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Regular Town Board Meeting
Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
September 13, 2016
Present: Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Skip Barton, Jim Collis, Dale Simonson and Ray Feldman, Zoning Administrator Dick Martin, EM Director Fred Cobbs, Administrative Assistant Linda Salzwedel
Also Present: Brad and Pat Pavloski, Chris Renner and townspeople
Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at the town hall at 6:00 p.m.
Presentation from and discussion with Chris Leopold regarding Mauston Area Ambulance Association
Fred Cobbs started with a history of what we had in the past up until now. Chris Leopold gave some history on himself and also what the state of Mauston Ambulance was when he came in. He described the difference between Advanced EMT’s and paramedics. He said a budget was recently passed that had a huge deficit, new people were hired, a new budget is being discussed, and a district concept is being discussed. Chairman Gregg Haunroth said we’ll have to budget in $166,000 for this. We’ll have to tighten our belt and take some money from road work and from the unused hours from our officer. There was more discussion, and Gregg said he will be at the Mauston Ambulance meeting on September 29.
Discussion and possible approval of application for zoning change to parcel 290120370 owned by Pavloski Farms
Gregg Haunroth mentioned that the Planning Commission has met and state statutes were reviewed. He described the plan that SoCore has agreed to with added vegetation and a fence that will be locked at all times. It will be a 25-year lease with two possible 5-year extension.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the application for zoning changed to parcel 290120370 owned by Pavloski Farms. Motion carried 5-0.
Discussion and possible approval of zoning change to parcel 29012226.01 owned by Summer Hideaway
Gregg mentioned how good and complete the documents are that were provided by Summer Hideaway. He said there was a Planning Committee meeting where the members approved unanimously to rezone.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to approve the zoning change to parcel 29012226.01 owned by Summer Hideaway. Motion carried 5-0.
Discussion and possible approval of hiring engineer for straightening of 37th
We need to get an engineering study done before we can ask for bids to be submitted. Unfortunately, it did not get to us in time for this meeting. We are trying to move forward so we can get available grant money to help pay for this. Guessing it will be about $2000.
A motion was made by Dale Simonson, seconded by Skip Barton, to move forward with getting the engineering study done. Motion carried 5-0.
Update regarding North Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission’s road analysis
We just received information yesterday so we don’t have the analysis ready for this meeting. We will have it soon.
Discussion and possible approval procedures relating to board notification
Gregg agrees that Ray’s request to have information ahead of time is a good one. Doesn’t seem like it needs a vote, though. Gregg asks if its ok to just make it our policy and make him (Gregg) accountable to that, rather than make it a vote. All agreed so there was no vote for changes.
Possible approval of minutes from August’s monthly meetings
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Skip Barton, to approve the minutes from the August board meeting. Motion carried 5-0.
Treasurer’s Report—Bank Reconciliation Report read and accept
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson to accept the Treasurer’s Report and bank reconciliation. Motion carried 5-0.
Possible approval of vouchers and checks
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson to approve vouchers 26648-26692 totaling $90,999.42 and EFTs totaling 2,443.75. Motion carried 5-0.
Possible approval of Resolution 2016-3 Asking the Wisconsin Governor and Legislature to Adequately fund Wisconsin’s Transportation System
A motion was made by Skip Barton, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve Resolution 2016-3 Asking the Wisconsin Governor and Legislature to Adequately fund Wisconsin’s Transportation System. A roll call vote was taken: Skip Barton – Y, Gregg Haunroth – Y, Jim Collis – Y, Ray Feldman – Y, Dale Simonson – Y. Motion carried 5-0.
Possible approval of Operator’s License applications
There were none
Public Safety / Emergency Management Report
Calls for Emergency Services: 21 Traffic, 1 Fire, 13 Ambulance, 8 Miscellaneous, 12 Alarms, Police 46, Total 101.
Parks / Town Hall / Buildings
Gregg talked about adding 10 feet to the piers instead of doing the dredging discussed before – it would be cheaper. He also talked about getting some work done on the pavilion. Next meeting Gregg will have more information.
Ramp on north 15th has a little hump that people are complaining about.
Board member reports
Jim Collis – he would like to see some checking into everyone paying the same instead of by size of land for the ambulance service. He thinks we should check to make sure it is legal.
Gregg Haunroth – He talked to New Lisbon fire department about their contract there. He made it known to them that we would like a rig here – we are half of their budget. He was met with a lot of resistance on that. He brought that up because of combining services.
Zoning Administrators Report
Town Officer Todd Green said that Officer Bader would like to bring the new K-9 officer here – he will try to get them to next month’s meeting.
A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Dale Simonson, to adjourn at 7:28 p.m. Motion carried 5-0.
Linda Salzwedel, Administrative Assistant