(Beaver Dam) The bids came back too high in Beaver Dam’s efforts to hire a company to study facility needs and staffing levels at the fire department. Fire Chief Alan Mannel says a second fire station is needed on the city’s northside, along with additional personnel to staff the new facility. In March, the common council approved spending up to $15-thousand dollars on study. The lowest bid came back at just over $23,500. Mannel told the city’s Police and Fire Commission last night that he attributes the increased cost to the escalating scope of the study. The question of whether or not to study the facility needs of the fire department is now back in the hands of the common council.