Easter Egg Hunt was held on April 19, 2014.
There were TWO BIKES given away at the
EASTER EGG HUNT; courtesy of Brian's Country Market.
Additional prizes donated by Dave’s Place and the Valley Store.
Thank you to all the Businesses, Volunteers, and Participants
who contribute to the Townships activities.
Scenes from Easter Egg Hunt 2014 click HERE.
this letter finds all of you in good health and ready for warmer
temperatures! This past winter will go down in history as one of the
coldest in recent years. It’s hard to remember one with so much cold
weather! At least three times this winter we were greeted with early morning
temperatures that were -15°. The prolonged cold and extreme temperatures
are what have prompted us to write this letter to the residents of Richmond
Township. In this part of the world, we all know that we must bury our water
lines at least 3 feet deep to keep them from freezing. In some cases, that
was not deep enough this year, especially if the lines ran under a driveway
where snow was plowed and removed from the surface. We have talked to two
contractors who have dug ditches this winter underneath driveways, roadways
and/or parking lots. They both have told us that the frost line was over
60 inches deep. This kind of frost, driven in that deep on our roadways, is
going to cause problems with our gravel roads as the weather warms up.
Those of us who have lived on gravel roads know what we’re talking about.
We are afraid that we may see some major problems with soft spots and potholes
as the frost comes out of the roads. We all have seen the start of these
problems throughout the area. Our state-maintained black top roads are no
exception. We want you to know that we will do our best to keep the roads in
the best possible shape as this happens. We are asking for your patience
during this time. With 44 miles of gravel road to maintain, we will do our
best to get to problem spots on your road and take care of them as quickly as
possible. We are often asked, “Why don’t you take the grader or the
high-lift to these soft spots and fix them right away?” The answer is that
we will, in time, do just that. However, we must wait until the frost is
out of the ground in that area or we will do more damage than good. We want to
thank you in advance for your patience and assure you that we will work hard to
maintain everyone’s road as quickly as possible. As always, please feel
free to report any road problems to (814) 967-3822. Please remember to drive
carefully this spring, slow down and be cautious of those soft spots and