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.

Job Posting: Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker

Full-Time Parks and Grounds Maintenance Position with benefits

40 Hours per Week, CDL required within 6 months of hire date

Applications and job descriptions can be picked up at the Richland Center Clerk’s office at 450 S. Main from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, or they are available on the city web page at www.richlandcenter.com

Completed application forms and resumes may be sent to the above address or e-mailed to aaron.joyce@richlandcenter.com by 4:00 p.m. on January 14, 2022

Questions about the job may be directed to David Fry at 608-604-0398

City of Richland Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Provider, and Lender

City Of Richland Center, Department of Parks and Grounds

Job Description

Title: Parks & Grounds Maintenance Worker

 Reports To: Parks & Grounds Supervisor

 General Nature of Position:

Performs a variety of tasks in the maintenance of all City owned buildings and maintenance of City Parks & Grounds under the jurisdiction of the Parks & Grounds Department.  Responsible for the use and maintenance of Park & Grounds equipment.

Description of Duties:

  • Mows City parks and grounds with tractors or lawnmowers.
  • Prunes trees and shrubs with hand or power equipment.
  • Trims around stones, markers, fences, etc. with gas powered equipment.
  • Removes debris and garbage.
  • Prepares grave sites in the cemetery.
  • Digs graves to specified depth and size.
  • Waters and cares for grass, flowerbeds, urns, etc.
  • Moves headstones when required.
  • General work for ice skating rink.
  • General work for ball fields, and ball courts.
  • General work for outdoor pool.
  • General maintenance and painting on city buildings.
  • Does all required / related custodial work for all City buildings under the jurisdiction of the Parks and Grounds. Ex. Mops, sweeps, cleans, empty trash, washing windows, etc.
  • Performs carpentry, plumbing, and electrical work as needed.
  • Attends meetings, workshops, and seminars as needed.
  • Completes any related work as required by the Parks & Grounds Supervisor.
  • This job description may be subject to amendment by the Personnel / Insurance Committee from time to time as needed.
  • Weekend work will be required as needed.

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of swimming pool operations and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of methods, techniques, and equipment used in grounds and facility maintenance.
  • Ability to operate parks and grounds equipment and machinery including mowers, backhoe, skid steer, and other tools.
  • Knowledge in maintenance of outdoor ice skating rink.
  • Knowledge of cemetery operations.
  • Knowledge of airport operations.
  • Knowledge of forestry, horticulture, and landscaping skills and practices.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and co-workers.
  • Ability to communicate and understand effectively through oral skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean record for the past 3 years, and CDL endorsement after 6 months of hire date.
  • Common electrical skills.
  • Common carpentry skills.

Training

A high school degree is necessary.  College level courses in the areas of parks, horticulture, landscaping, or forestry is desirable.  Experience working in parks and grounds maintenance (cemetery) is desired. Some mechanical knowledge and repair desirable.

Downtown Parking Lot Limitations – 11/22/21

Contractors will again be doing work in the downtown parking lot adjacent to the Richland County Performing Arts Center (182 N. Central Ave.).  Starting on Monday, November 22nd, Daniels Construction will be back on site addressing the underground fuel tank that was worked on earlier this month.  Parking may be limited for up to three days; however, if work goes without unexpected issues, parking will be returned to normal as soon as possible.  Barricades and signs will be in place while the work is being done.  The parking lot will remain open and only the parking spaces affected will be those adjacent to the work site.

It’s all in preparation for the construction of an elevator at the former City Auditorium.  That construction will take place in a few weeks and may require the entire downtown lot to be closed for the duration of the project.  An exact start date for the elevator construction has not yet been determined.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND CONSIDERATION OF ADOPTION OF CITY OF RICHLAND CENTER COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, 2022-2032

Please take notice that a Public Hearing and Consideration of recommendation for the City of Richland Center Comprehensive Plan, 2022-2032 will be held on Thursday, December 16th, 2021 beginning at 6:00 PM.

The proposed Comprehensive Plan is an update to the City of Richland Center’s comprehensive plan adopted in 2007. Updates include changes to all required sections of the plan including the Future Land Use Map.  A series of public hearings and activity sessions informed the creation of the Comprehensive Plan 2022-2032.

Copies of the DRAFT Richland Center Comprehensive Plan, 2022-2032 are available for review at the City Hall, 450 S. Main St., Richland Center, WI and at the Brewer Public Library, 325 N Central Ave, Richland Center, WI.  The Comprehensive Plan is also available (below) on the City of Richland Center’s website.

The public is invited to speak on the proposed Comprehensive Plan at the Public Hearing. Written comments may be submitted prior to, or at the public hearing. Any questions, written comments, or requests for a copy of the proposed update should be directed to the City Clerk, Aaron Joyce, 608-647-3466 or aaron.joyce@richlandcenter.com. Written comments will be given the same weight as oral testimony and be part of the public record. Written comments need to be received by the end of the day on Friday, December 10th, 2021.

The Richland Center Plan Commission will review the comments received following the public hearing and may take action to recommend change the city council adopt the plan, with or without changes to the draft.

Dated the 4th day of November, 2021.

City of RC-Comprehensive Plan 2022-32

Dog Park Shelter Construction

We will be constructing a new shelter at the Dog Park today, October 20th, be prepared for possible temporary closures to make that happen and keep your pups safe.

 

Park Updates

All Parks WATER will be shut down as of today, October 19th, including drinking fountains and Eunice Keepers bathrooms.

There are still Port-a-Potties available for your convenience, as well as the Dr. Kilian Meyer bathrooms.

The WATER at the Dog Park will be shut down this Friday, October 22.

We will be constructing a new shelter at the Dog Park this week sometime, be prepared for possible temporary closures to make that happen and keep your pups safe.

 

 

Court Street Sidewalk Work 10-14-21

The Richland Center Water Utility will be working to replace a broken water curb stop in the main entrance area located on the Court Street side of Court and Main Furniture / Wertz Floor and Home.

On Thursday October 14, repair work will close the sidewalk and Court Street entrance to the business to allow for excavation and repairs. Curb and gutter will be replaced on Friday morning and sidewalk will be replaced on Monday October 18th. Barricades will be in place to protect the work zone over this time. Traffic on Court Street will remain open, however some parking on the North side of Court Street will also be blocked off.

Customers are advised the entrance on the Main Street side of Court & Main Furniture / Wertz Floor and Home will be open and the business will be open normal hours during this construction.

Richland Center Water Utility and Court & Main / Wertz Floor and Home appreciate your patience and patronage while this infrastructure repair is made.

Seminary Street Closure 10/04/2021

Richland Center Street Superintendent Terry Nelson reports that a 1-block portion of Seminary Street in downtown Richland Center will be closed starting on Monday (October 4) to facilitate a storm sewer replacement project.  The project by Badger Environmental & Earthworks will take approximately two weeks to complete.  As a result, the 1-block portion of Seminary Street between Main Street and Central Avenue will be closed.  Anyone with questions should contact Richland Center Public Works Superintendent Terry Nelson at 647-3559.

Request for Bids for Dehumidifiers for the Brewer Public Library

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids for six Dehumidifiers to attach to six existing Bryant Plus95S – Model 355CAV, furnace units within the Brewer Public Library. This will consist of two furnaces per floor on three floors.  Each furnace covers 29,250 cubic feet.

Questions may be directed to Dave Fry at 608-604-0398 or Martha Bauer at 608-712-4147.

Bids should be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or emailed to aaron.joyce@richlandcenter.com no later than 2:00pm on October 15, 2021.

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