WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF RICE LAKE!

The Town of Rice Lake is rural in character with a majority of the land devoted to a mixture of agriculture and forests.  
 
Residential and commercial development is located primarily on land with poor agricultural productivity, or is predominantly concentrated near the City of Rice Lake along the STH 48 corridor.  All new developments are planned and sited in order to consider water resources, forests, and productive farmland, and to reinforce the rural
character of the Town. 
 
The  Town of Rice  Lake  is  a desirable place to  live because of  its rural character, natural beauty,  and  proximity to regional  employment opportunities.    The community  values  its proximity to  educational  centers (schools,  colleges,   libraries,etc.), recreational  amenities, USH 53, and the City of Rice Lake.  Local leaders continue to work with adjoining towns, the City of Rice Lake, and Barron County to manage development and the delivery of services for the betterment of the region. 
-Source, Town of Rice Lake Comprehensive Plan

There is currently a
BURNING BAN
in the Town of Rice Lake!
 

Absolutely no burning is allowed until further notice!

Due to extreme fire conditions, a Red Flag Warning has been issued today, April 15, 2015. Under this warning, burning is NOT allowed. Therefore, burning in barrels, debris piles, and grass or wooded areas is prohibited. In addition, you should not start campfires, use fireworks, smoke outdoors or dispose matches, ashes, or charcoal briquettes into the outdoors.


 

NOTICE

TOWN OF RICE LAKE RESIDENTS

DOG LICENSES ARE DUE BY MARCH 31

Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 174.05 and 95.21(2), every person who owns or harbors a DOG in the Town of Rice Lake is required to have your dog vaccinated against rabies and to be licensed.  To purchase a license, simply mail in a copy of your dog’s current rabies vaccination certificate and the appropriate fee ($6 for spayed/neutered or $11 for unaltered) to the Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI  54868 or stop at the Town Municipal Building during office hours (Mon-Wed 8:00 – 2:30 and Thurs. Noon – 4:00).  A late fee of $6.00 will also apply after March 31.  Failure to license could result in a penalty of up to $500.


TOWN OF RICE LAKE

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The Town of Rice Lake is requesting bids for the following road work (click on the Bid# for bid forms):

Bid #1:  1 ¼” high dense base gravel:  to be delivered and spread on site, and bid on a per ton basis.   Approximately 0.50 miles, 22 ft wide and 3 inches thick.

Bid #2:  Pulverize:  Approximately 0.50 miles, 22 feet wide

Bid #3:  Warm Mix Asphalt Paving:  Approximately 0.5 miles, 22 feet wide, 2 inch compacted thickness

Bid #4:  Crackfill:  Approximately 3.25 miles, 22 feet wide

Bid #5:  Sealcoat:  Approximately 0.35 miles, 22 feet wide

Bid #6:  Saw & Seal:   Approximately 1.00 miles, 22 feet wide

Bid #7:  Base 2 compaction gravel picked up at pit (priced per ton)

Bid #8:  Base 3 compaction gravel picked up at pit (priced per ton)

Bid #9:  Base 2 compaction gravel gravel delivered (priced per ton)

Click here for a chart of the road projects being bid and click here for a map of their locations.

All work to be completed by September 15, 2015.  Failure to meet the deadline will result in a $200 per day penalty until work is completed.  To obtain bid forms, specifications and locations of road work, please contact the clerk/treasurer’s office at 715-234-8087 or view online at townofricelake.com.  Direct all other inquiries to Town Chairman, Tom Fankhauser, at 715-296-6258.  Bids should be submitted on town forms in a sealed envelope with the BID # and DESCRIPTION written on the outside and mailed to:  Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI  54868.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS:   7:00 PM, MONDAY, MAY 11, 2015.

Bids will be opened at the regular monthly board meeting scheduled for that date and time.  Bids must include certificate of insurance for liability and workers compensation, along with the town’s safety training survey.  The Town of Rice Lake reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive informalities, and to accept the bid proposal deemed most advantageous.

                                                            Janet Tomesh, Clerk/Treasurer      

                                                            Posted:  April 20, 2015

                                                            Published:  April 22, 2015 & April 29, 2015

 

Attention Farmers and Agricultural Businesses

 

Effective January 1, 2015, Wisconsin Act 377 requires a "No Fee Permit" to be obtained for Implements of Husbandry and Ag Commercial Motor Vehicles that exceed weight limit restrictions.  A letter explaining this law in more detail is available here:  IoH and Ag CMV letter

To obtain an application for a "No Fee Permit", please click on the "Forms and Permits" tab on the left.  Applications should be mailed to:  Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868.

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Calendar of Events

April
Apr 25, 2015, Sat 08:00am
Apr 27, 2015, Mon 07:00pm
Apr 27, 2015, Mon 12:00pm
May
May 02, 2015, Sat 08:00am
May 04, 2015, Mon 01:00pm