Town of Germantown

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Joint Planning commission and Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
July 12, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Present: Board Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Jim Collis, Dale Simonson, Ray Feldman & Skip Barton, Planning Commission Members Roger Bean, Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Shannon Vogele, Paul Szymaszek, & George Vukich, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel
Absent: None
Also Present: Brad & Pat Pavloski, Chris Renner, Town Counsel Bill Curran, and townspeople

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

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

Chairman Gregg Haunroth read the Public Hearing notice:

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Germantown Planning Commission and Town Board will conduct a Public Hearing at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 in the Town Hall / Community Center, N7560 17th Ave, pursuant to Zoning Ordinance #22, Section 3.08 (17) to consider a substantial alteration of the Sand Point Lake PUD #14, including the proposed increased density and traffic study review (vehicle and pedestrian.) In consideration for the increased density, there is a proposed land exchange allowing for the re-routing of 37th Street east of 58th, eliminating two dangerous curves.

Gregg mentioned to everyone that this has been discussed with the Planning Commission already, and brought the audience up to date on what has been discussed so far.

There has been communication with the county and state about traffic, to help prioritize the intersections of Hwy 58 and County Rd G, and Hwy 58 & 38th Street.

Craig Mathews from Vierbicher discussed the traffic at Sand Point with Chris Renner. Based on previous considerations and approvals, they are not recommending any additional review of the traffic patterns.

To clarify the future connections to the cul de sacs on the south side of the development, Chris Renner said that additional land could be acquired to accomplish that, in the future.

To explain what the mentioned outlots would be, Chris explained that they are greenspace to be used for trails, islands, buffer zones.

To explain the 75’ setbacks, Chris said they would naturally happen on corners, on some land on G, and on 37th.

For the area designated for snowmobile paths – town counsel Bill Curran was asked if the owners of that land have to give permission. Curran said that does need to happen, and it could be yearly, or the land owner could give indefinite permission.

The snowmobile trails are going to be 12’ to allow for grooming.

The change in density was explained that the original was going to be 250 lots at .8, but with the additional land acquired and the increased density to 1.14, that brings the total lots up to 428.

Recreation areas like tennis courts or similar were questioned. It was explained that Sand Point would be incorporated into the Waterstone HMA, so Sand Point residents will go over to Waterstone to use their pool, weight room, etc.

The front setbacks will be the normal 30’, the side setbacks will be 10’ and the rear will be 30’ or 45’ depending on the water.

The landscape plan was described as being the same as all the other PUDs.

The swap of land to enable 37th Street to be straightened is discussed. Jim Collis mentions that half of the cost to do the work will be taken from Impact Fees. The impact on the budget for the project will be around $75,000. Chris Renner says that he can do the surveying for that. Town counsel Bill Curran was asked if the land swap is legal and fair. He replies that it is definitely legal, and it’s up to the Planning Commission and the Board, if it will be considered fair. George Vukich questions whether Germantown was getting enough in the exchange. Curran did bring up the fact that the land swap allows for not setting a new precedence for future PUDs to want 1.14 density. So the fairness question could be – are the Pavloski’s giving enough to the town, to make this work.


A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis, to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. Motion carried 11-0.