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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
June 11, 2019
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax,
Assistant Emergency, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs,
Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein
Absent: Supervisor Ray Feldman
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance.
The agenda was approved in any order.
Road bids submitted by Scott Construction and DL Gasser were opened and reviewed. Scott Construction was $160,179.74, DL Gasser was $171,897.31. A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the road bid from Scott Construction. A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Jax – Y, Haunroth – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the minutes from May’s meeting. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 4-0.
Checks and Vouchers
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve checks 11445-11490 totaling $29,855.44.33 and EFTs totaling $4,634.13. Motion carried 4-0.
Possible appointment of committee members
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the appointments of committee members as follows:
Roads Committee: Dick Martin (Chair), Randy Mullenberg, Gregg Haunroth (Board)
Board of Appeals: Mike Raabe (Chair), Ray Feldman (Board), Patrick McCormick, Skip Barton (Board),
and Erin Voll
County Board Representative: Ray Feldman
Budget Committee: Susan Ganther (Clerk/Treasurer), Gregg Haunroth (Chairman), and Ken Jax
CRAM Representative: Dale Simonson
Public Safety Committee: Fred Cobbs (Chair/EM Director), Chris Leopold (Asst. EM Director),
Gregg Haunroth (Board), Keith Ganther, Doug Staller, and Gervase Thompson
Planning Commission: Shannon Vogele (Chair), Keith Korbein, Patrick McCormick, Ken Jax, and
Park Committee: Denise Cobbs (Chair), Susan Ganther (Clerk/Treasurer), Ken Jax, Jan Brendle, and
Gregg Haunroth (Board)
Discussion and possible approval of hiring of Vierbicher Associates to update the Zoning Ordinance
They would update our ordinance to be in line with State laws, and it would be the first time to be reviewed completely since first implemented. Balance of cost difference to be made up during the year in adjustments. Keith Korbein made a motion, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the hiring of Vierbicher Associates to update the Zoning Ordinance. Motion passed 4-0.
Discussion and possible approval of Fireworks Permit for Waterfest
Skip Barton made a motion, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the Fireworks Permit for Waterfest. Motion passed 4-0.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the following:
-Class B Combo licenses to Kozy’s, Pine Cove, Buckhorn Store, Buckhorn Grill and Bar, Dirty Turtle, Shipwreck, and Portofino;
-Class A Combo licenses to Bavarian Campsite, Germantown Junction, and Castle Rock Landing;
-Tobacco/Cigarette Licenses to Germantown Junction, Castle Rock Landing, Bavarian Campsite, and Buckhorn Store;
-Soda non-intoxicating licenses to Kozy’s, Pine Cove, Buckhorn Store, Buckhorn Grill and Bar, Dirty Turtle, Shipwreck, Portofino, Bavarian Campsite, Germantown Junction, and Castle Rock Landing;
–Temporary Non-Intoxicating and Temporary Class “B” Beer to the 40 et 8.
A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Jax – Y, Haunroth – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Operator’s license applications for the following: Kristine Rall, Tonia Hale, Valerie Kaminski, Seth Westberg, Cassidy Whithey, Riley Nelson, Katelyn Oleinik, Christopher Kluender, Alicia Weinshrott, Katherine Oliver, Angela Locken, Sean Fank, Megan Plantz, Alyssa Spaniol, Elizabeth Fleming, Sara Muehlenkamp, Christa Dutscheck, Emily Tuemer, Jeanette Williamson, Jacqueline Barr, Amara Brandt, Justine Marshall, Alex Mallory, Daniel Cuyler, Gail Ellis, and Bill Bomber, and three pending for proof of their class certification; Betsy Schroeder, Amber Campbell, and Alexandria Baston. Motion carried 4-0.
Fred Cobbs reported on emergency service calls for March, April and May.
March April May
Police 33 7 46
Fire 1 0 0
Medical 8 7 13
Traffic 33 22 23
They would like to approach New Lisbon Fire Department to do their own billing like the Town of Clearfield has them do. Currently we pay the bills from the fire department and then go after who had the incident so they can pay us. We would only get involved if the people don’t pay, as then we could do a special assessment on their taxes for the fire department.
Dick Martin reported that seal coating is done. They have yet to repair roads in White Tail Ridge and to fill in dips in Castle Rock Estates.
He did have a request to change the speed limit on 15th Avenue from 35 to 25; this would need to be put on next month’s agenda to amend the ordinance.
For long term planning, looking at getting plans to develop walking paths.
Lulich was asked to update the town sign mulched area with new plantings, and we will use the $150 gift card that was returned to us to fund it.
Skip Barton – Skip stated we need to coordinate getting the wind socks up.
11 permits were issued in April. 7 were for new homes.
One person’s Facebook post is being investigated for their comments made toward the Pavloski’s and the Town Board.
Update on the cell tower: it is staked, and construction will start in June.
The ‘Discussion and possible approval of the preliminary and final plats for the Sixth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point’ was accidentally omitted from tonight’s agenda. Suggested that this can be set up for tomorrow night at 6:30 if posted 24 hours in advance. Gregg asked Michaele to type it up right after this meeting and he will post it immediately to comply with the requirement.
There was a report of a wayward green canoe floating free on the river area, if anyone is missing theirs.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to adjourn at 6:24 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.