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Readstown EMS and Fire department gain members
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All of the Readstown Village Board members were in attendance at the June meeting on Thursday, June 14.

Gene Edwards gave a presentation to the board on the Vernon County Solid Waste and Recycling Program.

Brian Ewing attended the meeting on behalf of the EMS Squad. He reported the steak supper fundraiser was a success. There are now two new members of the squad.

Readstown Fire Chief Phil Townsend reported that the have four new members. They are writing a grant for new turnout gear. The department is planning to hold a pancake breakfast and dance on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

The board approved the Community Development Alternatives grant loan administrative contract, the engineering contract, single audit agreement and legal services agreement and bond counsel agreement. A resolution for use of village streets and alley for the sanitary sewer project was tabled. Groundwater testing is not necessary. Dale Klemme and Bart Neise were present to answer any questions presented by the board.

The board will develop a plan for the use of Tourist Park.

There will be committee meetings and discussions brought before the board for approval.

All cigarette, liquor and operators licenses were renewed by the board as presented.

The hours for the Vernon County Sheriff to patrol the Readstown area were set for Friday and Saturday nights and other hours at their discretion.

Approval of the 2011 ECMAR Report given by the board.

Under the public works report, the board learned that more blacktop is needed to finish the road projects.

The Bliss Park Memorial account will now be handled by the village. Vivian Guist was previously the founder of the memorial.

The board discussed the ditch east of 3rd Street by the cemetery, tree removal and replacement, roof on the shelter in Tourist Park, fence around the basketball court, drainage ditch along Highway 131, dirt pulling track and corral and a ball park drag.

The board adjourned into closed session for considering compensation and performance related information of specific employees of the village.