Richmond P&Z members learn basics of making land-use decisions

RICHMOND—Chosen for their ability to lead, the men and women that make up community officials are always aiming to improve. Commission members at a recent Planning and Zoning meeting were focused on just that. With several people new to commissioner positions, training meetings are being held to help them understand their roles.

Event: 97th Annual Black and White Days

Richmond, Utah — The 97th Black & White Days is underway in Richmond. The longest running Holstein cattle show west of the Mississippi is the nucleus of this annual celebration in northern Utah. Additional community events occur Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday.

Bicentennial Gardens rededicated

Image: Star Garden — The newly restored Star Garden and flagpole. The Richmond Lions Club, Youth Council, and City Council with help from several Scouts and the city maintenance workers did the work of digging up the old weed barrier, putting down new barrier, transplanting tulips, and putting in fresh mulch. When the danger of frost is past, a variety of perennials will be planted to provide color throughout the year.

The city of Richmond enjoyed a rededication ceremony of the Bicentennial Gardens and flagpole on Monday night. The gardens and the flag pole were originally built and planted by the Richmond Bicentennial Committee in 1976 as a memorial to the founders of this country as part of the celebration of the Bicentennial of the year of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

H1N1 flu clinic in Richmond

Richmond City will host an H1N1 vaccination clinic on Monday, February 8, 2010 from 2 to 6 PM at the city offices at 6 W Main. This clinic is open to all residents of Cache County regardless of age or other health factors. Bear River Health Department will be administering the vaccine.

Richmond council accepts Ward’s resignation

RICHMOND—Councilman Keith Ward resigned from the Richmond City Council Tuesday night, ending the first 2010 council meeting full of hope for a successful year on a sad note. Ward read his official letter of resignation aloud, sticking only to those words as he became emotional, and said how honored he felt to have served his city for so many years with the great people he did. He cited his family, career, and the recent death of his brother, leaving him a ranch to take care of, as his reasons for leaving. “It continues to be a blessing to live here,” Ward said. Mayor Michael Hall and all of the other council members were clearly affected upon receiving the news.

Haunted mansion owners to work with city to improve building

RICHMOND—The hotly debated future of the oldest living factory in the state of Utah remained undecided following Tuesday night’s City Council meeting. Originally a cheese factory, and most recently home to the Haunted Mansion, the 106-year-old building at 130 South 500 West has long failed to comply with county building codes, thus preventing its owners from obtaining business licenses on the property.