City of Rice Lake
The City of Rice Lake with its recreational amenities and rich rural character, strives to provide a well- balanced, secure, and enjoyable living environment for citizens of all ages. As a friendly, quiet, family-oriented community, the citizens of the City appreciate and respect the needs of their neighbors. Families will raise their children in safety, peace and quiet, away from congestion and noise. The City will work together with its residents to sustain moderate commercial, residential and recreational growth, while making sure not to alter the existing character. Proactive decision-making, and the provision of services on the part of the City will maintain the existing quality of life.
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Rice Lake’s first internet buildout project is currently underway. If you live in this project area, CTC is seeking the commitment of those homes and businesses to get signed up to receive services.
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Where and How to Place Your Garbage/Recycling Bins During Winter
Heavy snow accumulation, icy roads and/or poor visibility during winter maintenance activities can make it difficult for snowplows to avoid garbage/recycling bins placed alongside the road.
- When you shovel or plow out your driveway, be sure to clear out a spot for your collection bin(s).
- Do NOT place bin(s) in the road right of way. Most garbage trucks are equipped with a hydraulic extending arm that grasps bins up to 5 feet away. Place bins at least 3 to 5 feet off the edge of road/shoulder, into your driveway.
These practices can make collection day safer and easier for snowplow and garbage truck drivers.
Pushing Snow Into or Across the Road
The City Roads Department wants to remind you that pushing snow into the road or across the road, no matter what method you use, is against the law and a misdemeanor under MN statute 160.2715 and a violation of City Ordinance number 46, Sect. 4. Doing so creates icy ridges that are hazardous to motorists and damaging to vehicles and plows. Additionally, gravel gets pushed across with the snow, which causes the need for costly road re-pairs and can clog ditches and culverts.
Anyone who violates this ordinance is subject to a $200 fine.