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October 17, 2019

9/23/2019 10:47:00 AM
Dodgeville City Council approves full time Emergency Medical Services Chief position
Dodgeville City Council has made a personnel recommendation for a full-time Emergency Medical Services position. It has been discussed in the personnel committee, along with closed session, and has been brought forth to Tuesday nights meeting.
Brian Cushman is the person filling that position. He provides over 25 years of Emergency Medical Services to Dodgeville and other nearby communities. His position will officially start October 7.
"We are looking forward to it," Mayor Todd Novak said.
An official job description has been sent to council members, on which was approved. In related EMS business, council members also approved a $1,200 settlement from a patient who at one time required ambulance services from Dodgeville Area Ambulance Services.
Dodgeville Library Director Vickie Stangel made an announcement of upcoming events, one of which included a presentation by Joel Goodman on a discussion of building interior tubes, and solar study. This presentation takes place on Friday September 20 at 2 p.m. There is also a biomedical art display by Bethany Hartman. There is also an upcoming workshop on "Healthy Living with Chronic Pain," that meets starting September 25-October 30, every Wednesday from 5:30-8 p.m.
In related library news, the discussion continues on a new library location. The library has met with architects who have preliminary drawings done. The potential location for the library is at the Spring Gate Mall parking lot occupying approximately 1.2 acres. A follow up meeting is expected to take place on September 26.
Courtney Crubaugh Mallon stood in front of council representing the Ice Wolves Hockey Association. The Ice Wolves Hockey Association is requesting to change the contract on their open skates from three hours to two hours.
"We are growing team wise, and we need more game slots to open up." Mallon said. "We also need to find twoo days of family friendly, open skate for our community." She presented council members with a packet highlighting the association. The packet shows that there has been a 73% in five years, showing 128 registered skaters, and 98 families in 2018-2019. The proposed open skate mock ice schedule would have six game slots on Saturday, with five game slots on Sunday.
Council members approved the open skate change, and approved the annual Ice Wolves Hockey contract in two separate motions.
In other council business:
-Council members approved the disposal of office equipment, replacing outdated chairs.
-Council members approved a Town & Country Engineering Scope of Services Memorandum Ordinance Review.
-Council members approved a Faherty Recycling Grant to Responsible Units Application
-City Clerk Treasurer Lisa Riley announced that she is putting together a complete count committee for Census 2020. It is to help individuals fill out the census with will be completely online. She is looking for recommendations.
-Council members approved claims as read by Alderperson Mike Borne.
Council members went into closed session to discuss a public property purchase. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Tuesday October 1st at 5:30 p.m.

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