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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
October 8, 2019
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax, Ray Feldman,Assistant Emergency Chris Leopold, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin,Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer Michaele Korbein
Absent: Clerk/Treasurer Susan Ganther
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance.
The agenda was approved in any order.
Presentation by Necedah School District Administrator
Tonya Kotlowski, District Administrator of Necedah Schools, presented and highlighted their tax impact facts, predictions, and forecasts. Biggest factors affecting levy are student enrollment, equalized evaluations, and shared costs (previous year’s expense). Equalized value of property in Germantown in the Necedah School District is up, so this increase in tax base will make a decrease in mill rate for several years until it stabilizes and then may go back up somewhat.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from September’s meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
Treasurer’s Report-Bank Reconciliation/Checks and Vouchers
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to accept the Treasurer’s Report and Bank Reconciliation and to approve Checks and Vouchers #11627-11671 totaling $103,273.10, impact fee check 5014 totaling $79,141.29 and EFT’s totaling $4,681.87. Motion carried 5-0.
A background check made on Katie Coleman of Hillsboro passed. A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve an Operator’s license for Katy Coleman for Castle Rock Landing. Motion carried 5-0.
Approval of road financing through the Bank of Mauston
This item was tabled.
Discussion and possible approval of a CSM to combine Lots 127 of Fifth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point and 128 of Sixth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point
This was discussed and approved at the last Planning Commission meeting. A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the CSM to combine Lots 127 of Fifth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point and 128 of Sixth Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point. Motion passed 5-0.
Discussion and possible approvals of the preliminary plat and the final plat of Seventh Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point
This was reviewed and approved by the Planning Commission, as the developer followed along with the ordinance for the layout. A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the preliminary plat and the final plat of Seventh Addition to Island Lake at Copper Point.
Discussion and possible approval of Resolution 2019-6 Amending the 2019 Budget
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Resolution 2019-6 Amending the 2019 Budget. A roll call vote was taken: Barton– Y, Korbein– Y, Haunroth– Y, Jax– Y, Feldman– Y. Motion carried 5-0.
Correction of numbering on Ordinance #55 Weight Restrictions: should be #57
There were duplicated ordinance numbers: Town of Germanton Comprehensive Plan Ordinance #55 and Weight Restrictions Ordinance #55. A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to correct the numbering on the Weight Restriction Ordinance to 57. Motion passed.
Calls for September were 63 police, 1 fire, and 9 medical. A request was made to include $5,000 in the budget for an ISO study to see if we could improve our fire rating. The last study was done 10 years ago.
All projects are done, including Castle Rock Estates. In planning for next year’s budget, Sandstone needs to be on the list. It was noted that roads in Logs at Eagle Lake are gravel and were accepted that way.
Master Plan is in process for park. Gutters to be cleaned, plants to be planted, building to be power washed, and shrubs to be taken out.
Ray Feldman – 911 is switching to WisCom either in late October or early November.
– Eight interviews are scheduled for open positions with county sheriff’s office;
there is a huge need for good people and training.
Ken Jax and Keith Korbein
– Both attended the September WTA meeting -highlights of the meeting
included information regarding 5G, employment issues, shoreland zoning.
They will discuss these more at the planning commission meeting October 9.
Gregg Haunroth – Grant application due December 9 for rec plan.
– Historical info on Germantown is on paper; hoping to get a digital copy.
Skip Barton – Complaints have been received about ATVs not following speed limits.
Seven permits were issued in September; six of those were for new homes.
One resident would like presenter to have a microphone.
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to adjourn at 6:55 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.