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Job Posting: Temporary Village Clerk
The Village of Richland is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Temporary Village Clerk. Part-time, not to exceed 30 hours weekly. Estimated start date of 4/16/15. Please see attached notice and job description. 

Opening on the Planning Commission
There is currently one vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Village Council is seeking to fill this vacancy at their April meeting. Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Intent to the Clerk's office before Thursday, April 2nd. 
Title VI - Non-Discrimination Plan
At the May 29, 2014 meeting the village council adopted the Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 200d), related statutes and regulations provide that no person shall on the ground of race, color, national origin, gender, or disabilities be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal funds. 

Mailbox Replacement Policy
adopted by the council on March 9, 2015
The Village of Richland has the same mailbox replacement policy as the Kalamazoo County Road Commission. Any mailbox being physically struck by a DPW plow will be replaced at the expense of the village. Any mailbox damaged or destroyed by snow/ice being flung by a plow will not be repaired or replaced at the village's expense. 
Public Hearing Notice

Planning Commission Public Hearing 
(Master Plan Amendment & Rezoning Request) 

Date:  March 19, 2015

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  Richland Community Hall
                  8985 Gull Road

Public is invited

From the County Road Association of Michigan
Tips on how to clear your driveway of snow
  Avoid the "Second Shovel"

Richland Community Hall

The Community Hall is available for rent. Consider renting the Community Hall for graduation parties, bridal showers, baby showers, family celebrations, business meetings, weddings, wedding receptions, concerts, dance recitals, or other events.  The maximum capacity is 80. 

Click on the rental information below:

Community Hall Rental Agreement

Community Hall Rental Rates

Community Hall Alcohol Policy Agreement

If you are interested in renting the facility, contact Wanda in the Village office to schedule a tour of the newly renovated Richland Community Hall.  269-629-9903 or Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm.

VIllage Police recognized for community service at Gull Lake Community Schools
Volunteer work at Ryan Intermediate mentioned in November issue of Gull Lake Communicator

Click on the picture below to read the article in a larger format.

Village Police at Ryan Intermediate

Village Council action, October 13, 2014
Resolution expressing support of Police Chief Jeff Mattioli
In the Village Council meeting of October 13, 2014, the Village Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of Police Chief Jeff Mattioli and the Village Police Department.

To read the full text of the resolution, please click on the link below.  

Resolution expressing support of Police Chief Jeff Mattioli

Village Council action, October 13, 2014
Resolution to adopt the 2014 Parks and Recreation Master Plan
In the Village Council meeting of October 13, 2014, the Village Council unanimously approved a resolution approving a 5-year parks and recreation master plan. The Village developed this plan over the last 2 years to assist in meeting our community's recreation needs for the future.

To read the full text of the resolution, please click on the link below.

Resolution to adopt the 2014 Parks and Recreation Master Plan

Ordinance 014-2
Information about Ordinance 014-2 regarding change of Clerk and Treasurer positions to appointments versus election.
In the Village Council meeting of April 14, 2014, the Village Council adopted Ordinance 014-2 to modify the Village government model to allow for Clerk and Treasurer positions to be hired/appointed instead of elected.
For some explanation of the reasoning behind this change, please click on the link below

Ordinance 014-2
Household Hazardous Waste
  The Kalamazoo County Household Hazardous Waste has new hours.

  HHW New Hours

Tornado Warnings
Severe Weather Warning Sirens
Community Hall
Be a part of History

Don’t be left out. Donors are still welcome and needed and urged to help the project over the finish line. Unexpected architectural upgrades and engineering needs have stretched the original budget. Those wanting to help are urged to do so soon and are reminded that donations are fully tax deductible. Checks should be made out to Village of Richland, memo note "Rescue the Community Hall”, and sent to PO Box I, Richland, MI 49083.

Donation form

Richland Community Hall
Move In Date -- May 1st


The estimated completion date has been set back a month due to some unexpected architectural upgrades and engineering needs.  A number of changes had to be made as work progressed and were best done while the building was opened up and access was available.  As you can see, the crew has been hard at work to complete the building.  Hickory Builders are being extremely thorough and conscientious, and maintaining very high levels of quality.   

Community Hall
Workers have installed the ceiling; painting is expected to begin next week.  Volunteers from Gull Lake Rotary and residents of the Village have been hard at work painting the trim.  
Richland Community Hall
Progress update

Hickory Builders work is on schedule. All electrical and plumbing are roughed in, framing is complete, insulation is installed, and drywall work is underway. All on schedule for an April 1 completion date.

Prior major work completed is as follows:

Chimney removed

Old drop ceiling removed

Damaged ceilings in front of building removed

All basement exterior entrances sealed and back-filled

Old ramp removed

Old wells (2) sealed and back-filled

Foundation repaired

Barrier free ramp completed