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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
June 13, 2017
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Ray Feldman, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Assistant Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel
Also Present: 25 townspeople
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:02 p.m.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein to approve the May regular meeting minutes with the correction of adding Ken Jax to the Budget Committee. Motion carried 5-0.
Bank Reconciliation and Checks
Financial reports were provided to the board. A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded Ken Jax, to accept the bank reconciliation and Treasurer’s Report, and approve checks 10186-10235 totaling $33,187.20, and EFT’s totaling $4,242.28. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve Operator’s Licenses for:
The motion carried 5-0 with Gregg Haunroth abstaining from voting on the Pine Cove employee.
A separate discussion and vote was made for an operator’s license for Richard Cole due to further legal documentation that was required. A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve Operator’s License for Richard Cole. The motion carried 4-0 with Gregg Haunroth abstaining.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax to approve a Class B Beer, Class C Wine, and Soda license from June 14 – June 30, 2017 for Fresh & Frozen, and a Class B Combo license and Soda license from June 14 – June 30, 2017 for Buckhorn Grill and Bar. The motion carried, 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein to approve licenses:
|Class B Combo
|Class A Combo
|Buckhorn Grill and Bar
|40 et 8 (temporary)
|The Dirty Turtle
|Buckhorn Grill and Bar
|Class B Beer
|Fresh and Frozen
|Fresh & Frozen
|Class C Wine
|Fresh and Frozen
|40 et 8
|Temporary Class B
|40 et 8
The motion carried, 5-0, with Gregg Haunroth abstaining from the Pine Cove vote.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Cigarette Licenses for Bavarian Campsite, Buckhorn Store, and Germantown Junction. The motion carried, 5-0.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton to approve accepting the bid from Scotts Construction. Motion carried, 5-0.
Review of quotes, discussion and reaffirmation of paving roads in Buckhorn Acres
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax to reaffirm the intent to pave the roads in Buckhorn Acres. A roll call vote was taken: Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y, Korbein – Y, Barton – Y. Motion carried, 5-0.
It is a possibility the work will start yet this year. There is still more work to be done before that happens. All fees would have to be spelled out, and we will shop for financing.
No Parking on a portion of Shacks Road
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton to approve no parking on Shacks Road from the stop sign, south, for 500 feet. Motion carried, 5-0.
Holding Tank Application
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the holding tank application submitted by Rod Pink. Motion carried, 5-0.
Discussion on Sanitary District 1
Chairman Gregg Haunroth began by saying it should be clear that the Town Board does not want to run Sanitary District 1. District 2 sunset is in 2020 for the payback. When sunset date happens – it may be more likely that District 2 will dissolve and join Sanitary District 1.
Discussion on elections on behalf of Sanitary District 1
We now hold the elections for Sanitary District 2 during our regular elections at the town hall. It was thought that we could do the same for Sanitary District 1. After much discussion it was decided to be tabled until next meeting so there can be more research on the ordinance that Mr. Berkos spoke of.
Updated bond schedule for the municipal court
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to recommend passing all changes except 52A-946.40. Reduce that, and accept the rest of the changes. Motion carried, 5-0.
Changing side yard setbacks from 15’ to 10’ in the Island Lake PUD
This request is to allow people to build a 3-car garage, instead of just the 2 that the current setbacks would allow. A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve changing side yard setbacks from 15’ to 10’ in the Island Lake PUD. Motion carried, 5-0.
Grading revisions to include an underpass of 32nd Street and staging for a future connection to Campfire Lake PUD
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the grading revisions. Motion carried, 5-0.
Assistant EM Director Chris Leopold reported that there was a disaster planning event in May that covered a power outage of one week duration. He described the differences between winter and summer outages.
Mowing is underway. Since we are under budget, a chain saw will be purchased because of all the downed trees causing the current one to wear out.
The new roof on the shelter in the park has been completed. Gregg Haunroth will check into why the piers aren’t in yet.
Ken Jax created an ambulance budget by township document.
Gregg Haunroth – A PUD was talked about in the past that would include a hotel. It was pulled back. He asks now because someone asked him: Would a hotel in the Portofino Bay area be an asset to Germantown? Skip says he remembers the discussions. Brad says a hotel is almost competition for them, but they still think it’s a great idea. People will stay local, and eat local – rather than go to Mauston.
Butterflies were stopping the straightening 37th Street. Now Gregg is asking the Pavloskis the timeline on it. Pat Pavloski said he was given approval to proceed behind Germantown Junction, but not yet to the 37th Street curve. Brad Pavlovski says not likely it will happen this year, but it is possible.
There were 8 permits, and 3 new houses.
Pat Pavloski commented on the work that Ken Jax did on his Ambulance Report.
Brad Pavloski appreciates the time Ken put into creating the Ambulance Report.
Sandy Henneman asked where the helicopter ambulance landings were going to be, and offered Portofino Bay as a lake access.
Lucio Lanza will be seeking more information on the creation of Sanitary District 1.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein to adjourn at 7:36 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
Linda Salzwedel, Administrative Assistant