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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
October 8, 2013
7:00 p.m.


Present: Chairman Rosetta Boyle, Supervisors Dale Simonson, Jim Collis, Ray Feldman


Also Present: Zoning Administrator Bill Bruce, Clerk/Treasurer Marion Uphoff, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther, Town Officer Cameron McChesney


Absent: Supervisor Greg Haunroth, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs


Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Town of Germantown.


Proper posting was verified by Rosetta Boyle.


A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Ray Feldman to approve the September 10, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes. Motion carried.


A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson to approve the Treasurer’s Report and Bank Reconciliation. Motion carried.


Bid Opening


The Town had placed up for sale a plow truck. Only one sealed bid was received from Ryan Green in the amount of $22,200. A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson to accept the bid. Motion carried.


Budget Hearing/Special Town Meeting Date


The suggested date was November 7, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. A motion was made by Rosetta Boyle, seconded by Jim Collis to accept this date. Motion carried.


Budget Work Session Date


The dates have been set for Wednesday, October 16, 5:30 p.m. and Monday, October 21, at 5:30 p.m.


Fire Department Contract


A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Dale Simonson to accept the New Lisbon Fire Department’s contract. Motion carried.


Resolution for the Destruction of Public Records


A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis to pass the Resolution for the Destruction of Public Records. Boyle – yes, Simonson – yes, Collis – yes, Feldman – yes.


Municipal Court


Rosetta Boyle, Dale Simonson, and Fred Cobbs met with Municipal Court Judge Seth Tully about joining the Municipal Court. Expenses would be approximately $1,600 for the purchase of computer software. Joining the court would allow Officer McChesney to write tickets on Germantown Ordinances in place of State law. This would allow proceeds from tickets written to come back to the Township instead of going to the county and state. The Town looks to join the court January 1, 2014.


Roads Report


Jim Collis attended the TRIP meeting. $17,169.05 was awarded to the Town.


Greg Haunroth and Ray Feldman will be meeting to finalize the 15th Street boat ramp.




Dale Simonson attended the most recent meeting. The number of users from Germantown has increased. The tracking system there is better. The CRAM budget was approved at the meeting and Germantown’s share went down $120 due to the increased use. The total cost for next year is $2,178.70.


Noise Ordinance


Greg Haunroth has met with local Tavern owners. Some had mentioned to Greg that the agreement with the Town had been to end outdoor music at midnight. Meeting minutes from the time of that agreement reflect that the time was 10 p.m. Mr. Haunroth will meet once again with tavern owners to come to an agreement on a time to avoid having to adopt an ordinance.


Sanitary District


A letter was received from the Sanitary District thanking the Town for accommodating them while the pipeline was put in.


Also read into the record were a thank you from the Waterfest Committee for the Town issuing their fireworks permit at no charge. The Town does this as a donation to Waterfest which is a benefit to our community.


The County has given notice that they will be raising the cost of maintaining a database of our registered voters. The cost will now be $300 per year. It was mentioned that while there is an increase it is still more cost effective then having the Town do it.


Officer McChesney


Officer McCHesney again mentioned that he is working with citizens on Neighborhood Watch. He also commented on how beneficial joining the Municipal Court will be.


Zoning Administrator’s Report


8 building permits were issued. 2 were for new homes. 28 permits for new homes have been issued this year.




A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson to accept vouchers totaling $19,299.25 and EFT payments totaling $8,700.88. Motion carried.


Public Comment


Comments were made by a resident of Sandy Shores stating that Officer McChesney attended their picnic and made a presentation on Neighborhood Watch.


A comment was made that residents would appreciate a newsletter with information about the upcoming Special Town Meeting as soon as possible.




A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Jim Collis to adjourn at 7:49 p.m. Motion carried.