Horicon Approves EMS Contract With Kekoskee

(Horicon) The Horicon City Council Tuesday night approved a contract for Emergency Medical Services with the village of Kekoskee, after much debate. The contract, which was first put in place in January of last year, will be month-to-month for no more than six months. Alderwoman Susan Hady questioned if the $840 monthly payment was enough to cover costs; she made a motion to increase the charge to $1200. That initial vote was defeated three-to-four with the mayor casting the tie-breaking vote. A subsequent motion to charge $840 was adopted with Alderman Don Miller voting no. Miller says the city should charge more for the service. The current contract ends on March 31. Kekoskee approached Horicon for EMS services after negotiations stalled with the city of Mayville in 2018. Horicon Mayor Jim Grigg says that the city wants to review its longstanding EMS contracts with each of the five townships that partner with Horicon before entering into any potential long-term contract with Kekoskee.