Village News

Public Forum - Stormwater Gravel Wetland – near Mansfield Avenue and Brickyard Road - Wednesday, September 16, 2020  06:30 pm

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Racial justice in Essex

Essex is committing to examining the policies and practices of not only our Police Department but our entire municipality, through the lens of racial and social justice that roots out racism and implicit bias in all its forms. We commit to working with our community partners, including our communities of color, to make police-community relations in Essex as strong as possible.

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This is a reminder that state law requires all dogs over 6 months old to be registered by April 1st of each year.

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The community of Essex, VT is home to several food service and social service groups for those in need of some extra assistance, whether temporary or long-term.

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The Essex Junction Board of Trustees passed a resolution on June 9, 2020 encouraging the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 State of Emergency. 

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The Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed changes in water and sewer rates.

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Water & Sewer bills are due by 06/29/2020.

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Park planning and construction in Essex Junction

Deadline for submissions: 4 p.m., June 18, 2020

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Housing advocates and reports have highlighted the urgent need for all types of housing in our community, and have recommended creation of a local housing commission. This is even more relevant during the coronavirus pandemic, since approximately 30% of homeowners and 50% of renters in the community are considered cost-burdened (paying more than a third of their income on housing).

In January, the Town of Essex Selectboard and Essex Junction Board of Trustees approved the creation of a Joint Essex Housing Commission, and now seek volunteers to fill one- to three-year terms.

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With the COVID-19 Social Distancing and Personal Protection Guidelines still in effect, changes have been made to the Green-Up day procedures for this year.  It is important that everyone participating in Green-Up Day protect both themselves and municipal workers supporting the effort by strictly adhering to the Governor’s COVID-19 guidelines.

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Changes are coming to your cable dial!

 

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The legal voters of the Essex Westford Educational Community Unified School District #51 (hereafter "Essex Westford School District") comprising the voters of the Village of Essex Junction, Essex Town, and the Town of Westford are hereby notified and warned to meet at their respective polling places on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, ....

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The Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees and the Essex Westford School District (EWSD) Board took an unprecedented action on May 5 by agreeing to mail ballots to all active voters in Essex and Westford. The ballots will allow residents to vote on annual meeting business, including the respective budgets and elections for the Village and EWSD.

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Following the resignation of one of its members, the Essex Selectboard is looking for candidates to fill the open seat. All residents of Essex, including the Village of Essex Junction, are welcome to apply.

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The Essex Junction Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants from May 11 to May 29 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Public Works returns to work in full; libraries to offer curbside service; leash laws in place at Indian Brook Park

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WARNING VILLAGE OF ESSEX JUNCTION INFORMATIONAL MEETING JUNE 1, 2020 AND ANNUAL MEETING JUNE 2, 2020

An Informational Meeting will be held on June 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM.  This meeting will be held remotely. 

The legal voters of the Village of Essex Junction are hereby notified and warned to meet at the Essex Community Educational Center on Educational Drive in the Village of Essex Junction on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 to transact the following business by Australian ballot. Said voting by Australian ballot to begin at 10:00 AM and close at 7:00 PM.

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Town and Village seeking FACE MASK DONATIONS

As stay-at-home orders gradually lift, the Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction employees look forward to seeing our residents again. To best protect customers and employees, we will need face masks for municipal staff to wear in offices and in the field.  

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In anticipation of the TBA rescheduled annual meetings of the Village of Essex Junction and Essex Westford School District, the Clerk is providing Village of Essex Junction Voters with information for early voting.

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All Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction offices and departments will remain closed to the public until at least May 3 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents and customers are asked to conduct all municipal business electronically, by phone, or by email.

The Clerk’s Office, which had been open to the public by appointment, will close to the public at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 10. Staff is working to make more services available online.

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FEMA is giving public notice of its intent to provide financial assistance to the State of Vermont, local governments, .....

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Effective April 1, 2020, all Essex Junction Recreation and Parks and Essex Parks and Recreation park amenities will be closed until further notice.  Parks, trails, and open spaces currently remain open as an important resource for health and wellness, as long as they are used in a safe manner.

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All Chittenden Solid Waste District (CSWD) Drop-Off Centers (DOCs) will be closed on Tuesday, 3/24 and Wednesday, 3/25.
click for details regarding the closure

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The Village 2020 Annual Meeting and Community Supper is CANCELED

Voting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 is CANCELED.

The Village of Essex Junction Annual Meeting and community dinner on April 1, as well as ballot voting on April 14, have been postponed in order to limit large gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Essex Junction Board of Trustees met on April 2.  You can watch the recorded meeting here: Channel 17 Town Meeting TV.  The Trustees will discuss further at the next scheduled meeting on April 14.

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Vermont Emergency Management is providing guidance on resources that are available to homeowners and residents impacted by the  disaster that occurred October 21 - November 1, 2019.

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Town Meeting 2020  Election / voting results

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The Village of Essex Junction will be undertaking the Lamoille Street Waterline and Roadway Improvements project during the 2020 construction season.

All property owners in the project area are invited to attend a project information meeting on Wednesday February 26, 2020 from 6:30-7:30 PM in the Essex Junction Municipal Building meeting room at 2 Lincoln Street, adjacent to the Five Corners.

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It is critical that everyone participate and that all household members be included. The 2020 Decennial Census begins in March. Make sure that your community counts!

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Why Essex?: “I live with my family in Essex, and love being able to show the community to my clients.”

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The Village of Essex Junction Public Works Department would like to notify all residents that Densmore Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic until the spring of 2020. 

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