Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
July 12, 2022
6:00 p.m.



Present:               Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Jim Collis, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein, Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin

Absent:                Supervisor Ray Feldman


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. at the town hall.


Candidate Presentations

Terry Reynolds and Alecia Pellegrini Kast spoke.  Both are running for Clerk of the Circuit Court.



A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the minutes from June’s meetings.  Motion carried 4-0.


Date Change 

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to move next month’s meeting to August 16, at 6:00 p.m. to accommodate the August 9 election.  Motion carried 4-0.


Bank Reconciliation

The financial information was read and filed for review by the auditor.



A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve checks 13196-13233 totaling $37,465.66, check 5010 totaling $1,045.02, check 2008 totaling $57.00, and check 5011 totaling $1,045.03.  Motion carried 4-0.


Budget Resolution 2022-3

A motion was Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve Resolution 2022-3 Amending the 2022 Budget.  A roll call vote was taken:  Collis – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y.  Motion carried 4-0.


Operator’s Licenses

No applications were on file.


Picnic License

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve a temporary beer license for the 40 et 8.  Motion carried 4-0.


Fireworks Permit

A motion was made Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve a fireworks permit for the Waterfest Committee.  Motion carried 4-0.


Emergency Management Appointment

A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Jim Collis to approve Assistant Emergency Management Director as Emergency Management Director.  Motion carried 4-0.


Security System

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the purchase of a security system covering the town hall, public works building, and portions of the park as submitted by J&L Satellite in the amount of $3,104.16.  Motion carried 4-0.


Emergency Management

Juneau County Emergency Management is working on applying for grant money for storm damage throughout the county. 


Mauston Ambulance has had a change in the leadership of the service.



Sealcoating should start the week of July 18. 


The town has received a bill from Lamberts for $7,350.00.  The bill is to cover a billing error that occurred by Lamberts in 2020 and 2021.  Dick and Gregg will reach out to Lamberts to discuss. 


The brush dump is nearing capacity.  It may need to be shut down until arrangements can be made to have the contents removed.



5 permits were issued in June. 4 were for new houses.  41 new home permits have been issued year to date.



The dock on 15th is broken.  A quote for a Roll-A-Dock will be obtained.  Having a Roll-A-Dock will allow public works install and remove which will be a yearly cost savings.


Board Reports

Keith Korbein – Asked when work in part will begin.  It will begin the week of July 18.

The former MVP building has been purchased.  The new owners should be contacted to provide a list of the business operating out of the building.  Chris will reach out to them so Emergency Management can be aware of any hazardous materials.  He will also discuss the continued use of the parking lot as a medical helicopter landing zone.

Gregg Haunroth –            He and Ray Feldman will be in contact with Juneau County regarding a collaboration for room tax.

 Ken Jax –              Questioned the recreational path that will be going through the Sand Point PUD.  Brad Pavloski stated that though they do not know when it will be completed it will wrap around the pond that currently sits on the property in the area in which the path would be located.


Public Comment




A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to adjourn at 6:45 p.m.  Motion carried 4-0.

Respectfully Submitted


Susan Ganther