The Village of Essex Junction is a chartered municipality within the state of Vermont. It operates under a council/manager form of government. The five-member board of trustees is elected by registered Village voters. The Village Manager is appointed by the board.
The Village Trustees’ responsibilities include developing and proposing an annual budget for voter approval, legislating municipal ordinances, approving appointees to other Village boards and committees, and providing oversight of the Village manager’s office.
The Village Manager is the chief executive officer for all Village departments and operations. The Manager has administrative responsibility for the budget and oversees office administrative functions.
The Village Clerk/Treasurer maintains Village records (meeting minutes, ordinances, insurance claims) and collects all payments due to the Village (water, sewer and tax payments).
All office staff members welcome questions and comments from Village citizens.
The Village Finance Director maintains all Village financial records and is responsible for tax, water and sewer billings, accounts payable and receivable.
The Essex Junction Development Director is the principal officer in charge of planning, zoning, and economic development. The Development Director works with the Essex Junction Planning Commission to review development projects and establish zoning codes. The Planning Commission is a citizen committee appointed by the Essex Junction Trustees. The Planning Department issues all planning and zoning permits.
What is the Village? What is the Town? Where am I?
Confused by all the names and overlapping boards and districts? You’re not alone. Click here [link to: FAQs secondary level navigation page] for a quick tutorial on how the Village of Essex Junction and Town of Essex fit together and how everything else is organized.