Job Posting: City Administrator

City Administrator

Richland Center, Wisconsin (pop. 5,000). The City of Richland Center is currently seeking a professional City Administrator.  Richland Center is a vibrant and growing community looking for an innovative, empowering and proactive municipal leader.  As a key representative of the City, the successful candidate will be understanding and compassionate of Richland Center as a diverse and unique community.

Richland Center is one of Wisconsin’s great small Cities located in the heart of the beautiful Driftless Region in southwest Wisconsin.  Richland Center is nestled in the Pine River valley and is approximately 1hr 25min from LaCrosse – WI, Madison – WI, and Dubuque, Iowa.  Richland Center is the county seat and the center of Richland County’s commerce, industry, government, entertainment, and healthcare.

As a community that must continue to adapt and reinvent itself, Richland Center values and celebrates its culture and traditions while planning for and embracing its future.  Tourism in Richland Center is thriving and is known for outdoor attractions like kayaking, trout fishing, and biking, as well as historical attractions like being the birth place of Frank Lloyd Wright and the home of the first Civic Auditorium that was built in the State of Wisconsin.  The economy is anchored by a location of the fortune 500 Company – Rockwell International and large dairy producers Schreiber and Foremost Foods.  Richland Center also has a strong healthcare and education system.

The City has 32 full-time and 10 part-time employees.  These employees are a part of the Public Works, Police and Fire, Park and Recreation, and Administration Departments.  The City is also responsible for the Brewer Public Library, airport, and cemetery.   The annual City budget is approximately $5 Million.  The City is financially sound with numerous growth opportunities.

The ideal City Administrator will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in public administration (Master’s preferred) or a closely related field
  • At least six years of increasingly responsible management experience in an executive position such as department head, assistant manager, city manager or administrator.
  • A strong background in budgeting/municipal finance and personnel management
  • A high level of integrity with open and positive communication skills
  • Experience with collaborative styles and consensus building
  • Knowledge in TIF and grant writing is a plus
  • A history of stable tenures in previous positions

The City Administrator is appointed by the Mayor and eight-member Common Council. Starting salary range: $70,000-$85,000 plus health, retirement, and other fringe benefits.

Candidates should apply by September 3rd, 2021 with application, resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to Aaron Joyce – City Clerk aaron.joyce@richlandcenter.com.    Direct questions to Mayor Todd Coppernoll Todd.Coppernoll@richlandcenter.com or 608-604-5399.

City Administrator Job Description – Revised 8-03-21

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Parking Lot Resurfacing Starting 7/26/21

The City of Richland Center will be resurfacing all or portions of three parking lots the week of July 26th which may restrict access and/or parking.  Starting Monday (July 26) the southern portion of the Municipal Building lot (450 S. Main) and the western portion of the Community Center (1050 N. Orange) lot nearest the softball diamonds will be resurfaced.  On Tuesday the parking lot at the Street Department shop in the North Industrial Park will be worked on.  On Wednesday the eastern portion of the Community Center lot nearest the aquatic center and senior center will be resurfaced and the northern half of the Municipal Building will be resurfaced.  This will result in the City Utility drive thru being inaccessible.  Each work area will be closed for approximately two days to allow for cooling and painting parking stalls.  Anyone with questions can contact Street Superintendent Terry Nelson at 647-3559.

Job Posting: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT @ RC Housing Authority

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
The Richland Center Housing Authority is seeking an individual for the Administrative Assistant position.

Apply online at: https://richlandcenter.com under employment and return to aaron.joyce@richlandcenter.com or pick up and return application to City Hall Clerk’s office by Noon on August 5, 2021.

Position includes office duties such as; answering telephone and returning calls, intake of applicants, processing applications, maintaining data bases, working with HUD software, general clerical, accounts receivable / payable and assist with unit turn arounds.

Candidate must work well with a diverse population in a courteous and efficient manner.  Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Part time position, must be available for flexible hours.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

Road Closure – Sextonville Road/Church Street 06/01/2021

Foremost Farms in Richland Center will be doing construction work at its facility on South Church Street.  As a result, a portion of Sextonville Road/South Church Street will be closed from Tuesday, June 1st through approximately Wednesday, June 16th.  A detour route has been established.  Motorists traveling north on Sextonville Road will be detoured onto South Park Street at TKS, go north for six blocks to East Haseltine Street, then one block west on Haseltine Street to South Church Street.  Motorists who can avoid that area are encouraged to do so.  Sextonville Road/South Church Street will reopen for regular use on June 17th.

Memorial Day Flags

Volunteers are requested this year to place flags for Veteran’s at the Richland Center and St. Mary’s Cemetery!

Anyone wishing to help can meet at the cemetery garage at 1300 N. Park Street, Thursday night, May 27th  at 5 pm.

Call Dave Fry at 604-0398 with any questions

City Clerk/Treasurer

City of Richland Center

City Clerk/Treasurer

The City of Richland Center, Richland County, WI is accepting applications for a City Clerk/Treasurer to manage the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office, Human Resources functions, maintaining official records, manage Elections, City insurance policies, budgeting, grant applications and administration, tax collection, state reporting, TIF districts, accounting, project management, and responsibilities as set forth by State Statutes and City ordinances.  This is a vital management position requiring experience in all the above areas as well as the ability to work independently, plan and organize activities.

Successful applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in public administration, accounting, business administration or related field and a minimum of three years of municipal government experience.  Supervision experience is preferred.

The City offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefit package.  Applications are available from the City Clerk/Treasurer’s Office at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or through the City website at www.ci.richland-center.wi.us.  Applications including resumes must be received at the City Clerk’s Office by 4:00 PM on May 13th, 2021 in a sealed envelope marked “City Clerk/Treasurer” or emailed to derek.kalish@richlandcenter.com.

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

Notice: Street Closure

NOTICE OF STREET CLOSURE

Please note that the section of Main Street between Court and Mill Streets will be closed from April 26th through April 28th.

 For questions, please contact Terry Nelson at 608-604-0563.

Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated.

Derek S. Kalish, City Clerk/Treasurer

 

Request For Bids – Shelter in Dog Park

City of Richland Center – Request for Bids

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids on a 20’ X 20’ shelter located at the Woodman Dog Park, at 151 Industrial Dr., Richland Center, WI.

For information, please contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398.

Specification packet can be picked up at City Hall, 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI. Bids must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on April 30th, 2021.

Return all sealed bids to Derek Kalish, City Clerk (Clearly marked as Dog Park Shelter Bid)

 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581.

Bids may be emailed to derek.kalish@richlandcenter.com

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

Large Item Pick-Up

Richland Center Large Item Collection

Town & Country Sanitation will have a large item pickup day for items that are not removed with the regular weekly household garbage pickup.

This will take place Saturday, April 3rd, 2021.  Please have items on the curb by 6:00 a.m. that day.

Items Included: Couches, Chairs, Tables, Carpeting, Entertainment Centers, etc.

This pickup does NOT include: Lumber or construction materials, Brush, Leaves, Yard Waste, Microwave, TVs, A/C Units, Any Computer Equipment, Appliances (see below)

APPLIANCES: Town & Country Sanitation will be placing dumpsters at the Richland Center Landfill for appliances.  Those items can be taken to the landfill for disposal during regular landfill hours from April 3rd – April 7th.

Landfill Hours: Monday & Wednesday: 8:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.

Saturday: 8:00 a.m. –  Noon

During those dates, there will not be any charge to dispose of regular appliances at the landfill.  (However, there will be a fee for disposal of microwaves, televisions, air conditioners, and computer equipment).

Large items are not to be placed at the curb at any other time of the year.

Town & Country Sanitation: 1-800-626-1915

 

Request For Bids – Dog Park Shelter

City of Richland Center – Request for Bids

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids on a 20’ X 20’ shelter for the Woodman Dog Park located at 151 Industrial Drive, Richland Center, WI 53581.

For information, please contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398.

Specification packet can be picked up at City Hall, 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI. Bids must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on April 5th, 2021.

Return all sealed bids to Derek Kalish, City Clerk (Clearly marked as Dog Park Shelter Bid) 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581.

Bids may be emailed to derek.kalish@richlandcenter.com

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