Merge the Village of Richland and Richland Township...to reduce expensive/redundant layers of government, "double" taxation, and give Village residents the freedom of choice - to reduce costs for desired services.
Shall incorporation of the Village of Richland be vacated?
( ) YES
( ) No
Q: Why is your vote important on Tuesday, May 3rd?
A: A TWO-THIRDS SUPER-MAJORITY vote is required to pass this ballot measure. Which means 2 YES votes are required for every 1 No vote.
TOWNSHIP residents are unfairly targeted with a traffic ticket quota to generate revenue for the Village and receive almost ALL 1700 tickets issued per year. In contrast, Village residents receive a verbal warning and a GIFT CERTIFICATE to McDonalds.
VILLAGE residents pay an unnecessary 30 percent MORE in taxes than their township counterparts - and over 50 percent of the annual budget goes to duplicate services. It is a waste of our hard-earned tax dollars!