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.
You are invited to a Candidate’s Forum to be held Tuesday February 6 at the Richmond Free Library. 7:00PM
The candidates for election on the Town Meeting Ballot are:
Moderator: 1 year Clint Buxton
Selectboard: 3 year Roger Brown / Mary Houle / Steve May (select only one)
Selectboard: 2 year Ian Bender / Christy Witters (select only one)
Cemetery Trustee: 5 years Spike Robinson
Library Trustee: 5 years Jana Brown / Kate Kreider (select only one)
Constable: 1 year Andy Squires
MMMUSD Director: 1 year Derek Miodownik
David Sunshine will be Moderator for the evening.
MMCTV will be broadcasting the forum.
Sponsored by MMCTV and Richmond Town Clerk’s Office
Any questions, please call Linda @ 434-2221
Town of Richmond
As of January 1, 2018 there exists a vacancy on the Richmond Selectboard. Per 24 V.S.A. Section 961, the Richmond Selectboard shall post notice of such vacancy prior to filling the position. This vacancy is for a seat with an expiration of March 6, 2018 and will be filled as such until the election to be held on March 6, 2018. The Selectboard intends to fill this vacancy at their meeting of January 16, 2018. Persons interested in filling the vacancy shall respond in writing to the Town Manager, P.O. Box 285, Richmond, VT 05477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by January 11, 2018. It is expected that interested persons will attend the January 16th meeting at 7:00 PM to answer questions related to their interest in the Selectboard vacancy.
The new rewrite of the Richmond Town Plan is up!
The Planning Commission is having a public hearing on December 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM in Town Center – everyone is welcome to attend and provide your thoughts on the plan. The Town Plan website, which describes our outreach process and results, is here: http://richmondvtfuture.weebly.com/
We want to see as many people as possible show up to this hearing! In January, we expect the Selectboard to also have a hearing but early input is extremely important.
With the electricity back on in the village, on Tuesday, October 31st we will be back open.
Due to widespread power outages, the town offices will be closed Monday, October 30th.
Chittenden East schools are also closed.
Update October 23rd 4pm: Chief Buck continues to improve with medical treatment. He is alert and doing much better. He may come home by the end of the week, but it will be some time before he is back to work. Thank you all for your continued well-wishes!
Update October 22nd 3pm: Chief Buck is out of intensive care, in a regular room (amazing news!)- but he’s not ready to come home yet. The doctors are still working on treatment options, so while Chief continues to improve – he’s awake and talking with his friends and family – there’s more work to do by medical center staff. Such a terrific improvement, and so much hope! Thank you all for your supportive comments over the past few days.
Update October 21st 3pm: Chief Buck continues to improve. He is undergoing diagnostic tests to determine a course of treatment. The situation continues to be serious but we’re encouraged by his progress today. I cannot be more specific than that due to respect for his privacy, but the hospital is taking very good care of him.
On Friday, October 20th, Police Chief Alan Buck joined the pursuit of burglary suspects as they fled an earlier stop in Jericho, through Richmond and into Huntington. While in pursuit, Chief Buck suffered a critical medical emergency, but was able to safely move to the side of the road and park his vehicle. An officer from another agency assisted Chief Buck while other officers continued the pursuit of the suspects, who were eventually caught in another town. Richmond Rescue was able to quickly respond and the best efforts were made to assist Chief Buck.
Chief Buck is at the University of Vermont Medical Center getting the best care he can right now. He is with his family and many of his law enforcement colleagues. I cannot go into specifics about his condition other than to say that it is a serious medical event, and we here in the offices are willing to do anything we can to assist him and his family during his recovery. Please, do not email for updates, I will post information as I am able to.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, the bond vote passed 212 YES; 36 NO. Thank you to all who voted.
The Richmond Selectboard has called for a special Bond Vote to seek funding for replacing a Fire Truck. The warning is below, and the 2017 Fire Truck information sheet is here:
The legal voters of the Town of Richmond, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Richmond Town Clerk’s Office, 203 Bridge Street, in the Town of Richmond on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, between the hours of seven o’clock (7:00) in the forenoon (a.m.), at which time the polls will open, and seven o’clock (7:00) in the afternoon (p.m.), at which time the polls will close, to vote by Australian ballot upon the following Article of business:
Shall general obligation bonds or notes of the Town of Richmond in an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($395,000), subject to reduction from the receipt of available state and federal grants-in-aid, and payable over a term not to exceed seven (7) years, be issued for the purpose of acquiring a replacement fire truck, the estimated cost of such improvements being Three Hundred Ninety-Five Thousand Dollars ($395,000)?
The legal voters of the Town of Richmond are further notified that voter qualification, registration and absentee voting relative to said special meeting shall be as provided in Chapters 43, 51 and 55 of Title 17, Vermont Statutes Annotated.
The legal voters of the Town of Richmond are further notified that an informational meeting will be held on Monday, September 18, 2017, at the Town Center Meeting Room in the Town of Richmond at seven o’clock (7:00) in the evening, for the purpose of explaining the proposed improvements and the financing thereof.
Adopted and approved at a regular meeting of the Selectboard of the Town of Richmond duly called, noticed and held on July 5, 2017. Received for record and recorded in the records of the Town of Richmond on July 6, 2017.
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
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