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!
City Court moves to Mondays
Beginning March 3, City Court will meet on the first and third Mondays of each month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. To contact the court, please call the Clerk at (435) 932-0341.
May 3 City Clean-up Day
The city clean-up day will be held Saturday, May 3. Meet by the Black & White Pavilion (across from the Post Office) at 9:00 a.m. The City Council will be serving lunch to all who help with sprucing up our city.
All business licenses expired on December 31, 2013. The 2014 business licenses are ready to be picked up. Most will cost $25.00 but if you did not get your 2013 license the current cost for 2013-2014 will be $75.00. If you did not pick up a license for two years in a row, it has completely expired and you will need to be approved by the City Council to get a new license. A penalty fee will be added to any 2014 license not paid for by March 31, 2014.
Dog and dog kennel licenses are now ready for you to obtain. License fee for dogs remains the same as last year: $5 if spayed or neutered and paid for by March 1st; $10 if paid for after March 1st. “Intact” dogs are $10 and will double in cost to $20 after March 1st. Proof of a current rabies vaccination is required for each dog.
Renewal of kennel licenses will be $50.00 if purchased before March 1st, $100.00 after that date. A new kennel license (required if you have three or more dogs on your property) must be approved through the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Richmond City Council. Contact the City Office for details.
VITA Tax Help
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program in Box Elder, Cache, and Rich Counties can do free federal and Utah state tax returns for families that made less than $52,000 in 2013. Please go to their website at utahtaxhelp.org for more information and to locate sites near you.
After two and a half years of work, the General Plan Committee presented the updated Richmond City General Plan this summer at several open houses. The Planning & Zoning Commission and the City Council held public hearings to receive more input. At the December 17, 2013 meeting, the City Council unanimously adopted the final version.
The General Plan is not an ordinance but rather a guidance document. Numerous surveys were conducted to discover how Richmond's citizens want to see our community grow. The P&Z Commission and the Council will use the General Plan when rezoning requests and other issues come before them.
The full plan may be found here. A hard copy is available for review at the city offices during regular business hours.
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.
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!
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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