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by Sylene Argent A majority vote during Monday evening’s Essex Council meeting put an end to the Town looking into ORV usage on municipal roadways. Council received Economic Development Officer Nelson Silveira’s report, and would eventually concur with the recommendation to not proceed with a pilot project that would have permitted off road vehicle usage […]

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by Adam Gault Representatives of Ontario’s Ministry of Education hosted a public forum at the Columbus Community Hall in Amherstburg to discuss the unique educational challenges rural communities face. This event was one in a series of ten similar events being held in communities across Ontario. These events provide members of the public an open-forum […]

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by Fred Groves The Town of Essex has fired its Chief Administrative Officer. Following a closed session meeting last Tuesday night in which council met to discus a personnel issue, Tracey Pillon-Abbs was dismissed. An Essex resident, Pillon-Abbs had been on the job for 10 months. She came from Leamington where she had held a […]

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by Sylene Argent “Do the right things for the right reasons,” has always been the credo of current Essex County Chief Administrative Officer Brian Gregg. And, those are the words of advice he will leave behind to his future successor. After around 30 years of service to the region in various capacities, Gregg will retire in September. […]

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by Sylene Argent As the warmer weather has helped the flowers and trees located inside Essex Centre to bloom, patrons may have taken notice of a few new businesses now located inside the local business district. Shaggy Chic Pet Grooming, located at 16 Talbot Street North, is new to Town. It offers a unique service […]

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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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