Veteran’s Flags for Memorial Day

Looking for VOLUNTEERS to place Veteran’s Flags in Richland Center and Bowens Cemetery on Thursday, May 26th @5pm. Meet at the Cemetery garage for flags.

Burning of the Prairie

Monday, April 11th @6pm

The prairie on the site of the Old Mill Pond will be burned tonight 6pm.  The City is advising residents in the area to keep windows closed. Those who have health problems are advised to take special precautions. The burn should take around 2 hours.

The purpose of the burn is to establish the wild flowers that were planted in 2003. Burning helps to control the unwanted weeds and grasses, and helps in the germination of the wild flowers.

The burning will be done by the Richland Fire Department along with the parks department. For questions, please call the parks and grounds department at 604-6713.

Spring Cleanup in the Richland Center & Bowens Cemeteries

Spring is coming soon!

Please remember to remove any and all decorations, flowers, Christmas wreaths & stands. The Parks Department will be going through the Cemetery starting April 1st, 2022. If there are any items remaining by April 15th, they will be discarded.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Dave Fry ~Parks & Grounds Supervisor

What Happened to the Trees in Krouskop Park?

The City Utilities and Parks & Grounds crew have been removing ash trees infested with emerald ash borer (EAB) for the last five years.  The presence of EAB in Richland Center was confirmed in the fall of 2015 when an ash tree suspected of being infested was cut down and EAB larvae and larval galleries were found.

Initially the trees were treated, but chemical treatments to protect ash trees from EAB are expensive and on-going. Due to the deterioration that has taken place over the past five years, the trees have become structurally unsound and the potential for falling limbs or the catastrophic failure of a main stem could be hazardous, so the Park Board decided against further treatment.

After further discussion with Keith Behling of the Rotary Club of Richland County, it was in everyone’s best interest to remove the trees from the Rotary Lights display area. In doing so, this gives them time to plan and design new structures for the coming season!

While we hate to see our beautiful trees come down, we are only considering the safety of the general public.

The Parks & Grounds Department plans to plant new trees in the park this spring during our annual Arbor Day Celebration with the kids in the Richland School District.

 

Temporary Sidewalk/Trail closure

The City of Richland Center will be temporarily closing off the sidewalk on the South side of Hwy 14 W, from the Bike Trail entrance to the bridge before the Mobil station from 7am – 4pm, tomorrow, February 10th, 2022.  The river trails on the East side of the Pine River will also be closed for tomorrow and the following day, February 10th & 11th.

The reason for the shutdown is to accommodate trucks entering for the rip rap project happening on the west end of the footbridge.

Thank you for your cooperation~

City of Richland Center Parks & Grounds Department

Bid Request for TWO Zero-Turn Lawn Mowers

The City of Richland Center Parks and Grounds is accepting bids on purchasing Two new zero-turn commercial grade lawn mowers.

 

Specification for Zero turn mowers:

  • 1@ 72” cutting deck
  • 1@ 60-61” cutting deck
  • 35-40HP EFI or carbureted gas powered motor
  • Fluid in rear tires
  • Foldable rollbar

 

Contact Dave Fry with any questions (608)604-0398

Return all sealed bids by 11:00 am. on Friday, March 11, 2022 to the City Administrator (Clearly marked as Zero-Turn Bid)

450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. Bids may be emailed to ashley.oliphant@richlandcenter.com

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

Snow Removal on sidewalks

In an attempt to keep all residents safe this winter, The Parks and Grounds Dept. announces that “City Ordinance 2008-12 states that all sidewalks must be cleared of snow and ice not more than 12 (twelve) hours after the end of a winter storm. If not properly cleared within the specified time period, the City will clear away all snow and ice and the cost of all labor, equipment and materials will be billed to the property owner”.

 

All sidewalks need to be cleared. If you have a sidewalk in front of your home or business, it needs to be clear of all snow. Do not allow people who plow your parking lot or driveway to pile snow on the sidewalk.

All sidewalks must remain open to pedestrian traffic.

Also, be sure that all crosswalks are clear as soon as possible.

 

Any questions can be directed to the City Parks Dept. at 604-0398

Bid Requests for 2022 3500 series Truck

City of Richland Center Request for Truck Bid

The City of Richland Center Parks & Grounds Department is accepting bids on a 2022 3500 series Truck, Single axle, non-dual Tires with dump box. Bid specifications can be picked up at the municipal building 450 S. Main Street, on the city web site at www.ci.richland-center.wi.us under news, or contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398 or parksmanintenance@richlandcenter.com.

Bids are due by January 28, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. to the City Administrator’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or ashley.oliphant@richlandcenter.com

The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

2022 Parks Truck Specs 1-5-22

Bid Request for Lawn Tractor

The City of Richland Center Parks and Grounds is accepting bids on purchasing a new commercial grade lawn tractor.

Specification for tractor:

  • Horsepower 24 – 27
  • PTO engine horsepower
  • Engine type diesel
  • Liquid cooled
  • Power steering
  • Hydrostatic transmission with Hi/Low range
  • Differential lock
  • Four wheel drive
  • Cutting width 60 inches
  • Side discharge deck, commercial grade reinforced, anti-scalp deck wheels installed with bearings
  • Tire type – optional with fluid in the hind tires
  • Warranty information

 

Contact Dave Fry with any questions (608)604-0398

Return all sealed bids by 2:00 pm. on Wednesday, January 28, 2022 to the City Administrator (Clearly marked as Tractor Bid)

450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. Bids may be emailed to ashley.oliphant@richlandcenter.com

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

Bid Requests for 2 Zero-Turn lawn mowers

The City of Richland Center Parks and Grounds is accepting bids on purchasing Two new zero-turn commercial grade lawn mowers.

 

Specification for Zero turn mowers:

  • 1@ 72” cutting deck
  • 1@ 60-61” cutting deck
  • 35-40HP EFI or carbureted gas powered motor
  • Fluid in rear tires
  • Foldable rollbar

 

Contact Dave Fry with any questions (608)604-0398

Return all sealed bids by 11:00 am. on Friday, March 11, 2022 to the City Administrator (Clearly marked as Zero-Turn Bid)

450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. Bids may be emailed to ashley.oliphant@richlandcenter.com

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