Election Results for Village Annual Meeting and Essex Special Town Meeting

April 14, 2021

This year, the community of Essex Junction held their Annual Meeting by Australian ballot on April 13th. Ballots were mailed to all active voters in the Village to vote on school and town budgets, Village Trustees candidates, and a re-vote on a merger plan. A Special Town Meeting election was also held for all of Essex to reconsider the merger plan that failed in March. Preliminary municipal vote results are as follows: 

TOWN OF ESSEX SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

(Merger Re-Vote)

MERGER RE-VOTE

YES

NO

BLANK

Article I: Shall the Town of Essex Adopt Plan of Merger with the Village of Essex, Vermont

4199

4225

114

VILLAGE OF ESSEX JUNCTION ANNUAL MEETING VOTES

ARTICLE #

YES

NO

BLANK

ARTICLE 1. Shall the voters approve an annual General Fund Budget in the amount of $5,641,278 for fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022, $3,745,866 of which is to be levied in taxes against the Village Grand List?

2536

807

204

ARTICLE 2. Shall the Village authorize the transfer of the remaining balance in the Land Acquisition Fund, estimated balance to be approximately $82,700, to the Economic Development Fund to be used for downtown development.

2608

768

171

ARTICLE 3. Shall the voters approve extending the one cent Capital Improvement tax (also known as Economic Development tax), as established in 2016, to be reconsidered at annual meeting in 2024.

2433

905

209

ARTICLE 4. Shall the annual stipend for the position of a Trustee of the Village Board of Trustees be raised from $500 to $1,000?

2281

1110

156

ARTICLE 5. Shall the voters approve holding the 2022 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to act upon any articles not involving voting by Australian ballot and to reconvene on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 to vote for the Village officers and transact any business involving voting by Australian ballot?

2936

373

238

ARTICLE 6. By a non-binding resolution, shall the Essex Junction Board of Trustees be advised to draft a charter to create the independent City of Essex Junction, for consideration by the Village of Essex Junction voters no later than November 2021, should efforts seeking a vote for reconsideration on the issue of merger fail. We advise that the charter shall not include any union municipal districts, interlocal contracts, special tax districts or other relationships within the Town of Essex for the provision of Village Government services. The only exception may be for the consideration of police services.

2689

709

149

ARTICLE 7. To elect Village officers required by law including: Moderator (one-year term); two Village Trustees (2 three-year terms); one Library Trustee (five-year term)?

See below

ESSEX JUNCTION CANDIDATE ELECTIONS  

POSITION

CANDIDATE

VOTES

Trustee (two 3-Year Terms)

 

 

 

Andrew Brown

2666

 

Amber Thibeault

2585

 

Write-ins

48

 

Blank

1795

     

Moderator (one 1-year term)

   
 

Stephen Eustis

2937

 

Write-ins

29

 

Blank

581

     

Library Trustee (one 5-year term)

   
 

Jeanne C. Grant

2925

 

Write-ins

20

 

Blank

602

*Provided by Susan McNamara-Hill, Clerk/Treasurer, Village of Essex Junction / Town of Essex

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