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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
January 12, 2016
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Dale Simonson, Ray Feldman, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin,
Absent: Supervisor Jim Collis
Call To Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00 p.m.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from all December meetings. Motion carried 4-0.
Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Bank Reconciliation as read. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve vouchers 26169-26234 totaling $74,162.78 and EFTs totaling $5,862.73. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to remove the signs at the entrances to the town hall prohibiting the concealed carry of a weapon by a permitted person. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton to approve Operator’s Licenses for Kathy Bye, Jessie Callagan, and Jessica Nelson, pending Deputy Green’s background check and explanations from those with past legal convictions. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the signing of a Petition for County Aid for Highway Road Construction. Motion carried 4-0.
Fred is setting up a procedure to notify all Town Board members and employees along with Juneau County Emergency Management when to respond to an emergency situation within the township. This will likely happen via text.
Fred and Gregg are working closely with Mauston Area Ambulance in the areas of operations, finance, and human resources as the coordinator has resigned and an interim has been named.
Road plowing went well during the recent heavy snow storm.
Dick will look at needed road projects outside of the previously scheduled ones. The town may choose to finance certain projects.
Dredging around the new piers at Germantown Park may happen. Work will still have to be done with DNR/WARPCO. A quote for the dredging will be sought so we will have a dollar amount to base action on.
Ray Feldman – Wisconsin Towns Association has upcoming seminars regarding signs and liquor licenses that should be attended.
Skip Barton – Recommended giving the Town Clerk the authority to issue a provisional Operator’s License pending final approval by the board to avoid the need to call special meetings.
1 permit was issued in December. 36 new houses were built in 2015.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to adjourn at 6:35 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.