June 9, 2015 Regular Board Meeting Minutes


Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
June 9, 2015
6:00 p.m.

Present:   Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ray Feldman, Dale Simonson, Skip Barton, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Assistant Emergency Management Director Bill Bruce, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther

Absent:  Supervisor Jim Collis, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs

The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. in the Town of Germantown.

A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton to approve the minutes from the May meetings.  Motion carried 4-0.

Treasurer’s Report/Vouchers
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Ray Feldman to accept the Treasurer’s report and approve vouchers 25788-25825 totaling $27,228.31 and EFTs totaling $5,668.98.  Motion carried 4-0.

Liquor Licenses
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Dale Simonson to approve the following liquor licenses:

Class B Combination:

  • Cutler Amusement Corp. (Kozy’s Pizza)
  • Pine Cove Bar and Grill
  • JJM Corp. of Mauston (Buckhorn Café)
  • The Dirty Turtle LLC
  • C&B Investments (Shipwreck)
  • James Collis (Buckhorn Store)

Class A Combination:

  • Wendy Navis (The Landing)
  • Ronald and Jacqueline Pocevicz (Germantown Junction)

Class B Beer:

  • Donna Case (Fresh and Frozen)

Class C Wine:

  • Donna Case (Fresh and Frozen)


The motion carried 3-0 with 1 abstaining.


Operator’s Licenses
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the following Operator’s Licenses:

  • Karen Brady
  • Tanya Schultz
  • Hannah Rice
  • Jessica Vandervort
  • Michelle Lange
  • Amy Steele
  • Jeanette Williamson
  • Nicole Siddall
  • Jessica Bluell
  • Nicole Bluell
  • Alex DeGuire
  • Sarah DeGuire
  • Crystal Weight
  • Robert Glavin III
  • Victoria Van Doren
  • Katelyn Oleinik
  • Angela Locken
  • Valerie Heltsley

Motion carried 3-0 with 1 abstaining.


A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the following Operator’s License applications pending background checks being completed:

  • Nicholas Euler
  • Tonia Lewis
  • Morgan Ellsworth
  • LeeAnn Sheley
  • Anne Houy
  • Brittany Randall
  • Samantha Miller
  • Joanna O’Halloran
  • Sarah Forsythe
  • Erin Chrusciel
  • Laura Stumpf
  • Brett Fank
  • Danielle Angeli
  • Kathryn Frazier (approved and issued for immediate use with the Board’s right to pull the license at July meeting based on outcome of background check)

Motion carried 3-0 with 1 abstaining.


Committee Members

A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the following committee members for 2015-2016:

Roads Committee                                                           

  • Dick Martin
  • Jim Collis
  • Gregg Haunroth
  • Randy Mullenburg
  • Keith Ganther

Public Safety

  • Fred Cobbs
  • Bill Bruce
  • Justin Sornsin
  • Gregg Haunroth

Board of Appeals                                                               

  • Mike Raabe
  • Ray Feldman
  • Skip Barton
  • Jim Fank
  • Eric Vogele
  • Kathy Petras-Timm (alt)

Planning Commission

  • Dale Simonson
  • Shannon Vogele
  • George Vukich
  • Roger Bean
  • Keith Korbein
  • Paul Szymaszek
  • Justin Sornsin

County Board Representative

  • Ray Feldman

Park Committee

  • Denise Cobbs
  • Susan Ganther
  • Ken Jax
  • Jan Brendle

Budget Committee

  • Susan Ganther
  • Gregg Haunroth

Motion carried 4-0.

Resolution 2015-5
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Ray Feldman to approve Resolution 2015-5 Adoption of the Town of Germantown Community Wildfire Protection Plan.   Motion carried 4-0.

Emergency Management
For the month of May there were 6 ambulance calls, 8 fire calls, and 60 police calls.

Summer projects are nearly complete.  The road replacement project in Castle Rock Estates will begin soon.

Piers are being assembled this week (June 8-12) and should be installed by the following weekend.

In future years they will be installed by Memorial Day.

Board Reports
Ray Feldman reported that after watching one of the online training videos that are available to the board and committee members that they will be a very good resource.

Gregg Haunroth reported that he has contacted the DNR regarding the swim area at the Harbor.  Dimensions seem to have changed and may no longer be in line with what the approved application stated.  He is waiting to hear back from the DNR on whether they will review.

Ray Feldman reported that it will be unlikely that the County will approve a fireworks ordinance.

Zoning/Building Permits
6 permits were issued.  2 were for new houses.

Public Comment
The board was asked whether or not the reason for police calls could be conveyed to the public.

A resident served the Township by picking up 7 garbage bags of garbage.

District Attorney Solovey gave a general update from his office.  So far in 2015, 202 misdemeanors and 91 felonies have been prosecuted by his office.  The office has run within its budget in 2013 and 2014.

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Dale Simonson, to adjourn in 6:50 p.m.  Motion carried 4-0.


Respectfully Submitted, Susan Ganther