Town of GermantownOffice Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI
Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
March 10, 2015
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Dale Simonson, Jim Collis, Skip Barton, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Absent: Supervisor Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin
The meeting was called to order in the Town of Germantown at 6:00 p.m.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the February minutes as printed. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Treasurer’s Report as printed. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve vouchers 25629-25676 totaling $28,700.33. Motion carried 4-0.
Application by “The Harbor” for Designated Beach Area
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the application submitted by The Harbor Condominium Association to mark a designated swim area in front of the Harbor Condominiums adjacent to the pier as indicated in the diagram with the main pier running to the northern edge of the condo N7504. Motion carried 4-0. It was noted that the application will now need to go to the DNR for approval.
Resolution 2015-2 Opposing Proposed County Assessment
Discussion included information regarding the possibility of the State of Wisconsin requiring counties to conduct assessments yearly which would be at a great expense to local municipalities. The Wisconsin Town’s Association as well as individual counties are encouraging the passing of the resolution. A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis, to pass Resolution 2015-2, and to provide a copy to the Wisconsin Town’s Association and our area political representatives with a letter further stating our opinion. Motion carried 4-0.
Urban Town’s Association
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to join the Urban Town’s Association at a cost of $.25 per resident. Motion carried 4-0.
Public Safety/Emergency Management
Dick Martin and Gregg Haunroth toured the Town to discuss potential road projects. Sections of roads in Castle Rock Estates were chosen to do a trial run on road replacement as the current roads are failing due to tree stumps being buried under the roads when they were first constructed. The decay of the tree stumps is causing settling and therefore effecting the integrity of the roads.
Zoning Administrators Report
In February there was 1 permit issued for a new house.
Board Member Reports
Jim Collis – Met with Eddie Vinz to discuss what would be needed and recommended for placing piers in the town park. Research will be done on whether the Town would qualify for a grant should one of the slips be designated for use only by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department and the DNR. Bids will be solicited to be opened at a future meeting.
Gregg Haunroth – Overall financial numbers for the municipal court show an income of $784. The Town has made back its original investment to join.
Gregg Haunroth – The first payment from Mauston Area Ambulance for the purchase of the fly car has been received.
Brad Pavloski has also been monitoring the possibility of counties conducting yearly assessments and stated that it has support at the state level though municipalities, counties, and possibly the Realtor’s Association are opposed.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to adjourn at 6:30 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer