Down Town Parking Temporary Adjustment During the Pandemic

Orange Cones are placed in a parking spot in the downtown area.  The parking space in front of the cones are for pickup of a call ahead order from local businesses.

Christy’s Sunnyside Bakery has the spot on Court Street in front of the business.

O’Cooch Books & Libations has a spot on Court Street in front of the business.

The Press Box has a spot on Court Street in front of the business.

Kelly’s Coffee has a spot on Court Street in front of the business.

Los Amigos 2 has a spot on Court Street in front of Halvorson’s CPA business.

Please be kind and allow these businesses in the downtown to have customer parking that is socially distance safe for everyone during this COVID-19 Pandemic.  Thank you.

Richland Center Update:

March 26, 2020:  Governor Evers List of essential employees includes infrastructure such as the work the Street Department and Parks & Grounds Department do.  However, with several non-essential buildings closed, the Parks & Grounds Department will be returning to work as needed.  The Street Department returned to work today.  The Library and Community/Senior Center as well as all Parks will remain closed as instructed by Mayor Mike Kaufman.

 

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March 24, 2020:  In compliance with WI Governor Tony Evers, Mayor Mike Kaufman has ordered non-essential city employees home until further notice.

Those still working are the Police Department and the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office with walk in traffic only for voting by Absentee Ballots.  The City Utilities Office will be open for payments. Utility Departments will be working as needed.

Other employees will be on call for any issues that may arise.

Mayor & City Council Instructions due to the Coronavirus

The Mayor and City Council are working diligently to keep the residents, visitors, businesses and employees safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Please comply with President Trump’s directions to wash your hands often and practice social distancing.

Keep informed via the links below:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://co.richland.wi.us/departments/hhs/publichealth/coronsvirus.shtml

Thank you for your cooperation.

Parks Closed

The Richland Center Parks are closed until further notice.

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.

Sex Offender Bulletin

City of Richland Center Police Department
SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION BULLETIN
December 17, 2019

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.

Curtis A. Salisbury moved into 641 E. Burton Street, Apt. B in the City of Richland Center, on December 6, 2019.  He is under the supervision of the Richland Center Office of Probation/Parole (608)647-4848.

EMPLOYMENT:

Employment will be approved by the Department of Corrections.

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.

 Agency Contacts:

Richland Center Office of Probation/Parole
Agent: Reyna Vasquez (608)647-4848.
Richland Center Police Department (608) 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 Corrections website at http://doc.wi.gov/Home.

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

Alternate Side Parking 12/1/19 – 2/28/2020

RICHLAND CENTER POLICE DEPARTMENT

Press Release

November 29, 2019

The City of Richland Center wants to remind residents that Alternate Side Parking began on Sunday December 1st, this is a change from previous years, and will run through February 28, 2020. Persons parking vehicles on city streets are required to abide by Alternate Side Parking regulations EACH NIGHT between December 1st and February 28, 2020.

Alternate Side Parking enforcement will take place randomly throughout the week in addition to when the city receives an accumulation of snow and/or ice. Alternate Side Parking will be enforced between the hours of 12:01 AM and 7:00 AM.

Alternate Side Parking requires vehicles to be parked on the odd numbered side of the street on odd numbered dates and the even numbered side of the street on even numbered dates. Residents need to remember that the date during the overnight hours of 12:01 am to 7:00 am determines odd or even side parking. Owners of vehicles in violation of Alternate Side Parking regulations will be subject to a $10.00 parking ticket.

During a period of unusually severe winter weather, the city may declare a Snow Removal Emergency. During a Snow Removal Emergency, parking is prohibited on all city streets and highways. Residents would be required to find off-street parking for up to 72 hours or until snow-removal operations are declared completed by the Public Works Superintendent. Violations of a Snow Removal Emergency will result in a $15.00 ticket.

In addition to tuning into WRCO, the City of Richland Center urges residents to sign up for Nixle alerts to keep up to date on local information including declared Snow Emergencies. You can sign up at www.nixle.com. Make sure to sign up for all alerts, advisories and community messages under the Richland County Emergency Management account. The service is free and you can choose to receive e-mail and/or text message alerts. City Residents using Facebook can also keep up to date on declared Snow Emergencies by following the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page where declared Snow Emergencies will be posted.

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Homecoming Parade, Duck Races – Street Closing 10/11/19

The Homecoming Parade will start approximately 3:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11th, 2019.  Staging will be on 6th, 7th, and 8th Streets.  The Parade route begins at 6th Street and Central Avenue, traveling south on Central Ave then east on Court Street for one block, then north on Church Street to 5th Street where the parade ends.  After the parade, the duck races will be held on Court Street between Central Avenue and Church Street beginning about 4:15 p.m.

Enjoy the fun!!!

10-11-19 Homecoming Parade Route

Duck Race

June Dairy Days & Rodeo Parade 6/15/19 at

The June Dairy Days / Rodeo parade will begin about 10:30 a.m. on North central Avenue at 6th Street on June 15, 2019 and it is anticipated to last until approximately noon.

Please see the attached parade route and lineup area maps noting closed off streets and seek alternate routes to where you are going.

June Dairy Days and Rodeo Parade Route 2019

2019 June Dairy Days-Rodeo Line-Up Assembly Area Map

Engebretson-Grabowski Drug Arrests

Richland Center Police Department Press Release

Engebretson-Grabowski Drug Arrests