November 8, 2019
Reminders
Recycling for Monday November 11th: Cans, Bottles, Plastics, Other
  Please place trash and recyclables in an easily accessible location by 7:00 AM. Contact the hauler directly at 442-8390 with questions or concerns. Please note: the trucks used are dual functioning. Trash and recyclables are collected together but placed in separate compartments within the truck.
The Winter Parking Ban is Now in Effect!
From November 1st to April 1st there is no on-street parking allowed.
Upcoming Meetings
Wed., November 13, 2019 - Board of Assessors - 5:00 PM
Thurs., November 14, 2019 - Council on Aging - 1:00 PM
Helpful Resources
QUICK LINKS TO THE WEBSITE
Office Hours

Board of Assessors: Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Conservation Commission Agent: Wednesdays 9:30 - 12:00 N
Always call for an appointment - 413-298-0044

Board of Health: Wednesdays 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Building & Zoning: 1st, 2nd, 4th Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Board of Assessors: Tuesdays 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesdays 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Council on Aging: Mon -Thurs, 10:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Town Clerk: Mon - Wed 8:00 - 3:00 PM, Fri 8:00 - 12:00 PM
Useful Links

  • Info about Burning Permits can be found HERE.

  • Town of Richmond taxes can be paid online HERE.

  • Apply for building, gas or plumbing permits HERE.

  • We're here to help! Contact Town Hall staff HERE.
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Please Note: Telephone numbers at
Town Hall have changed. Here is a list of the correct numbers:
Conservation Comm. ....... 413-553-7792
Town Accountant ............. 413-553-7409
Town Clerk ....................... 413-553-7409
Admin. Assistant .............. 413-553-7793
Council on Aging ............. 413-553-7793
Treasurer/Collector .......... 413-553-7804
Town Administrator .......... 413-553-7803
Library .............................. 413-553-7795
Assessors ........................ 413-553-7473
D.P.W./Highway ............... 413-553-7794
Volunteer Opportunities
OPENINGS ON COUNCILS, BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:

The Richmond Conservation Commission has two (2) openings: One full-time member and one Alternate.

The Richmond Recreation Committee has member openings. 

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is looking for two (2) new members to serve as alternates. 
 
The Affordable Housing Committee is short two members, specifically those with a background in Construction or Law. 
 
ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE YOUR TOWN:
 
Field Driver and additional volunteers to assist in the occasional round-up of livestock when a local farmer is in need. 
 
Transportation Rep . This volunteer position would require attendance at quarterly meetings to represent the town's interests and work closely with the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. 

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the positions listed above, please contact the Town Administrator at 413-553-7793 or via email at townadmin@richmondma.org
Events & Announcements
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ATTENTION VETERANS
You are invited to Richmond Consolidated School’s Veterans Day Luncheon on
  Tuesday, November 12th, 12:30 to 1:10
  Please join us in honoring you, our veterans. Your commitment to liberty, patriotism, willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good will be celebrated at this luncheon. Our students have already started preparing for the celebration.

We hope you are able to join us. Please call the school office to RSVP—698-2207
Richmond School Wet Felting Workshop
Come join us at Richmond School for a felting workshop lead by Richmond Consolidated School’s own Rachel Kanz. 

The workshop will take place Thursday November 21st from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the Art Room.

There is limited space for students and community members. Please contact Anna O’Donnell to secure your spot:

Or call the school at 413.698.2207
There will be a $5 supplies fee
Richmond Consolidated School Craft & Country Fair
Saturday November 9th - 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM - Free Admission
Local Crafters, Artisans, Vendors, Silent Auction, Chance Raffle, Theme Basket Raffle,
Lunches, Bake Sale, Kids’ Fun, Scholastic Book Fair, Lottery Tree Raffle
Bartlett’s Pie Ordering, RCS Clothing Ordering & Much More!
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The Richmond Congregational Church
Has set Saturday, November 23 rd from 7:00 - 10:00 A.M. to host the 12 th Annual Pancake Breakfast to raise funds for Richmond’s Emergency Food and Fuel Assistance Program.  
Errors & Fraud in Medicare - A lecture by the Mass. Senior Medicare Patrol Program
Sponsored by the combined Richmond and West Stockbridge Councils on Aging.
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM at the St. Patrick Church Parish Hall on Rte. 41 in West Stockbridge.

A free workshop that will provide tools to become better educated and engaged health care consumers and protect ourselves and our loved ones from Medicare fraud and deceptive marketing tactics. Coffee and pastries will be served.

Please call to make a reservation at 413-553-7793.
HAPPENINGS AT THE LIBRARY
The library offers a variety of free events and services, which are listed below. Please call the library at 413-553-7795 or go to their website for more detailed information.
The Richmond Free Public Library offers many passes for museums in the Berkshire area. The passes admit anywhere from 2-4 people per pass for free or discounted admittance. Learn more here.
Tech Talks with Candy at Richmond Library
Film Discussion Group at the Library
Free Delivery of Library Materials to the Homebound
Call for eligibility requirements: 413-553-7795
Council on Aging
Click HERE for rate schedule and policies.

I F YOU NEED A RIDE - PLEASE CALL 413-553-7793. GIVE US A WEEK'S NOTICE, TELL US WHEN AND WHERE AND WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THAT SERVICE .
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Exercise Classes with Christine Faber
Mon.-3:15 PM @ Richmond Cong. Church - Yoga
Wed.-3:30 PM @ Richmond Cons. School - Tai Chi
Thurs.-11:15 AM @ Town Hall - Osteo Exercise
Fri.-3:30 PM @ Town Hall - Line Dance
Want to join? Sign up with Christine at 413-243-2497
Need Food or Fuel Assistance?
You may be eligible for financial assistance from your friends and neighbors right here in town. Contact the Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC) at 413-445-4503 or visit their website. All correspondence is strictly confidential.
 
Please Note: Persons in Richmond eligible for emergency fuel assistance are also eligible for food assistance through the South Congregational Church Food Pantry located at the rear of the building at 110 South Street in Pittsfield. Pantry hours are: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 - 11AM and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 - 6PM.
Police Department - Firearms Permits
Applications for new and renewals of LTC's and FID's can be accessed on the Richmond Town Website www.richmondma.org.

Your completed application and a check or money order made payable to the Town of Richmond must be submitted at the time of your appointment.

Chief William Bullett will be available for questions at 413-698-2691 or 413-822-5971. Download application here .