Large Item Collection

The Large Item Collection scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, 2020 will be indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 Virus.  We will announce if and when it is rescheduled.  The public may take large items to the landfill as usual for a fee.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Down Town Parking Temporary Adjustment During the Pandemic

Orange Cones are placed in a parking spot in the downtown area.  The parking space in front of the cones are for pickup of a call ahead order from local businesses.

Christy’s Sunnyside Bakery has the spot on Court Street in front of the business.

O’Cooch Books & Libations has a spot on Court Street in front of the business.

The Press Box has a spot on Court Street in front of the business.

Kelly’s Coffee has a spot on Court Street in front of the business.

Los Amigos 2 has a spot on Court Street in front of Halvorson’s CPA business.

Please be kind and allow these businesses in the downtown to have customer parking that is socially distance safe for everyone during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  Thank you.

Richland Center Update:

March 26, 2020:  Governor Evers List of essential employees includes infrastructure such as the work the Street Department and Parks & Grounds Department do.  However, with several non-essential buildings closed, the Parks & Grounds Department will be returning to work as needed.  The Street Department returned to work today.  The Library and Community/Senior Center as well as all Parks will remain closed as instructed by Mayor Mike Kaufman.



March 24, 2020:  In compliance with WI Governor Tony Evers, Mayor Mike Kaufman has ordered non-essential city employees home until further notice.

Those still working are the Police Department and the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office with walk in traffic only for voting by Absentee Ballots.  The City Utilities Office will be open for payments. Utility Departments will be working as needed.

Other employees will be on call for any issues that may arise.

Mayor & City Council Instructions due to the Coronavirus

The Mayor and City Council are working diligently to keep the residents, visitors, businesses and employees safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Please comply with President Trump’s directions to wash your hands often and practice social distancing.

Keep informed via the links below:

Thank you for your cooperation.

Parks Closed

The Richland Center Parks are closed until further notice.

Coronavirus Pandemic

The City of Richland Center and City Utilities Offices will remain open during the pandemic, however, on a limited basis.

We request that if you are ill that you do not come into the municipal building.

If you are not coming for an absentee ballot or to pay your utility bill, we request you call instead or mail other payments.  The utility office is 647-3844 and the clerk’s office is 647-3466.

The Community Center, Depot, and the Meyer building are closed to the public.  All public meetings will be cancelled until further notice.
All City and Utility staff are working to minimize contact with all people.

We appreciate your cooperation in keeping our community as safe as can be during this crisis.  Thank you.

Downtown Parking Lot Reconstruction Schedule

The City will be reconstructing the following parking lots this summer:

Jefferson Street across from the Kwik Trip
Church Street across from Bindl Tire
Central Avenue next to the Auditorium


Project Schedule:

Bid advertisements – February 27th and March 5th, 2020
Bid Opening – March 12, 2020 in the Municipal Building
Bid Award – March 26, 2020 at the Council Meeting
Construction:  Summer of 2020

Central Ave Project – Haseltine to South Streets & Kinder from Main St to Central Ave

The City and City Utilities will be reconstructing Central Avenue between Haseltine Street and South Street in 2020.  Also included may be the one block of Kinder Street between Main Street and Central Avenue.  Attached is the project schedule.   Project Schedule

Voting Equipment Public Test 02-14-2020


We will be conducting a public test of the electronic voting equipment at the Municipal Building at 450 S. Main Street on Friday, February 14th at 10:00 a.m.

Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk / Treasurer

Request for Bid – Zero Turn Lawn Mowers

The City of Richland Center Parks & Grounds Department is accepting bids on two Zero Turn Lawn Mowers, must be Commercial Grade, 60” inch cutting width, gas powered engine, turf tires, foldable roll bar, air ride suspension seat, flip-up side discharge chute. Any questions contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398. Bids are due by January 27, 2020 at 2:00pm to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or

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