BFCESD PO Box 417, Birchwood, WI 54817


Rick Oswalt-Town of Birchwood-PRESENT, Mike Hessling-Town of Cedar Lake-PRESENT, Al Dirkes-Town of Doyle-PRESENT, Scott Spaeth-Town of Edgewater-ABSENT, Bob Moulette-Town of Long Lake-PRESENT, Cindy Fairchild-Town of Wilson-PRESENT, Dan Wichser–Village of Birchwood-PRESENT


Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 6:30 PM, at the BFCESD Building, 280 Edenharter Rd, Birchwood WI

APPROVED 5/9/2024

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call-See Above
  3. Rick Oswalt made a motion to approve the March 14, 2024 Meeting Minutes, 2nd by Dan Wichser, Carried 6-0
  4. Public Input-Linda Zilmer concerns regarding Fire Fighters Acct and clarify where money goes from Friends of the BFCESD will go.
  5. Fire Department Report- Attached report
  6. Bob Moulette made a motion to approve the transfer of $15,000.00 from Fire Equipment Capital to Amb Capital Acct for the purchase of the UTV from the Ambulance Dept, 2nd by Al Dirkes, discussion was made, Al Dirkes made a motion amend the above motion to state : for the purchase of the Amb. Dept UTV, trailer and equipment used on it, 2nd by Bob Moulette, Carried 6-0
  7. Ambulance Service Report-See Attached report
    ***Present ACT 12 Certification upcoming requirements for EMS/FIRE
    ***Will be covering races at the Rice Lake Speedway @ $500 per race.
  8. BFCESD Auxiliary Report—See Report
  9. Discussion on providing guidance to the BFCESD Auxiliary on spending #17,B,2a-c
    Mike Hessling made a motion to approve the modification to the bylaws to include item #17,B, 2a-c. 2nd by Dan Wichser, carried 6-0
    TOB-yea, TOD-yea, TOE-Absent, TOLL-yea, TOW-yea, VOB-yea, TOCL-yea
  10. Building Maintenance report
    Ken G—Gene M will be enclosing the awnings.
    Vince F-Generator didn’t start when power outage, Jeremy said pressure reg/valve malfunctioned and it has been replaced.
  11. Long Term Capital Plan Update-Mike Hessling presented updated spreadsheets and discussion was made. Ken G said their looking into a multi-purpose truck for the Fire Dept grass/structures/rescue. Middleton Fire Dept has a K3 Fire unit.
  12. Discussion on Capital Campaign for new Ambulance Mike Hessling will set up something in the next few weeks for a short meeting before the golf tournament.
  13. New Business
    TOB—Nothing, TOD—Nothing, TOE—Absent, TOLL—Nothing, TOW—Nothing,
    VOB—Nothing, TOCL-nothing
  14. No donations rec’d since the March 14th meeting
  15. Rick Oswalt made a motion to approve Bookkeepers report as presented, 2nd by Bob Moulette, Carried 6-0
  16. Al Dirkes made a motion to approve Bills as presented for payment
    Main Acct E-pay #’s 269-274, Check #’s 8799-8820
    EMS-CPR Acct ck # 1092, Friends Acct– ck# 1093
    Grant Acct—e-pay# 2-24 to AMB FAP Acct
    Donor Acct—e-pay# 1-24 to Main Acct new equipment per Ken G
  17. Review Correspondence-Hinsdale Bank Pin #’s for EMS payment wire transfers and notification of the PO Boxes that were closed. All mail goes to the 280 Edenharter Address.
  18. Commissioners Input-
    TOB-Rick Oswalt—Nothing
    TOD-Al Dirkes—(Bad Joke) Where does the King keep his armies? In his sleevies.
    TOE-Scott Spaeth—Absent
    TOLL-Bob Moulette—Nothing
    TOW-Cindy Fairchild—Nothing
    VOB—Dan Wichser— last meeting representing the Village of Birchwood, DeWayne Reiten is the new appointee and will be taking Dan’s position in May 2024.
    TOCL—Mike Hessling—Thanked Al for everything he’s done while Mike was (missing in action) gone. His knowledge and expertise are awesome.
  19. Dan Wichser made a motion to adjourn @ 8:10 p.m., 2nd by Al Dirkes, Carried 6-0

The BFCESD Office is handicap accessible. If you have special needs regarding attendance please call
715 354 3003.

A quorum of board members from each municipality may be present. No actions will be taken by any participating governmental body other than those stated in this notice.

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