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For Town Charter, Ordinances, Town Council Records including Agendas and Minutes (includes supporting documentation and Department Head Reports), click on the ClerkBase logo below:

Documents that are specific to a department or Board/Commission are posted within that department's webpage(s).  All other general documents are provided below:


General Town Documents


Home Rule Charter

Town Council Governance Policy

Town Council Boards, Commissions, and Committees Policy


RFPs:  Requests for Proposals


Real Estate Brokerage Services - Essex Library Building


Miscellaneous Documents


Request To Be Appointed To A Board/Commission


Financial (Audit Reports can be found on the Treasurer's Page)


Standard & Poors Rating - November 2014 - AA/STABLE

Moody's Rating Notice - November 2015 - A1


Financial Town Referendums


Fiscal 2015 - Budget Committee's Final Docket  ;  Petitioner's (Katz) Docket.  Katz Petition approved at FTR.
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Fiscal 2016 - Certified Docket - FTR Results.
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Fiscal 2017 - Certified Final Docket

Fiscal 2017 - Budget Committee Final Docket

Fiscal 2017 - Petitioner's Alternate Budget - Justin Katz


Employement Contracts


Town Administrator

February 25, 2014 to February 24, 2017

Administrator Assistant

June 23, 2016 to June 22, 2019

Code Enforcement Officer

April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018 & Fiscal Impact
Salary Amendment & Fiscal Impact for the term 3/31/2016 to 4/1/2017

Fire Chief

April 26, 2016 to April 25, 2019 & Fiscal Impact

Police Chief

September 8, 2015 to September 7, 2018

Proposed Salary Amendment with Fiscal Impact 10/16 & MEMO of Agreement

Public Works Director

January 10, 2017 to January 9, 2020 and Fiscal Impact

Tax Assessor

December 11, 2015 to December 10, 2018 & Fiscal Impact.

2nd Year Amendment & Fiscal Impact - Amended Fiscal Impact

Tax Collector

July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018 & Fiscal Impact.

2016 Proposed Salary Amendment

Town Planner

(Term 2/11/2015 to 2/11/2016). 

Proposed Contract 2/12/2016 Fiscal Impact

Senior Center Director

January 17, 2017 to January 16, 2020 and Fiscal Impact


Union Contracts & Outside Services


A.F.S.C.M.E. Contract (Town Employees) July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019

   - Amendment for Custodian hours (May 2015)

I.A.F.F (Firefighters) 7/1/15 to 6/30/18 and Fiscal Impact

I.B.P.O. (Police) Contract - July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018.  Fiscal Impact Projection.

Teamsters (DPW)  - 7/1/16 to 6/30/19 contract and Fiscal Impact.

Town Solicitor Services - January 2013 - January 2015