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Town of Germantown

Regular Meeting Minutes

August 8, 2023


Present:               Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Jim Collis, Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein


Absent:                 None


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:03 p.m.


Confirmation of Posting

The agenda was posted at the town hall, Germantown Junction, Buckhorn Store, and the town’s website.



A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the minutes from July meetings.  Motion carried 5-0.


Sanitary District 2

Gregg Haunroth met with Sanitary District 1 president, Jim Murphy, about the addition of a parcel in High Ridge.  They also discussed the addition of more lots, especially those directly on Castle Rock Lake, being added to the district and service provided.  More meetings, with the inclusion of Juneau County, will happen in the future.


A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to add parcel 290122265.260 to Sanitary District 2.  A roll call vote was taken:  Collis – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y.  Motion carried 5-0.


Bank Reconciliation

The bank reconciliation was read and placed on file for audit.



A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Kieth Korbein, to approve general fund checks 13766-13779 totaling $78,246.19, park account checks 5030-5031 totaling $49,604.98, impact fee transfers totaling $14,209.65.  Motion carried 5-0.



An ad is in the paper for quotes on roofing the town hall.


Operator’s License



Emergency Management

Chris reviewed the Sheriff’s Department activity in the town for July.  There were 12 fireworks complaints and 60 boat calls amongst other things. 


Mauston Ambulance has received letters of intent from 10 municipalities and has the potential for one more to begin service in 2024.  An ambulance will be stationed in Necedah and in the future, there are plans for one in the New Lisbon area. 


Any storm damage that the town takes care of should have time and resources documented and pictures taken.  This will help assess whether reimbursements can be applied for.



Speed limit signs are being changed where speed limits were reduced. 


The County can bid to do road work.  It is Dick’s opinion that at this time they do not have the quality of Scott’s Construction, but their work should be monitored to gauge improvement.


Zoning/Building Permits

14 permits were issued in July.  13 were for new homes.  40 new home permits have been issued year-to-date. 



Garbage cans and additional signage need to be added to the park.

A grant is being applied for that would fund a playground and gardens to support bees, butterflies, and birds. 


Board Reports:

Jim Collis –          People have been mentioning having difficulty navigating the brush dump.  Much of this has to do with multiple vehicles being in there at the same time, and storms creating influxes of large amounts of debris.  Chipping should begin in the next couple of weeks. 

Wisconsin River Power Company has closed the 29th Street boat landing due to the breakdown of the cement in the water.

Jim also resigned from the board effective after the meeting.  He will be moving out of the township.


Keith Korbein – People should be aware of the increasing bear population in the town. 

After a lot of problems with the boiler in the shop last winter a new boiler should be installed prior to winter.


Ken Jax –               Would like to see “No dogs on beach” signs posted in the park.


Ray Feldman – No report


Public Comment




A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to adjourn at 6:42 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.


Respectfully Submitted,

Susan Ganther