Town of Germantown

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Planning Commission Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
August 31, 2016
5:30 p.m.

Present: Gregg Haunroth, Roger Bean, Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Shannon Vogele, Paul Szymaszek, George Vukich, Dale Simonson, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel
Absent: None
Also Present: Brad and Pat Pavloski, Chris Renner

The meeting was called to order at the town hall in the Town of Germantown at 5:30 p.m.

Pledge of Allegiance
The pledge of allegiance was recited by all.

Approval of July 13, 2016 minutes
A motion was made by George Vukich, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the minutes from July 13, 2016 Planning Commission meeting, after amending to state that the motion was approved to go forward with the public hearing, not to be just approved. Motion carried, 7-0.

Approval of July 12, 2016 Joint Planning Commission and Board meeting minutes
A motion was made by Roger Bean, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the minutes from July 12, 2016 Planning Commission meeting, after amending to show the day was Tuesday in the heading instead of Wednesday. Motion carried, 7-0.

Discussion and Possible approval of recommending to the board to approve a zoning change for Summer Hideaway.
It was discovered that One neighboring resident had not been notified of the proposed changes, so the public hearing was cancelled and there was no discussion therefore, at this meeting. The public hearing is rescheduled for August 31.

Review the proposed revisions and additions to the Sand Point Lake PUD #14 General Development Plan and Specific Implementation Plan with possible action to approve to recommend to the board.
Gregg Haunroth asks the Pavloski’s what the impact will be for stump removal. Brad said it will be at our cost. We will get an estimate for that.

Gregg asked the time frame to start the clearing. Brad said they are just waiting for Lamperts. Dick Martin said that they could pile stumps at the old dump if they wanted to.

George Vukich voiced is opposition to the increased density. He feels we are setting a dangerous precedence. Discussion followed that the town attorney assured us that is not going to happen. Further discussion about the straightening of 37th.

Ken Jax asked if moving the walking paths will shift the responsibility of the path from Pavloski to Germantown. Gregg said that the development of the walking paths will not be a short-term project. It will come in phases and is a high priority and we will bring in a firm eventually to help design. There was further discussion about the snowmobile trail and permissions involved.

A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Dale Simonson to recommend to the board to approve the increased density of Sand Point PUD #14 GDP and SIP from a density of .8 to 1.14 with the inclusion of the rerouting of 37th street, the coordination of cleaning the biomass, the inclusion in the PUD of a recreation trail as marked on the PUD, and cooperating with the creation of walking paths and routes to help achieve the towns goal of bettering pedestrian traffic. Motion carried, 7-0

Discussion of Oakdale Electric Solar Farm application for rezoning and conditional use permit.
Gregg asks about adding vegetation – we reached out to see if a berm could be put in but was told it would be cost prohibitive. It has been offered that they will put in 4-5 foot vegetation. Dick says it will be brought up at the public hearing.

Pat Pavloski said the project will be completed by November 23rd. They talked about customers getting credit back if their panel produces more than what is used. For $700 you’re basically buying that panel.

Roger Bean asked if the conditional use permit goes to Pavloski’s since they own it and that was confirmed. SoCore would be a lessee to the Pavloski’s, who will be the agent. It will be set for 25 years, with the option to renew twice for 25 years.

There will be a public hearing for SoCore on August 31, 2016 immediately following the Summer Hideaway public hearing.

Next Meeting Date
The next meeting will be Wednesday, August 31, immediately following the public hearings which will be at 5:30 p.m.

A motion was made by Roger Bean, seconded by Keith Korbein, to adjourn at 6:28 p.m. Motion carried 7-0.


Respectfully submitted,
Linda Salzwedel, Administrative Assistant