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Posted Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Town of Essex has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study for the planning and preliminary design of the Hanlan Street Extension from Fairview Avenue West to Gosfield Townline (County Road 23).
The proposed improvements will address the transportation needs indentified in the Transportation Environmental Study Report Addendum for the westerly portion of Highway 3 and accommodate all road users, while supporting the existing institutions, businesses,...

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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

With the 2018 Municipal Election on the horizon, the Town of Essex is encouraging all voters to register or update their information using a simple online form.
VoterLookup.ca gives voters the ability to quickly and easily add themselves to the voters’ list, or update their information, such as address. The service is provided by the Municipal Property Assessment Corporate (MPAC), which is responsible for producing the Preliminary Voters’ List prior to the October...

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Posted Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Ontario Ombudsman promotes fairness, accountability and transparency in the public sector by resolving and investigating public complaints and systemic issues within his jurisdiction.
The Ontario Ombudsman's Office recently released its 2017-2018 Annual Report, which can be reviewed online at Ontario Ombudsman Annual Report.

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Posted Friday, July 06, 2018

Local media and members of the public are invited to join the Town of Essex for the official unveiling of new Sunscreen Stations at all three Town splash pads. The unveiling will be hosted at the Harrow Splash Pad (243 McAffee Street) on Wednesday, July 11 at 11:00am.
The three stations will provide free sunscreen to users of the splash pads and adjacent parks. All three were donated by the Hedges family, who lost their daughter Kari to melanoma cancer in 2014.
“We...

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Posted Monday, June 25, 2018

Changes to the vacancy rebate program mean that owners of commercial and industrial properties will no longer be provided financial relief for vacant portions of their properties.
The program was established by the province in 1998 under section 364 of the Municipal Act. The program means municipalities could provide up to 35 per cent tax rebates to owners of vacant commercial and industrial property.
In 2017, Essex County and all the lower tier municipalities in the region...

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