Street Closure 1/10/2018

A water main break has been located in the 200 block of South Central located between Seminary and Haseltine Streets. The Water Department will be starting repairs at approximately 8 am this morning. No one is out of water with the isolation valves we have in the neighborhood. However they will be closing S. Central off at Seminary Street traveling South for through traffic. Access to the Courthouse parking lot will be allowed from Haseltine Street, with no through North traffic past the parking lot. This will cut off access to one handicap parking stall at the North end of the Central Street closure. Work is expected to be completed by noon.

Participate in the Snapshot Wisconsin Program


Snapshot Wisconsin: Let’s discover our wildlife together!

Snapshot Wisconsin is a citizen-science effort by Wisconsin DNR, University of Wisconsin and UW-Extension to monitor wildlife populations using trail cameras. Volunteers are currently being accepted in the following counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Clark, Crawford, Dane Dodge, Douglas, Grant, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Racine, Richland, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vernon, Vilas and Waupaca.

Volunteers should have access to at least 10 acres of contiguous private land, and agree to maintain a trail camera there for at least one year. Training and supplies provided, no prior experience required, basic computer and internet skills are helpful. To signup please visit, Keyword Snapshot Wisconsin and click the “Apply Now” button.

The wildlife photos are categorized by the public using our crowd-sourcing site ( and used to monitor wildlife more thoroughly than is currently possible. Learn more about Snapshot Wisconsin via our website and e-newsletter!

Street Closure – 11/20/2017

The Fire Department will have the 100 block of E Burton closed tonight, Monday, 11/20/2017, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm for a training exercise.

2017-2018 Licensed Tree Cutters

Ashton’s Affordable Tree Service LLC – Steve Mathias

M & M Tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg, Brandon Miller

Gary Manning

Mayan Tree Service – Mike Mahan

Peer Construction – Terry Peer

Sprague Brothers Tree Service – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague

Request for Bids – Debris Removal


The City of Richland Center is seeking bids for the removal of debris from the Pine River. Anyone interested should contact the City Clerk for bid specifications (bid specs available on January 16, 2017) or view them at by clicking on the news.  Bids should be returned to the City Clerk by 2:00 p.m. on January 31, 2017 to 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI  53581.  All work must be completed by March 17, 2017.  There will be an additional bid for bank restoration and rip rap in the near future.  The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Pine River Bid Specs for Debris Removal

Debris Removal Map area between Industrial Drive to the south and County Highway AA to the north.

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


State of Emergency declared for City of Richland Center

From the Office of the Mayor of Richland Center

The flood water is rising fast. I am declaring a State of Emergency for the City of Richland Center. Later in the day movement around the county may become dangerous. I am encouraging all businesses to send employees home while there are still some passable roads.

A Shelter will be set up at the Community Center.  For Life Safety issues call 911, for all other questions or concerns regarding flooding please call the following numbers:

To Report Road Issues or to obtain Alternative Routes: 608-649-5766

Damage Assessment: 608-649-5767

Public Health: 608-649-5752

2016 Licensed Tree Cutters

The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center.  Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.

Ashton’s Affordable Tree Service LLC – Steve Mathias – 608-642-0683
8697 Crosscut Rd., Platteville, WI

B & E Tree Service – Bill Kimbler – 608-475-3953
Prairie du Chien, WI

KSK Tree Trimming – Kevin Kledehn –  608-343-8932
605 Darcy Dr., Hillsboro, WI  54634

M & M tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg, Brandon Miller – 608-604-4652
801 Lake St., Hillsboro, WI  54634

Mahan Tree Service – Mike Mahan – 608-606-9536
15871 Hwy 27, Ferryville, WI 54628

Gary Manning – 608-604-3869
27321 Manning Lane, Richland Center, WI 53581

Peer Construction – Terry Peer – 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI 53805

Sprague Brothers Tree Services – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague – 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI


Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area.  They must take the debris inside the landfill.  The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents.  Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours – Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.