News Line for Richmond Hill

New sidewalks coming to Richmond Hill
If all comes together as planned many residents of Richmond Hill will soon have sidewalks on which they can use to access both shopping and recreation in the city without having to use a vehicle.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Richmond Hill approves funding for sidewalks
A citywide network of sidewalks took a big step closer to reality Tuesday when Richmond Hill City Council voted unanimously to commit $400,000 to fund their construction.
Source: Bryan County News

Timber Trail set to become a Richmond Hill road
After years, maybe decades, of an impasse between the City of Richmond and the Bryan County Commission over the ownership of Timber Trail Road, the commission took steps at their August 12 meeting to end the acrimony and move toward a resolution.
Source: Savannah Morning News

New stormwater regulations coming to Richmnond Hill
The Richmond Hill City Council heard how stormwater management requirements will soon be affecting the city in a presentation from Courtney Reich from the Ecological Planning Group during their Aug. 5 meeting in city hall.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Richmond Hill to table developer's request to Sept. 2, then vote
Richmond Hill City Council accepted a request by a developer to again table its bid to allow multi-family housing on a tract near the entrance of Richmond Hill Plantation until Sept. 2.
Source: Bryan County News

Richmond Hill council to address subdivision P&Z requests
A total of eight planning and zoning issues have made their way to the agenda of the Aug. 5 meeting of the Richmond Hill City Council.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Fire Station 1 upgrades complete
Richmond Hill city officials including Mayor Harold Fowler and Fire Chief Ralph Catlett gathered at Fire Station 1 on Ford Avenue July 3 to cut the ribbon marking the conclusion of the refurbishing of the facility.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Richmond Hill receives grant for crossroads landscaping
The City of Richmond Hill was recently awarded a $50,000 GATEway grant to beautify the crossroads intersection of U.S. 17 and Ga. 144.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Richmond Hill purchases property for drainage project
After coming back into public session from a closed executive session, during their July 1 meeting the Richmond Hill City Council voted 4-0 to add to the city’s property holdings.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Richmond Hill recieves ISO rating
Richmond Hill recently received an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating of 4 as its fire-protection services for the city.
Source: Savannah Morning News

City buys 25 acres to help ease stormwater woes
Tuesday night to buy 24.75 acres in the Cherokee Village area for $69,000 in hopes of easing what councilman Russ Carpenter termed “major drainage problems” in the neighborhood while also becoming part of the city’s master plan for sidewalks and walking trails.
Source: Bryan County News

Apartment's landscape plan to be reviewed
The developers of Ashleigh Place Senior Apartments and the Richmond Hill City Council agreed to work together in the hope of finding a mutually agreeable interpretation of how the city’s new landscape ordinance should apply to the apartment complex to be constructed on Timber Trail after discussing the project during the council’s June 17 meeting.
Source: Savannah Morning News

'Crossroads' to get makeover
Richmond Hill’s busiest intersection will soon be getting some curb appeal, thanks in part to a $50,000 grant from the Georgia Department of Transportation.
Source: Bryan County News

Fowler named to GMA board
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler was elected to the Board of Directors for the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) during the association’s annual meeting in Savannah June 24.
Source: Bryan County News

Three public hearings set for Richmond Hill
The city of Richmond Hill will hold three public hearings beginning at 7 p.m. Monday at city hall, 30 Richard R. Davis Drive.
Source: Bryan County News

Richmond Hill’s Independence Day celebration set
The city of Richmond Hill will sponsor an Independence Day celebration from 5-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in J F Gregory Park.
Source: Bryan County News

Sidewalks plan lists $5.7 million worth of proposals
Correspondent POSTED: June 7, 2014 6:00 a.m. Relief may be on the way for the 40 students who dodge traffic every morning while walking down Ivey Street to Lynwood Avenue to catch the bus to school. Under a plan being considered by the Richmond Hill City Council, that stretch of road would get sidewalks, along with 12 other areas in the city.
Source: Bryan County News

Richmond Hill council swears in new firefighters, honors others
The ranks of the Richmond Hill Fire Department grew Tuesday as three new firefighters were sworn in by Mayor Harold Fowler at the City Council meeting.
Source: Bryan County News

City pays tribute to Hometown Hero
Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler opened the city’s annual Memorial Day observance by honoring those who have fallen in the defense of the country and then paying special tribute to one who didn’t.
Source: Bryan County News

City manager speaks to Lions Club
Richmond Hill City Manager Chris Lovell explained the progress that has been made on many city projects.
Source: Bryan County News

City manager speaks to Lions
Chris Lovell, Richmond Hill city manager, talked about the progress being made as concern to many city projects with members of the Richmond Hill Lions Club during its monthly meeting on April 24 at the Wetland Center in J.F. Gregory Park.
Source: Savannah Morning News

Georgia Cities Week to begin
Georgia Cities Week 2014 gets under way Sunday with a photo exhibit at Pembroke’s Downtown Art Center. It ends with a kid’s fishing derby on April 26 at J.F. Gregory Park in Richmond Hill.
Source: Bryan County News

City joins regional planning group
In theory, Richmond Hill could have turned down membership in the Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization. In reality, that wasn’t an option.
Source: Bryan County News

Sherman picked as CVB director
Richmond Hill City Council put its stamp of approval Tuesday on the hiring of Christy Sherman as head of the city’s Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
Source: Bryan County News

City oks $280,000 for construction road
As work on Richmond Hill’s new $22 million Sterling Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility gets under way, finding a way to access the worksite without disrupting residents in a nearby subdivision led the City Council on Tuesday to approve spending more than $287,000 to build an access road.
Source: Bryan County News

Richmond Hill adds to wastewater plant construction cost
After discussion produced no viable options, the Richmond Hill City Council voted to fund road improvements to improve access to the site of a new wastewater treatment plant to be constructed in the city.
Source: Savannah Morning News

City gets lirability-management grant
The Georgia Municipal Association recently announced Richmond Hill as a recipient of a $3,050 Liability Management grant for GCA Certification and constitutional law legal training.
Source: Bryan County News

Council votes to up fire department budget
The Richmond Hill Council voted to spend $150,000 more on renovations to Fire Station 1 than originally planned during its March 18 meeting.
Source: Savannah Morning News

City workshop to focus on stormwater, planning group
When the Richmond Hill City Council met Tuesday night, members were expected to approve a $22.37 million bid from Bates Engineering to build the town’s new wastewater treatment facility.
Source: Bryan County News

Council OKs $22M for new treatment plant
Bainbridge-based Bates Engineers/Contractors Inc. will build Richmond Hill’s new Sterling Creek wastewater treatment plant following Tuesday night’s vote by the City council to approve the company’s $22.4 million bid.
Source: Bryan County News

Richmond Hill council awards $22 million wastewater contract
The Richmond Hill City Council voted to approve the biggest expenditure in the history of the city Tuesday night, $22,365,000 to Bates Engineering/Contractors, Inc. for construction of a new wastewater treatment plant.
Source: Savannah Morning News

RH Council OKs senior-living development
Another development in Richmond Hill for senior citizens is a step closer to reality.
Source: Bryan County News

Richmond Hill council approves senior apartment plans
Residents of Richmond Hill Plantation stepped forward during the March 4 meeting of the Richmond Hill City Council to voice concerns regarding the Ashleigh Place Senior Apartments to be constructed by the Humanities Foundation adjacent to their neighborhood.
Source: Savannah Morning News