News Archive

On August 24, the Trustees held a work session on Essex Junction Independence. The following is what was discussed. 

The Trustee’s reviewed the current draft charter.  At their next meeting on September 14, they will officially approve the charter.

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The Essex Junction Village Trustees are holding a public hearing on the charter for the city of Essex Junction on Tuesday, September 28, at 6:30p.m. at 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT  05452.

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On August 10, the Trustees held a work session on Essex Junction Independence. The following is what was discussed.   

The Trustees reviewed a list of intergovernmental relationships and committees for the city. 

The Trustees discussed what community educational materials they would like to go out to residents and the timing of such.  There was consensus to mail something to all residents right around the time that ballots will be mailed in early October.  The Trustees want to put together something with a cohesive message and easy to understand graphics, that is brief and has important facts so people can make an informed decision.  The Trustees would like more detailed information available on the website if people want to learn more or dig deeper.   

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Essex Junction Recreation & Parks (EJRP) has reopened the bid posting for a new 42 to 48 passenger bus. This could be a school bus or a multi-function school activity bus (MFSAB). The GVWR shall be under 26,000lbs. The bus should be not more than 32’ in length. The bus shall have heat. Desired, but not necessary, options include air conditioning, luggage racks, and under storage boxes.

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UPDATED Boards, Committees, and Commissions ad poster as of September 17, 2021

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The due date for Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction water bills has been extended to August 17, 2021 to allow for the municipal offices being closed to observe Bennington Battle Day.

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The Essex Selectboard is hosting three facilitated, public forums in August to hear from residents throughout the entire community about how the Town of Essex can prepare for the Village of Essex Junction's coming separation vote and subsequent Vermont Legislative decision on the creation of an independent City of Essex Junction.

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The Town Public Forum on August 4th that was previously planned for Memorial Hall is now going to be a hybrid meeting that will be held at the Town Offices at 81 Main Street and remotely.

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Village water bills are in the mail and due August 17th, 2021

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