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Highlands of Kensington Manor Emergency Water Main Break / Service Shut Down 5-22-22


The Richmond water distribution system in your area will be shut down today May, 22nd, 2022 due to an emergency water main break on Route 12. Our Public Works crew is working diligently to address this major infrastructure break and we ask for your patience while they coordinate the repair. Due to the size of the break, water service must be completely shut down for a period of time. Updates will be on-going as the situation develops. Please check the Facebook page or sign up for the E-News blast on the main page for all updates.

Thank you

Pioneer Road Bridge Lane Closure (Richmond Township)

Per Richmond Township Road District:

“Effective immediately bridge 056-3137 located on Pioneer Road 0.7 miles south or West Solon road has been restricted to one lane traffic. The West side of the bridge has been closed off. The traffic control approved for this closure is one lane bridge signs and yield signs on both sides of the bridge. Currently the open part of the bridge does not have a weight restriction. (The road rating is 8 tons per axle max 73,280 lbs.). This is an indefinite closure.  Permanent delineators will be installed at a later date.”

If you have any questions please reach out to the Richmond Township Road District Office: 815-678-4144 or

Richmond Road (Illinois 31) Resurfacing

“The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Richmond Road (Illinois 31), from south of McCullom Lake Road in McHenry to Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, will require intermittent daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 25.

The $1.8 million project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in early August.

In May, both sides of Blake Road at Richmond Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately two weeks to accommodate pavement patching. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and nine million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.”

Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now!

Important vehicle sticker announcement for May 1st, 2022 – April 30th, 2023 season:

Please note that the registration post cards will no longer be mailed to residents this year. We encourage everyone to use our vehicle sticker shop via the website here: and they will be mailed to you for FREE!

There have been issues the last few years with a large number of post cards being undeliverable and returned to the Village office. We hope you understand this decision.

We will have a stack of cards in the front office if you would like to come in to purchase your stickers. The Village Hall is open between 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

New FY23 vehicle stickers should be displayed before April 30th, 2022.

Thank you!

Prairieland Disposal is now GFL Environmental

Letter from GFL Environmental to all residential Village of Richmond customers:

“July 1st, 2021:

New name, same great service- Prairieland Disposal is now GFL Enivronemntal!

Dear Valued Customer,

We’re delighted to introduce GFL Environmental Illinois, LLC (“GFL”) as your new solid waste services partner. GFL acquired your account from Prairieland Disposal, Inc. (“Prairieland Disposal”) on July 1, 2021, and we are very excited to be working with you going forward.

GFL is the fourth largest diversified environmental services company in North America, currently operating in 27 states in the United States through a network of high-quality solid and liquid waste assets, and is ideally situated to situated to meet the high service standards you have come to expect from Prairieland Disposal.

With this in mind, below is some information that will help you during the transition process:

  • On matters relating to service scheduling, pricing, contracts and partnerships, all operations will remain business as usual.
  • We’ll be ‘Going Green’, so you’ll notice our look start to change. Our trucks will have the GFL logo and signature green paint, our employees will get new uniforms, and your invoices will have GFL branding.
  • Though the company name and look will change, you can rely on us to continue delivering the safe, high-quality local service you’ve come to know from Prairieland Disposal. You’ll be served by our dedicated team of professionals, and you can continue to contact us at 847-381-9300 for support.
  • Please continue to visit us online for information regarding your current service.

As a loyal Prairieland Disposal customer, we’d like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate these changes. We’re excited to serve you as GFL.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 847-381-9300.


The GFL Team”

Storm Damage Brush Pick-Up 8/5/2021

The Village of Richmond will offer an additional brush pick-up date this month due to severe weather that impacted the Village the last week of July, 2021.

All brush shall be placed on the parkway no later than 7:00am Thursday, August 5th, 2021. This special brush pick-up is for storm related damage only. The brush must be less than 6 inches in diameter and no longer than 6 feet. Public Works Crews will visit each street once. No callbacks will be made.

Additionally, the regularly scheduled monthly brush pick-up will be held on Thursday, August 19th, 2021 for Village residents.

Temporary Parking Ban – Country Thunder

Wednesday, July 14th – Monday, July 19th 2021

For Public Safety and Emergency response, the Richmond Police Department has ordered a temporary ban on street parking for the days concurrent with Country Thunder – July 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2021.

The subdivisions affected are Pheasant Ridge and Sunset Ridge, and Hillview Subdivision (May Avenue). Parking on the street is prohibited and will be strictly enforced with tickets issued in the amount of $75.00 per vehicle, and/or vehicles towed at the owner’s expense.

Any resident holding a function where additional street parking is necessary, after utilizing driveway parking, must obtain a parking pass, which are available at the Village of Richmond Village Hall or Richmond Police Department (5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond IL 60071)

If your vehicle displays a VALID Village of Richmond vehicle sticker, you do not need to come get an additional parking pass.

For all questions and concerns, please contact the Village office:
M-F between the hours of 8 AM – 4 PM

Water Rates Effective May 1st, 2021


Effective May 1st, 2021

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.


For the first 4,000 gallons or less $17.50 quarterly

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $0.75 quarterly


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

Over 4,000 gallons, cost per 1,000 gallons $10.00 quarterly

There shall be and there is hereby established a debt service surcharge of $39.00 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.*