Absentee Ballots Must Be Postmarked by April 7

The United States Supreme Court ruled today on the deadline for absentee ballots.

Under this ruling, in order for an absentee ballot to be counted it must be postmarked by April 7 and received by 4:00pm on April 13th or hand delivered to the polls by 8:00 pm on Election Day, April 7.   Ballots postmarked after April 7 or hand delivered after 8:00pm on April 7 cannot be counted.

CN Railroad Expands Scope to Intermodal Shipping

At a Special Town Board Meeting on April 1, officials from CN Railroad outlined changes to the autoport facility to include intermodal shipping. Intermodal is “container shipping” – uniform containers are moved from rail to truck, and vice versa. Truck traffic is proposed to increase from 40 trucks daily to 90 trucks daily. Please see meeting minutes here for a more complete summary. See attached documents received from CN.

Site Drawing
Letter from CN

Absentee Voting Update

Period to request absentee ballot extended until 5:00 pm Friday April 3, 2020.

MyVoteWI will not be updated to accept the change. Please send your ballot request to the Town Clerk [email protected] by email, or other written means, before 5:00 pm on April 3, 2020.

All valid absentee ballots returned to the clerk by 4:00 pm on April 13, 2020 will be counted. 

Timeline for Construction of Auto Transfer Facility

Representatives from Canadian National Railroad announced the following construction timeline at the Town of Richmond board meeting on November 14, 2019

NOVEMBER       18-22:  Erosion control measures put in place;    14-22:  Approximately 30 pieces of construction machinery and equpment brought to site.

DECEMBER       2-20:  construction of phase–grading of site.  Work will be performed on a “24/5″basis–from 6 a.m. on Mondays to 6 a.m. on Saturdays.  Portable lights will be used at night.  Nearby residents should expect a fair amout of construction noise during this phase-primarily from bulldozers and other earth-moving equipment.

SPRING,2020: (After ground thaws):  Construction of site will reume.

OCTOBER 31, 2020:  Completion of construction

JULY1, 2021:  Operation of the Auto Transfer Facility will commence.  

The Town Board is currently negotiating with representatives of Canadian National to minimize as much as possible the potential negative consequences of the operation for nearby residents–including noise, lighting, traffic routing, etc.  Please direct any questions to a town board member.