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by Sylene Argent SERT update Essex Council received Community Service’s report, “Special Events Resource Team (SERT) May Update.” The report to Council notes the SERT Team consists of Town staff and outside agencies who review Special Event requests on Town of Essex property. Group members assist committees in the initial planning stages of events.  It […]

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by Sylene Argent Concerns over Open Air Burn Bylaw Essex Centre resident Andrew Tymec approached Council regarding his concerns on the Town’s Open Air Burning Bylaw. In his opinion, there should be no fires allowed. He said he enjoys a fire as much as the next guy, but smelling smoke in his home is an […]

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– DM may be elected at large by Sylene Argent At a special Council meeting hosted inside the Council Chambers at the Essex Civic Centre on Monday evening, consultant Robert Williams, who is working with Watson & Associates Economists LDT., presented the “Council and Ward Structure Review Interim Report.” The study is being conducted to […]

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by Sylene Argent Events with significant status Essex Council approved the 25th Walleye Derby to take place on June 10, the Essex Fun Fest to take place from July 6-9, and the McGregor Mug Run to take place on September 23 for Significant Event Status for the purpose of applying for their Special Event Permits. […]

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by Fred Groves The clock for the fate of Harrow High School continues to tick. Earlier last week, prior to its regular meeting, Council met behind closed doors to listen to a report CAO Tracey Pillon-Abbs prepared. She said the Town has asked for and received an appraisal from the Greater Essex District School Board […]

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by Fred Groves It could take a couple of years from now, but what is almost certain is that Essex is bracing to build a new town hall. The current municipal building, erected in 1967 at 33 Talbot South, is simply not large enough to house a growing staff in a growing town that now […]

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by Adam Gault Grey skies couldn’t dampen the mood on Thursday, April 27 as dozens of walkers, cyclists, and schoolchildren gathered with representatives from the Cypher Systems Group, Essex Region Conservation, and the Towns of Essex and Amherstburg to celebrate the grand opening of the Cypher Systems Group Greenway in McGregor. The newly completed Cypher […]

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by Sylene Argent Surrounded by friends and family last Thursday morning, local ambassadors for organ donation, 15-year old Kaidyn Blair and six-year old Emily Ledoux (pictured above, right), proudly hoisted the ‘Be a Donor’ flag up high in front of the Essex Municipal Building. For the past several years, April 27 has been designated as […]

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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 […]

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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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