May 24, 2022

Essex Town Meeting Wednesday Includes Preliminary School Project Resolutions

ESSEX— Voters will be asked at a town meeting Wednesday to approve three preliminary resolutions for a planned building project at Essex Elementary School, and three additional appropriations that include $40,000 for a new boiler and heating system improvements at town hall. The meeting convenes at 4:45 p.m. in town hall.

Voters will be asked to authorize the Essex Board of Education to accept any state funding available for a building project at the school that would include replacement of sections of the school roof. Two other resolutions confirm the board of selectmen appointment of a three-member 2013-2014 Capital Projects Building Committee, and authorize the town and the building committee to prepare preliminary schematic drawings for a school building project.

Voters will be asked to approve a $40,000 expenditure to replace the aging oil boiler at town hall. The board of finance approved the appropriation last month, with a directive the funds should be transferred from the contingency fund in the current town budget. Voters will also be asked to approve two additional appropriations to cover overruns in the 2012-2013 fiscal year that concluded on June 30, including $30,700 for police services, and $57,148 for the highway department.