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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
August 8, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax and Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Absent: None

Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00 p.m.

A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from the July 11, 18, and August 1 minutes.  Motion carried 5-0.

Bank Reconciliation and Treasurer’s Report
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Bank Reconciliation and Treasurer’s Report as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve checks 10246-10313 totaling $58,534.61 and EFTs totaling $6,468.55.  Motion carried 5-0.

Operator’s License
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve an Operator’s License for Michael Crapser contingent on receipt of class certification.  Motion carried 4-0 with Gregg Haunroth abstaining.

Parking Ordinance
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve changes to Ordinance 46 – Parking on Town Roads, with one more change to the first bullet point of section XI which should read “Shacks Road from the stop sign at Timber Ridge Lane, south, 500 feet”.  Motion carried 5-0.

Emergency Management
Emergency calls for July:  Ambulance 16, Fire 2, Police 81

Mauston Ambulance will be providing services to two large events.  The first will be a concert held at Woodside Ranch on Labor Day Weekend, and the second will be at moto-cross races held in the Town of Marion.  Because the concert will be such a large event, Mauston Ambulance is in discussion with Baraboo and Lake Delton ambulance services for additional coverage.

This year’s road projects are nearing completion.

Island Lake’s roads have been completed.

With money still available in the budget, work is going to be done on roads in Three Rivers and on Godfrey Drive that have large dips in them.  The dips are making it difficult to plow snow which causes additional damage to the roads.  Scotts will sell the materials by the ton so the Town can purchase as much as the budget allows.  The worst areas will be the first to receive repair.

The residents of Copper Point are requesting that speed limit signs be place in the subdivision to control traffic.

No Report

Board Reports
Ray Feldman: Looking for an update from Mauston Ambulance regarding 2018 budget.

Ken Jax: None

Gregg Haunroth: Is scheduling a meeting with Bill Curran to discuss the next steps of the Buckhorn Acres road project and the Sanitary District.  The Sanitary District has provided information regarding District’s capacity to handle future development and meeting minutes regarding elections.

Keith Korbein: Attended a Wisconsin Town’s Association meeting where road conditions, broad band expansion, and grants for updating 911 systems throughout the state.

Skip Barton: None

2 permits were issued in July.  1 was for a new home.  30 permits have been issued for new homes in 2017.

Public Comment
Brett Kudick asked for further information regarding the plan to build waking paths.

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to adjourn at 6:48 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer