Village News

The US and State of Vermont flags will be at half staff on Tuesday, July 23 as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, who passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at the age of 99.

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On Thursday, July 18 at 6 PM, the Village of Essex Junction will be shutting off water service for several hours to approximately 50 households on Lincoln Street. 

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Work for the stormwater constructed gravel wetland located on the corner of Main St. and Fairview Dr. is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 29th. 

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Why Essex? “We want to make sure that all children in Essex have the opportunity to have at least two healthy meals a day, all year round.” –Scott Fay

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Branch Out Burlington has generously given the Village of Essex Junction space at its nursery to grow trees for our own public spaces.

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The Town of Essex/Village of Essex Junction will be paving 15 roads this summer. 

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This Independence Day bash is not one to be missed- bring the family for a night filled with fun at Maple Street Park!  Parking is limited at Maple Street Park, please walk or bike if possible. 

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Why Essex? “Being in Essex has allowed us to make connections with local athletics and performing artists.  We love being a part of the community” -Kristin Fitzgerald

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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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Why Essex? “The Essex community has supported us throughout the years, through donations, membership in our annual subscription program, and volunteer support.” –Will Moran

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The Town of Essex & Village of Essex Junction collected a total of 293 lbs. of food and raised $400 in donations at two popular community events this spring.

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Why Essex? The high students that attend the center come from Essex and surrounding communities to learn about teaching young children. The preschool children also come from Essex and the surrounding areas to attend preschool. We love being part of the Essex community and watching as the preschool children grow and attend other schools! –Lissa Bogner

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The Village of Essex Junction Community Development and Public Works Departments would like to remind all residents that overgrown grass or weeds taller than one foot is a violation of our blight ordinance. 

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Stop by the 1st ever Planning Commission Open House on Tuesday, June 11th from 6-6:30 PM at the Village Offices (2 Lincoln Street).  Meet current Planning Commission members and learn more about the roles and responsibilities of being a member.  If that isn’t enticing enough, we will have a make your own sundae bar!

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Why Essex? “Current estimates are looking like 14% of the population of Essex will be undercounted in the 2020 Census.  That adds up to a lot of federal dollars that we would be missing out on in our community.”

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The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce that Chelsea Mandigo, Stormwater Coordinator/Wastewater Operator, is the 2019 recipient of the Green Mountain Water Environment Association’s Stormwater Award.  

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Why Essex? “We wanted to open our business in the community that we live in and are familiar with, and we saw a community need for a local real estate office.” –Matt Lumsden

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The Essex Memorial Day Parade is on Saturday, May 25th at 10 AM.

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Water & Sewer bills dated 4/30/19 have been mailed to Village of Essex Junction property owners and are due by 5/30/19.

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The Village of Essex Junction & Town of Essex are pleased to announce that an article co-authored by Chelsea Mandigo and Annie Costandi, Village Stormwater Coordinator/Wastewater Operator and Town Stormwater Coordinator/Engineer, respectively, is the cover story in the spring edition of the Worldwater Stormwater Management publication.  

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On Tuesday, May 21 at 10 AM the Essex Junction Public Works Department will be holding a special Public Works Story Time at Brownell Library.

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Old Colchester Road will be closed from 1300 hours until approximately 1430 hours from Educational Drive to Autumn Pond Way for a mock DUI crash.

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The Village of Essex Junction Water Dept. will flush fire hydrants weekdays May 20-31 between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM.

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Why Essex? “We love being a part of the Essex community, and doing business with other local businesses.  Keep your money local!” – Peter Curless

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Congratulations to Grace Jiayi Lu, an Essex High School student who was one of only 161 students across the nation to receive the distinction of being a 2019 Presidential Scholar!

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Thank you for helping clean up our community!

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This poster highlights the steps to take when a needle is found. 

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The Essex Police Department participated in prescription drug take-back day on Saturday, April 27.  Essex Police collected 317.83 lbs of prescription drugs, the second highest poundage in in the state of Vermont.

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The Village of Essex Junction and the Town of Essex are considering changes to the Town and Village websites, and are seeking feedback from anyone who may visit the websites.

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2019 marks Essex Junction’s first year partnering with Branch Out Burlington to grow seedlings in a shared community nursery.  The Essex Junction Tree Advisory Committee will be planting trees in the Burlington Community Nursery that will grace the streets of our communities in a few years!  

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