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US Route 2 RICHMOND Snipe Island Bridge Project Update – July 7, 2017

This week the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) began a project that will replace a small bridge over Snipe Island Brook on Route 2 in Richmond. The bridge is located about three miles southeast of the center of Richmond, next to the intersection of Snipe Ireland Road, about one mile north of Jonesville.

On Friday, July 21, the bridge will CLOSE for four weeks, to allow the contractor, G. W. Tatro, to demolish the existing bridge and build a new one-span bridge over the small brook.

In the two weeks leading up to the bridge closure the contractor will install detour signs, erosion control fences and remove roadway pavement. During the day, there will be one-way alternating traffic while this work is going on. At night, there will be two-way travel through the work zone.

VTrans has designated I-89, which runs parallel to Route 2 between Exits 10 and 11, as a detour route for vehicles. Bicyclists and pedestrians will use Cochran Road as a detour route. Vehicles weighing less than 24,000 pounds are also permitted on Cochran Road, though it will not be signed as an official detour route for vehicles.

Motorists are advised to proceed SLOWLY through the work zone and watch for flaggers. The surface of the road near the bridge will be gravel and will remain in that condition through the bridge closure period.

It is illegal in Vermont to use any handheld portable electronic devices while driving. The law carries fines of up to $200 with points assessed if the violation occurs in a work zone.

 

Jill Barrett, Public Information Officer

802.272.1248

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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN IN ACCORD WITH 32VSA $4111 THAT THE UNDERSIGNED LISTERS/ASSESSOR 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, 2017.

THE LISTERS HAVE THIS SAME DAY LODGED THE ABSTRACT IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK FOR THE INSPECTION OF TAXPAYERS.

ON THE 16TH DAY OF JUNE, 2017 AT 9:00AM TO 1:00PM 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 16TH DAY OF JUNE, 2017.

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 2017, 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 17TH DAY OF MAY, 2017.

 

LISA TRUCHON, VPAIII

ASSESSOR (802) 434-2221

TOWN OF RICHMOND

PO BOX 285

RICHMOND, VT  05477

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Welcome to the 2017 Town Meeting page! Here you will find the annual report, Town Budget, and FY2016 Audit. Town Meeting will be on March 7, 2017, at Camels Hump Middle School. Voting will be open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, or you may vote early through an absentee ballot – contact the Town Clerk, Linda Parent for details at 434-2221 or email lmparent@gmavt.net. The Town Meeting discussions start at 9:00 AM, and lunch will be provided by the Beacon Light Grange.  All the details – budgets, ballots, important Town information – is all included in the 2015-2016 Town Report below.  You can get a copy mailed to you by contacting Linda Parent.  We look forward to seeing you there!

2015-2016 Town Report Final

FY2018 General Fund and Highway Budget FINAL for Town Meeting 1-17-2017 EXPENSES

FY2018 General Fund and Highway Budget FINAL for Town Meeting 1-17-2017 REVENUES

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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 full feasibility report and updated design and cost estimates can be found here, on the committee page.

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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