Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
July 10, 2018
5:40 p.m.

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

The meeting was called to order at 5:40 at the Germantown Town Hall.

Resolution 2018-11 Expansion of Sanitary District 1
It was discussed that the board should not hold these parcels to a more stringent standard than any other parcel that has been included as suggested in the public hearing.  The properties are currently zoned as single-family homes and to change that would require the landowner going before the Planning Commission and the Town Board for approval.  At that time the intentions of the landowner would be addressed.  A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Resolution 2018-11 Expanding the borders of Sanitary District 1.  A roll call vote was taken:  Barton – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y.  Motion carried 3-0.

Preliminary and Final Plats of Fourth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point
Planning Commission member Ken Jax stated that the plats before the board were previously approved by the Planning Commission.  A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the Preliminary and Final Plats of the Fourth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point.  A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y.  Motion carried 3-0.

A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax to approve the minutes from June’s meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.

Bank Reconciliation
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Gregg Haunroth, to accept the bank reconciliation.  Motion carried 3-0.

A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Gregg Haunroth, to approve checks 10833-10869 totaling $22,214.19 and EFT’s totaling $5,843.01.  Motion carried 3-0.

Cell Tower
Results of the public comment were reviewed.  115 responses were received.  2 were completely against the tower, 41 were in favor of a tower with no further comment, 72 were in favor of the tower in another location.

It was brought up that the area requested for the tower is designated green space related to a PUD and should not be used commercially.

Information was provided about how antennas/towers impact property value and people’s health.

Emergency Management
There were 52 police calls, 2 fire calls and 14 ambulance calls in June.

Fred Cobbs spoke with Juneau County Emergency Management Director Gervase Thompson about the lack of notification during a gas leak where residents needed to be evacuated.

Seal coat work should begin next week.  Crack fill has been completed.  Projects came in under budget so the remaining funds will to towards repairing dips in the roads of Castle Rock Estates.

Buckhorn Acres roads have been graded.  Paving will begin soon.

The roads will be signed as 25 mph.  That speed limit will be reviewed after some time has passed.

A hand dryer will have to be replaced in the park bathrooms after it was struck by lightning.

Bridge options have been looked at.  A premade bridge that could be placed where the existing one it will be considered at budget time.

Board Reports

  • Feldman
    • Boat patrol (county)will start soon. Several positions have people in training at the Sheriff’s Department including boat patrol, radio operators, and jailers.
  • Jax
    • Fireworks were again a big problem
  • Haunroth
    • None
  • Korbein
    • None
  • Barton
    • Windsock pole was installed. Hardware to place the windsock will arrive soon.

9 permits were issued.  4 were for new homes.

Public Comment
A resident stated that the fireworks this year were the worst he could remember.

Brad Pavloski is preparing documentation to transfer land to the Town of Germantown to allow for the completion of on one of the roads in Buckhorn Acres.

A resident asked about seeding being done next to the roads in Buckhorn Acres once they are completed.  Dick Martin stated that selected areas will be looked at.

A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax to adjourn at 6:10.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully submitted,
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer