Parks and Recreation Trail Closure

After Governor Evers closed most of the area State Parks, Mayor Kaufman has, at the advice of legal counsel, ordered the closure of the Richland Center Recreation Trail between County Hwy O at Wal-Mart through the City to Krouskop Park at State Highway 80 North until further notice.

The Richland Center Parks will also be closed until further notice.

The City is asking residents to stay safer at home as ordered by Governor Evers and practice social distancing.

Large Item Collection

The Large Item Collection scheduled for Saturday, April 4th, 2020 will be indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 Virus.  We will announce if and when it is rescheduled.  The public may take large items to the landfill as usual for a fee.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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.



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:

Thank you for your cooperation.

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 Meyer 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.

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!

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

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

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

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