Welcome to Richmond, Utah! We're located in the northern part of the state in beautiful Cache Valley. A rural community of 2470 people, we take pride in our agricultural roots. Our biggest celebration is Black & White Days, the longest running Holstein dairy show west of the Mississippi River. In addition to the cattle show, we also have a Chuckwagon Breakfast (cooked and served by the City Council), a horse show, and a footrace; the celebration ends with an old-fashioned horse pull Saturday night. Black & White Days are held the third week of May; click here for more information.
But that’s not all there is to our little town. We’re home to a number of award-winning businesses and thriving home enterprises. With the expansion of Highway 91 in 2006, we are seeing an increase in population and upgrading of our infrastructure. Come visit us and see why we're proud of our community!
Election results have incumbents Mike Hall as mayor (4 years), and Brad Jensen (4 years) and Tucker Thatcher (two years) as council members. Cheryl Peck will be joining the council for a 4-year term.
Winter Parking Ordinance in effect
Just a reminder that the winter parking ordinance is in effect from November until March. This is now a citable violation of ordinance with associated bail to park any type of vehicle on the street between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m., and we are working with the Cache County Sheriff’s Office to coordinate the days and restrictions. We also ask that you be sure that the "parking area" (City right-of-way) is clear of any type of obstacle for safety reasons. The snow plow drivers are partially blinded by the spray of snow coming over the plow blade, and we don’t want an accident caused by the blade striking a vehicle or other object in the right-of-way area. Your cooperation is very much appreciated.
You may find the ordinance at Title 11-000 Part 11-345.
Beware of non-licensed solicitors operating under the name of "Greentec Energy Solutions, LLC". They will tell you that they are associated with Questar. They are NOT a division or part of Questar! They will seek an appointment to enter your residence to evaluate the energy system, insulation, etc. You will also be allowing them to check on personal property such as televisions, computers, and other valuable items in your home. If they knock on your door, ask to see their Richmond City Solicitors License which will have our City Managers name and signature on it along with the official seal - then call him at 435-994-1922. He'll contact the sheriff's office.
Richmond Cemetery District
Information on the Richmond Cemetery District may be found here. The District is a local government entity separate from Richmond City but as a service to citizens, the city will host them on this website. You'll be able to find contact information on the Board of Directors, minutes of past meetings, and announcements of upcoming ones. More information will be added so check back soon!
Several resolutions were adopted at the September 17 council meeting. Please click on the following links to read them: Self-Audit of Richmond's Wastewater Program; Utility Relief for Military Families, Active Deployment; and American Cancer Society proclamation.
Family Assistance Centers for Military
The Family Assistance Center (FAC) is set up to help in referrals to agencies that can provide services to the families of all branches of service, not just the National Guard. Here is an overview of what they can help with; visit the website or call (435) 890-8604.
Another program to help soldiers and their families is the Community Covenant program. While it is an Army program, it extends to the other military services. Soldiers and their families can find programs and organizations that provide support, and the public can find programs and organizations where you can get involved in supporting your military. The city council signed the Community Covenant at our city party on September 8. Councilmember Terrie Wierenga is the liaison with the Utah National Guard program.
Richmond History Book
Richmond: A History in Black and White was published in December 2007. From its beginnings in a hostile frontier environment to its present as a prosperous Cache County town, Richmond has had an exciting history. In this scholarly and readable book Marlin Stum takes the reader on a historical tour through the story of Richmond. Using a wide variety of sources Stum covers the famous, and not so famous, events in the history of this northern Utah community. This straightforward "black and white" history captures the story of Richmond's past, while pointing to its bright and colorful future.
Pick up a copy today! Books (6 x 9 inches, cloth, 288 pages, and illustrated with photos and maps) are available for $15 through the Richmond City office and every Saturday at the Harvest Market (June-October). If you live out of town, we can mail your copy to you. Just send a check made out to "Richmond History Book" for $15 plus $3.00 shipping. The city address is Richmond City, PO Box 9, Richmond, UT 84333. We'll send your copy by return mail to the address you specify.
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