Village News

The second installment of the 2020-21 property taxes are due March 15, 2021.

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The Essex Police Department and Essex Community Justice Center will be co-hosting a monthly virtual "Coffee Chat with the Chief".

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Essex Junction Recreation & Parks (EJRP) is building a destination playground at Maple Street Park. We are
seeking the newest, highest, greatest, most thrilling, engaging, and exciting structures and components
available for 5-12-year-olds, to complement all of the amazing things to do at our 38-acre park. We want as
many of these new installations to be accessible to all children in our community. This is a soup to nuts RFP
for up to $250,000, with all aspects from site prep, to equipment removal and disposal, to freight, and
installation to be included.

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The Town Selectboard will hold two public hearings on the Plan of Merger and the Charter for merged municipalities as approved by the Selectboard on January 11, 2021.  

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Are you a resident of Vermont or have you traveled to Vermont from out-of-state during the Covid-19 pandemic? Complete an online survey and enter for a chance to win one of ten $25 gift cards to a local Vermont business.

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Residential Christmas trees will be picked up at the curbside starting at 7:30 AM Monday, January 4th, weather permitting by Village and Town Public Works crews.

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Small Business Saturday is this November 28, 2020 see how you can participate

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Densmore Drive culvert replacement will begin the week of Nov 30th!

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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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A signed warning for the Village of Essex Junction Special Village Meeting for November 3, 2020 is now available for view. 

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Village of Essex Junction Notice of Public Hearings for Oct 13 and Oct 27

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Public Forum - Stormwater Gravel Wetland – near Mansfield Avenue and Brickyard Road - Wednesday, October 7, 2020  06:30 pm

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The Essex Junction Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants from Oct 12 to Oct 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.  

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Join us on Oct. 3 for a Village-wide, Fall litter clean-up along Route 15, Five Corners, and Maple Street Park. Let’s take pride in our community with this joint effort to keep it clean and green!

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Click the link below to see a proposed drawing for this pocket park on 1 Main Street

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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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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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