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, 2020 
6:00 p.m.


Present:              Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ken Jax, Skip Barton Keith Korbein, Ray Feldman, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Assistant Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold          Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein              

Absent:                None


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m. at the town hall.


Road Bids

The road bids were opened and compared.  A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to accept the bids for road work as submitted by Scott Construction.  Motion carried 5-0.



A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein to approve the minutes of the April 11, 2020 Annual Meeting as printed and the April 11, 2020, with the addition to Sandstone Drive chip sealing as part of the road work listing.  Motion carried 5-0.


Bank Reconciliation

A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the bank reconciliation as presented.  Motion carried 5-0.



A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve checks 12008-12025 totaling $50,840.44 and EFT’s totaling $6,495.22.  Motion carried 5-0.


Sanitary District\

Tabled to a future meeting.



A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Skip Barton, to reappoint all current committee members (list attached).  Motion carried 5-0.


A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to appoint Fred Cobbs as Emergency Management Director, and Christopher Leopold as Assistant Emergency Management Director for a 1-year term.  Motion carried 5-0.


Emergency Managemen

Cleaning supplies and masks have been ordered through the Juneau County Emergency Management offices.  There is no guarantee that we will receive the requested supplies.



The sander is in.  The truck will go in to have it installed. 

New lawn mowers have been used and have saved a lot of man hours.



13 permits were issued in April.  7 were for new houses.


Parks/Town Hall

At the upcoming Juneau County Board meeting the Board will have on the agenda voting on the acceptance of the Town of Germantown’s Park Plan as a part of the countywide comprehensive plan. 

Removing some cabinets and electrical outlets in the town hall kitchen will be looked into.  This will help in facilitating elections which received favorable comments from the public.


Board Reports

Ray Feldman –   County Finance Committee was told by the state to expect sales tax revenue to be down in 2020.     

                             The County Board was presented with information regarding the sale of the Mauston School                                           Forest.  If the sale goes through the school district would then purchase a new, larger tract of land                                 at a more convenient location near the school. 

Gregg Haunroth – The Town Board will be conducting employee reviews in the near future.


Public Comment

A resident left a message for the board in the office regarding possible signage for people to watch for pedestrians.  The resident has seen some close calls. 

It has been especially difficult with people out walking together while also trying the maintain social distancing.



A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to adjourn at 6:50 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.


Respectfully Submitted,


Susan Ganther