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Posted Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Town of Essex is excited to announce that two electric vehicle charging stations will be ready for use at the Essex Centre Sports Complex (60 Fairview Avenue West) after the official unveiling on March 24.
“We are very excited to join the expanding network of public charging stations across Ontario,” says Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services. “Offering fast-charging electric vehicle stations in this strategic location supports Council’s objective...

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Posted Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Town of Essex is seeking public input on matters that may affect the next municipal election.
The Council and Ward Structure Review will consider the composition of Town Council, the process by which the Deputy Mayor is elected, and the number and size of wards.
“It’s been almost 20 years since amalgamation,” says Rob Auger, Town Clerk and Manager of Legislative Services. “Council is conducting this review to ensure that the ward and council...

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Posted Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Tot Park, located on Irwin Avenue beside Town Hall (33 Talbot Street South), will be closed on Friday, March 3 from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for maintenance.
As an alternative, parents and caregivers may wish to use Bridlewood Park located between Milne Street South and Hanlan Street South in Essex Centre.

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Posted Monday, February 27, 2017

During March Break – March 13 to 17 – the Town of Essex is offering a variety of family-friendly activities that will help get you moving.
“We invite everyone to take advantage of the many programs and physical activities being offered during March Break,” says Doug Sweet, Director of Community Services.
Regular programs will take place as usual, with the addition of more recreational skate and swim programs.
Family Swims and daily Recreational...

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Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017

At Monday night’s budget meeting, Essex Town Council considered the proposed 2017 budget, which includes $7.1 million in infrastructure projects. Reserves will contribute to funding these projects, along with a 2.36 per cent increase in the general mill rate, impacting the average home valued at $160,000 by $28.00.
Increases in the urban mill rate to cover the funding gap for storm water infrastructure will further impact urban residents by an average $15.00.
“This...

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