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Utility Bill Direct Pay

Have you heard about the newest service available in the Village? We now offer direct pay for your utility bills- no more dealing with checks and late fees. 

Direct Pay makes it more convenient for you to make your water payments to the Village of Richmond. Payments will be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account and credited to your water account on the bill’s due date. To enroll in Direct Pay, please complete this application and return it with a voided check attached by mail to Village of Richmond at 5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, IL 60071, in person to Village Hall/Front drop-box or by E-Mail to financeclerk@richmond-il.com

See form here: Direct Pay

Richmond Premise Alert Program

Richmond Premise Alert Program

The Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96-0788) allows people with special needs to provide information to police, fire, and EMS personnel to be stored in a database for use in an emergency situation.  The information can then be provided to responders dealing with situations involving the special needs individuals.

The information provided will be kept confidential and used only to provide police, fire, and EMS personnel with the information needed to deal with situations or emergencies involving a special needs person.  The information will expire two (2) years after the date it was submitted and will no longer be maintained in the database.  You may update or renew it at any time by completing and submitting the form below.

Individuals must understand that the information provided to the Premise Alert Program will not result in any type of preferential treatment to the individual and that the Village of Richmond, its police department, nor any other resounding agencies will not be held liable for duties relating to the reporting of special needs individuals.

For the purposes of the Premise Alert program “disability” and “special needs individual” are defined as:

Disability” means an individual’s physical or mental impairment substantially limits one or more of the major life activities: a record of such impairment; or when the individual is regarded as having such an impairment.

Special needs individuals” means those individuals who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by individuals generally.

 

Click here for the Premise Alert Form

Completed forms may be submitted to the Richmond, Illinois Police department via:

Postal Mail or dropped off in person at:

Village of Richmond Police Department
Attn: Premise Alert Program
5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond, IL 60071

Facsimilie: (815) 678-4307

 

Water Rates Effective May 1st, 2019

UNDERSTANDING YOUR WATER BILL

Effective May 1st, 2019

The Village of Richmond bills quarterly for your water and sewer use.  Your bill is based on consumption and charges are calculated to reflect water use in a 90 day period.  The water bill is mailed the first week of May, August, November and February annually.

WATER RATES

For the first 4,000 gallons or less $14.88 quarterly

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $0.44 quarterly

SEWER RATES

For the first 4,000 gallons or less  $81.12 quarterly

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $9.40 quarterly

 

There shall be and there is hereby established a debt service surcharge of $25 per quarter applied and charged to each user of the wastewater facility. In addition, the Village shall annually review said charge and consider further adjustment of the surcharge as needed by the respective budget.

 

*If you have additional questions regarding your water bill, please contact the Village Hall office at 815-678-4040.*

 

McHenry County Open Burning of Landscape Regulations

With the spring here, and summer approaching, please be aware of the burning regulations put in place by McHenry County: McHenry County Burning Regulations

PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES:

  • Burning of manure, garbage, litter, etc. on any property in McHenry County
  • Burning of landscape waste within 100′ of a habitable structure (i.e. residence, school, etc.)
  • Burning of landscape waste within 50′ of a non-habitable structure (i.e. detached garage, barn, etc.)

RESTRICTIONS WHEN GREATER THAN 100′ FROM A HABITABLE STRUCTURE AND 50′ FROM A NON-HABITABLE STRUCTURE

  • Only landscape waste and only on the property where the landscape waste was generated
  • Only during the months of April, May, October and November (weekends only)
  • Only between dawn and dusk
  • Only when the winds are less than 10 mph
  • Must be supervised by an individual at least 18 years of age
  • A fire extinguisher, garden hose, or water source must be available by the burning site.

500′ EXEMPTIONS

Burning of on-site generated landscape waste 500′ or greater from a habitable structure is allowed:

1. During any month of the year
2. On any day of the week
3. At any time of the day

Note:  All other prohibitions/restrictions apply.


OTHER EXEMPTIONS

  • Recreational fires, not larger than 3’x3’x3′, and excludes leaves, grass or shrubbery clippings
  • Ceremonial fires (bonfires) larger than 3’x3’x3′, and excludes leaves, grass or shrubbery clippings; permit required from McHenry County Department of Health
  • Habitat Reclamation or Firefighter

ENFORCEMENT

Any officer of the McHenry County Department of Health, law enforcement agency, fire department or fire protection district is authorized to enforce the provisions of this Ordinance.

Estas Reglas son aplicables para todas las zonas del Condado de McHenry: McHenry County Burning Regulations (Spanish)

New Resident Packet

New Resident Info

Welcome to the Village of Richmond, Please come in to the Village Hall or call (815) 678-4040 to receive valuable information regarding services available.

NIXLE ALERTS:

Nixle is a FREE notification service that allows the police department and Village to alert residents of emergency weather events, road closings, public safety crime advisories, natural and manmade disasters, and general Village information. To sign up visit: https://local.nixle.com/accounts/login/.

E-NEWS BLAST:

The Village office sends out important Village news and events by E-News Blast. If you’d like to subscribe to our E-News Blast please contact the Village office at 815-678-4040 with the best e-mail address to receive this information.

ANIMALS:

Animal licenses are issued by McHenry County Animal Control, 815-459-6222. All dogs must be leashed when not on the owner’s property and must be under direct control of the owner. Dog litter must be removed from public areas.

AUTOMATIC DIRECT PAY:

Direct Pay makes it more convenient for you to make your water payments to the Village of Richmond. Payments will be automatically deducted from your checking or savings account and credited to your water account on the bill’s due date. Authorization form can be found on our website or Village Hall.

GARBAGE AND RECYCLING COLLECTION:

Garbage Service is provided by Prairieland Disposal. Please contact 847-381-9300 directly to set up service! Garbage/recycling pick-up is every Thursday between the hours of 7:00am-5:00pm, except weeks in which a holiday falls. If the holiday falls on or before your pick-up day, service will be delayed by 1 day. Holiday Schedule: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For additional recycling programs offered by Village, please contact office: 815-678-4040.

BRUSH PICK UP:

The Village provides brush pick up on the third Thursday of every month April thru November. Branches six inches in diameter and no more than ten feet in length, stacked with the cut ends towards the street by 7am will be picked up. This collection does not include stumps or other yard waste (leaves, grass).

BUILDING PERMITS:

If you are considering any additions or improvements to your home please contact the Village prior to beginning work to see if a permit is required. Decks, roofs, siding, fences, pools, accessory structures are some of the projects requiring a permit. The Village has adopted the International Building Code, along with the International Fire Code, the NFPA Automatic Sprinkler Code, National Electric Code and the Illinois Plumbing Code.

DROP BOX:

Located at the main entrance of the Village Hall, in the wall immediately west of the front door. This is secure and may be used for the deposit of utility payments or other correspondence.

FLUSHING:

Water hydrants are flushed periodically from spring through fall, usually during the day. Neighborhoods are posted prior to flushing. During flushing, iron is occasionally dislodged causing rusty water. Allowing the water in your house to run for a few minutes usually clears the problem

LEAF VACUUMING:

Leaf vacuuming will be Oct 24th and 31st; also November 14th and 21st.

NEWSLETTER:

The Village Newsletter is mailed with the Water/Sewer Billing Quarterly. If you are not receiving a copy, call and leave your name and address. The newsletter is also available on line. (Click here for a copy.)

NOTARY SERVICES:

The Village provides notary services to its residents at no charge during normal office hours.

RECREATION:

The Richmond/Spring Grove recreation program offers many year-round activities for children of all ages. Call or stop in either village hall for a brochure.

SENIOR SERVICES:

Richmond Township provides activities for local seniors. Call to get the latest information and have your name put on their mailing list.

UTILITY BILLS:

Water and sewer bills are sent out quarterly and the net amount is due 21 days after billing. You may pay on-line with E-pay or use your credit card either in person or by phone. If you have questions on your bill or are experiencing problems with your water please call Village Hall.

VEHICLE STICKERS:

The Village requires all residents to have and display a current vehicle sticker. Stickers cost $20.00 and expire on April 30 of each year. New residents must purchase a sticker within 30 days. Seniors 65 and older are eligible for a $5 discount with proper identification

VOTER REGISTRATION:

Voter registrars are available at the Nippersink Library. Call for details. 678-4014