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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
January 9, 2018
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax and Ray Feldman, Public Works Director Dick Martin, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Call to Order
The meeting is called to order at 5:33 p.m. at the town hall following a public hearing.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from December’s meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
Financial information was provided to the board. A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to accept the bank reconciliation. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to accept the Treasurer’s report as printed. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approved vouchers and checks 10154 and 10501-10562 totaling $181,425.59, and EFT’s totaling $4,483.53. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve Resolution 2018-1 appointing Susan Ganther as Clerk/Treasurer for a three-year term. A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
Opening of Tractor Bids
Bids were obtained from Case and John Deere for a new tractor. The Case bid came in at $150,000 and the John Deere bid at $148,000. The bids will be scrutinized to make sure that they are comparable and a decision to accept one will be made at a later date.
December police calls 25, ambulance 11, fire 3
There will be a review of 4 potential helicopter landing sites with MedLink.
Mr. Cobbs will be taking classes on emergencies regarding natural gas.
It was confirmed that Mauston Ambulance requires the contracted payment amount be paid in full and not in installments. Gregg Haunroth said that this will be brought up at the next Mauston Ambulance meeting to make sure all participating municipalities are following their contract.
Deputy Green submitted a tentative 2018 schedule.
The bridge in the park will need to be replaced. The DNR was consulted and because the area is considered wetlands a culvert would not be possible. The DNR said that wood posts were an acceptable way to anchor a bridge. Plans will be forthcoming on the bridge construction.
Several maintenance projects were identified within the town hall. Plans will be made to determine what projects should be completed first and explore costs.
Ray Feldman – As a County Supervisor, Ray Feldman was approached by Fred Cobbs to ask his support, and for him to discuss with the head of the Juneau County Forestry and Parks Department, the proposal that was brought to that department regarding a campsite fee that would be used to financially support emergency services provided to the county parks currently at no charge.
Gregg Haunroth – Gregg Haunroth stated that there will be a special meeting of the board on January 17th, 2018, to review and possibly approve recommendations by the Planning Commission regarding conditions for an amendment to the Island Lake PUD.
One permit was issued in December. 63 permits were issued in 2017. 45 permits were for new homes. The value of the new homes was $10.5 million dollars. The value of other permits was $716,000. The total value of all permits issued was $11,216,000. $12,500 in permit fees were obtained.
Per state statute 19.85 (1)(c) a motion was made by Gregg Haunroth, seconded by Ken Jax, to into closed session. A roll call vote was taken. Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y. Motion carried 5-0. The board moved into closed session.
Per state statute 19.85 (2) a motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Skip Barton, to move into open session. A roll call vote was taken. Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y. Motion carried 5-0. The board was in open session.
A motion was made to provide a 3% raise to Susan Ganther, Dick Martin (both public works and zoning wages), Linda Salzwedel, Randy Mullenburg, Fred Cobbs, and Christopher Leopold, to raise the hourly wage for a relief town worker from $13/hr. to $17/hr. and to compensate the Chairman of the Planning Commission $10 per day. A roll call vote was taken. Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y,
Feldman – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein to adjourn at 6:15 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer