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Posted Thursday, February 16, 2017

If you own property in the Town of Essex you should have received your Interim Tax Notice for 2017.
The installment due dates are as follows:
February 28, 2017 April 28, 2017
Failure to receive a tax notice does not relieve you from payment of taxes or penalties. Penalties are assessed on the first day of every month at 1.25% and each month thereafter until paid. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure the Town has the correct mailing address.
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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.
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Posted Monday, February 06, 2017

Caregivers of free-roaming cats and low-income families with dogs and cats may be eligible to receive assistance through the Town’s 2017 Spay and Neuter Voucher Program.
Now in its fifth year, the program accepts applications for spay and neuter vouchers from eligible Essex residents who are at least 18 years of age and a resident of the Town of Essex for at least one year. Vouchers are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
Caregivers of free-roaming cats may...

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Posted Monday, February 06, 2017

The Town of Essex invites everyone to participate in a wide array of physical activities this Family Day – Monday, February 20 – the provincial holiday set aside for family time.
As a partner community of Windsor-Essex Communities in motion, Essex has adopted the theme “Grab Your Touques and Play, Eh!” and has scheduled a day of affordable or free activities for all age groups. The schedule includes skating, shinny hockey, swimming sessions and a free...

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Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Business owners in Essex Centre and Harrow Centre may now be eligible for a refurbishment grant of up to $2,000 through the Town’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Program.
Approved at the January meeting of Council, the Mini-Grant Program provides business owners operating in the designated CIP Project Areas of Essex Centre and Harrow Centre with a 100 percent grant of up to $2,000 to support visual improvements to front façades, signage, murals, architectural...

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