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Read the Draft Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan Report

The Draft Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan Report was presented to the City Council at its June 12, 2024, meeting. It is a culmination of the work over the past nine months, during which…

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First Responders Honored With Life Saving Awards

The City of Essex Junction recently recognized the outstanding efforts of its first responders during an Essex Junction Fire Department meeting with the City Council in attendance on July 8, 2024. The…

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City Offices Closed July 4, 8, & 9, 2024

The City municipal offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2024, in observance of Independence Day and reopen on Friday, July 5, 2024.

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Utility Bills Due: July 29, 2024

Utility bills were mailed on Thursday, June 27, 2024, with a due date of July 29​​​, 2024.

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Renovation Plans for City Offices at 2 Lincoln Street

The City of Essex Junction is excited to announce the start of the renovation project of the City Offices at 2 Lincoln Street. This fall, the City will commence a comprehensive renovation project…

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2024 Fourth of July Celebration

The Essex Junction Recreation and Parks (EJRP) Department is pleased to present the Essex Junction Fourth of July Celebration on Thursday, July 4, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Champlain Valley…

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Watch the Economic Development Conversations

Did you miss the Economic Development Conversations held last month? The City led conversations with two Vermont economic development professionals, which focused on turning ideas into reality and…

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Notice to Taxpayers: 2024 Preliminary Grand List Filing

On Friday, June 21st, the preliminary (Abstract) 2024 Grand List was filed with the Clerk’s office, in addition, Change of Real Estate Appraisal Notices were mailed to all affected property owners in…

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Job Opportunities with the City of Essex Junction

Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity where you can make a difference in your community? The City of Essex Junction is currently hiring for multiple positions across various departments.…

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School Street Closure: June 7, 2024

Please be advised that School Street will be closed on Friday, June 7, 2024, starting at 7 a.m. 

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City Office Closed at 1 p.m. 6/4/24

The City Offices at 2 Lincoln Street will close at 1 p.m. today due to the building being without water. The City Offices will reopen tomorrow, June 5, 2024. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Public Notice: Water Break 5/31/2024

(5:20 PM) UPDATE: The water main break on School Street has been repaired, and School Street has been reopened to traffic. During the assessment of the water break, the Public Works Department…

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Public Notice: Fire Hydrant Flushing June 3-14, 2024

The Essex Junction Public Works Department will be flushing fire hydrants from June 3-14, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

This flushing process can cause low water pressure and…

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Economic Development Conversation with Katie Trautz

The City of Essex Junction will host a second online economic development conversation on Thursday, May 30th, at 6:30 p.m. Katie Trautz, the executive director of Montpelier Alive, one of the oldest…

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Road Closure Old Colchester Road

The Town of Essex is replacing a cross culvert between 96 and 88 Old Colchester Road. The road will be closed at the project location for three days starting May 28, 2024. After that, the contractor…

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Spring Reminder: Proper Disposal of Lawn Debris

With spring upon us, it is lawn and garden care season. This is a friendly reminder to dispose of your grass clippings, sticks, and dead plants in your own backyard or at Chittenden Solid Waste…

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Maple Street Road Closure for Crescent Connector Work

Maple Street near the Railroad Street intersection will be closed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday, May 20, and Tuesday, May 21, 2024. This closure is necessary for the contractor to excavate and…

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Join the Economic Development Conversation in Essex Junction

The City of Essex Junction is pleased to announce that it will host online economic development conversations. These discussions will be led by Vermont economic development professionals and will…

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Arbor Day Foundation Names Essex Junction a 2023 Tree City USA

Essex Junction was named a 2023 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor its commitment to effective urban forest management. This is the 9th year Essex Junction has been named a Tree City…

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Reappraisal Coffee Talk Event

How will the reappraisal impact what I pay in property taxes?

Why are we doing a reappraisal now?

Does the reappraisal equalize what the Town/City pays to the State for the education tax? 

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Get Involved in Your City Government

Essex Junction residents have the opportunity to get involved with their local government by serving on open committee spots. The City of Essex Junction has 14 openings on its various boards,…

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Green Up with the Essex Junction Tree Committee

Branch Out Burlington and the Essex Junction Tree Advisory Committee are looking for people passionate about the environment to help plant 150 trees in the Burlington Community Tree Nursery. This is a…

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Temporary Water Shut-Off

Residents who reside at 1, 3, 15 and 19 Maple Street will experiene a temporary water shut-off on April 29th, 2024 starting at 7:00PM and anticpate returning at 7:00AM. This temporary shut-off is…

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Participate in Green Up Day 2024

The City of Essex Junction is excited to announce that Green Up Day 2024 will take place on Saturday, May 4. This annual event encourages community members to come together and clean up their…

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Participate in the Brownell Library Community Fair

Brownell Library will host a not-for-profit Community Organizations Fair on Saturday, June 15, 2024, from 2 to 4 PM. 

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How to Vote on The Proposed May 7th EWSD Budget Revote

  • Vote in person at your usual polling place on May 7th from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. – For city residents, it will be the Blue Ribbon Pavilion Building at Champlain Valley Exposition.
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Construction on Crescent Connector Returns April 15, 2024

Construction on the Crescent Connector project will restart on Monday, April 15, 2024. 

The contractor plans to close the Maple Street Driveway to the Bailey Spring and Chassis parking lot at 8:00…

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Election Night Results 2024

The election night results from the City Annual Meeting held on April 9, 2024, have been posted to the City website and can be found here. A printable version is also available here

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Phase 2 of Amtrak Platform Project Begins

The second phase of the Amtrak Platform Project began on April 3, 2024, and is expected to take approximately one year to complete, with a pause during the winter months.

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"A Talk about Trees for Posterity"

Join the Tree Advisory Committee, Branch Out Burlington!, and the Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront for "A Talk about Trees for Posterity" on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.…

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The Eclipse is One Week Away

Parts of Vermont will experience a once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. To help plan and enjoy the eclipse safely, here are some tips and resources for those living in and…

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Annual Meeting April 9, 2024

The City's Annual Meeting (voting day) will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, from 7 AM to 7 PM at the Champlain Valley Expo, Blue Ribbon Pavilion. 

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City Offices Late Opening 3/27/2024

The City Offices will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, due to an energy efficiency test being conducted in the building. 

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Final Community Input Sought for Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan

The City of Essex Junction is seeking community input for its Community Vision and Strategic Action Plan project.

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Tree Planting Resources from the TAC

As spring slowly unfolds, we look forward to new life emerging in our landscape. Crocuses are popping, forsythia is blooming, and trees are awakening out of dormancy. It is an exciting time and a…

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Reminder Coffee Chats on 3/19 & 3/28

Join the City Council for a Coffee Chat.

The City Council has scheduled a series of coffee chats to discuss the proposed FY 25 General Fund Budget. This month, two are scheduled: on March 19 at 9 AM…

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Bear Coexistence PSA from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has begun to receive reports of bears coming out of their dens as the weather warms. Now is the time to take these proactive steps to help prevent bears from…

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Municipal Offices Closed 03/07/2024

The City offices will be closed today from 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM for a staff training.

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Property Tax Due March 15, 2024

The second installment of the 2023-24 Property Tax is due March 15, 2024.  Check or credit/debit card payments may be made at the City office, 2 Lincoln Street. A payment drop box is available for…

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Updates from the TAC

Tree Damage from The January Wind Storms

January saw two storms with winds gusting to nearly 70mph. The conifer trees, such as pines and spruce were the most affected and some of these trees were…

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