Town of Germantown

Official Website of the Town of Germantown, Juneau County, WI

Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
January 19, 2017
6:00 p.m.

Present:  Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Jim Collis, Dale Simonson, Ray Feldman, Skip Barton, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Absent:  None

The meeting was called to order at the Town Hall at 6:00 p.m.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the minutes from December’s meetings.  Motion carried 5-0.

Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation
The board was given financial reports to review.  A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Bank Reconciliation.  Motion carried 5-0.

No Parking
The board will ask the Planning Commission to identify areas throughout the township that should be designated as “no parking” for the safety of the public.  The recommendations of the planning commission will then be brought to the board for review and approval.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve checks 26853-26916 totaling $34,698.44, checks 1206-1210 totaling $1,797,3436.15 and EFTs totaling $4,316.17.  Motion carried 5-0.

Operators Licenses
A motion was made to approve an operator’s license for Taylor Gray, and an operator’s license to Nicholas DeGuire (his pending approval from Deputy Green).  Motion carried 4-0 with 1 abstention.

Emergency Management
31 police calls and 2 ambulance calls in December.

Juneau County will be holding 2 emergency exercises in 2017.  One will be held at the Town Hall.  It will play out as a cyber attack that will cause a power outage for 1 week.  This should happen sometime in May.

Fred will be purchasing an emergency food supply to be kept at the Town Hall.  The cost is not to exceed $125.

The road crew has had a difficult time due to the abnormal, icy weather.  As of the meeting date salt and sand were running low throughout the county.

No report.

Board Reports
Jim Collis – He has been told that the Buckhorn Café has been sold and the new owners will be opening it in the next month or so.

Gregg Haunroth – Minor changes have been submitted for the Comprehensive Plan.  The changes will be made to the plan and the updated plan provided to the board for approval at the next meeting.

In 2016 66 permits were issued, 30 for new homes at a cost of $7.2 million dollars.

Public Comment
Christopher Leopold, head of Mauston Ambulance, gave a special thanks to Randy Mullenburg for coming out to help the ambulance that was stuck on ice while out on a call.

Brad Pavloski would like to move forward on working with Buckhorn Acres to give right of way to pave their roads.  This would be done though the town has not come to an agreement with Buckhorn Acres to have the roads completed.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.


Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer