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Town of Germantown
Regular Meeting Minutes
July 18, 2023
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Jim Collis, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein
Absent: Supervisor Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. at the town hall.
Confirmation of Posting
The agenda was posted in three public places and the website in a timely manner.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve the minutes from June’s board meeting and Board of Review. Motion carried 4-0.
The bank reconciliation was read and placed on file for audit.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve checks 13718-13765 totaling $78,077.09 and payroll liabilities totaling $6,118.92. Motion carried 4-0.
A bid request notice will be posted for the town hall roof.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve an Operator’s License for Jessica Heesch. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to deny an Operator’s License for Joshua Steinhorst. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve a firework permit for the Waterfest event. Motion carried 4-0.
Resolution 2023-04 Amending the 2023 Budget
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve Resolution 2023-04 Amending the 2023 Budget. A roll call vote was taken: Collis – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
Ordinance 30 – Speed Zones
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve updates to Ordinance 30.
A roll call vote was taken: Collis – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
Mauston Ambulance is meeting with the new municipalities that will be joining the service as of 12-31-2023.
Be vigilant about open fires and fireworks. Even with the rain that was received a lot of that was dried out by winds.
Wildlife Estates is attempting to form an HOA to oversee road maintenance. Their roads are private.
Seatbelt use for UTV’s is being enforced. The Sheriff’s Department has been very visible within the township.
Crack filling is still to be done.
There are still street signs and stop signs being stolen. Sometimes just the sign, other times the sign and post. Each one that needs to be replaced costs the town more than $100. The Sheriff’s Department is aware of the problem and is keeping watch. There are decals that can be put on the signs so if they are stolen and found by law enforcement they could be identified as belonging to the town and the person could be charged with possession of stolen property.
There were 9 permits issued in June. 6 were for new homes. There have been permits issued for 27 new homes this year to date.
The park is seeing a lot of use. Especially the beach.
Jim Collis – He has noticed the visibility of law enforcement throughout the town.
Keith Korbein – He is planning on attending the Wisconsin Town’s Association annual convention.
Gregg Haunroth – There has been an analysis of the yearly cost of the Sheriff’s Department deputy and a 4 year look at the number of calls taken each month.
Germantown’s deputy was injured on the job while in another municipality. Her absence will result in priority coverage by other deputies.
Ken Jax – Ken will also plan on attending the Wisconsin Town’s Association annual convention.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Jim Collis, to adjourn at 6:40 p.m. Motion