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Following two failed merger votes in March and April of this year, the Town of Essex Selectboard and the Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees have worked cooperatively on certain details of Village separation from the Town. During this time, the Village Trustees have been clear that, regardless of the outcome of Village separation, the Village plans to hire its own municipal manager.

 

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The Essex Junction High School (homecoming) will hold a fireworks display at 7:00 pm on October 22, 2021.

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In late September, the Village of Essex Junction welcomed Lt. Governor Molly Gray as she walked around Five Corners as part of her Recover Stronger tour in Chittenden County.

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Densmore Drive, which has been closed since the infamous Halloween storm in November 2019 was upgraded over the summer and is now open.

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The Village Trustees revised the Charter after public hearings held on September 28, 2021 and October 12, 2021.

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On October 12, the Trustees held a Public Hearing on the Charter for the City of Essex Junction and had a work session and business item on the agenda related to Essex Junction Independence. The following is what was discussed.   

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The Essex Junction Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants from October 25 to November 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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On September 28, the Trustees held a Public Hearing on the Charter for the City of Essex Junction and had several business items on the agenda related to Essex Junction Independence. The following is what was discussed.   

The Trustees held a Public Hearing on the proposed Charter for the City of Essex Junction.  You can watch the presentation here:  https://youtu.be/wUFkfZ0pRz0?t=180 (starting at 3:00 and ending at 19:05) or find a copy of the presentation here:  https://www.essexjunction.org/fileadmin/files/Board_of_Trustees/Public_Hearing_Presentation.pdf

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The legal voters of the Village of Essex Junction are hereby notified and warned of a special election to take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. to vote on the following article by Australian ballot. The polling place is at Essex High School, 2 Educational Drive, Essex Junction, VT. The purpose of the special election is to consider whether or not to adopt a new municipal charter that would transform the Village into an independent city, and no longer be a part of the Town of Essex.

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After the first Public Hearing on the Charter for the City of Essex Junction on September 28, 2021, the Village Trustees revised the Charter.

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