To concerned citizens of the Village of Richland and Township of Richland, Michigan:
There will be a vote on May 3, 2016 to disincorporate the Village of Richland.
Some local individuals have circulated a petition and secured enough signatures to place the question to voters on a proposal to disincorporate the Village of Richland.
Our group of concerned citizens and community leaders believes fundamentally that this would be the wrong direction for our community. We’ve started this website to help you educate yourself about disincorporation, so that you can carefully consider your vote.
Perhaps you’re a Village resident who chose to live here, and you understand that living in the Village has so many factors contributing to a great quality of life for our families and neighbors – close access to the schools, neighborhood atmosphere, local police protection by people who know our homes and families, and walking/biking distance to our great Library. Not to mention services such as locally-provided snowplowing, leaf and brush collection, and streets maintenance. This Village is a great place to live.
Please check back often for more information to help you make an educated decision on the future of our Village. We hope you’ll agree on the value of the services we pay for, and more fundamentally the spirit of community that comes from living in a Village … and we look forward to encouraging all of us to come together to be part of the solution!