Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
April 9, 2013
7:00 p.m.


Present:  Chairman Rosetta Boyle, Supervisors Jim Collis, Ray Feldman, Gregg Haunroth, Zoning Administrator Bill Bruce, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Clerk/Treasurer Marion Uphoff, Assistant Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther

Absent:  Supervisor Dale Simonson


Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Germantown.

Susan Ganther verified proper posting of the amended agenda at The Landing, Buckhorn Store,

Germantown Junction Store, the Town Hall and The Messenger.

Chairman Boyle approved the agenda in any order.

Motion made by Jim Collis, seconded by Gregg Haunroth to approve the March 12, 2013, meeting minutes as written.  Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report

The bank financial statement was read into the record as follows:


Balance on hand March 1, 2013                                       $397,397.43

Income                                                                                   $13,754.59

Disbursements                                                                     $59,633.61

Balance                                                                                  $351,518.41


Balance on hand March 31, 2013                                     $351,518.41


Bank of Mauston Checking                                               $112,199.69

Harris Checking                                                                    $54,206.41

Harris Money Market                                                          $52,469.95

Impact Fees                                                                           $131,957.77

LGIP                                                                                        $684.59


Bank Totals                                                                            $351,518.41


Principal Balance on Loan                                                  $155,452.76


Sanitary District

Gregg Haunroth questioned whether the new pipe being added would be adequate for all approved developments so the need to expand again would not be necessary.  Bill Bruce advised that the new pipe would be able to handle all approved developments currently on record and could also accommodate individuals that may want to add on individually.  

Operator’s License

Motion made by Gregg Haunroth, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve the following operator’s licenses: Jacinta Wicka for Shipwreck Bay, Shane Costello for Portofino Bay, Kathleen Timm for Portofino Bay

Motion carried.

Juneau County Historian

Rose Clark, Juneau County Historian, presented the board with a book entitled “Reflections of 150 Years”.  This book was made possible by donations from townships including Germantown.  The books are for sale in the area and proceeds fund the Juneau County Historical Society.

Emergency Management

On April 16 there will be a Public Safety Committee meeting.  This will be a continuation of the April 3, 2013 meeting.  A new committee will be appointed.

The Ranger is ready for use.

Chipping will start May 1, 2013.  Residents should call the Town Hall to make town workers aware that they are ready to have them come.  The Town was given a 50/50 grant to cover expenses.

Motion by Ray Feldman, seconded by Jim Collis, to allow paramedic training at the town hall 2 nights per week. Motion carried.


There was a grant received in the amount of $4,754.00 that will be divided amongst 10 municipalities to offset expenses.


Repaving should be done on 40th.  Sealcoating should be done from north 19th to 30th.   Crack/pothole filling should be done in various places.  Bids should be back by next meeting.


There will be a meeting next week regarding tables for the shelter.  There may also be a picnic table purchased where a bench had been destroyed by a falling tree.

Though the Parks Committee has a small budget they have been able to do work in the parks because of donations by businesses and private citizens.


There have been 6 building permits this year for new houses.  There were 3 in March.


A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Gregg Haunroth to approve vouchers 16657-16692 totaling $31,028.2 and EFTs 2013-13 thru 2013-16 totaling $9,134.95.  Motion carried.

Public Comment

Residents of Whistling Wings commented on poor road conditions throughout the winter.  It was discussed that the abnormal winter weather was a contributing factor.  Budgeted funds for roads were discussed and will need to be reviewed for next year’s budget.

The conditions of the roads were in line with road conditions in neighboring municipalities.


Motion was made by Rosetta Boyle, seconded by Jim Collis, to adjourn at 7:38 p.m.  Motion carried.