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Virtual Intake Instructions
During this national health crisis, we are accepting virtual applications so that we can continue to assist those in need while limiting the face to face contact our appointments usually require. The documents you are required to provide can only be transmitted electronically! The offices are closed and we are unable to accept mail. You may send through the following channels, whichever is most convenient for you.
FAX – attention Emergency Services at 844-729-1991
Email –
Text – 269-986-8731
Our Virtual Intake Application will be sent to you in a separate email from SignNow. Please be aware that we cannot process your application without that signed application and copies of required documents. When your file is complete, you will receive a decision notice via email.
Virtual Intake Required Documents
 ID’s for everyone 18+ in household
 Social Security cards for all household members
 Past due utility bill
 DHHS decision notice (if you applied at DHHS and have a required copay needing assistance)
 Proof of last 30 days income for everyone in the home (NO bank statements)
Deliverable Fuels
 ID’s for everyone 18+ in household
 Social Security cards for all household members
 Account number and/or name of fuel company
 Proof of last 30 days in come for everyone in the home (NO bank statements)
Rental Assistance
 ID’s for everyone 18+ in household
 Social Security cards for all household members
 7 day notice/Past Due Rent Statement or Eviction Paperwork - Evictions
 Letter from Landlord with New Address total move in amount needed - Relocation
 Proof of last 30 days in come for everyone in the home (NO bank statements)
Acceptable Income Documentation
 Wages-Check Stubs (last 30 days)
 2020 Social Security and/or SSI Statement or Award Letter
 Current unemployment payments/statement
 MIBridges statement of FIP Benefits
 ReliaCard or MIcase statement for child support
 Pension/Annuity Statement

Upcoming Meetings

December Board of Review and 2022-23 Budget Workshop

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Richland Township has scheduled the following meetings:

The December Board of Review will be held on Wednesday December 15, 2021 at 8:30 AM. The notice is available by clicking here.

The Township Board will meet on Thursday December 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM to plan for the 2022-2023 fiscal Budget. The notice is available by clicking here.

Both meetings will be held at the Richland Township Hall, 7401 N 32nd Street, Richland, MI 49083.

Recreation Plan Update

Recreation Plan Update review period and Public Hearing

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PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the public is invited to offer comments on a proposed new 5-year recreation plan for Richland Township. The public comment period on the plan will be open from November 29, 2021 through December 29, 2021.  Comments may be submitted in writing by residents or interested parties to the Township Clerk, Bear Priest at; or 7401 N. 32nd Street, Richland, MI, 49083.

A public hearing and comment taking on the draft plan will be held on January 18, 2022 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Richland Township Hall, 7401 No. 32nd Street. Comments may also be submitted orally or in writing at the hearing on January 18, 2022; and the Township Board will consider adoption of the plan, or the plan as amended at the hearing on January 18, 2022.    

A draft of the proposed recreational plan has been posted on the Township’s website, available by clicking here, and is available for review at the Township Offices at 7401 N. 32nd Street during normal business hours.

All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforesaid time and place.

The officail noitice of Public Hearing is avaiable by clicking here.

2022 Township Meeting Dates

Dates of Township Meetings have been set for 2022

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The schedule for all township meetings in 2022 was approved by the Township Board on November 16, 2021. Please click here to see the official notice of meeting dates.

Catalytic Converter Thefts

How to Avoid Them

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Protect Your Vehicle Against Catalytic Converter Theft.

In recent days, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office has responded to several catalytic converter thefts in Ross and Richland Townships.

Catalytic converters are designed to act as a line of defense against harmful exhaust system emissions in vehicles manufactured after 1974. Thieves target catalytic converters because they contain precious metals that are valuable to metal dealers.

To help protect your vehicle's catalytic converter, consider these helpful tips:

1. When possible, park in well-lit areas and close to building entrances.

2. If you have a garage at your house, park your car inside and keep the

garage door shut.

3. Have the catalytic converter welded to your car's frame, which may make it

harder to steal.

4. Consider engraving your vehicle identification number (VIN) on the

catalytic converter — this may help alert a scrap dealer that it was stolen

and make it easier to identify the owner.

5. Calibrate your car's alarm to set off when it detects vibration

Understanding when your car might be a target for catalytic converter theft is the first key to preventing it. By following these protective measures, you may help deter thieves from targeting your vehicle.