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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
July 14, 2020
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Assistant Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein
Absent: Supervisor Skip Barton
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 Ken Jax to approve the minutes from the June meeting. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve checks 12087-12127 totaling 33,050,.51 and EFT’s totaling $7,004.37. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve an operator’s license for Ryan Nixon. Motion carried 4-0.
Resolution 2020-5 Amending the 2020 Budget
A motion as made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Resolution 2020-5. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the purchase and installation of a mail slot with the use of grant money. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the purchase of a lawnmower trailer at a cost of $2,250.00. Motion carried 4-0.
A “No Diving” sign will be installed at the piers in the park.
Sanitizer and PPE were received from Juneau County.
Fred Cobbs is again going to approach Juneau County Parks Department about a $.50 a night per rented campsite at the county park to defray the costs of services provided to the park by the town’s taxpayers while the county does not pay taxes on the land.
Radio numbers have been assigned to town board and employees.
Seal coating is done.
Work on 32nd Avenue will be done the second week of August.
Mowing is nearly done.
Culverts will be replaced on 16th.
9 permits issued in June. 3 for new houses.
MSA advised that we should hear something regarding the grant that was applied for sometime in August.
Korbein – Sheriff’s Deputies should be aware of UTV activity involving children. Noticed especially on Germantown G.
Haunroth – Town attorney is taking action against a landowner whose property is filled with garbage, unregistered vehicles, and uninhabitable trailers.
Portofino Swim Area – A permit for a swim area is not being pursued by the Castle Rock Condominium HOA at this time.
Signs will be going up within the township for no golf carts on town roads and no fireworks within the township.
Approximately $27,000 is available to the town through state grant money to cover COVID related expenses.
Ken Jax – Sanitary District will be doing some upgrades. The approximate cost is 3.5 million. A 1 million dollar grant is available, the district also has money on hand. The upgrade will likely happen in 2022.
Ray Feldman – Waterfest will be holding fireworks but no other activities. Lighted boats are welcome to attend the fireworks display.
Sandy Henneman agreed that fireworks and golf carts are a big problem including around Portofino.
Several of those present believe that Juneau County should be approached regarding the sale of fireworks in Juneau County when they are illegal to shoot off.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to adjourn at 6:35 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.