BFCESD PO Box 417, Birchwood, WI 54817


Rick Oswalt-Town of Birchwood—Present via zoom, Mike Hessling-Town of Cedar Lake—Present, Al Dirkes-Town of Doyle—Present, Scott Spaeth-Town of Edgewater—PresentJames Whitehead-Town of Long Lake–Absent, Cindy Fairchild-Town of Wilson—Present, Dan Wichser–Village of Birchwood–Absent


Birchwood Four Corners Emergency Services District will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 6:30 PM, BFCESD offices at 101 West Loomis Street, Suite B, Birchwood WI.


  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call—See Above
  3. Al Dirkes made a motion to approve the Feb 9, 2023 Meeting Minutes, 2nd by Rick Oswalt, carried  4-0,  Scott abstained
  4. Public Input—Linda Zillmer, concerned about the non-representation of Town of Long Lake for several meetings.
  5. Fire Department Report—see attached report
  6. Ambulance Service Report—see attached report
  7. BFCESD Auxiliary Report—see attached report
  8. Building/ Fund Raising Committee report- Mike Hessling meets with NWB every Weds. @ 8:30 a.m., any commissioner can come.
    Motion to increase item #10 for canopies over all man doors not to exceed $25,000.00 on Building Cost changes with NWB by Scott Spaeth, 2nd by Al Dirkes, carried 5-0.
    Al Dirkes made a motion to disapprove item #11, 2nd by Scott Spaeth, carried 5-0
  9. Item #9 was moved to April 13th Meeting–Report from Dan Wichser on way to possibly recoup money from Fire Calls
  10. Item #10 was moved to April 13th meeting–Long Term Capital Plan for Fire and Ambulance Department
  11. Item #11 was moved to April 13th meeting–Discussion on EMS covered area that have to pay for service other than BFCESD.
  12. New Business
    TOB-Rick Oswalt—nothing,  TOD-Al Dirkes—thoughts about security system options, TOE-Scott Spaeth—nothing, TOLL-James Whitehead-ABSENT
    TOW-Cindy Fairchild—nothing, VOB-Dan Wichser-ABSENT
    TOCL-Mike Hessling-New building should have a Building Policy on limits to use of training room, living quarters etc.
  13. Al Dirkes made a motion to approve donations that were received to the Building fund acct since the Feb 9,2023 meeting of  $485.00 and $150 to the Auxiliary for the golf outing, 2nd by Scott Spaeth,  carried 5-0.
  14. All Dirkes made a motion to approve Bookkeepers report as presented, 2nd by Mike Hessling, carried 5-0.
  15. Scott Spaeth made a motion to approve Bills as presented for payment —
    Main acct checks 8400-8447 and new check #8448-8450, Epay 188-193
    Building fund acct epay6 to Auxiliary acct
    Grant acct–#1018
    Building fund checks #1019-1021
    Grant acct Epay 1-2023 DNR grant money transferred to main acct
    2nd by Al Dirkes. Carried 5-0.
  16. Review Correspondence-work comp audit refund.
    Mike Hessling-email from Jason Lavick from Romaine Quinn regarding EMS meeting with state representatives at the Capital on March 15-16th.
  17. Commissioners Input
    TOB—RICK OSWALT—nothing
    TOD—AL DIRKES—nothing
    TOE—SCOTT SPAETH—nothing
    TOCL—MIKE HESSLING-April time frame for new positions on town/village boards,  BFCESD board elections at May meeting.
  18. Al Dirkes made a motion to adjourn @ 8:13 p.m., 2nd by Scott Spaeth, carried 5-0

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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