Spring 2023 Election Notice


APRIL 4, 2023




Notice Is Hereby Given that an election is to be held in all wards and elections districts in the City of Richland Center, on the first Tuesday of April, 2023, being the 4th day of said month, the following officers are to be elected.


An Alderperson for the First District (Wards 1-2-3) for a term of two years to succeed Karin Tepley, whose term will expire on April 18, 2023


An Alderperson for the Second District (Wards 4-5-6) for a term of two years to succeed Carson Culver, whose term will expire on April 18, 2023


An Alderperson for the Third District (Wards 7-8-9) for a term of two years to succeed Melony Walters, whose term will expire on April 18, 2023


An Alderperson for the Fourth District (Wards 10-11-12) for a term of two years to succeed Scotty Wallace, whose term will expire on April 18, 2023


Notice is further given that the first day to circulate nomination papers is December 1, 2022, and the final day for filing nomination papers in the office of the City Clerk is 5:00 PM on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


Notice Is Further Given that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on the third Tuesday of February 2023, being the 21st day of said month.


Given under my hand,

Done in the City of Richland Center

This 10th day of November 2022

Aaron Joyce

City Clerk / Treasurer

Airport Grand Opening

Airport Grand Opening!

A Grand Opening to showcase the newly constructed Richland Airport building will be held on Sunday, April 25th from 1 PM – 4 PM.

The Richland Airport is located at 28929 County Hwy BA, Richland Center, WI 53581.

We hope to see you there!


Richland Center Comprehensive Plan Update – Community Discussions

Click link below for information on how to join the discussion.

RC – Vision Meeting Announcement

COVID 19 Testing

Sign Up For Your COVID-19 Vaccine Today

The Richland Hospital announced that vaccine for those in the Phase 1B group will begin on January 25th.  The next group eligible to receive the vaccine will include patients 65+, corrections personnel, and funeral workers.

To schedule an appointment or be added to the waitlist, click on the link below.




COVID-19 Update from Mayor Coppernoll

June 25, 2020

Richland Center park shelters, and park play equipment, will re-open for public use July 1.

The Killian Meyer Building will also re-open July 1 – the Meyer Building, and the shelters, will have capacity limits – call 647-8108 for details.

Park bathrooms will open July 1, adult softball, and the youth rec program will also begin July 1. To sign up for adult activities, or to sign your child up for youth activities, please call 647-8108.

Bleachers will not be available this season, please bring chairs with you, and take them when you leave, thank you.

Park bathrooms, and the tables in the park shelters, will be sanitized once per day, early in the morning.

The Community Center, and the Senior Center, will remain closed until further notice.

The aquatic center will not open July 1, we’re awaiting an inspection by the state. At this point, the target date to open the aquatic center is July 4.

We will make an announcement regarding the opening of the aquatic center as soon as we have more details, there will be capacity restrictions in the aquatic center this season.

Signs will be posted in the parks, stating the threat of exposure to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 exists, that by entering the parks, you are taking responsibility for your own protection, and that children should be supervised.

For further information, call 647-8108.

-Mayor Todd Coppernoll

2020 Census Self-Reporting Update

City of Richland Center residents current self-response rate is 65.2% for the 2020 census and the self-response rate in 2010 was 74.1%.  Also, Richland County is currently at 60.3% self-response rate and in 2010 it was 66.1%.  The State of Wisconsin is at 67.9% and ranked 2nd in the nation.

Residents are challenged to rank #1 in the nation for 2020!  The city residents response is extremely important to city government funding.

Residents can respond until October 31, 2020 but we want them to respond ASAP to avoid having a Census worker come knocking on their door, which begins on August 11th.


The Census Bureau still has jobs available because the time-frame has changed so I included some information on jobs you can share below.  The pay is $17 per hour.


Richland Airport – New Terminal Building

We are excited to announce that the Richland Airport will have begin site work on June 29, 2020, remove the existing terminal building and begin construction on a new one.   The project completion date is expected to be October 28, 2020.

This project is funded by the FAA, the State of Wisconsin, and the City of Richland Center.

Friede & Associates is the general contractor.

Park Recreation Activities and Aquatic Center to Remain Closed through June

May 26, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all city sponsored activities in Richland Center city parks are suspended through the month of June.

The one exception will be the fireworks, which will take place as scheduled, June 27th.  Tunderfest will not take place this year, but the fireworks will go on, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING IN PLACE.

We’re asking people to view the fireworks from home, where possible, and we will be requesting permission for viewing of the fireworks from some area parking lots as well – a follow-up announcement will be made on this point when more information is available.

At some point in June, we will make a decision regarding a later opening date for the aquatic center and the resumption of youth activities and adult sports leagues.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

– Mayor Todd Coppernoll

Mayor Coppernoll’s Announcement About Opening Local Businesses

May 14, 2020

Yesterday, by a 4-3 vote, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ended Governor Evers’, “Safer At Home” order. This decision forces local authorities to decide whether to re-open their communities at this time, or to continue restrictions until a later date – schools are not affected.

Last night, I consulted with local medical professionals, local law enforcement, and our County Administrator – a consensus was reached, and a decision has been made.

I am told, scientifically, there is no difference at this point between opening now, and opening in two weeks. I am told this is true because the safety measures put in place – sheltering at home, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and so on – have been effective.

These measures have achieved their objective of slowing the spread of COVID 19 locally, and, “flattening the curve.”  My physician advised me to remind people to remain vigilant, and to remember this means we have the opportunity to open a little earlier than we had planned, but it does not mean the virus is gone, or the threat no longer exists – it means these measures have been effective.

At this time, businesses in Richland Center may re-open, at their own discretion, and people may come and go from businesses, as they so choose.

City parks, the Community Center, and the Killian Meyer Building will remain closed at this time, to allow our Parks Department adequate time to prepare them for public use. No date has been set for their re-opening, an announcement will be made when a timeline is firmly in place.

-Mayor Todd Coppernoll


3 Ways to Respond to the 2020 Census

The current self-response rate is 62.5% for the 2020 census and the self-response rate in 2010 was 74.1%.

Also, Richland County is currently at 58.2% self-response rate and in 2010 it was 66.1%.  The State of Wisconsin is at 66.4% and ranked 2nd in the nation.

Richland Center residents – lets be the top ranked city in the state for the self response rate to the 2020 census!  Please see the handout below on how to respond to the census.

Census Self-Response Handout