Aaron Black Trails CLOSED as of Monday, Nov 19th

The Aaron Black Trails segment between Industrial Drive and Cty A/Bowen’s Mill will be CLOSED until further notice, as of Monday, November 19th. Construction will begin for the ongoing project of rip-rapping the banks.

Request for Bids for Aquatic Center

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids on a new aquatic center.

RC Aquatics Ad for Bids

Sale of 2000-gallon fuel tank

City of Richland Center Request for Bids

The City of Richland Center is accepting sealed bids for the sale of a 2000-gallon double walled fuel barrel that may be used for fuel or gas. Any questions may be directed to Dave Fry at 608-604-0398. The barrel may be seen at the corner of Orange Street and Union Street.

Bids clearly marked “Sealed Bids for Fuel Barrel” are due by September 12, 2018 by 2:00 p.m. to the city Clerk at 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or emailed to Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

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

2018 Licensed Tree Cutters in the City of RC

Licensed Tree Cutters in the City for 2018

The following businesses have shown proof of insurance and obtained a license to cut trees within the City of Richland Center.  Any other businesses need to obtain a license before cutting any trees in the City.

Ashton’s Affordable Tree Service LLC – Steve Mathias – 608-642-0683
8697 Crosscut Rd., Platteville, WI 53818

M & M tree Service LLC – Eric Meseberg, Brandon Miller – 608-604-4652
801 Lake St., Hillsboro, WI  54634

Mahan Tree Service – Mike Mahan – 608-606-9536
15871 Hwy 27, Ferryville, WI  54628

Gary Manning – 608-604-3869
27321 Manning Lane, Richland Center, WI  53581

Peer Construction – Terry Peer – 608-732-5279
29301 Pleasant Mound Rd., Boscobel, WI 53805

Sprague Brothers Tree Services – Gary Sprague, Ted Sprague – 608-822-3470
1005 14th St., Fennimore, WI  53809

Contractors are not permitted to place trees or brush outside of the landfill area.  They must take the debris inside the landfill.  The landfill will be open during between 8am and 3pm this week for City residents.  Approved Townships may also use the landfill during regular open hours – Mondays & Wednesdays from 8am to 1pm and Saturdays from 8am to noon.

Request for Bids-Park Signs

The City of Richland Center, WI is accepting sealed bids for signage at several parks within the City.

For specifications see the News section on the City web site at www.richlandcenter.com or contact Shane Stibbe at 608-647-8108, extension 7.

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


Bids clearly marked “Sealed Bids for Park Signs” are due by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 to the City Clerk at 450 South Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581. Bids may be emailed to melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com or mailed to the above listed address.


Sign Specifications:

Signs should state the name of the park, a small Park logo, City of Richland Center, and the address.
Material should be ½ inch Beige Green Beige Densetec sign board. Color should be cream and green (Sample of sign type and color is located as the Krouskop Entrance sign).

The size and design should be determined by the sign company.

Each sign needs to be priced separately. Only need sign face price.

All installation will be handled by the City.


Parks that need signs are:  Lions Park – 23595 State Hwy 80,

North Park Pond – 1600 N Main Street,

North Park & Kiwanis Fields – 1550 N Main Street,

Westside Park – 515 N. Grove Street,

Old Mill Pond Park – 600 W. Seminary Street,

Strickland Park – 391 N Pearl Street.

There will be a stake at each location to show the location the sign will be placed.



Request for Bids-Stump Grinding

Due to the infestation of the emerald ash borer, the City of Richland Center is accepting sealed bids for stump grinding of cut ash trees.  There will be approximately 475 tree stumps to grind ranging in size from 8″ to 30″ in diameter.  The project is expected to begin immediately and to be completed in the next four years.  The contractor will be responsible for contacting the Parks and Grounds Department for stump locations in addition to contacting the Digger’s Hotline prior to grinding the stumps.  The Parks & Grounds Department will be responsible for the removal and cleanup of grinding debris.  NOTE:  A certificate of insurance must be presented with the sealed bid.  The City of Richland reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

For questions please contact Dave Fry at 608-604-0398.

Sealed bids are due by 2:00 p.m., april 27, 2018 to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main St., Richland Center, WI  53581 or bids may be emailed to melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com.

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

Pine River Trails – On Dike (Hwy 80 N to Hwy 80 S)

Fahrner Asphalt has been contracted to crack seal and seal coat the blacktop portion of the Pine River Trail on top of the Dike (Pine River Watershed Dike) between Hwy 80 North and Hwy 80 South.  They may begin this project after completing the seal coating of city streets next week.  This post will be updated when the exact dates are known of the closing and estimated re-opening of the trail.  Please avoid using the trail when barricades are placed at entrance points.  Thank you for your cooperation.

Pine River and Trails

It’s a good day @RC Parks!! The Pine River and Pine River Bike Trail is NOW OPEN and safe to travel on!

Bike Route Within the City

The City of Richland Center approved a bike route within the City
on July 18, 2017 from Schmitt Woodland Hills to Seminary Street, South
at Cairns Avenue, East on Haseltine Street, North on Stewart Street, East on
Seminary Street to the Pine River Trail on top of the Pine River Watershed
Dike.  The route will also reverse on the return trip to Schmitt Woodland Hills.
The route will be marked as soon as possible.