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Merger booklet comments

A 48-page “Greater Essex” merger booklet was sent to all Essex addresses. It was thrown together in a hurry and I believe some of its contents need additional comment and/or clarification. On page 5, there is a comment that the Village will have lower taxes, temporarily. I asked for clarification of this and did notContinue reading “Merger booklet comments”

Any savings from merger?

Regarding any savings associated with merger, that has not been a primary focus. The focus has been to maintain high quality of service to all residents which many involved in developing the merger plan have interpreted to mean maintaining the same high level of service. There are no plans to eliminate any personnel upon merger.Continue reading “Any savings from merger?”


Sometimes a good deed results in unintended consequences. Sometimes those consequences are bad, sometimes they are good, sometimes they are in the eye of the beholder. A number of years ago, I was spading our garden to get it ready for planting. My neighbor was doing his garden with a rented rototiller and, when heContinue reading “Horseradish”


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