By LeAnn R. Ralph
BOYCVILLE — Instead of publishing meeting notices in the newspaper, both the Boyceville Fire District and the Boyceville Ambulance District have decided to post notices in public places.
Representatives of the fire and ambulance districts approved posting notices at the March 12 meeting.
Board members reported that they had discussed the issue with their respective town boards and that the town board members had decided posting the notices was sufficient.
Both the fire and ambulance districts set aside the issue of publishing meeting notices at the February meeting and agreed to consider the question again at the March meeting.
The fire and ambulance districts spent about $50 per month each on publishing notices.
Rich Monn, chair of the Town of Stanton, said the Stanton Town Board had agreed posting the notices would be all right if the fire district and the ambulance district kept their meetings on the same day each month.
Representatives of the fire district and the ambulance district agreed that the meetings would be held on the Wednesday that follows the second Monday every month.
The Boyceville Fire District and the Boyceville Ambulance District both unanimously approved motions to post meeting notices except for special meetings and meetings pertaining to budgets.
The Boyceville Community Fire District is represented by board members from the Village of Boyceville and the Towns of Hay River, New Haven, Sherman, Stanton and Tiffany. The Village of Wheeler is part of the fire district, but there was no representation at the fire district meeting from Wheeler.
The Boyceville Community Ambulance District is represented by board members from Boyceville, Hay River, New Haven, Stanton, Sherman, Sheridan and Tiffany.
Wheeler is not part of the ambulance district, but instead receives ambulance service from the Colfax Rescue Squad.
The Boyceville Fire District and the Boyceville Ambulance District meet next on April 16 at the Boyceville Village Hall.
The fire district meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The ambulance district meeting immediately follows at approximately 7 p.m.
Monn reported at the fire district meeting that he has received the Requests for Proposals to study the feasibility of building a new fire station.
The fire district’s five-year planning committee will meet March 20 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boyceville village hall to review the RFPs.
In other business, the Boyceville Fire District and the Boyceville Ambulance District:
• Learned that the fire district had funds on hand of $162,999.52 as of March 12.
• Learned that the ambulance district had funds on hand of $86,005.77 as of March 12.