There will be a US 2 road closure and detour by the Town of Richmond, in Richmond, planned on the weekend of June 23-24, 2018 for a replacement of a failed storm water pipe across US 2. There will be a detour around the closed section (at the south side of the 4-corner intersection of US 2), this detour will be via: US 2 Richmond four corners, Bridge St. to Cochran Rd and back onto US 2 in Jonesville. Message boards will be installed notifying of the planned closure, detour signs will be up, as well as signs for advance warning. This will be the same US 2 detour as when the Snipe Ireland Bridge was replaced, this closure is for two weekend days.
The storm water culvert underneath Route 2 at the light, between the Harley Brown building and GreenSea, is failing and in need of immediate replacement. The town has hired J. Hutchins to do this work, and due to the complexity of excavating and replacing the culvert, the road must be closed for two days. The detour route will be around Cochran Road, similar to how it was last Summer (just that the road closure will be in a different location this time). Some pavement shimming in the area to correct recent settlement will also occur. We anticipate that by Sunday evening that the road will be back open and ride much smoother than it does now. If you have any questions, please contact the Manager at 434-5170, or email: email@example.com
Thank you to all who came to our first listening session on the 29th. It was good to finally get the topic kicked off, and we received quite a bit of feedback. Of course, we have a long way to go. The next step is gathering and presenting some data. Our goals are to identify services and understand priorities – where we are now, and where we want to be. The next listening session will be on June 14th at 7:00 pm in Town Center. Stay tuned for a dedicated page on our website and a link to a cloud drive containing a variety of documents. We look forward to seeing you then, and if you have any questions, please call Geoffrey Urbanik, Town Manager, at 434-5170.
These documents will be useful for the upcoming Water Customer Annual Meeting held in Town Center on May 22, 2018 starting at 6:00 pm.
A Regional Concerns Meeting for the replacement of the US Route 2 bridge over Interstate 89 just east of the Richmond Fire Department will be held on Monday, June 11th, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM at the Richmond Town Center Meeting Room, located at 203 Bridge Street in Richmond, VT. The meeting will be held by the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the Town of Richmond.
The preferred alternative includes maintaining traffic on the existing structure while a new bridge is constructed off-alignment.
The intent of the meeting is to provide an overview of this project to Town Officials, local residents and businesses, emergency services and other interested parties. There will be a review of the existing site conditions, proposed work, and overall schedule followed by a question and answer period. Representatives from both VTrans and the Town of Richmond will be available at the meeting to address public concerns about the project.
A copy of the Scoping Report for this project may be seen at the office of the Town Clerk in Richmond, Vermont or at the Structures Section of the Agency of Transportation’s office in Montpelier, Vermont. An electronic copy is also available online at: https://outside.vermont.gov/agency/vtrans/external/Projects/Structures/16A183.
UPDATED 5-11-2018 – Dugway Road is now OPEN
Dugway Road was hit hard by the storm on the evening of May 4th. To repair the damage, the culvert will be replaced and the retaining wall reset, and the gravel repaired. This will require a road closure of 3-4 days to complete, at roughly 1187 Dugway Road – near the RLT access. The road is closed as of May 8th at 9:00 AM and is expected to reopen by end of business on May 11th. If you have questions, you may call the Highway Garage at 434-2631.
The Richmond Parade & Fireworks Committee held a public planning meeting a couple of weeks ago. The meeting was well attended and it seems like there is enough interest and volunteers to continue with the July 4th celebration in Richmond this year.
However, we still need many more volunteers to get involved and make a commitment to help out. Whether you would like to help out on the day of the event, or if you are able to help with planning ahead of time, any level of participation and time commitment is welcome.
For those of you who are interested but were unable to attend the meeting, we have set up an online signup form. If you have something to suggest or offer that isn’t on the sign up form, please add it in the comments. Please share the form with anyone you think might be interested in helping out: https://goo.gl/forms/30r5JvozAlVBJ5ex1
Results are found here: 2018 Town Meeting municipal results 3-6-2018
This page contains some useful information for Town Meeting. Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the Camels Hump Middle School Gymnasium on School Street. Voting is open from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM; Town Meeting starts at 9:00 am and ends when all articles are discussed and closed.
The mandatory Public Information Session for our 2 Australian Ballot Articles (Police Building and Bridge Street Water Bond) will be held at 7:00 PM on Monday, March 5, 2018 at Camels Hump Middle School. You may contact the Town Manager at 434-5170, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 2016-2017 Town Report is now online – you can download it here: Town_Report_2016-2017. This report contains the proposed Municipal and School budgets as well as the sample ballots and annual reports from departments and organizations. If you’d like a paper copy, you can print this report or pick one up at the Town Center building – call Linda Parent for more details at 434-2221.