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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
June 19, 2018
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax, Ray Feldman, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Assistant Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00.
Dick Martin reviewed Scott Construction’s submitted bid and recommended acceptance with one change. The list of projects would have Zielinski Lane removed and Oak Hollow Trail added. Conditions have worsened on Oak Hollow making that project a higher priority. The change in the project will result in a cost savings and any savings will be applied to the ongoing project of repairing the dips in all the roads in Castle Rock Estates. A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to accept the bid by Scott Construction for 2018 road work with the recommended changes. Motion carried 5-0.
Representatives from Portofino and Castle Rock Gardens were present. An agreement was reached between the two parties regarding the gated road between the two developments. Additional rocks will be added around the gate to stop driving on the grass to get around the gate. The gate will also be marked by Castle Rock Gardens with signs indicating that the gate must be closed after use.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from the May 8th, and May 22nd board meetings. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept checks 10783-10824 totaling $39,540.31, and EFT’s totaling $4,296.49. Motion carried 5-0.
A Hyundai loader is available for purchase. The loader can be financed for 2 years at 0% interest. The wing and plow would have to be financed separately. The loader will be used to plow the increasing amount of cul-de-sacs in the township. It will also be able to be used in the brush dump and will be a better option when having to remove fallen trees from the roads. This is a historically long lasting piece of equipment. A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to purchase the Hyundai loader with wing and plow at a cost of $121,500.00. A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve the fireworks application by the Waterfest Committee pending confirmation of proper insurance coverages. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to appoint Jim Marx to the Sanitary District 1 board. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Class B Combo licenses to Dirty Turtle, Shipwreck, Pine Cove, Buckhorn Store, Buckhorn Grill and Bar, and Portofino. Motion carried 5-0 with the exception of Pine Cove having an abstention by Gregg Haunroth.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ray Feldman, to approve Class A Combo licenses to Bavarian Campsite, Castle Rock Landing, and Germantown Junction. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve a Temporary Class B license to the 40 et 8. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve Tobacco licenses for Bavarian Campsite, Germantown Junction, Castle Rock Landing, and Buckhorn Store. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve Soda licenses for Bavarian Campsite, Castle Rock Landing, Germantown Junction, Dirty Turtle, Shipwreck, Pine Cove, Buckhorn Store, Buckhorn Grill and Bar, 40 et 8, and Portofino. Motion carried 5-0 with the exception of Pine Cove having an abstention by Gregg Haunroth.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve Operator’s license applications for: Kristine Rall, Tonia Hale, Valerie Kaminski, Seth Westberg, Cassidy Whithey, Rita Clough, Katelyn Oleinik, Rhiannon Mach, Alicia Weinshrott, Kathy Oliver, Angela Locken, Leslye Keltner, Megan Plantz, Alyssa Spaniol, Elyssa Sheley, Sara Muehlenkamp, Alex DeGuire, Nicholas DeGuire, Christa Dutscheck, Hailey Brown, Jeanette Williamson, Courtney Sobolik, Rylie Honnold, Jacqueline Barr, Sean Fank Barbara Scervino, Adam Hagan, Karyn Fank, Lori Singleton, Angela Morgan, Tanya Schultz, and Bill Bomber. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to purchase a radio for the new loader at a cost of $3,428.48. Motion carried 5-0.
Ordinance 55 – Seasonal Weight Limits on Town Roads
A motion as made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve Ordinance 55. A roll call vote was taken: Barton, – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
The town was approached about placing a cell phone tower behind the public works building. The town will speak to Volk Field about any issues that the tower could present for air traffic. Christopher Leopold will find out how the location may affect the designated emergency helicopter landing site close by. Ray Feldman reviewed the lease and had several concerns. The town will need to find out if the lease is negotiable. Postings throughout the township and on social media will be asking for input from the public about the placement of the cell tower.
May had 28 police calls, 2 fire calls and 3 ambulance calls. Diggers hotline as reviewed the area on Windover Court for a wind sock pole.
CPR class has been made available to the board as well as employees. Others may be invited if space is available.
The new tractor is being worked on but there has been a delay in production.
Buckhorn Acres – grading is almost complete on the roads and paving should start mid-July.
There was a lightening strike in the park which has damaged the pumps for the well and bathrooms. A plumber has been contacted to see about repairs.
- Ray Feldman
- Discussions continue in the Sheriff’s Committee meetings about ticketing loud boats lacking mufflers by written citizen complaints.
- Ken Jax
- Would like to see a sign on the piers in the park stating “Public Parking – No Overnight Parking” to make sure people know that the piers are available for use.
- Keith Korbein
- Asked that people remember the law when it comes to fireworks.
- Skip Barton
- Provided the weather is favorable the windsock pole will be placed on June 20th.
2 permits were issued. 0 for new homes.
Christopher Leopold asked about which roads in Castle Rock Estates will be the first to receive work on
the road dips.
It was asked if no parking signs could be place in the area of the 15th Avenue boat launch and Cherokee Lane.
It was questioned if the new ordinance regarding weight limits would affect snow plows. Snow plows would be exempt from complying with the ordinance.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Skip Barton, to adjourn at 7:10 p.m. Motion carried 6-0.
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer