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Richland Facilities Close for Memorial Day - 05/24/23

City of Richland facilities will close on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day Holiday. This includes the Horn Rapids Landfill, Richland Public Library, and the Richland Community Center. Curbside trash collection will continue as normal.

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The City of Richland Seeks Interested Citizens for Board, Committee and Commission Vacancies (Photo) - 05/23/23

The City of Richland has vacancies on four (4) of its boards, committees, and commissions:

• Board of Adjustment
• Planning Commission
• Public Facilities District Board
• Utility Advisory Committee

Below is a brief description of each board, committee, and commission: 

Board of Adjustment
Conducts public hearings and makes decisions on applications for special use permits; grant permits when requirements are fully met; grants or denies variances to the regulations or restrictions in the Richland Municipal Code (RMC) when the variance is in harmony with general purposes and intent of the RMC; hears and decides on appeals to administrative interpretations of the city's zoning code.

Planning Commission
Prepares a comprehensive plan for the orderly physical and social development of the City; holds public hearings and makes recommendations regarding plats, plans for subdivisions, or dedications of land; prepares and recommends zoning regulations, amendments, extensions, or additions to regulations or plans for physical development; reviews federal requirements for the administration of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME programs and makes recommendations on program procedures; reviews CDBG grant applications and makes recommendations to City Council; serves as an advisory body to the City Council. 

Public Facilities District Board
The Public Facilities District is established for the sole purpose of acquiring, constructing, owning, remodeling, maintaining, equipping, re-equipping, repairing, financing, and/or operating a Regional Center in the City, but only pursuant to an interlocal agreement (C104-02) between the City and the District.

Utility Advisory Committee 
The Utility Advisory Committee (UAC) serves as an advisory body to the City Council relative to policy and planning for the managing, financing, and operation of the utilities owned and operated by the City of Richland.
This is a great opportunity to learn how your city operates and to help shape its future. 

For further details on these positions or to apply, visit www.ci.richland.wa.us/bccvacancies and scroll to the Current Vacancies page. Applications will be accepted from May 22, 2023, through June 5, 2023.

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