Emerald Ash Borer-Request for Bids, Plan, New Tree List, Adopt a Tree

The City of Richland Center along with Gays Mills is seeking bids for treatment of trees affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.  Bids are due to the City Clerk’s Office at 450 S. Main Street by 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.  You may also email bids to mailto:Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com
All bids must be clearly marked EAB Bid.  If you have questions please contact David Fry, City Forester at 608-604-0398 or for Gays Mills Cindy Kohles at 608-872-2184.  The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

EAB Treatment Specs and Request for Bids-Richland Center

EAB Treatment Specs and Request for Bids-Gays Mills

EAB Plan

EAB Adopt a Tree EAB Plan

EAB Availability List for Boulevard Planting

Main Street & 8th Street Lane Closure 2/13/2018

The City and Utility Departments will be working together on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 to remove two trees at the intersection of 8th Street and Main Street between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.

The trees will be cut down, one at a time, and moved to the Krouskop Park parking lot for further cutting.  The lane closures should not take more than 15 minutes per tree.

Please allow for a few extra minutes and use caution.  Thank you.

Snapshot Wisconsin Program

Snapshot Wisconsin: Let’s discover our wildlife together!

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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!

 

Drug Take Back – October 28, 2017 – 10am-2pm

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press Release
October 20, 2017

 It’s not shocking anymore to hear about prescription painkillers and heroin abuse in Wisconsin communities. Everyone – law enforcement, elected officials, school officials, and the media – is talking about the epidemic that is stealing futures and lives.

On October 28th, you can do something to help prevent this epidemic from spreading further. The Richland Center Police Department in conjunction with Richland County Children and Family Advocacy Council will be hosting a Drug Take Back Day – a national initiative to get all those unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs out of your medicine cabinet and safely destroyed.

Chief Lucas Clements states that this effort will continue to bring an increased focus on the issue of prescription opiate abuse. The goal of the Take-Back Day is to provide a free, safe, convenient and responsible means of disposal, while also educating the community about the potential for abuse and consequences of improper storage and disposal of these medications. According to Chief Clements, local take back efforts from April 2017 collected and disposed of 146 pounds of unused prescription medication.

Proper drug disposal is one way to substantially reduce the abuse of prescription narcotic painkillers. Chief Lucas Clements states, “Storing potentially dangerous drugs in a secure location and disposing of them promptly after use will reduce the availability to people improperly using these substances.”

Drug overdoses kill more people than car accidents in Wisconsin, and the largest numbers of those deaths aren’t caused by “hard street drugs.” Chief Clements reports that the Police Department investigated 5 overdose deaths within the City of Richland Center in 2016, with victims’ ages ranging from 26 to 55 years old. With more than 163,000 Wisconsinites addicted to prescription opioids, we all have a role in preventing that number from increasing.

On Saturday, October 28, go to the Richland Center Police Department between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to stop this epidemic from taking an even bigger hold on our community.

Trick or Treating in Richland Center

Trick or Treating will be held in the City of Richland Center from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on October 31st, 2017.  Remind the children to go to the properties with the outdoor light on.  Motorists, please use caution when driving where the children are.

SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN

SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION
July 6th, 2017

Area Residents:

The Richland Center Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program (SORP). Further, this individual’s previous history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. THIS PERSON IS NOT WANTED BY POLICE. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted, that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Date of photo: June 2017

Jesse J. Weber, age 35. In 2014, he was convicted in Richland County Court for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography. The victims in each case were 12-15 year-old unknown females. He is described as follows:

Male/White, 5’8”, 237 pounds, brown hair, hazel eyes.

Alias- “Jesse James”

 

 

RESIDENCE:

Upon release from incarceration on July 11th, 2017, Jesse Weber will be living at 307 S. Church Street, Apartment #2, in the City of Richland Center.

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Employment will be approved by the Department of Corrections. No contact with children.

 

SUPERVISION PLAN:

  1. No unsupervised contact with minors.
  2. No taverns/bars/liquor stores. Not to consume alcohol or drugs.
  3. Comply with standard sex offender rules.
  4. Comply with any recommended treatment.
  5. Comply with lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.
  6. Comply with electronic monitoring (GPS)

Agency Contacts:

Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections- Agent Mary Collins Johnsrud, 647-4848.
Richland Center Police Department- Chief Lucas Clements, 647-2103.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

To learn more about the Sex Offender Registration Program in the State of Wisconsin, or to obtain information on other registered sex offenders living in the Richland Center area, please visit the sex offender registration website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.

To obtain information on anyone under supervision please visit the State of Wisconsin, Department of Correction’s website at http://doc.wi.gov/Home.

*This bulletin was prepared by the Richland County Sex Offender Registration Notification Team.

 

 

 

Sex Offender Information Bulletin – Timothy Koenig

SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
COMMUNITY NOTIFICATION

June 9, 2017

Area Residents:

The Richland Center Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection.

The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense that requires registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program (SORP). Further, this individual’s previous history places him in a classification level that reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender has served the prison sentence imposed on him by the courts. THIS PERSON IS NOT WANTED BY POLICE. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted, that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community.

Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will not be tolerated.

Timothy R Koenig Picture

Timothy R. Koenig, age 22. In 2014, he was convicted in Sauk County Court for one count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. In 2015, he was convicted in Richland County Court for one count of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. The victims in each case were 14-year-old female acquaintances of Timothy Koenig. He is described as follows:

Male/White, 5’7”, 155 pounds, black hair, brown eyes.

Alias- “Tim”

RESIDENCE:

Upon release from incarceration on June 16th 2017, Timothy Koenig will be living at 307 S. Church Street, Upper Apartment, in the City of Richland Center.

EMPLOYMENT:

Employment will be approved by the Department of Corrections. No contact with children.

SUPERVISION PLAN:

  1. No unsupervised contact with minors.
  2. No taverns/bars/liquor stores. Not to consume alcohol or drugs.
  3. Comply with standard sex offender rules.
  4.      4. Comply with any recommended treatment.
  1. Comply with lifetime registration with the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registration Program.
  2. Comply with electronic monitoring (GPS).Agency Contacts: Richland Center Police Department- Chief Lucas Clements, 647-2103.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:   
  3. *This bulletin was prepared by the Richland County Sex Offender Registration Notification Team.
  4. To obtain information on anyone under supervision please visit the State of Wisconsin, Department of Correction’s website at http://doc.wi.gov/Home.
  5. To learn more about the Sex Offender Registration Program in the State of Wisconsin, or to obtain information on other registered sex offenders living in the Richland Center area, please visit the sex offender registration website at http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/.
  6. Department of Corrections, Division of Community Corrections- Agent Terry Salisbury, 647-4848.

RCPD Drug Take Back Initiative April 29 10am-2pm

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press Release
April 25, 2017              

Richland Center Police Chief Lucas Clements announces that on April 29th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Richland Center Police Department, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting a Prescription Drug Take Bake Initiative.

This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. The focus of the event is on removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our community’s medicine cabinets and preventing them from going into our water supply, as well as to help provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposal.

Chief Clements states that the Take Back Initiative is a great educational tool that brings awareness to the general public of the potential for abuse of unused or expired medication that is not disposed of. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines, flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, both pose potential safety and health hazards.

Your pills can be dropped off for disposal at the Richland Center Police Department located at 470 S. Main St., Richland Center. (Liquids, needles or sharps cannot be accepted, only pills or patches.)  This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.

Chief Clements added that over the past six years, local efforts with this free service have generated approximately 500 pounds of prescription drugs collected for disposal from our community and encourages citizens to keep taking advantage of the service.

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Photo ID Now Required for Voting in Wisconsin

Photo Identification is now required for all elections held in Wisconsin.  Below is a list of documents that will be acceptable for voting.  Please be sure to have one with you when you go to the polls.  They are also required if you request an absentee ballot.

Photo ID List of acceptable documents

Vernon Washington Notification

Vernon Washington 01-2016 Notification