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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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by Sylene Argent During a special luncheon hosted at the Caboto Club last Friday afternoon, former Essex Fire Chief Ed Pillon, CET, received the Windsor-Essex County Technologist of the Year Award. Every year, the Windsor-Essex County Engineering Month luncheon promotes engineering as a profession and highlights the improvement engineering makes to the general public. The local […]

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by Sylene Argent While the Liberal Party is touting the 2017 federal budget is aimed at building the middle class, Essex MP (NDP) Tracey Ramsey, said the document doesn’t do much for a lot of people. “It’s a repeat of the budget in 2016,” she said. Ramsey said she was looking for something to be […]

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