Village News

The Village of Essex Junction is seeking citizen volunteers for various boards and committees.

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The Trustees of the Village adopted amendments to the Open Burning and Enforcement ordinances on 5/14/18.  These ordinances will become effective on 7/13/18 unless 5% of the qualified voters of the Village, by written petition filed with the Village Clerk no later than 6/27/18, request that the voters of the Village disapprove the amendments at a duly warned annual or special meeting.

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A preliminary study shows how traffic might be reduced throughout the Village center.

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The Town of Essex is looking for public input regarding possible changes to our Firearms Discharge Ordinance.

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During the week beginning June 18, 2018 the Vermont Agency of Transportation in conjunction with Pike Industries Inc. will begin the 2018 – 2019 roadway rehabilitation project of VT Route 117.

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Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place.

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The Village of Essex Junction Tree Advisory Committee, in conjunction with the Village Public Works Department, recently arranged for the planting of 25 street trees in Downtown Essex Junction.

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The Village e-mail notification system is expanding! 

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The Town of Essex, the Village of Essex Junction and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission are hosting a Public Meeting to present design concepts for bicycle and pedestrian improvements along VT15.

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Essex Junction is the fastest-growing town in the Burlington area, growing by 2.9 percent last year and 15.2 percent since 2010. 

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Accessory apartments are allowed in all residential zoning districts in the Village, and help to both increase housing stock and provide homeowners with an additional source of income. 

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Beginning Monday, June 18, 2018, the Village of Essex Junction will begin replacement of the pedestrian bridge on VT Route 15 near the Town Offices located at 81 Main Street.

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Both the Village of Essex Junction & Town of Essex utilize the services of SeeClickFix.  This application allows citizens to quickly and easily report public works concerns using their smartphone, computer, or tablet. 

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On Thursday, June 21 from 2-3 PM Unified Municipal Manager Evan Teich will hold a Coffee Chat at Sweet Alchemy Cafe.

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Don't miss the 2nd day of the new Five Corners Farmers Market! Come enjoy our green space, the music of King Arthur Junior, and the expanded market area. 

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The Village will be re-striping pavement markings at the Five Corners and Class 1 highways during the month of June.

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The Essex Westford School District (EWSD) Child Nutrition Program is excited to announce that it will sponsor a summer food program again this year, beginning on June 18, 2018.  Meals will be provided to all children 18 years of age or younger for free.

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Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place. 

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In celebration of National Public Works week, the Village Public Works Department held a "Touch a Truck" story time and food drive, raising 82 lbs of food.  

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Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place.

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The Five Corners Farmers' Market is coming back for Summer 2018! 

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The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce that we are a recipient of a 2018 PACIF (Property and Casualty Intermunicipal Fund) Equipment grant.  The total value of this grant is $1,528.

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Biologists will be live trapping and sampling raccoons, skunks, and opossums in the Greater Burlington area.

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There are 328 public parking spots available in the Village Center, and an additional 935 spots are available in private lots.

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Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place.

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The Village of Essex Junction and the Town of Essex are proud to announce that three of our employees have recently become Certified Municipal Stormwater Inspectors. 

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Essex Police collected 393.7 lbs of prescription drugs, the highest poundage in Chittenden County and the second highest in the state of Vermont.

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The clean-up effort by volunteers and Town/Village employees resulted in removal of 4.04 tons of trash from roadsides, parks, and along stream banks as a part of Green-Up Day activities. 

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On Tuesday, May 22 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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The market is looking for helpers for EVERY Wednesday from May 30 to October 4.

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