Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
June 14, 2016
6:00 p.m.

Present: Supervisors Skip Barton, Jim Collis, Ray Feldman, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Town Deputy Todd Green
Absent:  Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisor Dale Simonson, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs

County Clerk Candidate
Terri Wafle-Treptow introduced herself to those in attendance and talked about running for Juneau County Clerk.

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from the May meeting.  Motion carried 3-0.

North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the hiring of the NCWRPC to prepare a Town Road Surface Management Plan for the Town of Germantown at a cost of $500.  Motion carried 3-0.

Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation
The Treasurer’s report was reviewed and a motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Treasurer’s Report/Bank Reconciliation.  Motion carried 3-0.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Ray Feldman to approve vouchers 26482-26534 totaling $135,231.92 and EFTs totaling $5,821.3.  Motion carried 3-0.

Operator’s Licenses

Public Safety Report

Approximately 1/3 of the road work for the year has been completed.  They are behind because of the weather.

Buckhorn Acres is interested in building roads within their subdivision with the intent of turning them over to the Town.  They have a quote from DL Gasser of $700,000.  They would like to talk to the Board about the Town financing the project and then placing a special assessment on the Buckhorn Acres residents.  Those taxpayers would pay the Town back for the principal and interest in any financing done.

The roof on the pavilion in the town park is deteriorating.  It could be replaced with a steel roof for $2,500-$3,000.  This will be discussed at a future meeting.

Board Reports

Ray Feldman:   As the Comprehensive Plan is reviewed particular attention should be paid to the number of mobile homes accounted for in the Township.  The federal government has conflicting definitions of a mobile home (the Census Bureau is different than HUD).

Jim Collis:  Buckhorn State Park had the grand opening for their new campground.

Work is being done on potential changes to the Sand Point PUD.

Building Permits
Nine permits were issued in May.  Five for new homes.  Year to date 12 permits have been issued for new homes.

Public Comment
Those present heard a presentation by District Attorney Mike Solovey regarding the productivity of his office.

Also speaking was District Attorney candidate Kenneth Hamm.  He introduced himself, gave some background on his time as an attorney and explained why he was running for office.

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to adjourn at 6:40 p.m.  Motion carried 3-0.


Respectfully Submitted,
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer