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.

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.



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.

Construction Project 9/7/18 Update

Westside Drive Reconstruction:  Gerke now has all the utilities finished and the road built through curb and gutter on Westside Drive between Grove Street and Stewart Street and on West 2nd Street.  Augelli Concrete plans to do the concrete driveways on Tuesday.  Gerke plans to finish grade the road in preparation of paving later this week.  Gasser is currently planning on coming Thursday or Friday this week to place the lower lift of asphalt.  

Gerke also has a utility crew finishing up the sewer and water laterals on the north end of the project between Stewart Street and USH 14 today.  After the laterals are finished, they will start setting up the temporary water service for the houses on Stewart Street.  While they are waiting for safe water samples for the temporary water service, Gerke will install the remaining storm sewer on the north end of the project this week.  Later this week after they have safe water samples, they plan to hook up the temporary water service to the houses and start the water main construction on Stewart Street.


Haseltine Street: On Friday of last week, Augelli Concrete poured the curb and sidewalk in front of the door to Alcam so they would have access to their doors again by today.  The concrete waterways on the west side of the Church Street intersection were also poured on Friday.  They poured only half the intersection to allow one lane access across Church Street at all times.  When the concrete waterway is poured on the east half of the intersection later this week, traffic will be able to pass the intersection on the west half of the intersection where the concrete waterway was already completed.

 Gerke is hauling 3 inch base aggregate between Park Street and Sheldon Street today.  After this is finished, they will start hauling 1 1/4 inch base aggregate in preparation of curb and gutter later this week.  Augelli Concrete plans to set up the string line for the curb and gutter today on the entire project.  They plan to complete the curb and gutter on Thursday or Friday of this week and do the concrete sidewalk and driveway aprons next week. 

Assuming the weather allows, the plan is to finish grade and pave the street next week.


Panorama Estates: The water main installation is being finished today.  After today, all the sanitary sewer and water main will be complete.  After the water main is installed, they will begin testing the water main and start installing the remaining storm sewer on the project.

 Augelli Concrete will be finishing the concrete pavement for the intersection improvements today.  Gerke plans to construct the Muth driveway tomorrow or Wednesday to connect the driveway to the new street.  

 Augelli plans to do the remaining curb and gutter on the west side of the intersection this week or early next week.  This curb was previously not completed to maintain access to the Muth driveway during construction.  After this curb is complete, the asphalt on the west side of the intersection will be completed.   


Church/Haseltine Construction Update:

The intersection of Haseltine Street and Church Street will be one lane only for the entire week of September 7th through September 14th for the construction project.

Please use extra caution when traveling in this area.  Thank you for your cooperation.