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On September 7, 2016 the East Montpelier Selectboard appointed CJ Flynn, an ardent community volunteer, as the town’s new town clerk, replacing the recently-resigned Terri Conti. As an appointee, CJ’s term will expire on 2017 Town Meeting Day, March 7, 2017. The final year on Terri’s original 3-year term will be up for election on that date.

CJ is already on the job to a limited degree. He’ll be in the office on a normal schedule as of September 22nd after he finishes up with his commitment to his current job.

Welcome Aboard, CJ!

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Due to unforeseen circumstances, the East Montpelier Development Review Board has canceled its scheduled meeting on September 6, 2016. The next DRB meeting will be held October 4, 2016, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. The Demers hearing scheduled for September 6th will be heard on October 4th.

September 6, 2016 DRB Warning
October 4, 2016 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

16-038 Demers Application
16-038 Demers Project Review Sheet
16-038 Demers VTrans Letter of Intent

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East Montpelier will be holding a number of community events in October. We hope you’ll consider participating in the two upcoming forums on town issues: October 10th to discuss and start to frame the town’s future land conservation program; and, on October 20th, another opportunity to review and provide feedback on the East Montpelier Village Master Plan development.

Land Conservation Summit

On October 10, 2016 the East Montpelier Selectboard will host, and a professional facilitator will guide, a wide-ranging discussion on the future direction of the town’s land conservation program. Participants will include representatives from state and community housing agencies, land conservation organizations, and trails groups, along with numerous town board and committee members. Please consider participating in this important discussion. Join us at 7:00 p.m. in the public room of the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). Refreshments will be served!

Village Planning Community Event

On October 20, 2016, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., the East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a second community outreach event as it continues the development process for the East Montpelier Village Master Plan. More details will be provided when available.

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At its August 1, 2016 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.5509; down 0.0070 (0.27%) from last year
  • Non-resident tax rate: 2.2198; up 0.0064 (0.29%) from last year

Tax Rate FY2017 Worksheet

Tax bills will be sent out by late August. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by the end of August or have questions about payments, please contact Town Treasurer Don Welch at (802) 223-3313×207 or eastmonttr@comcast.net. 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. Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

The second installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 15, 2017.

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 now 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

Noble Pay Portal

2016 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2016 East Montpelier Grand List
2016 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2016 East Montpelier State-owned Properties