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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, November 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

November 18, 2019 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2019 EM SB Letter of Support for WRNCD Funding Proposal
Proposed Morse Farm Stormwater Project
2019 EM SB Letter of Support for Cross VT Trail FY2020 VT TAP Application
Cross Vermont Trail Information
EM BC1853 Grant Amendment Request
Revised Notice of December 5, 2019 Tax Sale
2019-20 NEMRC Support Agreement
Cacicio EM Town Office Heat Pump Quote

Documents on Conservation Commission Concept:

EM Conservation Commission Proposal
VSA Title 24 Chapter 118 Conservation Commissions
Miller Feedback on Proposed EM Conservation Commission

See Zoning Update Project for information regarding the Planning Commission’s zoning regulations update effort.

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The East Montpelier Selectboard, with the concurrence of the East Montpelier Old LaPerle Farm Property Committee, has decided to pursue the sale of the bulk of the town-owned Old LaPerle Farm parcel after receiving an unsolicited offer to purchase the property.

Map of Old LaPerle Farm Parcel

This is an opportunity to get the property back on the tax rolls and, perhaps, bring some development to EM Village. The Selectboard has the authority to sell town property subject to the power of town residents to essentially veto the board’s decision. The board would also like to open up the opportunity to purchase the property to all comers. Below is the formal notice regarding the intent to convey the parcel coupled with an open call for competing offers to purchase.


In accordance with 24 V.S.A. §1061(a), notice is hereby given of the intent of the East Montpelier Selectboard to convey the following property owned by the town:

46+/- undeveloped acres bounded by Sodom Pond Brook and VT Rte. 14 N to the west; the land of Fontaine to the north; the land of Fairmont Farm to the east; and US Rte. 2 to the south. This is a portion of the land known as the Old LaPerle Farm Property purchased by the town at judicial auction in 2015. The 3+/- acre farmhouse parcel at the southwest end of the property west of Sodom Pond Brook is not included in this proposed conveyance.

Terms of the proposed sale are: $200,000 purchase price; $50,000 down; $150,000 town-financed at 4% interest payable in 4 equal payments due on June 1st of 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.

Town of East Montpelier citizens may petition for a town vote on the question of disapproving the proposed conveyance. The petition must be signed by not less than 5% of the qualified voters of the Town of East Montpelier and submitted to the Town Clerk at the East Montpelier Municipal Building, 40 Kelton Road, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019. Absent such a petition, the Selectboard may authorize the conveyance.

Further, the East Montpelier Selectboard is accepting alternative proposals for the purchase of this property. Proposals should be submitted to the town, via contact options listed below, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Questions may be directed to Town Administrator Bruce Johnson, PO Box 157, East Montpelier, Vermont 05651, 223-3313×204 or

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The Town of East Montpelier has scheduled a tax sale for 4 properties to be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the town office building.

Revised Notice of December 5, 2019 Tax Sale

The tax sale includes the properties located at:

1528 County Road
1240 VT Rte. 14 S
161 Dodge Road

For more information, please contact East Montpelier Delinquent Tax Collector Bruce Johnson at or (802) 223-3313 x 204.

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Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre conducted the Mallory Brook Property hunting permit lottery on Wednesday, October 2, 2019. The lucky fifteen are revealed below:

2019 Mallory Brook Property Hunting Permit Lottery Results


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The annual Mallory Brook Property in East Montpelier, VT Hunting and Trapping Permit Lottery is coming soon!

Permit applications are available August 30, 2019 to September 27, 2019 at the East Montpelier Town Clerk’s Office. Permit Fee of $10.00 due when request is submitted. Applicant must have valid VERMONT Hunting License when applying for Permit.

2019 Mallory Brook Lottery Notice
2019 Mallory Brook Permit Application

DRAWING DATE: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Town Clerk’s Office at 11:00 a.m. Further information available from Town Clerk’s Office, 223-3313. M-Th 9-5; F 9-Noon.

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At its August 5, 2019 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The rates are as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.4564; down 0.0765 (3.0%) from last year
  • Non-resident (nonhomestead) tax rate: 2.2905; up 0.0306 (1.4%) from last year

FY2020 Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills, except for those few with special circumstances, were sent out August 14, 2019. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by the end of August, need another copy, or have questions about payments, please contact Town Treasurer Don Welch at (802) 223-3313 x 207 or If you have questions or issues that could more appropriately be handled at the state level, please contact Vermont Taxpayer Services at (802) 828-2865.

The first installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019.

The second installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020.

Payments must be received (postmark is not sufficient) by 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Building, 40 Kelton Road, on the due date.

The Town of East Montpelier offers two programs for electronic payment of taxes: our direct debit program and a payment portal for credit & debit cards along with eChecks.

Direct Debit Tax Payments

Pay Portal

2019 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2019 East Montpelier Grand List
2019 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2019 East Montpelier State-owned Properties