Dog Park Shelter Construction

We will be constructing a new shelter at the Dog Park today, October 20th, be prepared for possible temporary closures to make that happen and keep your pups safe.


Park Updates

All Parks WATER will be shut down as of today, October 19th, including drinking fountains and Eunice Keepers bathrooms.

There are still Port-a-Potties available for your convenience, as well as the Dr. Kilian Meyer bathrooms.

The WATER at the Dog Park will be shut down this Friday, October 22.

We will be constructing a new shelter at the Dog Park this week sometime, be prepared for possible temporary closures to make that happen and keep your pups safe.



Court Street Sidewalk Work 10-14-21

The Richland Center Water Utility will be working to replace a broken water curb stop in the main entrance area located on the Court Street side of Court and Main Furniture / Wertz Floor and Home.

On Thursday October 14, repair work will close the sidewalk and Court Street entrance to the business to allow for excavation and repairs. Curb and gutter will be replaced on Friday morning and sidewalk will be replaced on Monday October 18th. Barricades will be in place to protect the work zone over this time. Traffic on Court Street will remain open, however some parking on the North side of Court Street will also be blocked off.

Customers are advised the entrance on the Main Street side of Court & Main Furniture / Wertz Floor and Home will be open and the business will be open normal hours during this construction.

Richland Center Water Utility and Court & Main / Wertz Floor and Home appreciate your patience and patronage while this infrastructure repair is made.


October 2021 – The Community Center/Senior Center is currently open at a 75% capacity. Please note this may be subject to change. Call for more information.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Seminary Street Closure 10/04/2021

Richland Center Street Superintendent Terry Nelson reports that a 1-block portion of Seminary Street in downtown Richland Center will be closed starting on Monday (October 4) to facilitate a storm sewer replacement project.  The project by Badger Environmental & Earthworks will take approximately two weeks to complete.  As a result, the 1-block portion of Seminary Street between Main Street and Central Avenue will be closed.  Anyone with questions should contact Richland Center Public Works Superintendent Terry Nelson at 647-3559.

Request for Bids for Dehumidifiers for the Brewer Public Library


The City of Richland Center is requesting bids for six Dehumidifiers to attach to six existing Bryant Plus95S – Model 355CAV, furnace units within the Brewer Public Library. This will consist of two furnaces per floor on three floors.  Each furnace covers 29,250 cubic feet.

Questions may be directed to Dave Fry at 608-604-0398 or Martha Bauer at 608-712-4147.

Bids should be returned to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street or emailed to no later than 2:00pm on October 15, 2021.

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

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, State of Wisconsin retirement (WRS), employer paid term life insurance, and other fringe benefits.

Candidates should apply with application, resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to Aaron Joyce – City Clerk    Direct questions to Mayor Todd Coppernoll or 608-604-5399.

City Administrator Job Description – Revised 8-03-21

Application 2020

Job Posting: ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT @ RC Housing Authority

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

Apply online at: under employment and return to 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