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

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.

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.

Request for Bids- Rip Rap on the Pine River

The City of Richland Center is requesting sealed bids to RIP RAP a section along the Pine River underneath the west end of the Footbridge, on the east side of the river. This will consist of 260 feet, approximately 130 feet above and below.

Pine River West Footbridge Streambank Protection Plan 2021-2022

Location and specifications can also be picked up at City Hall, 450 S. Main St., Richland Center, WI

 

Contractor will be required to purchase, pick up and deliver rock to the site. Access will be from US-14W at approximately 700 W 6th St, near the crosswalk.

Any questions should be directed to David Fry at 608-604-0398.

 

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 December 3rd, 2021 and should be mailed to the City Clerk at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI  53581 or emailed to aaron.joyce@richlandcenter.com

 

The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

The City is an equal opportunity employer, provider, and lender.