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As a result of the 2018 Town Meeting actions by numerous central Vermont towns, including East Montpelier, a new communications union district known as Central Vermont Internet is in the process of formation. The purpose of the district is to provide community-based, high speed internet service to central Vermont. Each member town now needs to appoint a representative and alternate to the new district’s governing board. East Montpelier is seeking applicants for those two slots and would also like to develop a list of candidates for committee posts that may be available as the district develops, such as advisory board representatives in technical, financial, fundraising, and outreach areas.

If you would like to be considered for these positions or simply want more information, please contact:

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

Applicants should, at a minimum, submit a detailed letter of interest. The Selectboard will consider appointments at the April 9, 2018 board meeting. All applicants are invited to participate in this discussion, which will occur at 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

Documents of Interest:

30 V.S.A. Chapter 82
30 V.S.A. §202(c)
Central VT Internet March 2018 Call to Action

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Coming soon: the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for East Montpelier residents and their extended families. Sponsored by the East Montpelier Recreation Board.

When: Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m. sharp

Where: We will meet at the ball field again this year. The Easter Egg hunt will take place on the recreation field as well as in the back of the school. The fields are quite snowy and will likely still be on the 24th; please dress your children accordingly.

There will be age appropriate groups for children up through the 6th grade. We hope to see you there.

We are also looking for volunteers to help hide the eggs and set up for the event. If interested, please arrive at the school at 9:00 AM on March 24th.

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The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

April 3, 2018 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

18-003 Rauh Application
18-003 Rauh Subdivision Plat
18-004 Morris Application
18-004 Morris Site Plan
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Application
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Site Plan
18-006 Crossroads Christian Church Application
Rice Subdivision Plat for Sketch Plan Review

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2018 Town Meeting Day Town & School District Election Results

2018 Town Meeting Day U-32 School District Election Results

Thank you to all who attended Town Meeting &/or voted in the Australian Ballot portion of the proceedings. As always, special thanks to Colin McCaffrey for his double duty of sound management and master of the microphone (with the able assistance of our boy scout volunteers), as well as to Sue Racanelli and her team of potluck lunch volunteers.

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The East Montpelier Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the draft 2018 East Montpelier Town Plan on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. The PC will present the draft plan and take questions/comments from the public.

Hearing Notice & Planning Commission Report on 2018 Town Plan
Draft 2018 EM Town Plan

Referenced Documents:

2013 EM Town Plan
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2013 EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

For more information on the draft plan, or to make comments on the document, contact Jean Vissering, PC Chair (802-223-3262), or Julie Potter, PC Vice-chair (802-262-6119). Public comment on the Draft 2018 Town Plan will be taken until April 5, 2018. Written comment can be sent to: Planning Commission, PO Box 157, East Montpelier, VT 05651; or by email to: The Draft 2018 Town Plan is available for review at the town office building at 40 Kelton Road.

Immediately after the conclusion of the public hearing the PC will hold a special meeting.

March 22, 2018 PC Agenda

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At its August 7, 2017 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018 as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.5045; down 0.0464 (1.85%) from last year
  • Non-resident tax rate: 2.2192; down 0.0006 (0.03%) from last year

FY2018 Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills will be sent out in mid-to-late August. 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 was due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Thank you for your payment.

The second installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

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

2017 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2017 East Montpelier Grand List
2017 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2017 East Montpelier State-owned Properties