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New Hours at Essex Town Offices, 81 Main Street

As of April 18, the Town of Essex Offices will be open 8 AM-4:30 PM.

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Annual Meeting & Voter Information

Election Results

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Town of Essex Rule Requiring Wearing Face Coverings Indoors in Public Spaces Lifted as of March 14

On Monday, March 7th, the Town of Essex Selectboard voted unanimously (5-0) to lift the Face Covering Mandate Rule effective March 14, 2022.  

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Vermont's Homeowner Assistance Program now open

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) is now accepting applications from Vermont homeowners who are behind on their housing expenses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Public Hearing on FY23 Proposed Budget

A public hearing on the 2022-2023 municipal budget for the Village of Essex Junction was held online via Zoom on Tuesday, February, 22, 2022 at 6:35 pm.

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Village Hires Dwyer as HR Director

The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce the hiring of Colleen Dwyer as the new HR Director. 

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Mandigo & Fleury Promoted at Village Wastewater Treatment Facility

The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce the promotions of two long-time Village employees at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The promotions were made upon the retirement of the previous…

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Dog Licensing

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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Update on Local Retail Cannabis

A petition to place the retail cannabis opt-in question on the ballot for Town Meeting 2022 was presented to the Town Clerk, but fell short of having 5 percent of registered voters. Regardless, on…

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Trustees will hold completely remote public meetings

As permitted by Act 78, the Village Board of Trustees is moving to completely remote meetings for the foreseeable future, and will reassess periodically when to move back to in-person meetings, based…

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Village Hires Morris as Finance Director

The Village of Essex Junction is proud to announce the hiring of Jess Morris as the new Finance Director.  Jess is currently the finance director for the Town of Milton, a position she has held since…

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Densmore Drive Upper Culvert Replacement Project Begins Soon!

S.D. Ireland will begin prepping the area on Densmore Drive closest to Brickyard Rd as soon as week of January 24, 2022, ....

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Make a difference - Join a Board or Committee!

Do you have some time, a skill, or technical knowledge you would like to share to work toward solving complex issues and recommending policies that helps to to shape the kind of community in which you…

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Seeking Village Resident Help: Future Manager Search

The Village of Essex Junction Trustees are seeking the assistance of Village residents to guide the recruitment and hiring process of the future City Manager. 

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Trustees and Planning Commission meetings to switch over to Zoom

Attend a meeting safely and from the comfort of your home with hybrid meetings.

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Independence Update

The Charter vote for the City of Essex Junction passed overwhelmingly (88%) in November with 3,070 yes votes to 411 no votes.  While there have not been any more work sessions on independence, there…

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Essex Junction Trustees Name Hysko and Luck as Interim Co-Managers

The Essex Junction Board of Trustees have appointed senior staff members Wendy Hysko and Brad Luck as interim co-managers to oversee Village operations when current manager Evan Teich’s contract…

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Local Option Tax Survey - Give us your thoughts!

To help the Town and Village decide whether to put a local option tax question on the next annual meeting ballot, and how to use the revenue if a local option tax is approved, we want to hear from…

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Holly Jolly Junction - December 18th!

Our annual kick-off to the holidays is back! New and improved, the Train Hop has transitioned to Holly Jolly Junction.

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Christmas Tree Pickup beginning Jan. 4

Residents of the Town and Village will again have the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees after the holiday season.

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Cannabis in the Community Public Forum Dec. 7

The Town of Essex and Village of Essex Junction are separately considering both of these options within their jurisdictions. 

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Winter Parking Ban in Effect

December 1st through April 1st - 12 midnight to 7:00 AM

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NOTICE: Village water and sewer bills delayed

Village water and sewer bills are delayed as a result of a technical malfunction. 

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FY22 Essex Human Services Funding Available for Nonprofits

The Town of Essex Selectboard is encouraging local area nonprofit social, health and human services organizations to apply for support funding.  Each year, Essex allocates 1% of their annual budget to…

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Village of Essex Junction Official Results for Special Election

The Village of Essex Junction Clerk has filed the official results of the November 2, 2021 Special Election.

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Committee on Equity for Essex Newsletter

Newsletter for September/October 2021

The Committee on Equity for Essex is dedicated to redistributing decision-making, resources, and power into our community to ensure the voices of those who have…

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Village and Town to Discontinue Shared Management

Following two failed merger votes in March and April of this year, the Town of Essex Selectboard and the Village of Essex Junction Board of Trustees have worked cooperatively on certain details of…

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NOTICE: Fireworks Display October 22, 2021

The Essex Junction High School (homecoming) will hold a fireworks display at 7:00 pm on October 22, 2021.

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Lt. Governor Molly Gray visits Essex Junction

In late September, the Village of Essex Junction welcomed Lt. Governor Molly Gray as she walked around Five Corners as part of her Recover Stronger tour in Chittenden County.

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Densmore Drive has a whole new look!

Densmore Drive, which has been closed since the infamous Halloween storm in November 2019 was upgraded over the summer and is now open.

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Notice of Charter Revisions of the Proposed Charter for the City of Essex Junction

The Village Trustees revised the Charter after public hearings held on September 28, 2021 and October 12, 2021.

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10/12 Trustee’s Meeting re: Essex Junction Independence

On October 12, the Trustees held a Public Hearing on the Charter for the City of Essex Junction and had a work session and business item on the agenda related to Essex Junction Independence. The…

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Fall Fire Hydrant Flushing October 25 through November 5

The Essex Junction Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants from October 25 to November 5 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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9/28 Trustee's Meeting re: Essex Junction Independence

On September 28, the Trustees held a Public Hearing on the Charter for the City of Essex Junction and had several business items on the agenda related to Essex Junction Independence. The following is…

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Warning Village of Essex Junction Notice of Special Election re: City of Essex Junction Charter November 2, 2021

The legal voters of the Village of Essex Junction are hereby notified and warned of a special election to take place on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, between the hours of 7:00a.m. and 7:00p.m. to vote on…

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Notice of Charter Revisions Re: Charter for the City of Essex Junction

After the first Public Hearing on the Charter for the City of Essex Junction on September 28, 2021, the Village Trustees revised the Charter.

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9/14 Trustee Work Session on Essex Junction Independence

On September 14, the Trustees held a work session on Essex Junction Independence. The following is what was discussed.   

The Trustees reviewed the four draft contracts for consideration with the…

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Village Public Hearings on charter for the City of Essex Junction September 28 & October 12

Essex Junction Village residents have two opportunities to attend a public hearing on the charter for the city of Essex Junction. 

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Get Out & About in Essex on Oct. 2 & 3!

Get Out & About in Essex on Saturday, Oct. 2 and Sunday, Oct. 3 to enjoy all that a fall weekend in Vermont can offer.  Local shops and restaurants will be participating as well as local artists and…

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8/24 Trustee Work Session on Essex Junction Independence

On August 24, the Trustees held a work session on Essex Junction Independence. The following is what was discussed. 

The Trustee’s reviewed the current draft charter.  At their next meeting on…

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