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 Present,  ­­­­­­­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, May 11, 2023 at 6:30 PM, BFCESD offices at 101 West Loomis Street, Suite B, Birchwood WI.

June 8, 2023

  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Roll Call—See Above
  3. Special Guest—Romaine Quinn was unable to attend so Stacy Hessel-District #25 Director was representing him, James Small-Rural Health and Don Krupa-DHS.
  4. Scott Spaeth made a motion to approve March 9, 2023 Meeting Minutes as presented, 2nd by Rick Oswalt, carried 5-0 Dan and Bob abstained
  5. Public Input-Nothing
  6. Election of BFCESD President, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer positions.

***  Cindy Fairchild nominated Mike Hessling for the position of President,

2nd by Dan Wichser, floor was closed, no other nominations for President

Roll Call Vote—TOB-yea, TOD-yea, TOE-yea, TOLL-yea, TOW-yea, VOB-yea,

TOCL-abstained,   Carried 6-0

***  Mike Hessling nominated Al Dirkes for the position of Vice President,

2nd by Rick Oswalt, floor was closed, no other nominations for Vice President

Roll Call Vote—TOB -yea, TOD – abstained, TOE -yea, TOLL -yea, TOW -yea,         VOB -yea, TOCL -yea, Carried 6-0

***Dan Wicsher nominated Cindy Fairchild for the position of Sec/Treas,

2nd by Al Dirkes, floor was closed, no other nominations for Sec/Treas

Roll Call Vote— TOB-yea, TOD-yea, TOE-yea, TOLL-yea, TOW-abstained, VOB-yea,

TOCL-yea,   Carried 6-0

  1. Fire Department Report-see attached report in May meeting Packet
  2. Ambulance Service Report -see attached report in May Meeting Packet

Mike made a motion to approve the purchase of Vest and helmet to cover 1 truck, not to exceed $10,000.00, 2nd by Dan Wischer, carried 7-0

  1. BFCESD Auxiliary Report –see attached report
  2. Building/ Fund Raising Committee report-building is getting ready for us to move in as soon as Monarch is finished with paving. Scott made a motion to approve spending for items on the other equipment list presented up to $25,000.00, 2nd by Al Dirkes, Roll Call Vote—TOB-yea, TOD-yea, TOE-yea, TOLL-yea, TOW-yea, VOB-yea,

TOCL-yea,   Carried 7-0

  1. Moved to June’s meeting agenda–Long Term Capital Plan for Fire and Ambulance Department
  2. Moved to June’s meeting agenda–Discussion on EMS covered area that have to pay for service other than BFCESD.
  3. Moved to June’s meeting agenda–Discuss creating Building use Policy
  4. Moved to June’s meeting agenda–Discussion on Facebook pages
  5. Moved to June’s meeting agenda–Dan Wichser–Discussion on the antique fire equipment currently in the possession of the historical society
  6. New Business—TOB—Nothing, TOD—Nothing, TOE—Nothing, TOLL—Nothing, TOW—Nothing, VOB—Nothing, TOCL—Nothing
  7. Rick Oswalt made a motion to approve donations that were received since the last meeting of $ 7,530.00–$3,300–Hole Sponsor, $4,000–Team Sponsor and $230—Donations, 2nd by Dan Wischer, Carried 7-0
  8. Dan Wichser made a motion to approve Bookkeepers report as presented,

2nd by Al Dirkes, Carried 7-0

  1. Dan Wichser made a motion to approve Bills as presented for payment,

Main Acct checks # 8475-8492 w/ #8493-Industrial Safety for 732.02 & check #8494 CLIA Labs for $180.00, e-pays # 202-206, Auxiliary checks  #1025-1026

Building Fund checks #1027-1028, 2nd by Rick Oswalt, Carried 7-0

  1. Review Correspondence-Nothing
  2. Commissioners Input

TOB-Rick Oswalt—Nothing, TOD-Al Dirkes—Nothing, TOE-Scott Spaeth—Nothing,

TOLL-Bob Moulette—Nothing, TOW-Cindy Fairchild—Nothing,

VOB-Dan Wichser—Village will be talking to DNR about cleaning up tree line to the west of new hall, TOCL-Mike Hessling—Nothing

  1. Dan Wichser made a motion to adjourn @ 8:56 p.m., 2nd by Rick Oswalt, carried 7-0

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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