Town of Essex Selectboard Notice of Public Hearing November 7, 2022 6:35 p.m. | Public Meetings | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

The Selectboard of the Town of Essex shall hold a public hearing at 6:35 p.m. on November 7, 2022, at the Town Offices, 81 Main St., Essex Jct. and electronically on Zoom. You can find the link at or join via conference call (audio only): (888) 788-0099 | Meeting ID: 987 8569 1140;

Passcode: 032060
The purpose of the public hearing is to consider final passage of Chapter 6.11, Public Nuisance, of the Municipal Ordinance, including the deletion of existing Chapter 5.09, Open Fires, and Chapter 6.12, Public Indecency. Open Fires and Public Indecency ordinances are included Chapter 6.11.

The Selectboard of the Town of Essex hereby ordains that changes be made to create Municipal Ordinance, Chapter 6.11, Public Nuisance, and to delete Chapter 5.09, Open Fires, and Chapter 6.12, Public Indecency. The purpose of the provisions is to provide ordinances regarding public nuisances, including disorderly conduct; excessive sound; public urination / defecation; public nudity; soliciting; defacing buildings, structures and signs; alcohol; open fires; and fireworks.

Full text of the proposed revisions may be examined at the Essex Town Offices, 81 Main St., Essex Jct., VT, or online at

Should the Town of Essex Selectboard adopt these ordinances, they will become effective immediately. Citizens have the right to petition for a vote on the ordinance at an annual or special meeting pursuant to 24 V.S.A. ยง 1973. Five (5) percent of the qualified voters of the Town of Essex, by written petition filed with the Town Clerk no later than forty-four (44) days following the date of adoption by the Selectboard, may request that the voters of the Town disapprove of the Selectboard's action at a duly warned annual or special meeting.

Please direct questions to Lt. Robert Kissinger at or 802-878-8331.
Andy Watts, Chair
Essex Selectboard