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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
October 9, 2018
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Keith Korbein, Ken Jax, Ray Feldman, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs, Assistant Emergency Management Director Christopher Leopold, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00.
A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from the September 11 board meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
Treasurer’s Report and Checks
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Keith Korbein, to accept the Treasurer’s Report, and to accept checks 10989 – 11031 and EFT’s totaling $43,635.87. Motion carried 5-0.
Walking Path Committee
A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Skip Barton, to appoint the following to the Walking Path Committee: Patrick McCormick, Mike JungBluth, Shawn Tessmann, John Barmore, and Char Guasto. Motion carried 5-0.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve Operator’s license applications for Emily Teumer for the Buckhorn Store. Motion carried 5-0.
Resolution 2018-14 amending the 2018 budget
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve Resolution 2018-4 amending the 2018 budget. A roll call vote was taken: Haunroth – Y, Feldman – Y, Barton – Y, Jax – Y, Korbein – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
Bid for graveling 17th Street
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the bid for graveling 17th street. A roll call vote was taken: Haunroth – Y, Feldman – Y, Barton – Y, Jax – Y, Korbein – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
Emergency Management / Public Safety
Emergency Management Director Fred Cobbs reported that September had 49 police calls, 0 fire calls and 11 ambulance calls.
Gregg Haunroth reported that the 1st draft of the Mauston Ambulance budget is being worked on.
Financing of the gravel for 17th Street
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve financing for the gravel for 17th street. A roll call vote was taken: Haunroth – Y, Feldman – Y, Barton – Y, Jax – Y, Korbein – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
Gregg Haunroth reported that the repairing of the bridge in the town park will be included in next year’s budget.
Ray Feldman – none
Ken Jax – asked about the Sanitary District audit. Gregg will attend the October meeting and get more details.
Gregg Haunroth – none
Keith Korbein – none
Skip Barton – none
Zoning/Permits Dick Martin reported that everything is done for the summer. There was some money left and they spent it filling in dips in Castle Rock Estates, and off 32nd, both ways on Pine and Timber. Approximately 50 dips were fixed. They also fixed 20th where the culvert washed out.
The water is over the road in Whitetail again. There is nothing we can do about it – it is the lowest spot in the subdivision in the back corner. We tried to pump it out, but it ran right back in. We will pull the perk test and check on that.
Crane Lane is under water. The residents there would like to build a road and make it into a town road. Dick has advised them to raise it and gravel it.
Eight permits were issued in September – three of those were for new homes. There have been 26 so far this year.
A visitor had concerns about her right-of-way being mowed. Gregg and Dick will go by and take a look at her property.
There was a question about weather a cell phone tower was still being talked about. It was reported that AT&T could not find a suitable location in Germantown, and that there should be one going up nearby in Clearfield. No guess on the timeline.
There was a request to hear a monthly report about what is going on at the County Board meetings. Ray Feldman gave an update but said that the minutes are available each month. Gregg said the minutes could be posted on our Town of Germantown website each month, so that will be looked into.
A motion was made by Ray Feldman, seconded by Ken Jax, to adjourn at 7:30 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
Linda Salzwedel Administrative Assistant