2/13/12 – Horicon Mayor Jim Grigg says he’s hopeful a new police contract can be reached during a bargaining session this week. The city held preliminary discussions with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department last week about possibly taking over coverage of the area and dissolving their police department. Grigg says that plan is currently on hold after city leaders, union officials and some members of the police department met on Thursday in a meeting that Grigg called the most productive session since the two began negotiating the 2011-2012 contract. A bargaining session is set for Wednesday and Grigg says any further movement on the closing of the department would be made after that. The police contract has been an issue before and Grigg says they won’t be going into mediation or arbitration to settle it like they did for the 2009-2010 deal.