By Kelsie Hoitomt
BOYCEVILLE – It took over three hours for the Boyceville Fire and Ambulance District meetings to end after a lengthy discussion on the budgets was had among members of the Municipalities.
The issue of how to budget for the $45,174 deficit on the proposed 2014 Ambulance budget took over as top priority. This deficit has been sitting within the Ambulance budget since 2010 after the ambulance station went from on-call to a full-time service station.
Despite the long talk, a resolution for this was not made and a motion was made to table the budget discussion to after the executive session. The executive session item was to discuss transfer fees.
Once the meeting reconvened into open session, a motion was made to further table the budget proposal until the next monthly meeting on November 13, 2013.
The request for an employee charge card to be named solely under the Ambulance District with Chief Matt Feeney as the authorized user was approved in the meeting.
Prior to this meeting, the Fire District 2014 Budget proposal was approved through a unanimous vote, which excluded the Village of Wheeler as their representative was absent. This 2014 proposed budget is $112,925.
Also approved was the purchase of the Tender 2 chassis replacement. Monies from the General Fund will be used to purchase the truck, which was roughly $92,000. The current truck the department owns will be sold.