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Household Hazardous Waste
A Free Service to Rid Your Home of Household Chemicals and Electronics
INFO HOTLINE 373-5211 or http://www.kalcounty.com/hhw
 
MATERIALS ACCEPTED:
Batteries, Computers, Cleaners, Gasoline, Mercury, Oil-Based Paints, Garden Chemicals, Used Motor Oil, Televisions, Business Waste-for a fee
NOT ACCEPTED:
Latex Paint

DROP OFF TIMES:
Tuesday & Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
2nd Saturday: 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. (closed Aug. & Sept.)
Wednesday: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


1301 Lamont Ave. Kalamazoo, MI 49048
(Next to the Fairgrounds)


 

Richland Area Community Center
 

Gull Lake Area Rotary
 
Gull Lake Area Rotary

Richland Area Business Association
 



Richland Weather


UPCOMING EVENTS NEARBY:
 
 
June 23-24
  • Irish Fest
June 24
  • Urban Craft Fair - Downtown Kalamazoo's Bronson Park, 10am - 4pm.  Artists, handmade qualitty crafters, vintage decor, ladies clothing, food trucks, and music.  FREE
  • Cheetah Chase 5k - Binder Park Zoo, 8am - 12pm, (269)979-1351, Admission fee
  • Kalamazoo Reptile & Exotic Pet Expo - Kalamazoo County Expo Center, (269)779-9851.  Buy, sell, or trade a variety of reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and other exotic pets, supplies & food.  
  • Urban Craft Fair, Downtown Kalamazoo Bronson Park, 10am - 4pm.  FREE
JULY
July 1
  • Red, White, and Boom! Night, Homer Stryker Field, 6pm - 9:30 pm.  Kalamazoo Growlers vs. Wisconsin Woodchucks.  Gates open at 6 pm, first pitch 7:05pm.  For tickets call: (269)342-5059
July 4
  • 4th of July Parade - Richland, Parade starts promptly at 11 am from the Middle School and continues down Gull Rd. to Gracespring Church.  Hosted by RABA
July 8-9
  • Kalamazoo County 4-H Open Horse Show, Kalamazoo County Expo Center, 8:30am, FREE

 


Richland Township
 


Richland Community Library
 

Richland Connections
http://www.richlandconnections.com/


DUE TO CLERK TRAINING, THE VILLAGE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017.  SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.
 

RICHLAND FLAG PROJECT A SUCCESS!!
Thanks to the generous donations of our community, the Richland Flag Project is a huge success!!  Rotary members, along with Chief Mattioli and the DPW, worked diligently to get the new flags on display before Memorial Day. Two new flag poles were erected, one at the Community Hall and one at the Richland Police Department.  

  
It is time again for the Gull Lake Area Rotary July 4th Raffle!!
 
Tickets are $25 each. Prizes range from $50 to $3000.  There are 32 prizes and only 500 tickets sold – you have a good chance of being a winner.  However, if you buy a ticket you are a guaranteed winner!  Although half the money they receive is paid out in prizes, the other half is used to do good things in the community, the schools, and the world.  You win when you help Rotary in their work!
 
Here are a few examples of their recent projects and donations:
  •  Clean up a two-mile section of M-43 three times a year for of the MDOT Adopt-a-Highway program
  • Provide dictionaries to all third graders in the Gull Lake School District
  • Provide Christmas gifts annually to needy children
  • Recognize outstanding high school students for their volunteerism and community service each year
  • Partner in the Meet Michigan Authors Collaborative that brings author programs to our community
  • Donate children’s books to the Richland Community Library in recognition of our program speakers
  • Provided volunteers and money to help renovate the Richland Community Hall
  • Partnered with the Boy Scouts to make improvements at the Richland Area Community Center
  • Award four $1000 scholarships to graduating Gull Lake High School seniors
  • Assisted with Cheff Center fundraiser at the Richland Park Horse Trials
  • Sponsored the Richland Village Flag Project that raised funds and helped provide flags to line the Village streets for Memorial Day and Independence Day
 
Donations to:  Performing Arts Company at Gull Lake High School,  Sherman Lake YMCA (camper scholarship program,)  Gull Lake High School Grad Bash,  Junior Achievement of Southwest Michigan,  Lending Hands of Michigan,  Gull Lake High School Robotics Team, Stryke Force Robotics Team,  Richland Area Relay for Life,  Children’s Safe Water Project  (water filters in the Dominican Republic,)  Richland Village Police Department (bullet-proof vests,)  Richland Little League,  Gull Lake Community Schools Foundation,  Rotary International’s “End Polio Now” campaign, and much more.  
 
Please contact Pete Graham or any Gull Lake Area Rotarian to buy a ticket.
Pete Graham - 269-629-4117 - grahampete@aol.com

The Richland Farmers' Market is Back and It's at the RACC!!
Wednesdays are Market Days!
Moved to the RACC!
 
Wednesdays
3:00-6:30 pm

(extended hours)
May 10-October 4

9400 East CD Ave
Richland, MI 49053
If you would like to be a part of this years exciting new season, please see the attached application below.
2017 Vendor Application
 

I-94 Road Construction
News -- I-94 repaving in Kalamazoo County starts Monday
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017

CONTACT: Nick Schirripa, MDOT Office of Communications, 269-208-7829
                  schirripan@michigan.gov
 
I-94 repaving in Kalamazoo County starts Monday, April 17!!
 
Fast Facts:
- MDOT is repaving westbound I-94 from 40th Street to Sprinkle Road in Kalamazoo County.
- The $5.8 million investment connects the completed eastbound resurfacing and interchange reconstruction at both Sprinkle Road Exit 80 and 40th Street Exit 88.
- Construction will require nighttime lane closures.
 
April 11, 2017 -- The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will be repaving westbound I-94 from 40th Street Exit 88 in Charleston Township to Sprinkle Road Exit 80 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo County. Work is set to begin Monday, April 17, and the anticipated completion date is Tuesday, June 27.

The $5.8 million investment connects the interchange reconstruction at Exit 80 completed in 2015, and Exit 88 completed in 2016. Eastbound I-94 was repaved in 2016.
The westbound I-94 repaving work will require nighttime lane closures from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Friday.
For a map of the project, visit Mi Drive at http://bit.ly/2lEbH30.
 
Download MDOT's Mi Drive traffic information app: www.michigan.gov/drive
www.michigan.gov/drive  |  www.twitter.com/MichiganDOT  | www.facebook.com/MichiganDOT
 
 
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 70. 
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 the clerk in the Village office to schedule a tour of the newly renovated Richland Community Hall.  269-629-9903 or clerk@villageofrichland.org. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 9 am - 3 pm.