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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
July 11, 2017
6:00 p.m.


Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Ken Jax, Keith Korbein 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 Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the meeting minutes from the June monthly meeting and May and June special meetings.  Motion carried 5—0.

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

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton to approve checks 10236-10271 totaling $56,936.23, check 5011 totaling $3,529.93 and EFT’s totaling $4,549.73.  Motion carried 5-0. 

Operator’s License
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, Seconded by Skip Barton, to approve an Operator’s License for Veronica Baumgart.  Motion carried 5-0.

Resolution 2017-2
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve Resolution 2017-2 amending the 2017 budget.  A roll call vote was taken:  Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y.  Motion carried 5-0.

Sanitary District Election
There was discussion on whether the Town should conduct elections on the behalf of Sanitary District 1.  There was disagreement between the District and the Town on what liability the Town has in relation to the District.  The subject was tabled until the next meeting when legal-council for both sides could be in attendance.

Copper Point Plat
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax to approve the preliminary and final plat of the second addition to Island Lake at Copper Point.  Motion carried 5-0.

Emergency Management
In May, there were 48 police calls, 1 fire call, and 12 ambulance calls.  In June, there were 67 police calls, 3 fire calls, and 11 ambulance calls.  Fred will be checking in to the lighting requirements for wind socks at helicopter emergency landing locations.

Seal coating of the roads will begin next week.  Island Lake will begin paving their road shortly.

No Report

Board Reports
Ray Feldman – Ray stated he was disappointed with the lack of police coverage over the holiday weekend.

Ken Jax  – Ken continues to work with Mauston Ambulance on equitable billing.  Their budget  should be prepared in the next month or two.

Gregg Haunroth –  Financial information is being gathered for Buckhorn Acres’ road project.  It was reiterated that his project is being considered to allow for the safety of residents and emergency vehicles.  It may be a benefit to the project to delay until the                                             new gravel pit is open near Mauston. This could save approximately $60,000 in graveling expenses.  Similar projects may be considered in the future after taking an extended time to evaluate the results of Buckhorn Acres.

Zoning and Building Permits
10 permits were issued in June.  9 were for new houses.  A holding tank application has been received and a public hearing scheduled for July 18.

Public Comment

A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to adjourn at 6:35 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.

Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer