Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
July 14, 2015
6:00 p.m.


Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ray Feldman, Skip Barton, Jim Collis, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Assistant Emergency Management Director Bill Bruce, , Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel

Absent:  Supervisor Dale Simonson


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Town of Germantown.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton to approve the minutes from the June 9 and June 23 meetings.  Motion carried 4-0.

Treasurer’s Report/Vouchers
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton to accept the Treasurer’s report and approve vouchers 25834-25854 and 25863-25898 totaling $111788.20 and EFTs totaling $5813.03.  Motion carried 4-0.

Operator’s Licenses
Operator’s license could not be voted on since there were only two board members present who were allowed to vote on them.

Waterfest Fireworks Application
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, 2nd by Jim Collis to approve the Waterfest Fireworks Application. Motion carried 4-0

Emergency Management
The check form the DNR came. There was a Dry hydrant meeting in which two locations for the hydrants were identified. Both fire departments were present at the meeting and were agreeable.

Radio grants have been awarded – $20,218.00, and the town share will be $5,100.00. Motion by Jim Collis to use the $5100 to purchase the digital radios, 2nd by Skip Barton. Motion carried 4-0. We will be applying to the state for the dry hydrant installation, which should cover 95% – 100% of the cost.

The Fly Car that we bought for Mauston Area Ambulance was out front to take a look at before the meeting. Fred Cobbs explained how it would work along with the ambulance. It will be considered a first responder.

For the month of June there were 66 police calls, and 13 of these were alarms. All the alarms were false alarms.

A resident asked if we can have the police report on the web each month. Discussion ensued and it was thought that we could just include them in the meeting minutes and that should be sufficient.

No report

Gregg showed everyone the latest version of the park sign. Said it was still a work in progress.

Board Reports
Jim Collis will bring a report to the next month to view, about roads.

A resident asked if we have checked with DNR to see if we can put in a beach. Gregg said we may try to get rid of some of the rock and put a 60’ beach in, and make it a Germantown Beach.

Jim Collis said we should be getting a check soon from TRIP.

Gregg Haunroth said swing sets are a long term goal as they are too much money for right now. A resident suggested that maybe we could have a fund raiser to buy them.

Gregg Haunroth said that a “library box” will be placed outside the Germantown hall. He also said we’ll be making a welcome packet up for new residents, and that Brad Pavloski said he would print them for us.

Zoning/Building Permits
There were 8 permits in June with 1 new house.

Public Comment
There were none.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to adjourn at 6:33 p.m.  Motion carried 4-0.


Respectfully Submitted,
Linda Salzwedel, Administrative Assistant