The Essex boat launching ramp at Town Landing on Route 133 will be closed to non-residents from July 31 through October 1.  If a person launches a boat as a non-resident, their vehicle and trailer are subject to ticketing and/or towing (with emphasis on towing, since parking areas are needed for other activities).  The popularity of boating has increased this year, due to limited other activities and the ramp has become congested and overcrowded, with the Board of Selectmen desiring to provide some relief for residents who use the ramp.  Thank you.