acres have the appropriate right of way the Pavloskis would have to be willing to amend their PUD and give that property to Buckhorn Acres. The Pavloskis are willing to consider.
The board feels that Buckhorn Acres should have owners of 50% of the lots in favor of the project before it would consider the request. That is not currently the case. If at some point the project is ready to move forward the town would have to get extensive legal council to guard itself against potential problems.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the minutes from the November meetings. Motion carried 4-0.
Financial Statement and Vouchers
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the financial statement and approve vouchers and efts 263794-26851 totaling $54,119.29. Motion carried 4-0.
New Lisbon Fire Contract
There was discussion that it would not be in the best interest of the town to enter into a 4 year fire contract but to do a 1 year contract as is done with Necedah Fire and Rescue and Mauston Ambulance Service.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the New Lisbon Fire contract for 1 year. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton to approve the 2017 contract. Motion carried 4-0.
Snow Plowing Policy
A policy regarding snow plowing was presented. It will explain the snowplowing process, which roads are priority and the amount of time taken to plow all town roads. The policy will be distributed to homeowner’s associations that we have contact information for and available on the Town’s website.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve a snow plowing policy. A roll call vote was taken: Feldman – Y, Haunroth – Y, Simonson – Y, Barton – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the 2017 budget as presented. A roll call vote was taken: Feldman – Y, Haunroth – Y, Simonson – Y, Barton – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
Budget Amendment Resolution 2016-6
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve Resolution 2016-6 amending the 2016 budget. A roll call vote was taken: Feldman – Y, Haunroth – Y, Simonson – Y, Barton – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
The audit has been received. At its’ recommendation more financial reports will be reviewed at the monthly board meetings.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve an operator’s license for Kayla Grannan. Motion carried 4-0.
In November there were 25 police calls and 8 ambulance calls. County Emergency Management Director, Gervase Thompson, as asked to use the town hall for a county wide sheltering exercise.
Fred Cobbs would like to stock 2 cases of MREs at the town hall for disaster relief.
The Town of Germantown now has 2 votes on the Mauston Area Ambulance Association board.
One road that was seal coated this summer is not holding up. Scott Construction has looked at it and will work to fix it in the spring.
Haunroth – The road Resurface Plan has been received. It is part of the 5-year road plan.
Castle Rock Estates residents are receiving a letter from Alliant Energy about running natural gas through the subdivision.
3 permits were issued in November. 2 were for new houses.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Ray Feldman to adjourn at 6:35 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer