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

Memorial Day Parade 5/27/19 and Services

The VFW Post 2267 is sponsoring the May 27th Memorial Day Parade that will line up about 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. in front of the Post Office on Central Ave. and begin about 10:30 a.m.

The parade route will travel East on Mill Street, North on Church Street to 8th Street, East on 8th Street, North on Park Street and into the Cemetery.

The service in the cemetery will begin after the parade and the Women’s Relief Corp will hold their service after that in Krouskop Park.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the High School.

April 3, 2019 Election Results

City of Richland Center Election Results of 04 02 2019

Congratulations to:

Karin Tepley – District 1

Aaron Ewing – District 2

Todd Coppernoll – District 3

Scotty Wallace – District 4

City and Utilities Close due to impending COLD.

The City and City Utilities are closing due to the impending weather for Tuesday, January 29th.
A decision for Wednesday, January 30th and Thursday, January 31st is pending.  Call the City Clerk’s office at 647-3466 to see if anything is open.  If there is no answer, consider the office closed.  Emergency issues should be directed to the Richland Center Police Department at 647-2103 or Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 647-2106.

Taxpayers needing to pay their property taxes should mail them.  Mail received by February 5th will not be considered late.  Taxpayers wanting to pay in person can come in on Friday, February 1st.

Employees called in by the Police Department for emergency related issues will be required to respond.

City officials want the public and employees to be safe!

TUESDAY:
Partly sunny, windy and bitterly cold; blowing and drifting snow is possible.
High: -1; Wind Chills: -20 to -30 during the day
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

TUESDAY NIGHT:
Partly cloudy, windy and dangerously cold with blowing and drifting snow possible.
Low: -24; Wind Chills: -40 to -60 in the morning
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

WEDNESDAY:
Partly sunny, windy and dangerously cold; blowing and drifting snow is possible.
High: -16; Wind Chills: -35 to -45 during the day
Wind: W/NW 15-25 MPH

THURSDAY:
Variable cloudiness and continued dangerously cold with a chance of flurries in the afternoon.
Low: -26; Wind Chills: -35 to -55 in the morning

AD German Warehouse Awarded Tax Credits

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Request for Bids-Water/Sewer Service to Ag Woods Building

REQUEST FOR BIDS

The City of Richland Center is requesting bids to install approximately 475 feet of water and sanitary sewer laterals from an existing curb stop and sanitary clean out to the Ag Woods building at 23250 County Hwy AA per Ag Woods Site Plan for Utilities. Pricing for both laterals shall be on a per foot basis and includes excavation, pipe, fixtures, connections and labor. Payment shall be based on actual footage installed. If installing in same trench, DNR required spacing between water and sewer is required. Water lateral to be laid 6 feet below ground surface.

Sanitary lateral shall be 6” SAR 35 minimum diameter pipe:
475 feet x price per foot is      $_____________ =                                            $___________

Water lateral shall be 1 ¼” HDPE (blue pipe) with tracer wire:
475 feet x price per foot is      $_____________ =                                            $___________

Allowance for interior plumbing to connect to meter base:                                        $   150.00
(Utility will furnish meter and meter horn)

Total Bid:                                                                                                                             $___________

 

Bids are due by 2:00 p.m. on Thursday October 25, 2018 and will be referred to the City Council on November 6, 2018. Bids should be mailed to City Clerk Melinda D. Jones, City of Richland Center, 450 S. Main Street, Richland Center, WI 53581 or emailed to Melinda.jones@richlandcenter.com

The City of Richland Center is an equal opportunity employer, provider and lender. The City of Richland Center reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

Richland Center #13 in the SafeWise 20 Safest Cities in Wisconsin

SafeWise recently released its 20 Safest Cities in Wisconsin report for 2018. Richland Center made the list as the #13 safest city in the state, based on FBI crime data.

Our designers created a 2018 Safest Cities in Wisconsin honorary certificate commemorating your award, as well as a video, and website badge to display on your community news and social media pages. Reply YES to this email to claim your free, personalized Safest Cities in Wisconsin certificate, website badge, and press release for 2018. You can also send us why you love your city and we will post about it on our social pages.

Here’s a link to the full report: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-wisconsin/

Many cities do ceremonies to present the certificate to their most stand-out police officers, city officials, and neighborhood watch leaders, resulting in some great positive media coverage! Here are a few of our favorite pictures from recent media coverage:

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!

 

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

EAB Confirmed in Richland County

EAB Confirmed in Marquette, Richland Counties for First Time

Contact:  Donna Gilson, 608-224-5130, donna.gilson@wi.gov 
Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, william2.cosh@wisconsin.gov

MADISON – Marquette County will become the 38th Wisconsin county to be quarantined for emerald ash borer, following discovery of the tree-killing beetle in the Town of Montello there. In addition, EAB has been confirmed for the first time in Richland County in the town of Dayton.

Marquette County will now be placed under quarantine.

Richland County has been under quarantine for EAB since July 2014, so this new find does not change anything from a regulatory standpoint there. Four counties – Lafayette, Iowa, Green and Richland — were quarantined in 2014 because they were surrounded by counties where EAB had been found, and it was likely EAB was present there in low numbers that are difficult to detect. EAB has now been confirmed in all of those counties except Iowa. Actually confirming the presence of EAB should alert residents that it is more important than ever not to move firewood from the county to non-quarantine areas, officials say.

Both new EAB detections resulted from routine trap monitoring. In Richland County, staff from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection found two adult beetles July 28 in a trap along Highway 14 in the Town of Dayton, about five miles west of Richland Center. There are a few ash trees in the immediate area, and they show symptoms of EAB infestation.

U.S. Department of Agriculture staff found one adult beetle July 29 in a Marquette County trap along Cotters Bay Road in the Town of Montello, about a mile west of the city of Montello. The level of EAB activity there has not been determined yet.

Quarantines prohibit ash wood products and hardwood firewood from being moved to areas that are not quarantined. For businesses handling wood products that could carry EAB, this means that they must work with DATCP to assure that they are not transporting the pest to non-quarantine counties. For private citizens, a quarantine means that residents may not take firewood from these counties to non-quarantine counties.

“We strongly discourage moving firewood even within quarantine areas,” said Brian Kuhn, Plant Industry Bureau Director in the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. “The vast majority of EAB infestations have resulted from the movement of firewood, as evidenced by the number of times our first find in a given county has been in campgrounds. Most of the quarantined counties are not generally infested, so moving firewood within them could bring the pest to new areas in the county that would otherwise remain uninfested for several years.”

Kuhn notes that other forest pests and diseases also move easily and invisibly from one location to another under the bark of firewood.

DATCP recommends that property owners who have ash trees in quarantine counties:

  • Keep a close watch for possible signs of EAB infestation: Thinning canopy, D-shaped holes in the bark, cracked bark, branches sprouting low on the trunk, and woodpeckers pulling at bark.
  • Consider preventive treatments if your property is within 15 miles of a known infestation.
  • Consider planting different species of trees that are not susceptible to EAB.
  • Call a professional arborist, and visit emeraldashborer.wi.gov for detailed information.

Emerald ash borer is native to China and probably entered the United States on packing material, showing up first in Michigan in 2002. It was first found in Wisconsin in 2008 in Ozaukee County.

Other quarantined Wisconsin counties are Adams, Brown, Buffalo, Calumet, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Door, Douglas, Fond du Lac, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Juneau, Kenosha, Kewaunee, La Crosse, Lafayette, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Monroe, Oneida, Outagamie, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Sauk, Sheboygan, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha and Winnebago.

EAB adults lay eggs on the bark of ash trees in mid- to late summer. When the eggs hatch a week or two later, the larvae burrow under the bark for the winter and feed, forming the characteristic S-shaped tunnels and destroying the tree’s ability to take up nutrients and water. The following summer, the adults emerge through D-shaped holes in the bark.

The Wisconsin Emerald Ash Borer Program includes DATCP; DNR; UW-Madison; UW-Extension; USDA Forest Service and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.  

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