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Vote on the rec issue

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I would like to encourage everyone to take a few minutes on December 13 and vote on the recreation issue on the ballot. This is an important vote for the sustainability and future of parks and recreation for our entire community so please exercise your right to vote and be a part of this important…

Yes on recreation district

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Our family has been involved in one way or another with Essex Jct. Recreation & Parks for more than 20 years. My kids have attended preschool, Village Kids, summer camps and recreation programs. We use the Maple Street Pool and take our dogs to the dog park. And five of my children have worked at…

Why I’m voting no December 13

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I would like to share my thoughts as it pertains to the creation of a special tax district, referred to as an STD, for parks and recreation. As with all tax districts, there will be additional revenue needed to support the STD, and I feel the taxes required to generate the revenue will grow yearly.…

Let’s form a recreation district

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Since 1971, parks and recreation services in the village has been unique compared to the rest of the state: The school district has managed its operations. Today, Essex Jct. Recreation and Parks is the only recreation department in the state that operates under the schools, and on July 1, 2017, this will no longer be.…