Jan 8, 2022

Projected TOV Separation Costs Less Than Merger

1/3/22 Selectboard Meeting Highlights

Projected costs of Separating for the Town-outside-the-Village appear lower than the projected cost of Merging with the Village.

Dec 29, 2021

An oversight by the Selectboard and Trustees in August 2021 results in an $83,000 unanticipated debt. Who pays and how much is TBD.

Dec 13, 2021

Officials continue to talk up the potential revenue from a local option tax (LOT).

Dec 6, 2021

A town hall-style meeting organized by Elizabeth Cady, EWSD School Board Member, took place at the Holy Family / St. Lawrence Community Center on Friday, December 3rd at 7 pm. According to publicity, parents and taxpayers were asked to gather to “address concerns, ask questions and brainstorm solutions” regarding Essex Westford School District issues.

Nov 30, 2021

Blake and Tammy Getchell delighted their audience at the Senior Center by sharing stories and artifacts and performing traditional Mi’kmaq songs and dances on Nov. 17th.

Nov 22, 2021

The EWSD Board has filled two vacancies in recent months by appointing highly-qualified male applicants. Some members of the public, to whom a confidential notice was leaked, believe that’s contrary to the district’s much-debated equity policy.

Nov 16, 2021

$76: Projected Town Tax Increase

11/9/21 and 11/15/21 Town FY23 Budget Work Sessions

10 points from the Nov. 9th and 15th Town Budget Work Sessions, including a 5.4% projected tax rate increase for Town (inside and outside the village) residents ($76 per year for a $300K property). This number will likely change before being sent to voters in March.

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