Town of Germantown

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Regular Town Board Meeting


Town of Germantown Town Hall
N7560 17th Avenue
New Lisbon, WI 53950
September 13, 2022
6:00 p.m.


Present:               Chairman Gregg Haunroth, Supervisors Ken Jax, Keith Korbein, Jim Collis, Ray Feldman, 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 the town hall at 6:00 p.m.


Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)

It was proposed that the now expired plan be updated and put into action again to make the town eligible for federal grant money.  Amy Penn from the DNR would work with Christopher Leopold on this.  A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Jim Collis, to move forward with updating of the CWPP.  Motion carried 5-0.



A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to approve the August meeting minutes.  Motion carried 5-0.


Bank Reconciliation

The bank reconciliation was read and place on file for the auditor.


Checks and EFTs

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve general fund checks 13285-13324 totaling $318,854.10, park construction checks 5014-5015 totaling $24,406.73 and impact fee checks 5015-5016 totaling $24,406.72.  Motion carried 5-0.



A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Keith Korbein, to approve the purchase of a radio for the new truck in the amount of $3,274.55. Motion carried 5-0.


Resolution 2022-4 Amending the 2022 Budget

A motion was made by Jim Collis, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve Resolution 2022-4.  A roll call vote was taken:  Collis – Y, Korbein – Y, Haunroth – Y, Jax – Y, Feldman – Y.  Motion carried 5-0.


Operator’s License

A motion was made by Keith Korbein, seconded by Ken Jax, to approve an Operator’s License for Ryan Hartman.  Motion carried 5-0.


Public Safety

Christopher Leopold attended a highway safety meeting.

Updates to the Emergency Operations Plan are almost complete.

Mauston Ambulance is back to being fully staffed at the end of the month.



An estimate from Scott Construction was received for potential work done in Whistling Wings from Hwy 58 to Mallard and connecting to Island Lake.  The estimated cost was $120,000. 

Eagle Lake’s roads are in rough condition and need to be groomed and eventually graveled.  The town will rent a groomer from the Town of Necedah for $30 per hour.  It is estimated it will take 7-8 hours.



10 permits were issued in August, 6 were for new homes.  There have been 52 permits for new homes issued year to date.



MSA provided an update.  It is estimated that the trails will be finished by the end of October. 

The DNR extended the end date for submission of bills for reimbursement of grant money.

Lynxx and Baer Electric are working on installation of their lines within the park.


Board Reports

Collis –                   Residents are favorably commenting on police coverage. 

Korbein –             Requested an expense report. 

Haunroth –         Sheriff’s Department is asking if the town wants additional coverage when our Deputy has a day off.

Would like to see the County to consider countywide EMS services. Individual municipalities absorbing the continuing increase in cost of services is going to begin to require increases in levies.  This could also lead to other things, such as roads, having funds reduced to cover the cost of these mandated services.  Christopher will speak to County Emergency Management about possibly working towards this.

Jax –                                      Questioned ticket writing by Deputy and whether it is deterring illegal activity.

Ray Feldman –                   Asked if fireworks should be a part of the CWPP.   There was discussion about why the County allows the sale of fireworks that cannot be discharged within the County.


Public Comment




A motion was made by Ken Jax, seconded by Jim Collis, to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 p.m.  Motion carried 5-0.


Respectfully Submitted,


Susan Ganther