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Broadway Street Parking Lot Improvements

Exciting news! The long awaited Broadway Parking Lot expansion plans are completed! Village engineers have released the design proposal below and the project is officially open for bid. Prospective bidders may follow the directions below to obtain proposal forms.



Description of Work: The proposed improvements are located at the Village owned property at 5627 Broadway Street, Richmond, Illinois.  The proposed improvements consist of new HMA parking Lot construction, concrete curb, site grading, landscaping, lighting, and other miscellaneous items of work necessary to complete the improvements. 

Information for Bidders: Plans and proposal forms will be available to prospective bidders by contacting Baxter & Woodman (815) 444-4436 (contact – Cassie Cruise – for access information to BHFX online plan room, where documents can be obtained upon a non-refundable payment of $125 (printed) or $50 (electronic download only).

Spring Services Schedule Update 3-29-23

Spring LRS Service Dates

The dates of the spring leaf vacuuming and electronics pick up have been updated per LRS as follows:

LRS Spring Electronics Pick Up will be on April 6th, 2023

LRS Spring Leaf Vacuuming will be on May 18th, 2023

Village Brush Pick-Up is also getting a schedule update moving forward-

Monthly brush picks ups will be moved to the third Monday of each month April through November. The first brush pick up is being moved from April 20th to April 17th.

Village Vehicle Sticker Program Discontinued 3-16-23

Village President Toni Wardanian and the entire Board of Trustees are pleased to announce at the Village Board meeting on March 16th, 2023, the vote to eliminate the vehicle sticker program passed. Going forward, Village-issued vehicle stickers will no longer be required.

We hope this gives our residents some financial relief and one less burden to worry about each year.

Press Release Re: OSLAD FY23 Grant Program


MARCH 6, 2023

The Village of Richmond will be receiving $137,390 in funding from the Department of Natural Resources’ FY2023 Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development (OSLAD) grant program. This project was one of 118 local outdoor recreation projects, representing $59 million in funding assistance, approved by the Department for FY 2023 OSLAD grant funding.

“The funding awarded by the Department of Natural Resources through the OSLAD grant will help the Village of Richmond achieve a large public space park improvement that is frequently requested by our residents. The addition of dual purpose pickleball and tennis courts, as well as a bocce ball court, will help bring amenities to our parks that promote outdoor activity for all ages and mobility ranges,” said Village President Toni Wardanian. “We are incredibly grateful for this program; The Village’s small size and lack of a park district means we must continually seek out alternative ways to achieve these improvements that our residents expect. The OSLAD grant program brings these goals within reach.”

The funding will be used to build an outdoor dual-purpose pickeball and tennis courts facility, and bocce ball court, within Cotting Park, a local park maintained by the Village of Richmond. This addition will help promote healthy outdoor activity, team-based cooperative movement, and add another free public recreational feature for all Richmond residents, students, and visitors to enjoy.

Project Awarded: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (CMAP)

Out of 64 total applicants, we’re among those chosen for #technicalassistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. We are ready to get to work on a bicycle and pedestrian plan! 🚴‍♂️

Assistance from CMAP will help the Village develop a well-designed bicycle and pedestrian plan to get the ball moving on funding opportunities and intelligent implementation. Expanding bicycle and pedestrian access from every area in Richmond promotes equity among citizens with limited access to cars, ADA accessibility, a healthy option to get to where you need to go, and most importantly, with your safety as a top priority.

Thank you CMAP for taking on this project!

Illinois Solar For All Program

For Owners:

Owners of single-family and multifamily properties occupied by income-eligible households can benefit from ILSFA by installing solar panels on their property or by participating in community solar. The Illinois Solar for All: Residential Solar program is for those interested in installing solar panels on their roof or ground-mounted on their property, while the Illinois Solar for All: Community Solar program is for those that would prefer to participate by subscribing to a solar project located offsite.

Eligible participants can work with ILSFA Approved Vendors to install solar panels on their roof or have them ground-mounted on their property through the Residential Solar program. Homeowners have the option of purchasing panels, leasing panels, or entering into a power purchase agreement. These options can vary based on the Approved Vendors’ offerings and some Approved Vendors may offer no-cost leases.

Households must meet income-eligibility requirements. Income-eligible households are defined as those whose income does not exceed 80% area medium income (AMI).

  • Single Family Residential Properties: Occupied by a household with an income of 80% or less Area Median Income (AMI).
  • Multifamily Residential, Two- to Four-Unit Properties: At least two of the units are occupied by households with incomes of 80% or less of AMI.
  • Multifamily Residential, Five-Unit, or Larger Properties: At least half of the units are occupied by households with incomes of 80% or less of AMI.
  • Check to see if you are income-qualified for the Residential Solar subprogram.  For residential buildings of any size, projects can also qualify if developed on the property of homes or buildings that qualify for U.S. HUD Project-Based Vouchers or Project-Based Rental Assistance.
  • Owners of single-family properties can work with the ILSFA Program Administrator to determine income eligibility for the Residential Solar program. Click here for more information.

See below for more details

For Renters:

Eligible participants do not need to own their homes or properties to participate in ILSFA. Eligible renters can participate in the Illinois Solar for All: Community Solar program or talk to their landlord about participating in the Illinois Solar for All: Residential Solar program.

Richmond’s First EV Charger Installed November 4th, 2022!

On August 2nd, 2022, ComEd joined the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) to announce the winners of grants to fund community infrastructure projects that promote public safety and access to clean transportation. As part of the annual Powering Safe Communities program, ComEd and MMC have awarded 21 community grants totaling $171,000 to help launch community-driven projects across the region, from innovative pedestrian safety technology to clean transportation projects that support the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and are designed to reduce carbon emissions and improve community resiliency.

Through this grant program, the Village of Richmond has been able to install our very first EV charger in the municipal parking lot off of W Broadway in downtown earlier this November! Thank you to ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus for choosing the Village of Richmond for this project!