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.
This year, Town Meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1st at Camels Hump Middle School starting at 9:00 AM. Voting will be from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, also at Camels Hump Middle School. The pre-Town Meeting information session will be held on Monday, February 29th at 6:00 pm in Camels Hump Middle School. Stay tuned here for a link to our annual report and presentation items. If you have any questions on voting or ballots, please contact Linda Parent, the Town Clerk, at 434-2221. If you have questions on the proposed FY2017 Town Budget or the East Main Street streetscape article, please contact Geoffrey Urbanik, the Town Manager, at 434-5170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fast paced conversations to identify strategies and prioritize action on all 11 components of our vision.
For All Meetings:
5:30 pm: Come for Refreshments & Socializing
6:00 pm: Start of Working Sessions
Location: Town Center
Mark your calendars for the following dates, times, and topics (if you are unable to come, please submit comments by email or give us a call, contact info below)
Jan 6 2016, 6-9pm
Topics: Affordability and Cost of Living; Community for All Ages; Social and Recreational Offerings
Jan 20 2016, 6-8pm
Topics: Natural and Working Lands; History and Traditions
Feb 3 2016, 6-9pm
Topics: Economic Opportunity; Vibrant and Appealing Downtown; Small Town Character;
Feb 17, 6-8pm
Topics: Transportation and Mobility; Safe and Resilient Community
March 2 2016, 6 – 8pm
Topic: Transparent and Inclusive Decision-Making
Our Town, Our Future is a community planning process designed to help Richmond, Vermont’s residents and stakeholders choose the future they want for the community. Led by the Town Plan Steering Committee and Planning Commission, the process will allow us to create a community vision for the future and a plan for making it happen. Visit us at http://richmondvtfuture.weebly.com/
Contact: Clare Rock, Town Planner at 434-2430 or at email@example.com
Save the Date! Are you ready for the next storm or disaster? Is Richmond? Come to the Richmond Resiliency fair on Saturday, October 24. Join us for a chili & pie cook-off at 12 PM at VYCC’s Monitor Barn, and participate in the resilience fair with resources and activities for families, neighborhoods and businesses from 11-1, and a resilience presentation and planning workshop from 1-3:30. Come learn more about Richmond’s hazards, ways to keep your property & family safe, and share your thoughts on how to make our whole community ready & resilient.
This event is part of Richmond’s Our Town, Our Future planning process, and will inform our hazard mitigation plan and the flood resilience chapter of our new town plan. We especially need workshop participants with knowledge of Richmond’s emergency services, economy and local businesses, environment and natural resources, community and social services, and government and neighborhoods.
More info: richmondvtfuture.weebly.com, or contact Geoff Urbanik, Town Manager, at 434-5170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Early this morning, October 13th, Fire Chief Tom Levesque passed away after a brief hospital stay. It is with a heavy heart that I provide this announcement, since Chief Tom gave more of his life to the Richmond Fire Department, schools, and community than anyone could ever ask. The Richmond community is saddened by this loss, but his memory will bring great joy to all who knew him. The visiting hours will be at Gifford’s from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, October 16th.
On Saturday the 17th the family, friends and residents of Richmond VT will bid farewell to Chief Tom Levesque who passed away unexpectedly this week.
A Fireman’s procession will be held on Saturday at 10am leaving the Richmond Village for a final loop through the town Chief Lévesque spent 48 years as a Firefighter (18 as Chief) serving the Town of Richmond.
It will consist of Fire/Rescue/Police vehicles from multiple agency’s leaving from Bridge Street in Richmond through Jonesville back to The Richmond Fire Station for a final passing in review. It will then proceed to The Holy Rosary Church on Main Street in Richmond for funeral services at 11am.
Many of you are wondering about how the finished, completed water storage tank on Jericho Road will look. The tank will be mostly buried, and the above-ground portion will be colored brown. This concept drawing will help you visualize what the site will look like once finished and landscaped. If you have any questions on this, you may contact the Town Manager at 434-5170.
The Richmond Selectboard has set a public hearing for amendments to the Interim Zoning for Jolina Court, increasing residential density and creating a residential to non-residential ratio of 40% to 60%. This public hearing will be on September 28th at 7:00 PM in Richmond Town Center (see calendar). Find the proposal here: Richmond IZ Document proposed amendment for 9-28-2015
See our press release about our upcoming celebration to unveil our Community Vision! Richmond Vision Event Press Release 9-12-2015
Richmond is seeking proposals for a solar net-metered project. Find the details here: http://www.richmondvt.gov/?p=444
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.