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Village Survey Results

In February, Village President Prentice asked for your input/suggestions to better serve you and establish priorities for the budget year. Six people responded to the survey. This is a small representation of the village population. Click the link below for the survey results.

Village Survey Results

If you missed the survey and would like to add your input/suggestions to the survey, click on the link below.

Village Survey

Send your survey to the Clerk: or mail it to

 Box 1, Richland, MI 49083.

Village Flower Pots

Looking for volunteers to plant flowers in the Village flower pots. You don't have to be a gardener to help.  Reserve June 7, 2014 on your calendar to help plant the flower pots.  Meet Trustee Diane Briggs in the Village Green for your flower pot assignment. The fun will begin at 9:00 am.   If you have a couple of hours to help it will be appreciated.  

You will enjoy the results of your work each time you drive through the Village.  

No More Elected Village Clerk and Treasurer? By Rob Brinkerhoff
To read the complete story click on the link below.

Village Spring Cleanup
May 17, 2014
The annual Village Spring clean up will be on May 17, 2014.  Please have your discarded items at the curb.  Best Way will start pick up by 8:00 am on May 17.

Brush chipping will be on April 21 and again on May 19.



As published in the Kalamazoo Gazette.  Click the links below to view entire publication.



Planning Commission
Invitation to the Public

You are invited to attend:

Village of Richland Planning Commission Meeting

Date: April 24, 2014

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Richland Community Hall

8985 Gull Road


Rebecca R. Harvey, AICP, PCP, a Professional Community Planner, is teaching a class at WMU she selected the Village of Richland for her CORP 5580: Planning Studio class this semester. The students who take this class are primarily grad students, although there are some seniors. 

The specific project was to develop a Form-Based Code for the ‘Village Core’ within the Village of Richland which could also serve as a template for the use of a form-based approach to land use management in other areas of the Village.

For their final exam the class will be presenting their project to the Village Council and the Planning Commission. 

Tornado Warnings
Severe Weather Warning Sirens

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 Survey
To serve you better the council would like to hear from you.  Please click on the link below and complete the survey.  Drop it off to the clerk at the village offices or email it -
Village of Richland Survey

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