Pine River Recreation Trail Open-Use Social Distancing

Effective immediately, the Richland Center Recreation Trail from County O at Wal-Mart, through the city to Highway 80 North – is open for public use. 

Social distancing is mandated on the trail – please allow six feet of open space between yourself and the nearest person, and when approaching someone from behind, please make your presence known when you reach a distance of ten feet behind them.

 If social distancing is not practiced, the trail will be closed again until Governor Evers lifts the, “Safer At Home” order.

 City parks remain closed at this time. 

-Todd Coppernoll, Richland Center City Mayor


April 7, 2020 City Election Results

Mayor’s Race:

Todd E. Coppernoll: Total Votes: 723
Ward 1- 70    Ward 2- 42    Ward 3- 66    Ward 4- 71    Ward 5- 69    Ward 6- 60    Ward 7- 49    Ward 8- 61    Ward 9- 55    Ward 10- 76    Ward 11- 62    Ward 12- 42

Paul F. Corcoran: 424
Ward 1- 30    Ward 2- 19    Ward 3- 38    Ward 4- 33    Ward 5- 37    Ward 6- 32    Ward 7- 30    Ward 8- 40    Ward 9- 48     Ward 10- 34    Ward 11- 34    Ward 12- 49


Alderperson District 1:  Susan K Fruit = 225
Ward 1 – 88
Ward 2 – 52
Ward 3 – 85

Alderperson District 2:  Carson Culver 233
Ward 4 – 80
Ward 5 – 85
Ward 6 – 68

Alderperson District 3:  John G Collins 231
Ward 7 – 64
Ward 8 – 82
Ward 9 – 85

Alderperson District 4:  Ryan Cairns 256
Ward 10 – 101
Ward 11 – 70
Ward 12 – 85

There were no provisional ballots issued.

Municipal Building Closure

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Mayor Kaufman has ordered the closure of the Municipal Building to the Public until further notice now that the election is over.  The closure will take place effective April 14, 2020.  If you have any business to take care of with the City Clerk/Treasurer’s Office please call 608-647-3466.

If you have any business or want to pay your utility bill please call the City Utilities Office at 608-647-3844.


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