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



The Town of Rice Lake is requesting bids for a 2015 1 ton 4x2 dump truck, V8 automatic gas engine, standard cab with bench seat, heat & air, am/fm, heavy duty breaks, tow package, Rugby dump box (or equivalent) with specs as follows:  8’ x 88” dump box, 5” channel longsill, 3” I Beam crossmembers on 16” spacing, 10 gauge steel floor, side height 12”, tailgate height 18” with EZ Latch system (or equivalent), 10 gauge steel front, sides & tailgate, ¼ cab shield with window, Rugby Hoist (or equivalent), electric double acting power unit, mud flaps (front & rear of duals), primed and painted to match truck color.  Please provide bids with and without trade-in of 2006 F350 4x2 with same specs as listed above and 102,000 miles.

For more information, please contact Tom Fankhauser, Chairman, at 715-296-6258.  Sealed bids should be marked “Truck Bid” and must be submitted to the Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI  54868 by 7:00 pm on MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2015.  Bids will be opened at the town board meeting scheduled for that date and time.  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:  February 10, 2015

                                           Published: February 11, 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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