Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
May 19, 2015
6:00 p.m.


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

Absent: None

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

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the meeting minutes from the April, 2015 meetings.  Motion carried. 5-0.

Bank Reconciliation and Vouchers
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Dale Simonson, to accept the bank reconciliation and approve vouchers 25740-25787 totaling $63,377.57.  Motion carried 5-0.

Resolution 2015-3
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve Resolution 2015-3 transferring funds from the Impact Fees account to the General Fund.  A roll call vote was taken:  Haunroth – Y, Barton – Y, Simonson – Y, Collis – Y, Feldman – Y.

Stone Gate Lake
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Ray Feldman, to accept the recommendation of the Planning Commission to approve the Certified Survey Map and Preliminary and Final Plat for the 5th addition to Stone Gate Lake.  Motion carried 5-0.

Line of Succession
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ray Feldman, to approve the following line of succession for May 2015-May 2016:  Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisor Dale Simonson, Supervisor Jim Collis.  Motion carried 5-0.

Comprehensive Plan
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis to approve a sub-committee to be formed to review and report to the Planning Commission potential updates to the Comprehensive Plan.  Motion carried 5-0.

Emergency Management
Service calls for the month of April:  Police 38, Fire 8, Ambulance 9    A new grant has become available to provide radios that are WISCOM compatible.  The grant would be 75/25.  Fred will also be researching a grant that would provide tornado sirens in the Township.  This would also be a 75/25 grant.

Construction on 30th Street has begun.  Seal coating and crack filling will begin in June.  Brush pickup on 17th is going well.

No Report

Board Reports
Jim Collis and Gregg Haunroth reported that resumes will be reviewed next week for the new Germantown Deputy.

Jim Collis reported that he, along with others in the community, were accepting boat slip applications on behalf of Brad Pavloski.  Mr. Collis spoke with the town attorney and was advised this was not a conflict of interest as a board member.

Gregg Haunroth reported that he received a letter from Sanitary District #1 regarding hunting on town owned land adjacent to the Sanitary District.  Maps of all town owned land were provided to board members to review and the subject will be discussed at a future meeting.

Gregg Haunroth reported that Portofino has been billed for the town’s expenses related to the Portofino development.

It was reported that there was a Private Road, No ATVs sign put up at Wiley Lane.  Residents on Wiley Lane were advised to have something in writing, signed by a majority of the residents, approving the sign.

8 permits were issued in April.  5 were for new houses.

Public Comment
A resident was happy to hear there were plans to improve Germantown Park.  There were questions as to lighting of the piers and liability of the town.

A resident encouraged other residents to pick up garbage along the sides of the roads.

Brad Pavloski addressed a rumor that Pavloski Waterfront Developments would be buying Portofino.  He stated that rumor is false.

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to adjourn at 6:30 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.


Respectfully submitted,
Susan Ganther, Clerk/Treasurer