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 Myer 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

OFFICIAL PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF RICHLAND CENTER

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 Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

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

 

Request for Bids Bobcat Toolcat 5600 Series

The City of Richland Center Parks & Grounds Department is accepting bids on a 2020, 5600 series Bobcat Toolcat Utility Machine, with trading in a 2012 5600 Bobcat toolcat with 1950 hours that may be seen at 1100 N Jefferson Street Park Shop. Bid specifications can be picked up at the municipal building 450 S Main Street, on the city web site at www.ci.richland-center.wi.us under news, or 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 Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

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

Bobcat ToolCat bid Specs

Request for 2020 Truck Bids

The City of Richland Center Parks & Grounds Department is accepting bids on a 2020, 1 ton 3500 series Truck with dual hind tires with stainless steel dump box. Bid specifications can be picked up at the municipal building 450 S. Main Street, on the city web site at www.ci.richland-center.wi.us under news, or contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398 or parksmanintenance@richlandcenter.com. Bids are due by January 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

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

2020 Parks Grounds Truck Specs

Residents – Be Sure Your Tree Cutter Has a License

Residents are encouraged to make sure the contractor hired to cut a tree within the City has a valid City license.  The reason a license is required is for homeowner protection.  The City verifies the contractor has sufficient liability insurance in the event of a problem they may cause while working on the trees.  The City will order a non-licenses tree cutter to stop the job until they obtain a license.  The fee is $25.00 and requires City Council approval which can take up to two weeks.

Licensed Tree Cutters in the City for 2019-June 30, 2020
The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center.  Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.

Alex Cupp – 608-669-4469
30278 Needle Lane, Lone Rock, WI  53556

M & M tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg – 608-604-4652
801 Lake St., Hillsboro, WI  54634

Gary Manning – 608-604-3869
27321 Manning Lane, Richland Center, WI  53581

Peer Construction – Terry Peer – 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI 53805

Sprague Brothers Tree Services – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague – 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI  53809

Corey Jongquist – 608-604-5402
483 N. Main Street, Apt 208, Richland Center, WI  53581

Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area.  They must take the debris inside the landfill.  The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents.  Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours – Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.

Sex Offender Bulletin

City of Richland Center Police Department
SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
December 17, 2019

Area Residents:

The Richland Center Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program (SORP). Further, this individual’s previous history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. THIS PERSON IS NOT WANTED BY POLICE. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted, that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Curtis A. Salisbury moved into 641 E. Burton Street, Apt. B in the City of Richland Center, on December 6, 2019.  He is under the supervision of the Richland Center Office of Probation/Parole (608)647-4848.

EMPLOYMENT:

Employment will be approved by the Department of Corrections.

SUPERVISION PLAN:

  1. No unsupervised contact with minors.
  2. No taverns/bars/liquor stores. Not to consume alcohol or drugs.
  3. Comply with standard sex offender rules.
  4. Comply with any recommended treatment.
  5. Comply with lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.
  6. Comply with electronic monitoring.

 Agency Contacts:

Richland Center Office of Probation/Parole
Agent: Reyna Vasquez (608)647-4848.
Richland Center Police Department (608) 647-2103.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

To learn more about the Sex Offender Registration Program in the State of Wisconsin, or to obtain information on other registered sex offenders living in the Richland Center area, please visit the sex offender registration website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.

To obtain information on anyone under supervision please visit the State of Wisconsin, Department of Corrections website at http://doc.wi.gov/Home.

*This bulletin was prepared by the Richland County Sex Offender Registration Notification Team.

Request for Bids – Truck, Dump Box, Plow and Sander

 

City of Richland Center Request for Truck Bids

The City of Richland Center Street Department is accepting bids on a 2020-2021 single axle cab and chassis. Bid specifications can be picked up at the municipal building 450 S. Main Street, on the city web site at www.ci.richland-center.wi.us under news, or contact Terry Nelson at 608-647-3559 or terry.nelson@richlandcenter.com. Bids are due by January 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com.

 

The City of Richland Center Street Department is accepting bids on a dump box, snow plow and sander. Bid specifications can be picked up at the municipal building 450 S. Main Street, on the city web site at www.ci.richland-center.wi.us under news, or contact Terry Nelson at 608-647-3559 or terry.nelson@richlandcenter.com. Bids are due by January 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com.

Street truck bid specs – 2020 dump truck       Street truck equipment and plow installation requirements 2020-2021

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