Mayville Common Council Approves EMS Contract With Kekoskee

(Mayville) The city of Mayville signed off on an EMS agreement with the village of Kekoskee Monday night. Early this month, the common council agreed to offer a one-year contract totaling $15,000 with a 90-day autorenewal. The contract would go into effect on October 1st and run through September 30. Last December, Kekoskee rejected a one-year deal at $7,150 from the city that included two stipulations: a stay in zoning and land splits. The conditions stemmed from a state ruling allowing the village to merge with the town of Williamstown. The entity would be renamed the village of Williamstown giving the area ‘home rule.’ That means the new village would be equal to the city of Mayville when it comes to, among other things, annexing land. However, a Dodge County Judge overruled the state’s decision and the matter is still working its way through the court system. As part of the agreement, Mayville would be responsible for providing the EMS equipment and their communications services; they would also be able to discuss any possible rate changes on a yearly basis. The contract still needs approval from Kekoskee before it goes into effect.