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Board Budget Workshop Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
October 11, 2022
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Jim Collis,
Ray Feldman, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein
Absent: Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther,
Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold,
Budget Work Session
The budget work session began at 6:50 pm.
Discussed ambulance and fire costs increasing.
Ambulance transfers are where they make money to support their work. They had missed 31 transfers last year because of being short-staffed, which causes shortfall in income.
Fire Service, ambulance, brush dump, and new truck are where we are seeing our large increases in cost. Discussed having them itemized to explain where the increases in our budget have come from .
Ambulance and fire services have to be provided by the Town. To keep budget down, may need to cut services such as law enforcement and brush dump, or raise the levy.
We need to update the sheet on ‘Where Do Taxes Go?’ that the taxpayers get with their tax bill to help explain budget increases.
The upcoming levy meeting is prior to the Board meeting on the budget.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein to adjourn the budget work session at 7:20; motion carried 5/0.