Village News

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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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.
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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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The constructed stormwater gravel wetland located on the corner of Main St. and Fairview Dr. was completed in October 2019.

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Update: Water is back on for all residents.  Please run the cold water if you notice any discoloration.  

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Why Essex? “I chose Essex to open my business in because it is easily accessible and parking in this location is plentiful” – Mary Lou Prendergast

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The Essex Police Department partook in a ‘No Shave November’ initiative this year--authorizing officers to wear a beard for the first time ever.  Members of the department who agreed to make a personal donation to Aunt Dot’s Place were permitted to grow their beards through November.

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Cynthia Seivwright, from Essex Junction, was recently selected to serve on the newly-founded U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Interdepartmental Substance Use Disorders Coordinating Committee.

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The Town of Essex Selectboard is encouraging local area social, health and human services organizations to apply for support funding. 

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Why Essex? “Essex is who I am.  It is where I grew up, and I believe that it is an extraordinary community.” –Michelle Thibault

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The Town and Village currently have seven positions open on five different volunteer boards and committees. 

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The Village of Essex Junction was awarded $58,907 for work involving innovative technologies to separate and extract phosphorus from various waste streams.

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The Village of Essex Junction Tree Advisory Committee will hold an informational meeting on Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 PM regarding the removal of ash trees in the public right of way.

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The Village of Essex Junction has been awarded a $5,000 grant to offset the cost of converting two tennis courts to six pickleball courts at Cascade Park.

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The Essex Selectboard would like to announce their endorsement of the tenth annual Small Business Saturday on November 30, 2019

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The Winter Parking Ban for the community of Essex and Essex Junction takes effect on December 1, 2019.

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The purpose of the blue flags placed along Lamoille Street flags is to assist our engineering contractors in planning for the roadway repair, reconstruction, and water line installation.

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This plan addresses the wintertime Public Works operations for ice and snow control on Town and Village roads, walkways and municipal parking lots.
The Draft version of the Public Works 2019-2020 Winter Operations Plan is available for the public to view.
It will go before the Selectboard and the Trustees at their joint meeting on Tuesday, October 29th.

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Please note that dumping of any kind is prohibited in the Village of Essex Junction public right-of-way (road, sidewalk, or bike path). This includes all leaves, trash, furniture, yard debris, and any items left outside for sale or free.

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The American flag will be at half-mast on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 as a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding public service of Representative Elijah E. Cummings, of Maryland.

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The Selectboard of the Town of Essex held a public hearing on October 7th at Essex High School and approved the final passage of new and revised provisions to Chapter 6.08, Firearms, and Chapter 9.04, Parks, of the Municipal Ordinance.

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The Trustees have adopted a revision to the Municipal Code in relation to parking on Lincoln Street.

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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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