Town of Germantown

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Planning Commission Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
September 23, 2021
5:50 p.m.

Present: Commission Chair Shannon Armel, Commissioners Keith Korbein, Gervase Thompson, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Mick McCormick, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein

Absent:  Commissioners Ken Jax and Mick McCormick

Guests:  Tim Mueller of Cityside Properties, Brad Pavloski


Call to Order

Planning Commission meeting was called to order by Chairperson Shannon Armel at the Germantown Town Hall at 5:50 pm, immediately following the Public Hearing that was at 5:30 pm.


Possible approval of meeting minutes.

Keith Korbein made a motion, seconded by Gervase Thompson, to approve the September 8, 2021 minutes.  Motion passed 3-0.


Discussion and possible approval of a Conditional Use Permit for Cityside Properties

After no other comments or concerns were made, Keith Korbein made a motional to approve the Conditional Use Permit for Cityside Properties inclusive of the last three buildings plus the current proposed building as presented, seconded by Gervase Thompson.  Motion passed 3-0.


Work session, discussion and possible approval of Sign ordinance and sign fees from fee schedule.

Discussion included review of previous items discussed for changes and changes to the Fee Schedule.

-Section 5(A)(5)  Add in after “…45 days” the words  “for a decision”.  Then remove “, or signs in Town Center District”.

-Section 4(F)(1)  Change the word “bylaw” to “ordinance”. 

-Section 5(A)(4)  Remove the words “or will comply”.

-Discussed Section 5(A)(6)(a)(1) from last meeting minutes on whether entry signs to subdivisions, like those the Pavloski’s have, need a permit.  They are 4’x8’ which are under the 35 square foot size limit.  They can be considered directional and used by contractors and delivery companies during and after construction.   They also can be considered temporary and would be removed within seven days when the last lot sells. At this point they would not need a permit.


Gervase Thompson made a motion, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the changes to the Sign Ordinance as discussed and recommend the same to the Town Board for approval.  Motion passed 3-0.


Sign fees as previously discussed on the Fee Schedule were reviewed.  Keith Korbein made a motion to approve the sign fees as discussed, seconded by Gervase Thompson.  Motion passed 3-0.



Next meeting will be October 13, 2021 at 5:30pm.

Keith Korbein made a motion to adjourn seconded by Gervase Thompson.  Motion passed 3-0.

Meeting adjourned at 6:33pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Michaele Korbein

Deputy Clerk/Treasurer