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Town Council Considers Revisions to Various Ordinances

6/19/2024

At its regular monthly meeting on June 11, the Richey Town Council adopted the second reading of revisions to Ordinance Chapter 12.04, "Street Closures," to delegate approval of street closure permits to the Town’s administration (instead of the Council) to make the process more timely and efficient.

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Final Minutes for May Town Council Meeting and May 21 Working Session

6/18/2024

The final minutes for the May 14 Town Council meeting and for the May 21 Council working session are linked below.

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And the Yard Contest Winner Is...

6/17/2024

James and Tia Gorman at 308 North Main Street! The Mayor and Town Council members donated their stipends for the month of June as the prize money, so the Gormans will be receiving around $310. Congratulations!!

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Phase II Water Project Construction Update

6/14/2024

GREAT NEWS!! On May 30, the Town reviewed the five construction bids it received for Phase II of the water main replacement project. Having this many interested contractors made the bid process much more competitive this time around, and as a result, the Town will be able to replace 12 full blocks of water mains this summer! Second Street East, 1st Street East, 1st Street West, and 2nd Street West will all be upgraded between Royal Ave. and Railroad Ave. The Town Council has officially accepted the bid from Easton Companies, out of Bozeman, which expects to begin construction during the second half of August and complete the work before the cold weather sets in. We will continue to post updates as they become available, and if you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Town Office. Thanks!

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Two Public Hearings and Town Council Special Meeting on June 25

6/13/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Fire Hall.

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Garbage Update for June 7

6/7/2024

UPDATE:  Commercial dumpsters will be fully emptied on Saturday morning, June 8. We apologize for the further delay and appreciate your patience.

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Monthly Town Council Meeting and Two Public Hearings On June 11

6/7/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Fire Hall. A link to the agenda is provided below.

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Garbage Update for June 6

6/6/2024

Commercial dumpsters will be fully emptied either Thursday afternoon or Friday morning this week due to G&G truck maintenance. In the meantime, the dumpsters will be partially emptied by hand. All residential totes are being emptied as normal Thursday morning.

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FINAL REMINDER: Local Government Review Primary Is Tomorrow, June 4

6/3/2024

At tomorrow's primary election, all Town of Richey residents will have the option to vote for or against establishing a study commission to examine the power, form, and plan of the Town’s government and to submit recommendations on the government. Richey is a Commission-Executive (Council-Mayor) form of government, which is by far the most commonly adopted form of municipal government in Montana. Thank you in advance for participating in this very important civic activity!

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Last Call For Yard Clean-Up Contest!

6/3/2024

Submit your entry to the Town Office by 5:00 p.m. today, June 3, for your chance to win around $300!

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Two Town of Richey Public Hearings on June 11

5/31/2024

The Town Council of the Town of Richey will hold two public hearings on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Fire Hall in conjunction with the Council’s regular monthly meeting.

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Driving In Town Limits

5/30/2024

NOTICE:  Under Montana Code Annotated, a person may not operate/drive any motorized vehicle or off-highway/recreational vehicle on a public highway, road, street, or alleyway unless that person has a valid Montana driver’s license and the vehicle is also licensed and registered. The Town of Richey also has long-standing ordinances that state it is unlawful to drive on the Town’s public-access streets and alleyways without a driver’s license and proper vehicle registration and plates. It is unlawful for minors without valid Montana driver's licenses to operate any motorized vehicle within Town limits. The streets, alleyways, and boulevards of the Town are not for recreational vehicle entertainment. Their purpose is for properly licensed drivers to transport themselves and goods from point A to point B in a responsible manner. They also must be kept open for emergency access of fire trucks and the ambulance.

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Final Minutes for April Town Council Meeting and for March 26 and April 2 Working Sessions

5/24/2024

The final minutes for the April 9 Town Council meeting and for the March 26 and April 2 working sessions are linked below.

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REMINDER: Local Government Review Primary is June 4

5/24/2024

The first major milestone in the Local Government Review election cycle (more detailed information can be found at this link:  Scope of Montana’s Local Government Review) is the June 4 primary election, at which all Town of Richey residents will have the option to vote for or against establishing a study commission to examine the power, form, and plan of the Town’s government and to submit recommendations on the government. Richey is a Commission-Executive (Council-Mayor) form of government, which is by far the most commonly adopted form of municipal government in Montana. If the majority vote is "against," then that will be the end of this cycle for Richey. If the majority vote is "for," then interested study commission candidates can file for the three commission positions, and all Town of Richey residents can vote for their candidate of choice at the November 5 general election. You can find a bit more detail about this process in a recent Ranger-Review article.

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Town Council Working Session To Review Draft Utilities Ordinance On May 21

5/18/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold a working session on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Fire Hall. The purpose of the working session is to review and discuss the current draft of the proposed utilities ordinance for the Town of Richey. No other Town business will be conducted.

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