Cemetery Retaining Wall Issues

Part of the retaining wall at the Richland Center Cemetery has fallen into the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery due to the excessive wet weather we have had this year. The City of Richland Center will be making the necessary repairs, however, this section has been roped off with yellow caution tape.  The graves are accessible but we recommend using caution if you are in the area as more of the retaining wall may still come down.

Richland Center Ranked #1 Safest Small Towns in the US

“Good news! Richland Center ranked #1 in the LendEDU Top 250 Safest Small Towns in the United States Report. In short, Richland Center is one of the safest towns in the United States according to the FBI.

We determined this ranking by using FBI crime statistic data. The FBI data was used to calculate our ranking metric: the number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents.

Safety is an extremely important part of living in a home. It is clear that Richland Center has created an environment for families to feel safe. Needless to say, these results are important, and I’m sure the community will be excited to see the ranking.” Tom Flynn LENDEDU



Richland Center #1 – Best Place to Retire 2017

Richland Center is named the best place in Wisconsin to retire as well as the best place for retirees for recreation and social activities for 2017 according to Smart Asset!



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 https://www.research.net/r/WI_PSC_broadband_survey, 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 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





City Awarded for Support of Military Personnel

20160926_150738 20160926_151406 20160926_151506 20160926_151605 20160926_152137The City of Richland Center and Mr. Pete Walsh of Walsh’s Ace Hardware were recognized on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Richland Center’s Flag Park by the Long Range Reconaissance Association for efforts in honoring America’s Military Personnel, our Nation’s Veterans and Combat Wounded Veterans.


City of the Year!

City of Richland Center was proclaimed “City of The Year for 2016” by the State of Wisconsin 40 et 8.

City of the year 2016 40 8

Nuisance Wildlife Guide by DNR

The DNR Nuisance wildlife guide provides guidance for those with skunks or other wildlife problems.    Please be aware that Ordinance Chapter 270   prohibits discharge of a firearm within the City limits.


June 11-Rodeo and Dairy Days Parade

The Wisconsin State High School Rodeo and Dairy Days Parade will be held on June 11th from 10:30 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m.  The staging area will be on 6th, 7th, and 8th Streets with the Parade route being from 6th south on Central Avenue to Court Street, east on Court Street, North on Church Street ending at 6th Street.  Horses are to travel to and from the Fairgrounds on 6th Street, Park Street, 10th Street and County Hwy AA.  View the Rodeo Dairy Days Parade Route Map 6-11-2016

Affected Streets will be closed and have no parking permitted during the parade.