Charter Review Committee

Mission

The Charter Review Committee is an ad hoc committee with the mission of examining the existing Town of Essex Charter and proposing any revisions to the Selectboard.

Update December 2023: The Charter Review Committee was reconvened in January 2024 to review comments and questions from the Selectboard on the recommendations presented in 2022. 

Meetings

  • Meetings are held the 4th Wednesday of every month until the work is complete.
  • Begin at 6:30 pm
  • Located at Town Office Conference Room, 81 Main St., Essex Jct. 
  • Public wife is available at the Essex municipal offices, library, and at hotspots mapped by the VT Public Service Dept.

Agendas, Minutes & Packets

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. View the most recent agendas and minutes.

Committee members

Committee members were appointed on August 1, 2022 with a term to expire upon completion of the committee work.

Bruce Post, Chair (elected as Chair January 2024)
Margaret Smith
Charles Tabone, Secretary/Clerk
Lorraine Zaloom (appointed January 2024)
Dawn Hill-Fleury, Ex Officio

Alexis Dubief (resigned December 2023)
Lauren Layman, Chair (resigned December 2023)

Staff Representative to the Charter Review Committee
Tammy Getchell, Assistant to the Manager
tgetchell@essex.org
ph. (802) 878-1341

H.518 Bill

The H.518 Bill was passed by the Vermont Legislature on January 24, 2024. All proposed amendments with the exception of Just Cause Eviction were passed.
Status of Bill

View the H.518 Bill as introduced

Join Charter Review Committee Meetings via Zoom


Videoconference option

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Phone / audio-only option
Phone

Dial: +1 888-788-0099
Meeting ID: 848 1805 6720
Passcode: 642284

Proposed Charter Amendments

Timeline

  • August 5, 2024 – Target date to present responses to the Selectboard
  • December 2024 – Selectboard may warn one or two public hearings on proposed charter amendments
  • January 2025 – Selectboard meeting – public hearing(s)
  • March 4, 2025 - Town Meeting Day -voting

Minutes

To view draft or final versions of minutes from previous meetings, please visit the AGENDA CENTER to select the meeting.

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