Village News

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

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This survey is a follow up to the survey that went out in July 2019 and the listening sessions that took place in August 2019.

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The state of Vermont flag will be at half-mast on Saturday, September 28, as a sign of respect for former State Senator Hull Platt Maynard, Jr. from Rutland County who passed away on Thursday, August 29,  2019.

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The Village of Essex Junction Water Dept. will flush fire hydrants weekdays October 7-18 between the hours of 8 AM and 3 PM.

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The Essex Community Justice Center (ECJC) is looking for volunteers for the Circles of Support and Accountability Program (CoSA). Ideally, volunteers would be from Essex, Colchester, Milton, Jericho, Underhill or Westford.

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Mosquitoes collected in Essex have tested positive for West Nile virus at the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory.

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The first installment of the 2019-20 Property Tax is due September 16, 2019

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The Planning Commission currently has two open seats, and as long as you live in the Village of Essex Junction you are eligible to join!

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The Town of Essex will be cold planning and paving the intersection of Kellogg Road and Susie Wilson Road at night starting Monday, the 19th of August to Friday, the 23rd of August.  

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Why Essex? “The Lofts Essex is surrounded by all that Vermont has to offer, whether it be shops, cinemas, or local brewing companies”

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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, August 5th. 

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The Town of Essex and the Village of Essex Junction are holding a series of listening sessions to gather resident feedback.

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The Village of Essex Junction has renewed our status as a League of American Bicyclists recognized Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC)!

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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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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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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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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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