Archives for October 2017

Drug Take Back – October 28, 2017 – 10am-2pm

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press Release
October 20, 2017

 It’s not shocking anymore to hear about prescription painkillers and heroin abuse in Wisconsin communities. Everyone – law enforcement, elected officials, school officials, and the media – is talking about the epidemic that is stealing futures and lives.

On October 28th, you can do something to help prevent this epidemic from spreading further. The Richland Center Police Department in conjunction with Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day – a national initiative to get all those unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of your medicine cabinet and safely destroyed.

Chief Lucas Clements states that this effort will continue to bring an increased focus on the issue of prescription opiate abuse. The goal of the Take-Back Day is to provide a free, safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications. According to Chief Clements, local take back efforts from April 2017 collected and disposed of 146 pounds of unused prescription medication.

Proper drug disposal is one way to substantially reduce the abuse of prescription narcotic painkillers. Chief Lucas Clements states, “Storing potentially dangerous drugs in a secure location and disposing of them promptly after use will reduce the availability to people improperly using these substances.”

Drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents in Wisconsin, and the largest numbers of those deaths aren’t caused by “hard street drugs.” Chief Clements reports that the Police Department investigated 5 overdose deaths within the City of Richland Center in 2016, with victims’ ages ranging from 26 to 55 years old. With more than 163,000 Wisconsinites addicted to prescription opioids, we all have a role in preventing that number from increasing.

On Saturday, October 28, go to the Richland Center Police Department between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to stop this epidemic from taking an even bigger hold on our community.

Richland County Snow Removal News

Richland County Highway Commission Letter

Request for Bids – Pine River Rip Rap

The City of Richland Center is requesting sealed bids to RIP RAP certain sections along the Pine River. A map of the locations and specifications to rip rap are located on the City web page at www.richlandcenter.com under news.  Rip Rap Bid Specs

No bid shall be received unless accompanied by a certified check or a bid bond equal to at least 5% but not more than 10% of the bid payable to the city as a guaranty that if the bid is accepted the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within the time limited by the city. If the successful bidder so files the contract and bond, upon the execution of the contract by the city the check shall be returned. In case the successful bidder fails to file such contract and bond the amount of the check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the city as liquidated damages.

If construction cost is over prevailing wage threshold, the Wisconsin prevailing wage laws must be followed.

Any questions should be directed to Terry Nelson at 608-647-3559 or Dale Bender at 608-604-4947

Bids should be clearly marked as “Bid for Rip Rap of the Pine River” and are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017 and should be mailed to the City Clerk at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or emailed to Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

The project must be completed before December 15, 2017

The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any or all bids.  The City is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender.