Town of Koshkonong, WI
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Koshkonong as Secs. 5-1-1 and 5-1-2 of the 1996 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
General authority.
(1) 
The Town Board shall provide for fire protection for the Town of Koshkonong. Fire protection for the Town, or any portion of the Town, may be provided in any manner, including:
(a) 
Establishing a Town fire department.
(b) 
Joining with another Town, village, or city to establish a joint fire department. If the Town Board establishes a joint fire department with a village under § 61.65(2)(a)3, Wis. Stats., the Town Board shall create a joint board of fire Commissioners with the village under § 61.65(2)(b)2, Wis. Stats.
(c) 
Contracting with any person.
(d) 
Utilizing a fire company organized under Ch. 213, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
The Town Board may provide for the equipping, staffing, housing, and maintenance of fire protection services. The Town of Koshkonong has entered into intergovernmental agreements with area units of government to provide fire protection services. Under such agreements, the Town of Koshkonong provides 60% of the financial support per the current contract as written with the remaining four governmental units each providing 10%.
[Amended 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1]
B. 
Funding. The Town Board may:
(1) 
Appropriate money to pay for fire protection in the Town.
(2) 
Charge property owners a fee for the cost of fire calls made to their property.
(3) 
Levy taxes on the entire Town to pay for fire protection.
(4) 
Levy taxes on property served by a particular source of fire protection, to support the source of protection.
[Amended 3-13-2019 by Ord. No. 1]
The Town Board may contract for or operate and maintain ambulance services unless such services are provided by another person. The Town Board may purchase equipment for medical and other emergency calls.