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Essex Minor Hockey Assoc. recognizes volunteers

by Sylene Argent Volunteers with the Essex Minor Hockey Association (EMHA) wrapped up another successful season of play on the evening of Friday, April 21. Coaching Staff and EMHA board members gathered at Belleview Golf Club for the annual Volunteer Appreciation & Awards night. The event offers an opportunity for EMHA’s group of volunteers to […]

by Adam Gault New farm lot severance size regulations have raised some concerns throughout Essex. Under previous regulations, 100 acres was the minimum that was allowed to be subdivided. Under the new regulations, 200 acres is needed for severance. “I’ve had several complaints since Essex has adopted the more stringent rules,” Essex Deputy Mayor Richard […]

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by Sylene Argent Councillor Randy Voakes vacated his chair at the decision-making table so he could appear as a delegate at the Tuesday, April 18 Council meeting. He approached Council regarding the recent Finance Committee’s decision in only approving $2300 for the Essex Rocks & Rolls Car/Motorcycle Cruise In that is scheduled to take place […]

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by Sylene Argent The tethering component of Essex’s Animal Care and Control Bylaw will be amended. The current 12-hour stint an animal may be tethered in a one-day-period will be reduced to ten hours as a result of a majority Council vote during the meeting held at the Essex County Civic Centre on Tuesday, April […]

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by Sylene Argent In support of developing a strong and thriving community, annually the Finance Committee receives applications from various community organizations that are hopeful to receive Community Partnership Fund dollars. During the April 3 Essex Council meeting, Council received and supported funding over $92,500 for community organizations in their quests to provide a variety […]

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by Sylene Argent Council received Policy Planner Jeff Watson’s presentation on the proposed revisions to the Official Plan for the Town of Essex during a special meeting held on Monday, April 3. This was part of the public presentation portion of the project. The Town of Essex adopted its Official Plan in 2008/09. It was […]

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by Sylene Argent 2017 Legacy Tree Program Council received the report “2017 Communities in Bloom Legacy Tree Program.” In the report, it noted the program allows senior students of the local six participating elementary schools to plant one tree in their schoolyards on Earth Day. They present it as a gift to the kindergarten class. […]

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by Fred Groves Taxpayers in Essex are going to have to tighten their belts the next few years in order to rectify a situation that is, in some instances, critical. As part of its recent budget deliberations, Council was made aware that over the next five years, some municipally owned buildings, vehicles, equipment, and machinery […]

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by Sylene Argent The Town of Essex has retained Watson & Associates Economists Ltd., to work alongside Consultant Dr. Robert Williams, in conducting a ward structure review of the municipality, which includes the election process for the Deputy Mayor position. Residents had an opportunity to learn about the process of the review and its purpose […]

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by Sylene Argent Moment of Silence for Justine Before getting down to business, members of staff and administration paused for a moment of silence to honour the life of Justine Soulliere. The twenty-year old recently passed away due to complications sustained during the March 17 single motor vehicle collision on North Malden Road, east of Trembley Sideroad. Essex […]

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