Request for Bids – Asphalt on S. Ira Street

The Richland Center Street Department is accepting bids on Ira Street Project

The Richland Center Street Department will be accepting bids on a 27’ wide x 300’ long repaving the street. Existing asphalt will be removed by the City. Contractor is required to fine grade existing gravel and pave with 4 LT blacktop at 3” compacted thickness.

For additional information contact Terry Nelson at 608-604-0563.

Bids are due by July 29, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. to or mailed to the City of Richland Center, 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 clearly marked Ira Street bid.

The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

2020 Census Self-Reporting Update

City of Richland Center residents current self-response rate is 65.2% for the 2020 census and the self-response rate in 2010 was 74.1%.  Also, Richland County is currently at 60.3% self-response rate and in 2010 it was 66.1%.  The State of Wisconsin is at 67.9% and ranked 2nd in the nation.

Residents are challenged to rank #1 in the nation for 2020!  The city residents response is extremely important to city government funding.

Residents can respond until October 31, 2020 but we want them to respond ASAP to avoid having a Census worker come knocking on their door, which begins on August 11th.


The Census Bureau still has jobs available because the time-frame has changed so I included some information on jobs you can share below.  The pay is $17 per hour.

Richland Airport – New Terminal Building

We are excited to announce that the Richland Airport will have begin site work on June 29, 2020, remove the existing terminal building and begin construction on a new one.   The project completion date is expected to be October 28, 2020.

This project is funded by the FAA, the State of Wisconsin, and the City of Richland Center.

Friede & Associates is the general contractor.

Aquatic Center Managers Needed

The City of Richland Center is seeking applicants for a Aquatic Center Manager.  Please see the attached job description and apply before 3:00 p.m. on June 12, 2020  Parks Pool Manager job description  Application 2020  Parks Grounds Supplemental Application

Applications must be mailed to Melinda Jones, City Clerk at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI  53581 or emailed to

The City of Richland Center is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender.

Park Street & 9th Street Intersection Closure June 4th 7am – 1pm

Due to the storm that went through the evening of June 2nd, the North side of 9th Street at the intersection of Park Street as well as the west side of Park Street will be closed for tree removal from 7am through 1pm on Thursday June 4th, 2020.

Employees will be present to direct traffic into one lane only.  Please be cautious and courteous if travelling on these streets.  Thank you

Central Avenue/Kinder St. Project 5/27/2020 Update

“A1 Excavating, the contractor for the South Central Avenue project has placed traffic control barricade at the project limits today (5/27/2020). On Thursday 5/28/2020 the pavement surface will be pulverized in place and will remain through the weekend.  On Monday June1, the crew from A1 Excavating will begin removing the pulverized pavement along with the curb and gutter scheduled for removal.  Residents are asked to remove a vehicles from the street on Thursday during the pulverizing operation.  Beginning Monday June 1, residents are asked to park on side street or other locations to allow the contractor to work efficiently on the sewer and water utility replacement during the week. Project construction is expected to be complete by mid-August.”


Park Recreation Activities and Aquatic Center to Remain Closed through June

May 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all city sponsored activities in Richland Center city parks are suspended through the month of June.

The one exception will be the fireworks, which will take place as scheduled, June 27th.  Tunderfest will not take place this year, but the fireworks will go on, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PLACE.

We’re asking people to view the fireworks from home, where possible, and we will be requesting permission for viewing of the fireworks from some area parking lots as well – a follow-up announcement will be made on this point when more information is available.

At some point in June, we will make a decision regarding a later opening date for the aquatic center and the resumption of youth activities and adult sports leagues.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

– Mayor Todd Coppernoll

Painting of Curbs, Crosswalks and Parking Stalls Begins May 21, 2020

The Richland Center Street Department will begin annual painting of the curbs, crosswalks and parking stalls throughout the city and in the downtown over the next two months, depending on weather.  When doing the parking stalls in the downtown, sections of the street will be blocked off.  Please use caution and avoid the marked areas as they are working.  Thank you!

Richland Center High School Class of 2020 Parade

The Richland Center High School Class of 2020 will not have the traditional graduation ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Seniors will be spaced apart on open trailers and hold a parade beginning at 6th Street and Central Avenue, traveling south on Central Avenue to Court Street, then turn east on Court Street to Church Street, travel north on Church Street to 6th Street.  The parade will be held on May 31st at 2:00 p.m. when their graduation ceremony was initially scheduled.  Congratulations RCHS Senior Class of 2020!

Social distancing and wearing masks are highly encouraged.

Memorial Day Activities

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, there will not be a Memorial Day Parade this year.  However, there will be the traditional service in the Richland Center Cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the speaker being Karen Knock.

Social distancing and wearing a mask is highly encouraged.  Please join us to honor those U.S Military members who lost their lives in the line of duty.