Welcome to Town of Rice Lake
Barron County, Wisconsin
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
WELCOME TO THE TOWN OF RICE LAKE
Address: 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868
Phone and fax: 715-234-8087
Email: [email protected]
Mon thru Wed – 8:00 am – 2:30 pm Thurs & Fri – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
TOWN BOARD MEMBERS & CONTACT INFORMATION
Chairman: Dean Borofka, [email protected] 715-296-6258
Supervisors: Tom Field, [email protected] 612-203-9096
Peter Gallagher, [email protected] 318-614-9041
Dave Crotteau, [email protected] 715-434-4140
Donald Putnam, [email protected] 715-234-4702
Clerk/Treasurer : Janet Tomesh Deputy Clerk/Treasurer: Mary Dodge
Patrolmen: Ralph Henningsen & Dave Mani Recycling Attendant/Cemetery Caretaker: Dave Stepanek
Building Inspector: Tall Pine Building Inspection Inc. Daryl S. Dostal, 715-205-7741
Assessor: Owen Assessing LLC (Kelly & Jack), 8E571 810th Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751, 715-643-2081, [email protected]
PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR BURNING, CONSTRUCTION, DRIVEWAYS, AND UTILITY EXCAVATION. PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING INDIVIDUAL(S):
Burning Permits – contact the Town Chairman or any Board Supervisor.
Building Permits – contact the Building Inspector
Driveway Permit Applications – contact Chairman, Bldg. Inspector, or Clerk/Treasurer’s office
Utility Excavation Permits – contact Clerk/Treasurer’s office
RECYCLING CENTER – Hours of operation
Mondays 12:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m.–Noon
MEETING DATES (All meetings are held at the Town Hall)
Rice Lake Town Board: 2nd Monday of each month, 7:00 p.m.
PLANNING COMMISSION: 1st Tuesday of each month (if needed), 7:00 p.m.
All requests for rezoning, land division, variances and/or special exceptions must be reviewed by the Town Planning Commission and Town Board. Applications and fees for such requests must be submitted at least 15 days prior to the Planning Commission meeting.
Planning Commission Members
Tom Field, Chairman Mary Dodge, Secretary Kim Barta Dave Frank Doug Kucko Pete Schneider Caroline Loyas Kurt Wallace
Ex-Officio Members: Stan Buchanan, Engineer and Daryl S. Dostal, Building Inspector
FIRE DEPARTMENT FEASIBILITY COMMITTEE: 1st Monday in June & December, 8:30 a.m.
Fire Department Feasibility Committee Members
Paul Buesser, Chairman Stan Buchanan, Vice Chair & Secretary Dean Borofka Tom Fankhauser Julie Erickson
TOWN OF RICE LAKE RESIDENTS
DOG LICENSES ARE DUE ANNUALLY BY MARCH 31
Pursuant to Wis. Stat. 174.05 and 95.21(2), every person who owns or harbors a DOG in the Town of Rice Lake is required to have your dog vaccinated against rabies and to be licensed. To purchase a license, simply mail in a copy of your dog’s current rabies vaccination certificate and the appropriate fee ($6 for spayed/neutered or $11 for unaltered) to the Town of Rice Lake, 1830 Macauley Ave., Rice Lake, WI 54868 or stop at the Town Municipal Building during office hours (Mon-Wed 8:00 – 2:30 and Thurs.-Fri. 8:00 – 12:00). A late fee of $6.00 will also apply after March 31. Failure to license could result in a penalty of up to $500.
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 Guide Letter 2
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.