BFCESD PO Box 417, Birchwood, WI 54817


Rick Oswalt-Town of Birchwood-Present Via Zoom, Mike Hessling-Town of Cedar Lake-Present Via Zoom, 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 Via Zoom


Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 6:30 PM, BFCESD Building, 280 Edenharter Rd, Birchwood WI

March 14,2024

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call-See Above
  3. Mike Hessling made a motion to approve the Jan 11, 2024 Meeting Minutes as presented, 2nd by Bob Moulette, carried 6-0
  4. Public Input- Linda Zilmer copy of Special Meeting Minutes
  5. Fire Department Report-See Attached
  6. Ambulance Service Report-See Attached
  7. Paramedic Billing needs the following to set up the Lockbox for payments: Meeting Minutes approving the opening of the lockbox account and the lockbox deposit account signers.
    Al Dirkes made a motion of having the following signers on the Wintrust Bank lockbox Acct thru Paramedic Billing where Ambulance payments will be made for us to transfer to Dairy State Bank Main Acct, with the same signers as on Dairy State Banks Accts, President-Mike Hessling, Sec/Treas-Cindy Fairchild & Al Dirkes, 2nd by Dan Wichser, carried
  8. BFCESD Auxiliary Report-See Report Becki mentioned paying for ½ the cost of the 2nd Gas Meter for the Fire Dept. Mike will develop a specification on what Auxiliary funds will be spent on.
  9. Building Maintenance report—Ken contacted Simz Plumbing regarding moving the private hydrant.
    Ken and Vince will make a list of things that may need to be done.
  10. Long Term Capital Plan Update-Mike shared a spreadsheet regarding timeline and monies need to be raised for different Capital items. Vince will get more info on the purchase of the ambulance.
  11. Discussion on Capital Campaign for new Ambulance-Mike asked that have 4 sit down and go thru the plan on what discussion on long term capital campaign.
  12. New Business-
  13. No donations were rec’d since the Jan 11, 2024 meeting.
  14. Dan Wichser made a motion to approve the Bookkeepers reports as presented, 2nd by Bob Moulette, carried 6-0
  15. Rick Oswalt made a motion to approve Bills as presented for payment
    MAIN ACCT—EPAY 259-262 CHECK # 8732-8752, Donor/Grant Aux/CPR Acct CHECK #’s 1086-1088, carried 6-0
  16. Review Correspondence-Form from Paramedic Billing regarding acct signers
  17. Commissioners Input
    TOB-Rick Oswalt—Nothing
    TOD-Al Dirkes—Appreciates how the meetings and everything is going. He has heard from several people on how nice the building is.
    TOE-Scott Spaeth—Absent
    TOLL-Bob Moulette—Same comment as Al Dirkes
    TOW-Cindy Fairchild—new billing company have been very helpful thru the transition and very easy to work with.
    VOB-Dan Wichser—Same comment as Al Dirkes. Congratulations to Vince Fairchild on his retirement from Cumberland Ambulance Service and 65th birthday day.
    TOCL-Mike Hessling—Same comment as Al Dirkes. Thanked Ken and Vince on what they’ve been able to do since the new building. Also thanked Al for running the meetings.
  18. Dan Wichser made a motion to adjourn @ 7:49 p.m., 2nd by Mike Hessling, 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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