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The East Main Bond Vote passed with 210 votes in favor and 43 votes opposed.  The Richmond Water Commission and Water Resources Department thank you for your support for this important project.  Details on why we needed this vote can be found here.

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The Richmond Selectboard will hold a special informational session on July 7, 2015, to discuss an Australian Ballot article and at 7:00 PM at the Richmond Town Center. The overflow location will be the Richmond Free Library if attendance is greater than 50 people. The scheduled election day (voting day) is July 14, 2015.

Shall general obligation bonds of the Town of Richmond in an amount not to exceed One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000), subject to
reduction from the receipt of available state and federal grants-in-aid; be issued for the purpose of financing the cost of replacing water lines and mains on East Main Street, the aggregate estimated cost of all such improvements being One Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollars ($1,200,000).

This question would authorize bonding (indebtedness) for the replacement of water lines on East Main Street in the village of Richmond.
If you have questions regarding these meetings or the subjects that will be discussed please call the Town Manager at 434-5170.

More information on this bond vote may be found here:  http://www.richmondvt.gov/documents/water-commission-reports/

 

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Richmond: Our Town, Our Future is a community planning process designed to help people who live, work and play in Richmond choose the future they want for the community. In 2015 and 2016, Richmond’s Town Plan Committee and Planning Commission will host a series of activities and events designed to:

  • Gather broad public input about Richmond
  • Build a vision for our future, looking 20 years ahead
  • Make choices and define strategies for Richmond’s land use, economic development, environment and community
  • Lead to a new community-supported Town Plan
  • Build community and momentum for taking action

For more information about the project visit: http://richmondvtfuture.weebly.com/

 

 

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Our Highway Department continues to work overtime to repair our roads. Our heavily damaged roads are passable with few tricky areas  There remains quite a bit of work to do to restore the roads to their previous condition – there are many slope failures and culverts that will take time and money to repair.  Some of these are very, very, difficult to work on. Our initial damage estimates have ballooned to over $200,000 to fully restore all the roadways, culverts and for repair by others of infrastructure. This was quite a large hit, in line with what happened two years ago with flash flooding. Not to mention private damages. At this time, it is not likely that our damages will be subsidized by federal or state funding. I expect a discussion by the Selectboard on Monday regarding this issue.

Richmond Highway has been hard at work identifying and repairing flood-damaged areas.  When driving through these areas, proceed with caution.

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In 2014, the town removed an historic Elm tree that had perished due to disease. The town was able to keep a large section of trunk for possible use as a project for people in town to remember such a grand tree. To that end, we have prepared a Request for Proposals, found here Please consider what you may be able to do and read the proposal request and respond by June 25th. If you have questions, please contact the Town Manager at 434-5170 email: townmgr@gmavt.net

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A recount has been requested of the West Main Utility Extension Bond Article from Town Meeting.  The passage of that article was 536 YES to 527 NO.  The recount will be done by the Board of Civil Authority in Town Center on Thursday, March 19th at 6:30 pm.  For questions call Linda, Town Clerk, at 434-2221.

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These are the preliminary results of the voting at Town Meeting. The raw final results and tallies can be found in this document: 2015 Town Meeting voting results raw

Article 8: Tax Stabilization = passed on floor
Article 9: Conservation Reserve Fund = passed by Australian Ballot
Article 10: Richmond Rescue Tax Exemption = passed on floor
Article 11: FY2016 Municipal Budget = passed on floor
Special Article I: West Main Utility Bond = passed by Australian Ballot
MMU School Budget = Richmond has approved, waiting on results from other towns

Selectboard: Ellen Kane ran unopposed and was elected to a two-year term; Lincoln Bressor won the contested three year term vs. Mary Houle.