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The Town of Richey's staff strive to keep you updated on all matters related to your community. If you do not find the information you need, please contact the Town Office, and we will gladly assist you! Subscribe today and receive up-to-the-minute News and important Alerts delivered straight to your inbox or mobile phone.

Some Important General Reminders

2/20/2024

  • Town Alerts:  We strongly encourage everyone to sign up for e-mail and/or text alerts from the Town of Richey to stay up-to-date on general Town news and--more importantly--to receive any urgent messages or announcements that all residents should be aware of right away. It's free, quick, and easy! Just click on this link--Subscribe--or on the top of the Town's homepage at www.richeymt.org.
  • Garbage Collection:  If your garbage is not picked up as expected, or if you have another issue with your service, please call the Town Office at (406) 773-5634 as soon as possible so that we can track these issues and report them to G&G, and so that the Town can collect your garbage for the week, if needed. Do not call G&G directly. Please remember to securely bag all garbage, set out your containers in a clearly visible spot next to the street, set out your containers early or the night before (collection may begin as early as 6:30 a.m.), and respect the list of prohibited items on the front of your totes. By signing up for the Town Alerts, you will be notified if we expect anything out of the ordinary regarding garbage collection.
  • Recycling Options:  There are now THREE recycling options available to all Richey residents:  (1) the cardboard recycling trailer across the alley behind the hardware, (2) the Border Steel metal container across 1st Street West from the service station, and now (3) a recycling bin for bagged aluminum cans only between the Town's shop and old garage. The aluminum can bin has been set up to support Anton Veverka and his work to collect these items from around town. Please be respectful of Anton and other residents by depositing only bagged aluminum cans in this container. With the Glendive landfill's fees increasing, every item we recycle stays out of the landfill and saves the Town money in lower landfill costs.
  • Call 911!  Did you know that every time someone calls 911 to report an emergency, the State of Montana contributes money to a fund that can be used to purchase equipment and other needed items for our local emergency services? This fund is accessible to every municipality's fire department, EMS/ambulance service, and other local emergency services, including Richey's. So instead of calling a firefighter/EMT neighbor or friend when an emergency arises, please call 911! Your call will be answered by the Glendive call center, which will send it right back to our Fire and EMS leaders here in Richey.

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Final Minutes for December 2023 Public Hearing and January 2024 Council Meetings

2/20/2024

The final minutes for the December 12 Public Hearing, the January 9 Town Council meeting, and the January 18 Special Meeting are linked below.

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Monthly Town Council Meeting and House Bill 355 Funding Public Hearing on February 13

2/9/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Firehall. A link to the agenda is provided below.

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Town of Richey Public Hearing on House Bill 355 Funds on February 13

1/29/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold a public hearing to solicit input on the Town of Richey’s allocation of funds from 2023 Montana House Bill 355 in the amount of $27,799. The hearing will be held during the regular monthly Town Council meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at the Town Office/Fire Hall at 112 Antelope Avenue East in Richey, Montana.

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Town of Richey Awarded $60,000 in MCEP Planning Grants

1/26/2024

The Town of Richey has been awarded $60,000 in Montana Coal Endowment Program (MCEP) planning grants!

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Final Minutes for December 2023 Town Council Meeting

1/19/2024

The final minutes for the December 12 Town Council meeting are linked below.

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Special Town Council Meeting on Thursday, January 18

1/16/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Fire Hall to act on Resolution #2024-03, which would authorize a Montana Coal Endowment Program infrastructure planning grant application to update the Preliminary Engineering Report for future phases of the Town of Richey’s ongoing water main replacement project. The full Special Meeting notice is linked below.

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Cold Weather Reminders

1/15/2024

As we slowly come out of our first major cold snap of the winter, please remember to check the sewer vents on your roof on a regular basis during extreme temperatures to ensure they don't freeze over and trap dangerous gases inside your home. Please also keep an eye on your water meters, particularly if they are located in an exterior crawl space or next to an uninsulated wall, to make sure they are being kept sufficiently heated/protected from the cold and don't freeze. Thank you!

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Richey Town Council Welcomes Jon Barnhart and Preston Ulrich

1/8/2024

Please join the Town of Richey in welcoming its two newest Councilmembers:  Jon Barnhart and Preston Ulrich!

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Monthly Town Council Meeting on January 9

1/5/2024

The Richey Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Firehall. A link to the agenda is provided below.

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Final Minutes for November 2023 Town Council Meetings

12/22/2023

The final minutes for the November 14 Subdivision Regulations Public Hearing and for the November 14 Town Council meeting are linked below.

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REMINDER!! Weekly Garbage Collection Will Now Be On THURSDAYS Beginning December 21

12/14/2023

G&G Garbage has requested that Richey's weekly garbage collection day be moved from Friday to Thursday. The Town has agreed to this new schedule and feels that it will be a positive for our community for a couple of reasons. First, if our garbage is unable to be picked up on a given Thursday (for example, because of severe weather), it is much more likely that G&G can reschedule us for Friday versus coming back over the weekend. Second, people who are not in Town on Fridays, and/or leave town on Friday for the weekend, may be hesitant to set out their totes on Friday morning and leave them out all weekend; Thursday pick-ups will alleviate this concern as well.

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Monthly Town Council Meeting and Budget Amendment Public Hearing on December 12

12/8/2023

The Richey Town Council will hold its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Office/Firehall. A link to the agenda is provided below.

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Budget Amendment Public Hearing on December 12

12/4/2023

The Richey Town Council will hold a public hearing to hear a Resolution Amending the Water Fund Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023. The hearing is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at the Town Office/Fire Hall at 112 Antelope Avenue East in Richey, Montana, on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. The full notice is linked below.

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Town of Richey 2023 Holiday Newsletter

12/4/2023

Linked below is the Town of Richey's 2023 Holiday Newsletter, which contains highlights from the past year, an update on the recent property tax increases, articles on the Town's new cardboard-recycling trailer and on improvements to Little Royals Park, and some reminders for winter weather parking. Hard copies of the newsletter will be posted at the hardware, bank, Post Office, and senior center as well.

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