Township News

Resurface of M-89 in Richland Village

August 11-13 Night Work Starting at 8 PM

  • 6 August 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 131

Next week MDOT will be resurfacing M-89 from the traffic light( 32nd Street) downtown easterly to Heather Lane/Hatton Drive.  Initially this project was scheduled to be paved during the daytime  After discussing the traffic control with the Contractor, it is proposed to switch this project to all night work to minimize impacts to the community and complete the project in two days.  Tenatively we are planning on working Tuesday and Wednesday (8/11-13) each night starting at 8pm and finishing in the early morning hours.  No work will occur during the day.  The entire project will be complete by Thursday morning (assuming there is no rain out).  There may be some  citizens unhappy with the noise generated from the construction.  However the benefits to completing this work at night outweigh the inconvenience.

Job Opening

Ordinance Officer

  • 27 July 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 197

Looking for a candidate that has excellent communication skills that can effectively communicate ordinance violations with the residents of Richland Townhip.  Communication can be both written & verbal.  Must have the ability to learn and understand Richland Township's ordinances.  This is a part time position and hours will vary.  Please contact Lysanne Harma at Richland Township (269) 629-4921 with any questions.  Resumes can be submitted to:  Richland Township 7401 N. 32nd Street, Richland, MI 49083 or  Resumes will be accepted until August 10th.  

Tree and Woody Vegetation Control will be conducted in August and September

Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

  • 20 July 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 161

The Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) annual summer tree and woody vegetation control, will be conducted in August and September 2020. The program is designed to contain roadside woody vegetation and overhanging tree branches that could obstruct motorists’ vision, create drainage obstacles or cause snow and icing problems if left unchecked.

Richland Township Park Update

COVID-19 Update

  • 18 June 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 646

Richland Township Park Update!

Questions and Answers!


Applications for absentee ballots

August 4, 2020 and November 3, 2020 Elections

Answers to all your questions concerning the August primary and November general election.


  •  Why did I receive an application for an absentee ballot?

Under the direction of Secretary of State Benson, applications for absentee ballots for the August Election were mailed to all voters in the State of Michigan. This has left many voters confused over the process.

Many Michigan residents are not yet comfortable in social settings. Offering applications to every voter; offers them the opportunity to request an absentee ballot for the election and not feel their right to vote has been compromised.


  •     I do not want to vote absentee! What do I do? Does this mean I have to?

No!  Voters who wish to vote in person may still do so. It is unknown at this time if all precincts will be open but; we will have at least one precinct available for those who wish to vote in person on election day. We are currently working with normal precinct hosts on availability of their facilities and started to recruit workers. In the interim, we have acquired sneeze shields and personal protective equipment for our workers. If you can vote by mail, we highly recommend you do so, as we cannot guarantee how many precincts and workers will be available on election day.

  •  Why did I receive an application for my son / daughter who no longer resides here?

Even though they may not have lived here for years; a formal cancellation of their voter registration was never received. The State database still shows them as registered voters in Michigan. Please have your child advise the Clerk’s office in writing their wish to cancel their voter registration at the address we have on file. Written requests may be received via email to; fax 269-629-5993 or delivered to 7401 N 32nd St., Richland, MI 49083,


  •  You mailed an application to my address for an owner who hasn’t lived here in several years. You mailed an application to my deceased family member.





Increased Risk of Lyme Disease in Kalamazoo County

Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department

  • 30 July 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 132

The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department wants residents and healthcare providers to be aware of an increasing number of confirmed and probable Lyme disease cases in Kalamazoo County. Currently, Lyme disease cases are five times higher than they were five years ago.

Kalamazoo County Government

Coronavirus Case linked to Plasma Center, Some Donors May Have Been Exposed

  • 13 July 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 137

Kalamazoo, MI – One symptomatic employee who works for the Grifols BioMat USA, has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The health department advises people who were at the plasma center located at 167 E. Kalamazoo Avenue on the following dates June 27, 28, and 29, and July 3, 6, 8, and 9 to monitor themselves daily for symptoms of the respiratory disease and seek testing from their healthcare provider.

Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department

Older Adults Get Access to the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program

  • 21 May 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 365

Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department’s Area Agency on Aging (AAA) IIIA has joined forces with Kalamazoo Loaves & Fishes to streamline distribution of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farmers to Families Food Box Program. On May 8, the USDA approved contracts across the country for the program, which allows local farmers and suppliers to coordinate boxes of fruits, vegetables, and dairy with food banks and Area Agency on Aging across the state. AAA IIIA will receive the first delivery this week.

2020 Water System Flushing Program

Department of Public Services

  • 18 May 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 539

Attached is a map showing the City's revised 2020 Water System Flushing Schedule, which will begin on June 14, 2020 and continue through June 23, 2020.  Flushing will take place during evening hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and daytime hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

I-94 Expansion in Kalamazoo

Preparation starts May 18

  • 13 May 2020
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 515

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will begin construction on Monday, May 18, to prepare a 2.8-mile section of I-94 between Lovers Lane and Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo to be widened from two lanes to three lanes in each direction.


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7401 N. 32nd Street
Richland, MI 49083 (Map)
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