BFCESD PO Box 417, Birchwood, WI 54817


Rick Oswalt-Town of Birchwood-Present, Ken Leners-Town of Cedar Lake-Present, Timothy Stearns-Town of Doyle-Present, Pete Baribeau-Town of Edgewater-Present, Mick Givens-Town of Long Lake-Present, Cindy Fairchild-Town of Wilson-Present, John Depoister-Village of Birchwood-Present


Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM, at the BFCESD offices at 101 West Loomis Street, Suite B, Birchwood WI.

Approved On: 4/8/2021

  1. Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Roll Call—See above
  3. Tim Stearns made a motion to Approve February 11, 2021 Meeting Minutes, 2nd by
    John Depoister. Carried 7-0
  4. Public Input. Linda Zilmer- Recognition of the packets being put on the website.
    Dishearten regarding Edgewater and Cedar Lakes notice of withdrawals.
  5. Fire Department Report, See attached report. Will wait to transfer funds from
    pager account to pay for the 6 pagers that were recently ordered until all of them
    are purchased.
  6. Ambulance Service Report, See Attached report.
    Ambulance at April 2021 meeting
  7. Fundraising Committee report. No report
    Will discuss selling of old
  8. Ken Leners made a motion to appoint John Depoister as head of the Fundraising
    Committee along with Tim Stearns to replace Pete Baribeau, 2nd by Tim Stearns.
    Carried 7-0
  9. Status of Cleveland Grant and fundraising expectations. John Depoister talked to
    Dave Cleveland and he’s willing to change the final date. Send letter to
    commitments about regarding getting money in hand instead of committed
    amounts. John mentioned that he has people interested in sitting down and
    talking and are ready to donate. Mentioned about putting an article in the paper
    and possibility of a Go Fund Me Page contingent on cost.
  10. Tim Stearns made a motion to acknowledge Cedar Lake’s notice of withdrawal
    from Ambulance Service dated Feb 11, 2021, 2nd by Pete Baribeau. Tim Stearns
    withdrew motion to change wording.
    Tim Stearns made a motion to acknowledge Cedar Lake’s notice of withdrawal
    from Ambulance Service submitted Feb 11, 2021, 2nd by Pete Baribeau,
    Carried 7-0
  11. Consider Ambulance Service direction with two member withdrawals pending.
    Question on how Mutual Aid would be handled.
  12. Open discussion regarding building project and direction going forward.
  13. Tim Stearns made a motion to approve donations that were received since the
    Feb 12,2021 to March 11, 2021 in the Amount of $2,760.00, 2nd by John Depoister
    Carried 7-0
  14. Tim Stearns made a motion to Approve Bookkeepers report as presented, 2nd by
    Pete Baribeau, Carried 7-0
    Tim Stearns made a motion to Approve invoices for payment of E-Pay #18-25 and
    checks #7647-7695, 2nd by Ken Leners Carried 7-0
  15. Review Correspondence. Notice from Sue Sleik of the Memorial Service for Jon
    Sleik will be Sat. May 22 at 11:am at the Long lake Lutheran Church followed by a
    pig roast at Cheers.
    Info from Town Web regarding website costs etc
  16. Commissioners Input.
    TOB—Rick Oswalt– #10 wasn’t voted on
    TOCL—Ken Leners—Nothing
    TOD—Tim Stearns—His town boards last month’s meeting didn’t take any formal
    action but if we can’t get this building going discussed about giving the District
    back to the Village of Birchwood because of members not getting along and put
    the petty stuff behind.
    TOE-Pete Baribeau—Agreement on what Tim Stearns mentioned. They’re going
    to meet with Vince on Tuesday and do some brain storming regarding the
    Ambulance service issue with Sawyer Cty.
    TOLL—Mick Givens–Nothing
    TOW—Cindy Fairchild—Nothing
    VOB—John Depoister—Hope we all get serious and get our butts back into
    getting this building done. I personally 18 yrs ago started checking out buildings
    and sites to get Birchwood a new fire hall and now 18yrs later we’re still doing the
    same thing, it’s time we actually get it done.
  17. Tim Stearns made a motion to Adjourn @ 7:58 pm, 2nd by John Depoister, Carried

Fire Report: Download PDF
Ambulance Report: Download PDF

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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