Mayville To Offer New EMS Contract To Kekoskee

(Mayville) The city of Mayville will be offering a new contract for EMS services to the village of Kekoskee. The Mayville Common Council Monday night agreed to offer a one-year contract totaling $15,000 with a 90-day autorenewal. 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. Mayor Rob Boelk says their new offer is fair. He says the amount Mayville would receive from the contract equates to the same figure Mayville citizens pay for EMS services, $24.85 per person. Although, Boelk says he wishes the contract was longer. He says city officials wanted a three-year deal to better plan their future budgets but the village had only expressed interest in committing to a one-year contract. Boelk says the Finance Committee and EMS Director Christine Churchill will work on finalizing the agreement which should be in the village’s hands by the end of this month. He adds that an exact window of time for Kekoskee to accept the contract has not yet been determined.