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.

Changes For Recycling and Trash Pickup Effective 11/1/18

Town & Country Sanitation has made some recent changes.  They now have a truck that will pick up residents trash containers while the operator remains in the truck.  Recycling will soon be pickup up every other week but trash pickup will remain weekly and some route changes or pickup dates will be changed.

Please review the information below which has also been mailed to residents:

Recycling Instructions

New Schedule effective 11/1/2018

Letter Regarding Route Changes

Residents may keep the current Town & Country Sanitation recycling bins until they no longer want them. If you do not want them, place them at the curb for the next large item collection.

If you have questions, please contact Town & Country Sanitation at 608-375-5856 or 1-800-626-1915.

Notice of Budget Amendment

CITY OF RICHLAND CENTER
NOTICE OF BUDGET AMENDMENT

By a two-thirds vote of the City Council on July 3, 2018, the Council approved transferring $41,500.00 from the Capital Projects Outlay to Contingency in the 2018 Budget.

Melinda D. Jones
City Clerk/Treasurer
July 6, 2018

 

Mayor & Alderperson Election Results

Official results of the April 3, 2018 Election for the Mayor and Alderpersons after the 4/4/18 Board of Canvas.

Mayor:
Paul Corcoran – 474
Mike Kaufman – 690

Alderperson District 1 (2 year term) Diane Cox – 224

Alderperson District 1 (1 year term )
Jacob Lundgren – 143
Karin Tepley – 116

Alderperson District 2 (2 year term)
Travis Wertz – 164
Jay B Mueller – 126

Alderperson District 3 (2 year term)
Robert Bindl – 157
John G Collins – 166

Alderperson District 4 (2 year term) Ryan Cairns – 227

Richland Center #1 – Best Place to Retire 2017

Richland Center is named the best place in Wisconsin to retire as well as the best place for retirees for recreation and social activities for 2017 according to Smart Asset!

https://smartasset.com/retirement/retirement-calculator?year=2017#wisconsin/best-places

 

Wisconsin PSC Broadband Survey

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) is conducting a statewide survey to gather information about residential Internet access throughout the state.  The survey gives families in your area the opportunity to tell service providers if they need better or more affordable Internet access – or don’t have access at all.

The survey, located at https://www.research.net/r/WI_PSC_broadband_survey, takes about 5 minutes to complete.

Households that do not have home access to the Internet can take the survey by phone (877-360-2973). It is especially important for these households to take the survey, so that PSCW and Internet providers know the location of all households that do not have high-quality, affordable Internet access.

Please take advantage of this opportunity for your families’ voices to be heard regarding broadband!

Thanks,
Wisconsin Broadband Office

City Awarded for Support of Military Personnel

20160926_150738 20160926_151406 20160926_151506 20160926_151605 20160926_152137The City of Richland Center and Mr. Pete Walsh of Walsh’s Ace Hardware were recognized on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Richland Center’s Flag Park by the Long Range Reconaissance Association for efforts in honoring America’s Military Personnel, our Nation’s Veterans and Combat Wounded Veterans.

 

City of the Year!

City of Richland Center was proclaimed “City of The Year for 2016” by the State of Wisconsin 40 et 8.

City of the year 2016 40 8

Nuisance Wildlife Guide by DNR

The DNR Nuisance wildlife guide provides guidance for those with skunks or other wildlife problems.    Please be aware that Ordinance Chapter 270   prohibits discharge of a firearm within the City limits.

 

Governor Walker Signs Frank Lloyd Wright Heritage Trail Bill into Law

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 512 Into Law
Monday, March 21, 2016 – Press Release

Spring Green – Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 512 into law today at Taliesin in Spring Green.  Known as the “Frank Lloyd Wright Trail Bill,” this bill relates to designating and marking a specific highway route as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail.

“It’s great to be here at Taliesin to see first-hand some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in Spring Green,” Governor Walker said.  “The bill we’re signing into law will help visitors to our state easily identify and find Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks, like the one we’re at today.  Wright’s architecture is world-renowned, and these signs will boost tourism even further throughout Wisconsin.”

Assembly Bill 512 – as amended, designates and marks a highway route through Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Jefferson, Dane, Iowa, Sauk, and Richland counties as the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail.  The bill requires signage to be placed at certain points along the trail to direct travelers to specific Frank Lloyd Wright attractions, and allows for additional signage to be placed directing travelers to other Frank Lloyd Wright locations if they are within 15 miles of the specified trail and open to the public.  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) must erect and maintain signs only after receiving sufficient contributions from interested parties.  WisDOT must estimate the costs necessary to fabricate and erect the required signs and forward that information to the Department of Tourism.  The Department of Tourism will then transfer the amount identified by WisDOT to pay for the required signs, up to a maximum of $50,000.  Authored by Representative Todd Novak (R – Dodgeville) and Senator Howard Marklein (R – Spring Green), the bill passed the Assembly with a vote of 96-2 and was concurred by the Senate on a voice vote.  It is Act 270.

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