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Richmond Township 200 Year Birthday

Richmond Township will be celebrating a 200 year birthday

Tom Morgan is working on a project tracing the names of the roads in our township

Contact Tom

If you can provide any information or wish to assist him on this project, please use the contact link to send him the information.

Thank You to Everyone on Richmond Township Cleanup Day


Richmond Township’s annual clean-up day, which was held on Saturday, April 27th, at the township building, resulted in a steady flow of various items that township residents wanted to dispose of. Two complete steel containers were filled, along with four containers of unwanted household items. 

Richmond Township and the Recreation Board would like to extend a huge thank you to all who volunteered to unload items from people’s vehicles. In addition, a special thank you to all who made monetary contributions to the Recreation Board. The generous donations that we received will be put to good use at our REC Center! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

We look forward to seeing our township residents again next year for clean-up day on the last Saturday in April! 

Easter Egg Hunt

April 13, 2019, 10:00 AM



Richmond Township’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Richmond Township’s annual Easter Egg Hunt, which was held on Saturday, April 13th, at the township’s recreation building, was a huge success. There was an outstanding turnout of approximately 350 people, which included not only people from Richmond but also others from surrounding townships and boroughs. About 120 children participated in the egg hunt, received candy and enjoyed the Easter Bunny, who made a very special appearance! Baskets and door prizes, which included gift certificates for area businesses, were also handed out.

Richmond Township and the Recreation Board would like to extend a huge thank you to those who volunteered from the community and from Southern Care. A special thank you also goes to Brian’s Country Market for donating bikes, Southern Care for donating baskets and candy, Dave’s Place for donating coupons, and Stanford Farm for donating hay for the event.

We look forward to sponsoring this event next year 

Richmond Township Rec Area

30331 State Route 408, 

Townville, PA 16360


Richmond Twp Memorial Day Service May 27th 10:00AM

For additional information including speaker, please contact Scott Wheelock.

For information including speaker, please contact Scott Wheelock.

Sample letter to your PA Rep regarding the proposal for the



Commonwealth of PA  to tax local residents for  PA State Police services


March 11, 2019

State representative Brad Roae

Meadville District Office

Downtown Mall

900-920 Water Street

Meadville, PA 16335

Dear State Representative:

On behalf of the Board of Supervisors of Richmond Township in Crawford County, I am writing to you

regarding Governor Wolf’s proposal of a sliding scale per person tax on municipalities that rely

exclusively on the State Police for protection. The Board of Supervisors strongly oppose this proposal as

it would mandate that Richmond Township initially pay $11,600 for State Police services based on the

2010 census population of 1450 residents. Richmond Township is a small township with a modest

operating budget that would be adversely impacted by this added tax. It is not unreasonable to expect

this fee to increase in the future, potentially requiring the township to increase property taxes.

Residents of Richmond Township already pay Pennsylvania state tax as well as one of the highest

gasoline taxes in the nation. This gasoline tax was originally set up for road and bridge repairs and

maintenance. For several years, Governor Wolf has taken money away from this fund to cover a

significant portion of the state police budget. Imposing an additional tax would be very unfair. It would

also amount to again throwing money at the problem rather than fixing it. We believe funding for the

State Police should be appropriated in the general fund rather than trying to raise money through per

capita fees which target smaller municipalities that, through state taxes, are already paying for State

Police services.

The Richmond Township Board of Supervisors strongly urge you to oppose this proposed legislation.

Thank you for your consideration of this issue.


Rhonda Phillips

Richmond Township Secretary

News and Events Updates

Please note that your use of the township faculties is at your own risk


May 21, 2019 - Primary Election- Please remember 


For those interested in Rental of the Rec Building or the Pavilions:

  Beginning January 1, 2019, anyone who wants to rent the Recreation  Building or Pavilions will need to fill out a rental agreement and  submit it along with two checks, one for the rental and the other for a  deposit (which will be returned after the rental takes place). 

To download the forms needed, please click here.



The Blue Recycle Bins have been removed. 

The Crawford County Solid Waste Authority has shut down the program. 

Listed as reasons for removal of all bins are: 

The dumping all types of garbage and rubbish,  some of which contaminated the recyclable materials in the bins, decreased funding from all government sources, and a lower resale value for the price of the recyclables. 

To continue recycling, 

contact your trash hauler for further information.

There have been problems with Vehicles parking and blocking snow plows and Anti-Skid applications. Please be aware that blocking roads from other vehicles passing through can cause issues with EMERGENCY VEHICLES. That response can be for your family or your home. THINK BEFORE YOU PARK on TOWNSHIP ROADS.


Volunteers Needed For Community Service

All Volunteer Fire Departments in our Region are in need of members.

Richmond Township is serviced by: 

Blooming Valley Fire Dept.

Cambridge Fire Dept.

East Mead Fire Dept.

Randolph Fire Dept.

Townville Fire Dept.

Please contact them to become a member today.

Internet HIGH SPEED ACCESS across PA

Penn State Research Project

Penn State Researchers are conducting a study to determine the gaps in speeds and access promised by telecommunications companies and what they actually deliver.  Click here to access the study: https://www.measurementlab.net/p/ndt-ws.html

The Federal Government estimates

Over 800,000 Pennsylvania households lack affordable broadband internet.  They also estimate that 520,000 Pennsylvanians have limited or no broadband access and live in rural PA.  Act 183 of 2004 required telecommunications companies to provide  BROADBAND ACCESS to all PA residents. Companies such as Verizon took tax breaks the ACT offered and in return stalled and otherwise failed to full fill the ACTs requirements. Companies such as VERIZON worked the Harrisburg establishment to weaken and   

permanently  cancel any remaining requirements for the ACT183.  Now residents of RURAL PA such as those in Crawford and lower Erie Counties are left stuck with a substandard telecommunications system. For some of us, the old fashion dial up internet is our equivalent of the 21st century HI-SPEED HIGHWAY.  

Besides clicking and participating in the study, write to your Harrisburg reps and make them aware you want what was paid for by the residents of PA- THEN AND NOW.

Brad Roae

E-mail: broae@pahousegop.com

District Office: Meadville District Office
900-920 Water Street
Downtown Mall
Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 336-1136
Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (M-F)

Kathy L. Rapp

Email: Use her contact link on her web page: http://www.reprapp.com/contact.aspx

Kathy L. Rapp

109 S. Washington Street

Park Building

Titusville, PA 16354 

(814) 827-6054 

Fax: (814) 878-5778

Michele Brooks  

Email: Use her contact link on her web page: http://www.senatorbrooks.com/contact/    
100 Hadley Road
Suite 9                              
Greenville, PA 16125                                     
(724) 588-8911
FAX: (724) 588-5464 

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