February 20, 2018 Primary Election Local Results

Below are the unofficial Local Election Results from the February 20, 2018 Primary.  The Board of Canvas will be held on February 22, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. to determine final totals.


Jay B. Mueller:   143 Votes

Paul F. Corcoran:   282 Votes

Mike Kaufman:   406 Votes


Alderperson District 1 (1-year term)

Jacob Lundgren:   72 Votes

Karin Tepley:   65 Votes

Raymond Wilson Jr.:   62 Votes

There were no provisional ballots issued at the 02/20/2018 Election.

February 20, 2018 Spring Primary Election- Absentee Ballots Not Returned

The following is the number of absentee ballots that were mailed and not returned by election day:

Ward 1 – 3
Ward 2 – 0
Ward 3 – 1
Ward 4 – 2
Ward 5 – 2
Ward 6 – 2
Ward 7 – 1
Ward 8 – 2
Ward 9 – 3
Ward 10 – 0
Ward 11 – 3
Ward 12 – 2

Melinda Jones – City Clerk

Request for Bids to Purchase 2 Tractors for Parks/Grounds Dept.

2018 request for bids to purchase 2 tractors for parks

Aquatic Center Presentation to Council 2/6/2018

Mr. Joshua Layer from Burbach Aquatics, Inc out of Platteville, WI gave the following presentation to the City Council on 2/6/2018


Pool Operational Info

Natant Demand 2-2-18

Comparative Municipal Bid Result

Request for Bids to Remove Debris from Pine River

2018 RFB Debris Removal Pine River

Participate in the Snapshot Wisconsin Program


Snapshot Wisconsin: Let’s discover our wildlife together!

Snapshot Wisconsin is a citizen-science effort by Wisconsin DNR, University of Wisconsin and UW-Extension to monitor wildlife populations using trail cameras. Volunteers are currently being accepted in the following counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Clark, Crawford, Dane Dodge, Douglas, Grant, Iowa, Iron, Jackson, Manitowoc, Marathon, Marinette, Oneida, Price, Racine, Richland, Rusk, Sauk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Vernon, Vilas and Waupaca.

Volunteers should have access to at least 10 acres of contiguous private land, and agree to maintain a trail camera there for at least one year. Training and supplies provided, no prior experience required, basic computer and internet skills are helpful. To signup please visit dnr.wi.gov, Keyword Snapshot Wisconsin and click the “Apply Now” button.

The wildlife photos are categorized by the public using our crowd-sourcing site (www.snapshotwisconsin.org) and used to monitor wildlife more thoroughly than is currently possible. Learn more about Snapshot Wisconsin via our website and e-newsletter!

Richland County Snow Removal News

Richland County Highway Commission Letter

Request for Bids – Pine River Rip Rap

The City of Richland Center is requesting sealed bids to RIP RAP certain sections along the Pine River. A map of the locations and specifications to rip rap are located on the City web page at www.richlandcenter.com under news.  Rip Rap Bid Specs

No bid shall be received unless accompanied by a certified check or a bid bond equal to at least 5% but not more than 10% of the bid payable to the city as a guaranty that if the bid is accepted the bidder will execute and file the proper contract and bond within the time limited by the city. If the successful bidder so files the contract and bond, upon the execution of the contract by the city the check shall be returned. In case the successful bidder fails to file such contract and bond the amount of the check or bid bond shall be forfeited to the city as liquidated damages.

If construction cost is over prevailing wage threshold, the Wisconsin prevailing wage laws must be followed.

Any questions should be directed to Terry Nelson at 608-647-3559 or Dale Bender at 608-604-4947

Bids should be clearly marked as “Bid for Rip Rap of the Pine River” and are due no later than 3:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017 and should be mailed to the City Clerk at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or emailed to Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

The project must be completed before December 15, 2017

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

Rock The Block Street Closure October 7, 2017

Correction listed below:

There will be a street closure on October 7, 2017 in the downtown area between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Streets closed will be Court Street from JEFFERSON Main Street east to Bailey Paint & Decorating as well as Central Avenue between Seminary Street and Mill Street.

Parking to access area businesses can be in the Associated Bank parking lot with access off of Church Street also the City parking lot next to the Auditorium with access off of Mill Street.

“ROCK THE BLOCK” Activities will include food vendors, live music, painting booths, car show, a 5k run, and much more.  Join the fun in bringing the community together.

Center Color Fest – Parade of Lights – Street Closures

The 2017 Center Color Fest Parade of Lights will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 beginning approximately 7:00 p.m. and ending approximately 8:30-9:00 p.m.

View the Parade Route and Street Closures:  10-07-2017 Parade of Lights Route and Street Closures