Archives for October 2016

Wisconsin PSC Broadband Survey

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) is conducting a statewide survey to gather information about residential Internet access throughout the state.  The survey gives families in your area the opportunity to tell service providers if they need better or more affordable Internet access – or don’t have access at all.

The survey, located at, takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Households that do not have home access to the Internet can take the survey by phone (877-360-2973). It is especially important for these households to take the survey, so that PSCW and Internet providers know the location of all households that do not have high-quality, affordable Internet access.

Please take advantage of this opportunity for your families’ voices to be heard regarding broadband!

Wisconsin Broadband Office

Public Test of Voting Machines


 We will be conducting a public test of the electronic voting equipment at the Municipal Building at 450 S. Main Street on Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk / Treasurer


Trick or Treating (10/31/16) 5-7:30pm

Trick or Treating will be held in the City of Richland Center on October 31st from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Motorist are encouraged to use caution during this time and be prepared for a lot of children crossing the roads.  Parents, please encourage your children to be safe while trick or treating.  Thank you.

A Dose of Reality for Our Community – Drug Take Back

 A Dose of Reality for Our Community

It’s not shocking anymore to hear about prescription painkillers and heroin abuse in Wisconsin communities. Law enforcement, elected officials, school officials, and the media – everyone is talking about the epidemic that is stealing futures and lives.

Chief Lucas Clements wants to inform the community that, on October 22, they can do something to help prevent this epidemic from spreading further. The Richland Center Police Department will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day, joining a national initiative to get all those unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of your medicine cabinet and safely destroyed.

70% of people who are addicted to prescription opioids got their first pills not from a street dealer, but improperly from a family member or friend. To help keep our community safe, please take advantage of this free service provided on the upcoming Drug Take Back Day.

Drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents in Wisconsin, and the largest number of those deaths aren’t caused by “hard street drugs.” In fact, prescription narcotic painkillers contribute to more deaths than heroin and cocaine combined. With more than 163,000 Wisconsinites addicted to prescription opioids, we all have a role in preventing that number from increasing.

On Saturday, October 22, go to the Richland Center Police Department between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to stop this epidemic from taking an even bigger hold on our community and state. Here’s what you can bring:

Do Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, patches, inhalers, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials, and pet medications.

Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, acids, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, and sunscreens), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, oil, and gas), and mercury thermometers.

  • Participants may dispose of solid, non-liquid medication(s) by removing the medication from its container and disposing of it directly into a disposal box or into a clear sealable plastic bag. Plastic pill containers should not be collected. Blister packages without the medications being removed are acceptable.


  • Liquids will be accepted during this initiative. However, the liquids, creams, and sprays must be in their original packaging. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.
  • Illicit substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not a part of this initiative and should not be placed in collection containers.

Chief Clements states that every citizen in our community and across this state can play a role in solving this epidemic: use prescriptions only as prescribed to you, store prescriptions securely, properly dispose of unused prescriptions, and help spread the important message about safe prescription use. Please go to to learn more about how we can make our community safer and healthier.

Public Hearing Notice – ETZ Zoning Ordinance Changes


Notice is hereby given that the Common Council of the City of Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin, upon recommendation of the Joint Extraterritorial Zoning Committee at a September 28, 2016, meeting, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at approximately 7:30 P.M. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard.

The subject of the public hearing shall be proposed amendments to Chapter 475, the Extraterritorial Zoning Ordinance, to make mobile service facilities and mobile service support structures conditional uses in the Extraterritorial Zone, subject to the limitations set forth in sec. 66.0404 Wisconsin Statutes.

The public hearing will be held in the Council Room of the Municipal Building at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI.

All interested parties may appear and be heard.

If you have any questions or concerns on the above, please call the City Clerk/Treasurer’s office at 608-647-3466.

Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk / Treasurer


Public Hearing Notice – RE: Floodplain Ordinance and Map


PUBLIC NOTICE is given to all persons in the City of Richland Center that a public hearing will be held on November 1, 2016, at 7:30 p.m. at the municipal building located at 450 S. Main Street, to solicit comments on proposed floodplain zoning ordinance and map revisions that are required by state and federal law. These revisions govern development in mapped floodplain areas. The proposed ordinance and map revisions are on file in the office of the city clerk.

The proposed regulations are intended to protect life, health and property in floodplain areas and will govern uses permitted in mapped floodplains. Activities such as dredging, filling, excavating and construction of buildings are generally allowed, but may be restricted according to which flood zone the property is in. A copy of the proposed ordinance will be on file and open for public inspection in the office of the city clerk for a period of two weeks prior to this public hearing.

All persons interested are invited to attend this hearing and be heard. Written comments may be submitted to:  City of Richland Center, in care of the City Clerk, 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581

Dated at Richland Center, WI, this 3rd day of October, 2016

If you have any questions or concerns on the above, please call the City Clerk / Treasurer’s office at 608-647-3466.


Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk / Treasurer





Free Large Item Collection – October 8th, 2016

Town & Country Sanitation will have the fall large item pickup day for items that are not regular weekly household garbage.  The curbside pickup will take place on Saturday October 8th, 2015.  Please have your items on the curb by 6:00 a.m.

Large item collection items include:  Couches, chairs, tables, carpeting, etc.

Items not included: lumber, construction materials, brush, appliances, microwaves, televisions, air conditioners, or any computer equipment.

Appliances:  Dumpsters will be placed at the Richland Center Landfill for applianc4es.  Those items can be taken to the landfill for disposal during regular landfill hours from October 8th through October 15th.  During this time, there will be no charge to dispose of regular appliances.   However, there is a fee for microwaves, televisions, air conditioners and computer equipment.

Any other time of the year large items are NOT to be placed at the curb unless you have purchased a large item tag from the Clerk’s Office or dispose of at the Richland Center Landfill on County Highway AA.

Landfill hours:  Mondays & Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm., Saturdays 8:00 am to noon.
Phone: 608-647-8496