Town of Cedarburg

Fire & EMS Referendum Approved - Town of Cedarburg

April 3, 2024

Fire & EMS Referendum Approved

Referendum Approved April 2, 2024

Voters in both the Town and City of Cedarburg approved the referendum:

Town of Cedarburg: 63.65% Yes / 36.35% No

City of Cedarburg: 66.76% Yes / 33.24% No

Public Safety Referendum Approved by Voters on April 2, 2024

On Tuesday, April 2, the voters in the Town of Cedarburg approved a referendum that will allow the Town to exceed its state-imposed levy limit and increase funding for the Cedarburg Fire Department.

Following the vote, Cedarburg Fire Department (CFD) Chief Jeff Vahsholtz issued the following statement:

Yesterday, in both the City and Town of Cedarburg, residents voted to support the public safety referendum and address increased demand for emergency services. This approval will increase funding for the Cedarburg Fire Department and enable CFD to add eight (8) additional Firefighter-Paramedic positions over the course of several years, maintain two (2) full-time Firefighter-Paramedic positions currently funded using ARPA dollars, and adjust the Fire Chief position to a full-time role. 

The addition of these positions will ensure adequate staff is available at all times to respond to emergencies and improve care to a paramedic level. They will also address the increasing calls for service and ensure CFD has consistent, reliable leadership and personnel to manage the growing public safety needs in the City and Town of Cedarburg.

We are thankful to our Fire Department staff for their continued service to our community. We also want to thank the Cedarburg community for supporting our Fire Department. We are proud to serve our community members and are honored by your support.

Click here to view the formal outcome statement from Chief Vahsholtz.