Since only village voters are answering the question about merger during this election, some people may be wondering:
Registered voters from the Village of Essex Junction recently received a second ballot in the mail. That has created questions for both village residents and those from the rest of the town.
Both Essex Town and Essex Junction are asking voters if they want to switch to Australian ballot for voting on the municipal budget.
ESSEX -- Separation, an alternative to merger that has started to see more discussion and support recently, would still result in an increase of taxes for Essex residents who live in the town area that’s outside of the village (TOV). How much they would increase, however, would depend on the…
The Town of Essex Selectboard took a big step in buttoning up its version of a charter for a merged community during its meeting the night of Sept. 21.
The upshot of Thursday's joint meeting of the Essex Junction trustees and the Town of Essex selectboard is that the village will vote in November on whether or not to merge, while the selectboard argued there were too many issues still to be resolved to go forward with a merger vote.
Essex Junction residents will vote on a merger proposal in November, but residents of Essex Town who reside outside of the village will not.
ESSEX -- It’s going to be a busy stretch for elected officials, town staff, and interested members of the public who tune into the trustee and selectboard meetings, as the trustees and selectboard schedule special meetings ahead of a deadline for finalizing items for November's ballot.
ESSEX JUNCTION -- Time is running out, and various schedules are tight -- so much so, that a special meeting has been scheduled for the evening of a state holiday.
ESSEX -- Even though there were no hard decisions made Monday night, the two governing boards still had substantial discussion on a handful of topics including items that might be on the November ballot and the possibility of town-provided child supervision during the hybrid schooling period.