Delayed Water Bill Notice

We are having some trouble sending out the utility bills with the new billing system. We should have everything ready to send out early next week. This billing cycle we will not be assessing any late charges due to the delayed billings.

If you have any questions please call us at 9792652082.

Oakwood Shores Ground Penetrating Survey

GPR Data Inc. will be in Oakwood Shores conducting a Ground Penetrating Radar study, April 26th through May 1st. This study will allow City of Richwood to view voids that exist in the subbase of Oakwood Shores roads. GPR Data needs to make three passes per street. One down each side, and one in the center. This contractor will be using a van with indicator lights, and will be towing instrumentation behind them. Their vehicle will only scan at 3-5 mph so please be courteous, and give them plenty of space to work. This study will provide crucial data for road repairs in Oakwood Shores to be engineered in the future. After data is submitted to Richwood, the results may be viewed on City of Richwood website. Thank you in advance for your help and consideration in this matter.

Clif Custer
Director of Public Works

Request for Proposals – Emergency Services

The City of Richwood has pulled the request for proposal for emergency services that was scheduled to close May 1st. Revisions are being made and a new request for proposal will be issued.

It will be posted and published as soon as it is available.

If you have any questions, please call us 979-265-2082.

Ordinance 413-17 Oil and Gas Drilling

413 Oil and Gas Ord

ORDINANCE NO. 413

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD, TEXAS, REGULATING THE DRILLING AND PRODUCTION OF OIL AND GAS WELLS WITHIN THE CITY; PROVIDING THAT THIS ORDINANCE SHALL BE CUMULATIVE OF ALL ORDINANCES; PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS HEREOF; PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE; PROVIDING FOR PUBLICATION IN THE OFFICIAL NEWSPAPER; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE

Ordinance 17-290B Burning

ORDINANCE NO. 290B

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 290 OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD, TEXAS PROHIBITING THE IGNITING OR BURNING OF RUBBISH, GARBAGE, TRASH, GRASS, BRUSH, BRANCHES, LUMBER, LEAVES OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLE MATERIALS OF ANY NATURE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF SAID CITY; MAKING CERTAIN EXCEPTIONS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTY FOR VIOLATION OF THIS ORDINANCE AND REPEALING ALL CONFLICTING ORDINANCES TO THE EXTENT OF THE CONFLICT ONLY HEREWITH

290B Burn Ord

Ordinance 324-17A

Ordinance 324-17 Zoning

ORDINANCE NUMBER 324-17A

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD, TEXAS, AMENDING SECTION FOUR OF THE DISTRICTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE ZONING PLAN AND ZONING REGULATIONS TO ADD A SINGLE-FAMILY ATTACHED RESIDENCE ZONE (R-1B); FINDING THAT ALL PREREQUISITES OF THE LAW HAVE BEEN COMPLIED WITH AS NECESSARY; REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES TO THE EXTENT OF ANY CONFLICT HEREWITH; AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held before the City Council of the City of Richwood for the purpose of amending section four of Appendix A of the Richwood Code of Ordinances Zoning to create a R-1B Single-Family Attached Residential (Townhomes).

Anyone seeking to give or receive information on this amendment should be present at Richwood City Hall (1800 N. Brazosport Boulevard) on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. before the City Council.

Michael Coon
City Manager

Request for Proposals – Janitorial Services

The City of Richwood is accepting request for proposals for an individual or company to provide cleaning and janitorial services for the Richwood Municipal Building, a 12,000 square foot building, located at 1800 Brazosport Boulevard beginning May, 2017. The building may be viewed Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Request for Proposals may be picked up at the Richwood City Hall, 1800 Brazosport Boulevard, Richwood, Texas. The Request for Proposal is also available on the City’s web site at www.richwoodtx.gov.

The deadline for submission of Proposals is Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Submissions should be marked:

Request for Proposals - Janitorial Services

and mailed to:

City of Richwood
Attn: Karen Schrom, City Secretary
1800 Brazosport Boulevard
Richwood, TX 77531

All requests for information and questions concerning this Request for Proposals shall be addressed to Michael Coon, City Manager, 979-265-2082 or mcoon@richwoodtx.gov.

The City reserves the right to reject any or all proposals.
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Ordinance No. 131B-17 – Non Consent Towing

We've been made aware that there are several towing companies operating in the Brazosport area that are towing cars to as far away as Houston without the vehicle owner’s consent. Often these towing companies have contracts with a local apartment complex and the tows are being performed with cause. However, often times the vehicle owner may not have the means necessary to travel that lengthy of a distance to retrieve their vehicle.

This ordinance would require all towing companies that would like to operate in Richwood to register with the City and to maintain a vehicle storage facility within a 15-mile radius of Richwood. The intent of this ordinance would be to protect our residence from the unfair towing practices that were discussed above.

Ord 131B 17 Towing

City Secretary/Finance Director

This is a highly responsible professional position that performs and supervises the accounting functions of the City, assists in the development and administration of the city’s annual budget process, ensures the accurate and timely collection and dissemination of information concerning the City’s fiscal accountabilities and functions. The position also assists in the HR function and is involved in the planning, organizing and execution of programs and services. The City Secretary/Finance Director is the custodian of records, handles the liability and property insurance, preparation of the agendas, meeting packets, and minutes for City Council and all City boards and acts as administrator of the elections.

A minimum of five years experience in financial management, accounting and budgeting as well as three years experience as a City Secretary or Assistant City Secretary is required. Must possess a strong knowledge of statutory requirements of the position of City Secretary as well as a strong background in open meetings and open records. Certification through the Texas Municipal Clerks Certification Program, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Human Resource Management, Public Administration is preferred.

For more information, contact Karen Schrom, 1800 Brazosport Blvd. Richwood, TX 77531, or at 979-265-2082 or kschrom@richwoodtx.gov

Ordinance allowing use of Golf Carts within City adopted along with 3 others

City Council recently adopted 4 new ordinances. You can read each ordinance in their entirety here. They are as follows:

ORDINANCE NO. 410

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD, TEXAS AMENDING CHAPTER 20, “TRAFFIC” OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES TO PERMIT THE USE OF GOLF CARTS IN THE CITY ON CERTAIN PUBLIC STREETS SUBJECT TO COMPLIANCE WITH PERMIT REGISTRATION, HAVING SPECIFIED SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE; PROVIDING FOR DEFINITIONS; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY; PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES TO THE EXTENT OF THE CONFLICT ONLY; AND PROVIDING FOR A SAVINGS CLAUSE.

ORDINANCE NO. 152-2016

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD AMENDING ORDINANCE 152; ADOPTION SIGN AND OUTDOOR DISPLAY REGULATIONS AND RESTRICTIONS; DEFINING AND CLASSIFYING TERMS; REQUIRING PERMITS; PROVIDING FOR IDENTIFICATION OF SIGNS; ALLOWING INSPECTIONS OF SIGNS; PROVIDING A PROCEDURE FOR UNSAFE SIGNS; PROVIDING FOR MAINTENANCE OF SIGNS; PRESCRIBING FOR PROCEDURES REGARDING UNLAWFUL SIGNS; PROVIDING LOCATION RESTRICTIONS; SETTING DISTANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR SIGNS OVER PUBLIC PROPERTY; DETERMINING STRUCTURAL REQUIREMENTS; WIND PRESSURE; PROVIDING CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS AND LIMITING THE USE OF PLASTIC MATERIALS; PROVIDING A PENALTY FOR THE VIOLATION OF THE TERMS OF THIS ORDINANCE; PROVIDING A REPEALING CLAUSE; AND PROVIDING A SAVINGS CLAUSE.

ORDINANCE NO. 409
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD, TEXAS FOR THE REGULATION OF INDOOR GUN RANGES, SETTING THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND OTHER PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY; REPEALING CONFLICTING REQUIREMENTS; AND PROVIDING A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE

ORDINANCE NO. 386-A
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RICHWOOD, TEXAS REGULATING THE DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 8B IN ITS ENTIRETY; CONTAINING FINDINGS AND OTHER PROVISIONS; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY FOR VIOLATIONS; A REPEALER CLAUSE AND A SEVERABILITY CLAUSE.