Board of Trustees
The Essex Junction Trustees is the governing, legislative body for the Municipality of the Village of Essex Junction. The five-member board is elected at large within the Village. After each Annual Meeting, one of the Trustees is elected by the other Trustees to the office of Village President. The Village President is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and presides at the Trustee meetings. The three-year terms of the Trustees are staggered to provide continuity.
Board Members & Contact Information
|George A. Tyler, Village Presidentemail@example.com||802-310-8215|
|Daniel S. Kerin, Vice Presidentfirstname.lastname@example.org||802-879-8343|
|Elaine H. Sopchakemail@example.com||802-324-2546|
|Lori A. Houghtonfirstname.lastname@example.org||802-879-6701|
|Andrew P. Brownemail@example.com||802-876-7555|
The Village Trustees welcome your questions, concerns and suggestions. Please feel free to contact any Trustee at the email or phone number listed on this page.
Please be aware that the Trustees are not able to respond to emails as a group. If you send an email to all five Trustees, it is mostly likely you will receive a response from only one Trustee. This is because there are laws that prevent elected officials from conducting business outside of a public meeting. Responding to a group email is an example of this.
If you wish to discuss a concern with the entire Board of Trustees, the best way to do this is either to contact the Village Manager to have your concern placed on an upcoming meeting agenda, or to attend a Board of Trustees meeting and address the Board at the beginning of the meeting.
To put an item on a Board agenda, call the Village office at 878-6944 and speak to either Patty Benoit or Village Manager Pat Scheidel. To speak to the Board of Trustees at a meeting, be there when the meeting starts (usually at 6:30 p.m.) Immediately after the Pledge of Allegiance, the Village President will ask the audience if anyone wants to speak about something that isn't on the agenda. That's when you can bring up your concern.
Meeting Agenda and Items
- Agenda Joint Trustees-Selectboard Meeting 11-17-15
- Memo Long Term Borrowing 11-17-15
- Memo Public Works Consolidation 11-17-15
- Memo Finance Dept. Consolidation 11-17-15
- Memo Manager Recruitment 11-17-15
- Trustees-Selectboard Minutes 6-23-15
- Trustees-Prudential Committee Minutes 3-24-15
- Draft Recreation District Concept 11-17-15
Summary of Last Meeting
The Village of Essex Junction Trustees and the Town of Essex Selectboard held a joint meeting on Tuesday, November 17th. Highlights from the meeting include:
-The Public Works administration consolidation was discussed, and the boards were alerted to the fact that this will appear in the upcoming FYE 17 budget.
-Current and proposed capital budgeting and financial strategies were discussed.
-Efficiencies were identified in public works, as well as administrative and financial services.
-The Boards approved the recruitment profile and schedule for the Municipal Manager, with the understanding that future editorial adjustments may be made.
-It was decided that the Ad Hoc Committee on Governance would develop a mission statement before recruiting volunteers.
-The successful school district consolidate vote led to discussion on whether or not a recreation district would be proposed or not.
- Trustees Minutes - January 6, 2015 (13.2 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - January 13, 2015 (57 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - January 27, 2015 (36 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - February 10, 2015 (479 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - February 24, 2015 (327 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - March 10, 2015 (313 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - March 24, 2015 (547 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - April 14, 2015 (493 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - April 28, 2015 (550 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - May 4, 2015 (2.0 MB)
- Trustees Minutes - May 12, 2015 (347 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - May 26, 2015 (597 KB)
- Trustees Minutes - June 9, 2015 (303 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - June 23, 2015 (496 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - July 14, 2015 (324 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - July 28, 2015 (185 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - August 10, 2015 (47 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - August 11, 2015 (291 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - August 25, 2015 (220 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - September 8, 2015 (262 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - September 22, 2015 (319 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - October 13, 2015 (516 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - October 27, 2015 (493 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - November 10, 2015 (249 KB)
- Trustee Minutes - November 17, 2015 (70 KB)