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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
March 12, 2019
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, and Ken Jax, Assistant Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Assistant Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Green
Absent: Supervisor Ray Feldman, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00 p.m.
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from the February board meeting with the following correction: the person to second the motion to adjourn was Keith Korbein, not Ken Jax. Motion carried 4-0.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Bank Reconciliation. Motion carried 4-0.
Checks and EFTs
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve checks 11292-11339 totaling $60,391.80, 1277-1278 totaling $1,085.65, and EFTs totaling $5,153.68. Motion carried 4-0.
A letter was received from Gregg Haunroth surrendering the liquor license for Pine Cove with the stipulation that it be re-issued to Log Cabin Deli, LLC which will be operating Pine Cove going forward. A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the liquor license for Log Cabin Deli, LLC d/b/a Pine Cover Bar and Grill. A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Korbein – Y,
Haunroth – Abstained, Jax – Y. Motion carried 3-0.
Ordinance 2019-2 Filling Vacancy in the Office of Municipal Court Judge
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Ordinance 2019-2. A roll call vote was taken: Barton – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y. Motion carried 4-0.
There are many flood watches currently in the area.
The fire departments have had 2 ice/water rescues of snowmobilers on Castle Rock Lake in the last few days.
Mauston Ambulance is working on an app that allows its staff to update the mapping portion to reflect road closures real time. This will aid in the use of alternative routes to emergency calls especially with the anticipated spring flooding.
There is a great deal of concern on managing roads during spring flooding and the melting/refreezing of snow on the roads.
In places with a history of flooding, snow may be relocated to hopefully lessen the volume of moisture adding to the problem.
The Park Committee members are reviewing the different tree options available for purchase form the DNR. The trees would be planted in the park.
Ken Jax stated that the roads are being well maintained in spite of the recent difficult weather conditions.
Zoning Administrator’s Report
There were no permits issued in February.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to adjourn at 6:16 p.m. Motion carried 4-0.