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Since January, 2016, a committee of residents, emergency services chiefs and others assisted by Black River Design have been hard at work to determine the needs and feasibility of our emergency services facilities. This has culminated in the final report which outlines the process, goals, findings and recommendations for moving forward. This will be the subject of future Selectboard meetings as the committee and Selectboard work on moving forward on a new site for new facilities. The committee anticipates a bond vote in March of 2017. The full report can be found here: Richmond Emergency Services Final Report

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Selectboard Inspires Collaboration; Empowers Arts Community

RICHMOND: Nonprofit music office Big Heavy World and the Town of Richmond are working together to expand the resources available to the musicians of the Lake Champlain basin. In the process, artists and arts advocates of the region have come together to begin discussion and planning for even wider activation of the arts community, for the benefit of Richmond and neighboring towns.

A resolution designating Big Heavy World to be a Local Arts Agency of Richmond qualifies the music office to pursue federal funding that may be redistributed to musical artists as grants. The grant programs that are the source of re-granting funds are managed by the National Endowment for the Arts, and are competitive.

Steve May, a Richmond selectboard member, guided the proposed resolution and moderated a public discussion on Thursday, June 30. Creative transportation design and an arts center emerged as prominent topics. The conversation revealed enthusiasm for collaborative efforts to use the arts to improve the quality of life in Richmond.

“The arts, especially music, brings people together. Richmond has scenic beauty and many venues that could be the foundation of an even more vibrant cultural community. With arts enriching our lives, contributing to our economy and making us a stronger community, Richmond will have an edge as a home and a destination,” said May.

“Richmond welcomes this partnership with Big Heavy World and the enthusiasm and resources they’ll bring to engage and celebrate our local music community,” said selectboard Chair Ellen Kane.

Richmond, organized in 1794, has a population of 4,100 and is located on Interstate 89 in Chittenden County on the eastern edge of the Lake Champlain Valley. Live music has historically been hosted in its public library, a bandstand on Volunteers Green, and in the 1812 Old Round Church preserved by the Richmond Historical Society, a National Historic Landmark.

Founded in 1996, Big Heavy World is an independent, volunteer-staffed music office with a mission of preserving and promoting original Vermont-made music. It operates diverse programs — many that are collaborative — serving musicians of all genres inclusively across the state. For more information, visit http://www.bigheavyworld.com

Contact James Lockridge, Big Heavy World, (802) 865-1140, jim@bigheavyworld.com, bigheavyworld.com

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TOWN OF RICHMOND
PO BOX 285
RICHMOND, VT 05477
(802)434-2221

NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORD WITH 32VSA $4111 THAT THE UNDERSIGNED LISTERS WITHIN AND FOR THE TOWN OF RICHMOND HAVE THIS DAY COMPLETED THE ABSTRACT OF INDIVIDUAL LISTS (ABSTRACT) OF PROPERTY OWNERS AS OF THE FIRST DAY OF APRIL, 2016. THE LISTERS HAVE THIS SAME DAY LODGED THE ABSTRACT IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK FOR THE INSPECTION OF TAXPAYERS. ON THE 3RD DAY OF JUNE, 2016 AT 9:00AM TO 2:00PM THE ASSESSORS/LISTERS WILL MEET AT RICHMOND TOWN CENTER TO HEAR APPEALS OF TAXPAYERS AGGRIEVED BY ACTIONS OF THE ASSESSORS/LISTERS FROM WHOM TIMELY GRIEVANCES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.

TO BE TIMELY, SUCH GRIEVANCE MUST BE IN WRITING AND RECEIVED (POSTMARKS NOT ACCEPTED) BY THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS ON THE 3RD DAY OF JUNE, 2016. AT THE CLOSE OF GRIEVANCE HEARINGS, THE LISTERS SHALL MAKE SUCH CORRECTIONS IN THE ABSTRACT AS WERE DETERMINED UPON HEARING OR OTHERWISE. UNLESS CAUSE TO THE CONTRARY IS SHOWN, THE CONTENTS OF SAID ABSTRACT WILL, FOR THE TAX YEAR 2016, BECOME THE GRAND LIST OF THE TOWN OF RICHMOND OF EACH TAXPAYER NAMED THEREIN.

SIGNED AT THE RICHMOND TOWN CENTER IN THE COUNTY OF CHITTENDEN THIS 20TH DAY OF MAY, 2016.

LISA TRUCHON, VPAIII

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The Town of Richmond is accepting bids on a 2011 Chevrolet Caprice former police cruiser.  The vehicle has 97,000 miles and has had all police equipment removed except center divider and radio console. Some minor body damage to left rear quarter panel, and check engine light is on.   This is a heavily used vehicle and the town makes no representations about condition, however, the vehicle does run.  Interested parties may contact Geoffrey Urbanik, Town Manager, at (802) 434-5170 or email townmgr@gmavt.net.  Bids due in the Town Managers office by 4pm Thursday, February 25, 2016.

 

Update 3-2-2016 Cruiser bid has been awarded.

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The new water storage tank being constructed on Jericho Road is almost ready to connect to the system. It has been filled, chlorinated, and tested and we expect the final switch to bring it onto the system will happen on Monday, February 8th. Due to the chlorination used to make sure the tank is disinfected, our customers may notice an increase in chlorine odor for a period of time afterward. The water will continue to be safe to drink and will be otherwise as ordinary as you are used to. As we’ve mentioned before, pressures across the system will rise 15-20 psi once the new tank is connected to the system. We are looking forward to a seamless transition next week, but if you have any questions, you can call the Water Resources Department at 434-2178.