Join municipal officials and guests as they chat it up over coffee.
Have a chat with Town Manager Greg Duggan and Finance Director Dan Roy about the fiscal year 2024 budget. The budget comes at a time of transition for the Town of Essex, and will be the first budget that does not include the Village of Essex Junction, which made up 41% of the total tax base (the City of Essex Junction will continue to contract with the Town for some services). Although the tax levy will decrease in FY24, the smaller tax base means the Town will face a much higher than normal tax rate increase if it is to maintain services. With that in mind, department heads were asked to provide lean, efficient budgets that would allow the Town to maintain operations in the coming year, and to create a stable position from which the Town can build in the future.
IN PERSON or stream on YouTube
WHEN: December 7, 2022 at 11:00 am WHERE:Uncommon Coffee at 19 Essex Way, Essex Vermont
ONLINE ONLY event. Pour a cup and have a quick morning chat before taking on Saturday's festivities.