Trick or Treating – October 31 – 5:00-7:30 p.m.

Trick or Treating in Richland Center will be held on October 31, 2018 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.   If you want to participate for children to stop at your home, please leave your porch light on.  Children should not stop at a house where the front porch light is off.

Be safe and use extra caution please!

Street Closure S. Central Ave on Oct. 31, 2018

The Diner has requested a street closure that is approved for October 31, 2018 between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for a Halloween Fest.  Central Avenue will be closed during this time between Court Street and the parking lot of The Peoples Community Bank.

Drug Take Back – October 27, 2018


Press Release
October 5, 2018

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

On October 27th, you can do something to help prevent this epidemic from spreading further. The Richland Center Police Department in conjunction with Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day – a national initiative to get all those unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of your medicine cabinet and safely destroyed.

Chief Lucas Clements states that this effort will continue to bring an increased focus on the issue of prescription opiate abuse. The goal of the Take-Back Day is to provide a free, safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications.

Proper drug disposal is one way to substantially reduce the abuse of prescription narcotic painkillers. Chief Lucas Clements states, “Storing potentially dangerous drugs in a secure location and disposing of them promptly after use will reduce the availability to people improperly using these substances.”

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

On Saturday, October 27th, go to the Richland Center Police Department between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to stop this epidemic from taking an even bigger hold on our community.

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 added that over the past nine years, local efforts with this free service have generated approximately 1,000 pounds of prescription drugs collected for disposal from our community and encourages citizens to keep taking advantage of the service.

Every citizen in 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.


10/8/2018 Construction Update

Haseltine Street:  The street and storm sewer construction on the project was finished last week.  Gerke will have a seeding crew come in this week to finish restoration on the project.   

 Gerke is bringing in the equipment this week to complete the Mr. Manhole adjustments on the sanitary manholes.


Westside Drive Reconstruction:   All the underground utilities are complete on the project.  Gerke has approximately 1 more day of street removals and base aggregate at the north end of Westside Drive.  They are not building the road today due to the rain.

 Augelli Concrete plans to come today to start setting up stringline for the remaining curb on the project.  If they do not get delayed with rain, they are planning to do the remaining curb and gutter on the project this Friday or Saturday.  

The current schedule is to complete the remaining asphalt on the project the week of October 22.


Panorama Estates:   Gerke Excavating now has base aggregate on the entire road.  Assuming they do not get further delayed with rain, Augelli Concrete is planning to do the curb and gutter on the project this Friday or Saturday.  

 The asphalt on the west side of USH 14 was completed last week.  After the asphalt was complete, Gerke modified the traffic control so they can start the median construction on the east end of the project today.



Request for Bids-Water/Sewer Service to Ag Woods Building


The City of Richland Center is requesting bids to install approximately 475 feet of water and sanitary sewer laterals from an existing curb stop and sanitary clean out to the Ag Woods building at 23250 County Hwy AA per Ag Woods Site Plan for Utilities. Pricing for both laterals shall be on a per foot basis and includes excavation, pipe, fixtures, connections and labor. Payment shall be based on actual footage installed. If installing in same trench, DNR required spacing between water and sewer is required. Water lateral to be laid 6 feet below ground surface.

Sanitary lateral shall be 6” SAR 35 minimum diameter pipe:
475 feet x price per foot is      $_____________ =                                            $___________

Water lateral shall be 1 ¼” HDPE (blue pipe) with tracer wire:
475 feet x price per foot is      $_____________ =                                            $___________

Allowance for interior plumbing to connect to meter base:                                        $   150.00
(Utility will furnish meter and meter horn)

Total Bid:                                                                                                                             $___________


Bids are due by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday October 25, 2018 and will be referred to the City Council on November 6, 2018. Bids should be mailed to City Clerk Melinda D. Jones, City of Richland Center, 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or emailed to

The City of Richland Center is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender. The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Center Color Fest Parade 10/6/2018 7pm

Saturday, October 6, 2018 will be the date for the Center Color Fest Parade beginning approximately 7:00 p.m.  The parade is estimated to last one hour.  Please click on the link to view the parade route.  Color Fest Parade Route 10-6-18

Enjoy the parade and have fun!

Street Construction Update 9/28/2018

Haseltine Street:  Maddrell Excavating was on site yesterday to replace the manhole cover at the Alcam Metering Manhole.  Gasser Construction will be on site today around noon to start paving the road and side streets.  They plan to have the lower lift of asphalt on Haseltine Street and the side streets finished tomorrow.  Gasser plans to finish the surface layer of asphalt next Tuesday assuming the weather allows.   

After the paving is complete, the remaining items include finishing the concrete sidewalk around the Alcam manhole, lawn restoration behind the curb, and completing the Mr. Manhole adjustments on the manholes.  Gerke’s current schedule includes finishing the concrete and starting the restoration next week.  Gerke plans to do the Mr. Manhole adjustments at the same time as the Westside Drive project, which will not be ready to complete for about three weeks.


Westside Drive Reconstruction:  Gerke finished all the underground utilities earlier this week.  They are currently excavating the road and adding base aggregate on Westside Drive from Stewart Street to USH 14.  This will take most of next week to complete.  Augelli Concrete plans to do the remaining curb and gutter on the project the week of October 8th.  The current schedule for paving the rest of the project is the week of October 15th.   

In addition to the road construction, Gerke will be respreading topsoil and doing the lawn restoration south of Stewart Street after they are finished with the restoration on Haseltine Street.


Panorama Estates: All the underground utilities are complete on the project.  Gerke is working on placing base aggregate to the road and have approximately 500 feet of road to finish.  Assuming they do not get delayed with rain, they hope to have the base aggregate finished by the middle of next week.  Augelli Concrete will complete the curb and gutter on the road after Gerke is finished placing the aggregate. 

Gasser Construction plans to do the asphalt on USH 14 on Monday.  The forecast currently shows a chance of rain.  If the weather does not allow paving on Monday, they plan to do the paving on Tuesday.



September 28, 2018 Homecoming Parade

The Student Council of the Richland Center High School will sponsor the Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 28, 2018 between 2:30 and approximately 4:00 P.M.

The parade will line up at 7th Street and Central Ave.

The route will travel south on Central Avenue to Court Street, East on Court Street to Church Street, North on Church Street to 5th Street will the parade will end and disassemble.

Please prepare and enjoy the parade.  Go Hornets!

Request for Bids for Aquatic Center

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids on a new aquatic center.

RC Aquatics Ad for Bids

James St. Between Kinder and South Streets Reconstruction

The City Public Works Department will be removing the blacktop beginning on Tuesday September 11, 2018 and pavement will be placed on Friday or Saturday, September 13, or 14, 2018 for the two blocks of James Street between Kinder and South Streets.