- During town meeting, the community voted to create a conservation fund. This was one of the specific action ideas that was recommended by residents during the Heart & Soul of Essex process (Thoughtful Growth)
- One of the town’s major new investments is to add two new police officers this year so the capacity of our police department is aligned with our population. (Safety)
- During the meeting we learned that on March 24th, Village Trustees and the Essex Town Selectboard will discuss potential governance changes, including the possibility of transitioning to a hybrid town meeting. This idea was recommended by the Essex Governance Group, a task force created following the Heart & Soul of Essex to make recommendations around potential changes to town meeting and governance. (Community Connections)
Change in the public sector is slow, but thanks to the participation of almost 1,000 community members during the Heart & Soul process, public decisions continue to be guided by what matters most to the people of Essex.