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Ray Stout recently resigned his seat on the Planning Commission, hence:

There is a vacancy on the East Montpelier Planning Commission. This nine-member elected board handles, along with other planning activities, the development and maintenance of the town plan and zoning regulations. The PC also participates in the development of the town’s various emergency management plans as well as the capital budget. PC members also serve as alternates to the Development Review Board when needed. The PC regularly meets twice a month, every first and third Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building with infrequent additional meetings as needed. There is a small annual stipend.

If you would like to be considered for this position or simply want more information, please contact or send a letter of interest to:

Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town Administrator
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204

Candidates must be legally qualified voters in East Montpelier. The Planning Commission will review the applications at its March 7, 2019 meeting. The PC will submit a recommendation to the Selectboard, which will make the appointment. Any appointment will be for the remainder of the third year of the normal 3-year term, through 2020 Town Meeting Day.

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This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2019 Town Meeting

2019 Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of the East Montpelier Elementary School. 2019 Town Meeting Australian Ballot voting will run from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the EMES library. 2019 Town Forum will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m. in the EMES gym. At both Town Meeting and Town Forum the school district will be first up, followed by the town.

2019 Town Meeting warnings are now posted.

2019 EM Town Meeting Warning
2019 EMES Warning
2019 U-32 Warning

Other items of interest:

2019 Town Meeting Notice to Voters
2019 Town Meeting Checklist (as of February 6, 2019)
2019 Town Meeting Sample Ballot

FY2020 EM Selectboard Budget
FY2020 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

More information on 2019 Town Meeting, including the town report and a link to the EM Signpost’s 2019 Town Meeting issue, is on the town’s website at: 2019 Town Meeting

Volunteers are always welcome to help with Town Meeting Day’s potluck lunch. Please contact Coordinator Sue Racanelli (225-6032 or for more information.

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots, 2019 Town Meeting voting, or voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at the town office (; 223-3313 x 201).

The VT Secretary of State also offers voter services: “My Voter Page” to, among other things, request an absentee ballot or simply check on your registration; “Vermont Online Voter Registration” to register to vote online.






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The substantive portion of the organizational meeting for the Washington Central Unified Union School District has been postponed to after an event certain — the issuance of a decision in the Act 46/merger case by the Franklin Superior Court on the request for a preliminary injunction or stay.

The Washington Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) is using a number of methods to communicate information on the various elements in play during the Act 46 merger process. You can see updates and other information in these locations:

WCSU’s WCUUSD Page (with archived Act 46 information)
WCSU’s Announcements Section
WCSU Superintendent’s Blog
WCSU’s Facebook Page
WCSU’s YouTube Channel
Superintendent Kimball’s Twitter Page

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The town has scheduled a tax sale on one property to be held on Thursday, March 7, 2019, 10:00 a.m. at the town office building.

Notice of March 7, 2019 Tax Sale

The tax sale includes the property located at 2784 US Rte. 2. For more information, please contact East Montpelier Delinquent Tax Collector Bruce Johnson at or (802) 223-3313 x 204.

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At its August 6, 2018 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.5329; up 0.0284 (1.1%) from last year
  • Non-resident tax rate: 2.2599; up 0.0407 (1.8%) from last year

FY2019 Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills were sent out in mid-to-late August. If you haven’t received your property tax bill, 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 was due by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The second installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

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

2018 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2018 East Montpelier Grand List
2018 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2018 East Montpelier State-owned Properties