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Mary Morris and Jeff Carr present their Shared Services Assessment Study to the Essex Selectboard on Monday night. | JASON STARR

Mary Morris and Jeff Carr present their Shared Services Assessment Study to the Essex Selectboard on Monday night. | JASON STARR

Report: town-village consolidation ‘within reach’

The sharing of a municipal manager has been “an unqualified success” for Essex Town and Essex Junction and there are more opportunities for consolidation, according to a report co-authored by former Essex Selectboard chairman Jeff Carr and former Village Trustee Mary Morris.

“Powerful forces that are largely beyond the community’s control are compelling change in the delivery of local government services,” the report reads, listing changes in education finance and a slow recovery from the Great Recession as factors that have led the Board of Trustees and Selectboard to investigate consolidation. “The forces of change show no signs of abating. The community is, therefore, left with no other logical policy choice but to innovate and collaborate...READ MORE 

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