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Posted Thursday, February 22, 2018

At their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, Town Council voted to officially expand the eligible area of the Harrow Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to include the former Harrow High School and Harrow Junior School properties.
The change will provide grant money to individuals who undertake redevelopment of the former schools, with particular incentives to encourage residential development.
“Both schools have been an important part of the community,”...

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Posted Tuesday, February 20, 2018

At their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, Council recognized two citizens for their efforts in promoting and protecting local heritage.
Town residents, Laurie Kowtiuk and Andreas Wirag, were awarded the first annual Community Heritage Preservation Award, a new program created by the Essex Municipal Heritage Committee. The award raises awareness of the importance of heritage preservation to social and economic development by recognizing individuals who exemplify good...

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Posted Thursday, February 15, 2018

Residents in the Town of Essex can look forward to a ton of fun on Family Day, Monday, February 19.
Enjoy a free swim sponsored by the Healthy Kids Community Challenge, 2:30 to 4:00pm at the Essex Recreation Complex.
Hit the ice at the free Family Skate hosted by the Essex Rotary Club at the Essex Centre Sports Complex- Libro Rink, from 2:00 to 3:30pm. Please bring a gently used book for their Little Libraries program.
Hit the ice during a free Family Skate from...

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Posted Tuesday, February 06, 2018

At their Regular Meeting on Monday, February 5, Town of Essex Council recognized Fire Chief Rick Arnel, who was recently honoured for his commitment to protecting and serving the community.
At a public ceremony in December, Arnel received a Canada 150 medal from Essex Member of Parliament Tracey Ramsey. The ceremony recognized the incredible contributions of a wide ranging group of community leaders.
Rick started in his position of Fire Chief and Community Emergency Management...

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Posted Monday, February 05, 2018

At their Regular Meeting on Monday, February 5, Council finalized a four year agreement between the Town of Essex and local firefighters.
The deal is the product of negotiations between administration and representatives of firefighters from the three Town of Essex fire stations.
The agreement lays out wages and benefits, uniform allowances, reimbursement for medicals and license renewals associated with DZ licenses, and describes the new probationary firefighter program...

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