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By Gary Schuetz
Contributing writer 

Town of Vermont approves budget


November 30, 2017

Tapping into the town’s reserve funds to help pay for a new truck for the Black Earth Fire Department won’t be part of the 2018 budget in the Town of Vermont.

“There just didn’t end up being a way to do that,” said town chair Karen Carlock, speaking at the Nov. 13 public hearing on the annual spending plan. “We couldn’t find a fair calculation for splitting our reserves between the Mount Horeb residents and the Black Earth residents.”

Town officials opted to take out a loan to cover the costs of the Black Earth vehicle, selecting the State Bank of Cross Plains, which offered...

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