The Essex boat launching ramp at Town Landing on Route 133 was closed to non-resdients during the summer of 2020. The Selectmen have now made that closure permanent, going forward. If a person launches a boat as a non-resident, their vehicle and trailer are subject to ticketing ($100 fine) and/or towing (with emphasis on towing, since parking areas are needed for other activities). The popularity of boating has increased in recent years and the ramp has become congested and overcrowded, with the Board of Selectmen desiring to provide better quality access for residents who use the ramp. Thank you.