Central Avenue/Kinder St. Project 5/27/2020 Update

“A1 Excavating, the contractor for the South Central Avenue project has placed traffic control barricade at the project limits today (5/27/2020). On Thursday 5/28/2020 the pavement surface will be pulverized in place and will remain through the weekend.  On Monday June1, the crew from A1 Excavating will begin removing the pulverized pavement along with the curb and gutter scheduled for removal.  Residents are asked to remove a vehicles from the street on Thursday during the pulverizing operation.  Beginning Monday June 1, residents are asked to park on side street or other locations to allow the contractor to work efficiently on the sewer and water utility replacement during the week. Project construction is expected to be complete by mid-August.”


Painting of Curbs, Crosswalks and Parking Stalls Begins May 21, 2020

The Richland Center Street Department will begin annual painting of the curbs, crosswalks and parking stalls throughout the city and in the downtown over the next two months, depending on weather.  When doing the parking stalls in the downtown, sections of the street will be blocked off.  Please use caution and avoid the marked areas as they are working.  Thank you!

Richland Center High School Class of 2020 Parade

The Richland Center High School Class of 2020 will not have the traditional graduation ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Seniors will be spaced apart on open trailers and hold a parade beginning at 6th Street and Central Avenue, traveling south on Central Avenue to Court Street, then turn east on Court Street to Church Street, travel north on Church Street to 6th Street.  The parade will be held on May 31st at 2:00 p.m. when their graduation ceremony was initially scheduled.  Congratulations RCHS Senior Class of 2020!

Social distancing and wearing masks are highly encouraged.

Memorial Day Activities

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic, there will not be a Memorial Day Parade this year.  However, there will be the traditional service in the Richland Center Cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. with the speaker being Karen Knock.

Social distancing and wearing a mask is highly encouraged.  Please join us to honor those U.S Military members who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Central Avenue / Kinder Street Reconstruction Schedule

The Central Avenue Reconstruction Project between Haseltine Street and South Street and on Kinder Street between Main Street and Central Avenue is scheduled to begin about June 1st and be completed by mid to late August.

Municipal Building Will Be Open

The front doors to the City Municipal Building will be open during normal business hours, to allow access to the utility office.

 -Todd Coppernoll, Richland Center City Mayor


Take our Survey on Vaping in City Parks

“Let your voice be heard! What do you think about tobacco (vaping) use in Richland Center Parks? Please take and share survey. It will take less than 3 minutes!”


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