COVID-19 Update from Mayor Coppernoll

June 25, 2020

Richland Center park shelters, and park play equipment, will re-open for public use July 1.

The Killian Meyer Building will also re-open July 1 – the Meyer Building, and the shelters, will have capacity limits – call 647-8108 for details.

Park bathrooms will open July 1, adult softball, and the youth rec program will also begin July 1. To sign up for adult activities, or to sign your child up for youth activities, please call 647-8108.

Bleachers will not be available this season, please bring chairs with you, and take them when you leave, thank you.

Park bathrooms, and the tables in the park shelters, will be sanitized once per day, early in the morning.

The Community Center, and the Senior Center, will remain closed until further notice.

The aquatic center will not open July 1, we’re awaiting an inspection by the state. At this point, the target date to open the aquatic center is July 4.

We will make an announcement regarding the opening of the aquatic center as soon as we have more details, there will be capacity restrictions in the aquatic center this season.

Signs will be posted in the parks, stating the threat of exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 exists, that by entering the parks, you are taking responsibility for your own protection, and that children should be supervised.

For further information, call 647-8108.

-Mayor Todd Coppernoll

Voting Equipment Public Test 02-14-2020


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

Notice of Spring Election

APRIL 7, 2020



Notice Is Hereby Given that an election is to be held in all wards and elections districts in the City of Richland Center, on the first Tuesday of April, 2020, being the 7th day of said month, the following officers are to be elected.

Mayor for the City for a term of two years to succeed Michael J. Kaufman, whose term will expire on April 21, 2020

An Alderperson for the First District (Wards 1-2-3) for a term of two years to succeed Diane Cox, whose term will expire on April 21, 2020

An Alderperson for the Second District (Wards 4-5-6) for a term of two years to succeed Travis Wertz, whose term will expire on April 21, 2020

An Alderperson for the Third District (Wards 7-8-9) for a term of two years to succeed John Collins, whose term will expire on April 21, 2020

An Alderperson for the Fourth District (Wards 10-11-12) for a term of two years to succeed Ryan Cairns, whose term will expire on April 21, 2020

Notice is further given that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2019 and the final day for filing nomination papers in the office of the City Clerk is 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020.

Notice Is Further Given that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on the third Tuesday of February, 2020, being the 18th day of said month.

Given under my hand,

Done in the City of Richland Center
This 15th day of November, 2019

Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk / Treasurer


Cropland Lease Request for Bids

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids on leasing land for farming operations. The City has land in the Industrial Park North area of approximately 120.5 acres and near the Richland Airport in Sextonville of approximately 54 acres. Maps may be picked up in the City Clerk’s Office or found online at under news. For questions contact Melinda Jones at 608-647-3466.

Industrial Park North 1  Industrial Park North 2  Maple Grove Road

Airport Cropland Area

Bids must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on October 31, 2019 to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or emailed to

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

Request for Bids – Aquatic Center

The City of Richland Center is seeking bids for the construction of a new aquatic center.  Please click on the PDF document below for more details.

RC Aquatics Ad for Bids – BID 2


Bid Results:  Aquatic Center Bids 4-19-19


Request for Bids – HVAC Maintenance Agreement


The City is requesting bids for an annual maintenance agreement on all furnace and air conditioning units within city owned buildings. The contract should be for one-year, renewable for an additional 2 years upon satisfactory performance. The contract will begin in April 2019. A list of the units is available at the City Clerk’s office or online at under news. Questions may be directed to Dave Fry at 608-604-0398.

Bids should be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or emailed to no later than 2:00 p.m. on March 25, 2019.

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

To see the list of HVAC units click here: Furnace & AC Units for Maintenance Agreement

Richland Center Snow Removal Emergency

Due to anticipated snow accumulations from the impending winter storm, officials from the City of Richland Center have announced that a Snow Removal Emergency is in effect in the city until further notice. This Snow Removal Emergency prohibits vehicles of any kind to be parked on any street or highway within the City of Richland Center between the hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am. The Snow Removal Emergency begins at 10:00 PM Monday night, February 11th and will be in effect for two nights expiring 7:00 am February 13th.

All vehicles must be removed from city streets and highways from 10:00 pm until 7:00 am each night that the Snow Removal Emergency is in effect. Vehicles parked on any city street during these hours will be ticketed. The fine for a Snow Removal Emergency violation is $15.00. In addition, vehicles left on the street in violation of the Snow Removal Emergency may be towed at the owner’s expense.

Overnight, off-street parking will be available in all city-owned municipal parking lots in the downtown as well as the former Community Center parking lot, city hall parking lot and the parking lots in Krouskop Park. Vehicles need to be removed from these lots during the daytime to allow for normal use.

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

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, Keyword Snapshot Wisconsin and click the “Apply Now” button.

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