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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, October 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

Documents of Interest:

2020 MVP Small Group Health Plans
2020 BCBS Small Group Health Plans
2020 BCBS BRS Health Plan Renewal Options
FY2020 Officer Stipends
EMFD ESF Bay Flooring Quote
EMFD ESF Bay Flooring Brochure
2019 rbTechnologies Network Backup Service Agreement

Documents of Interest for the Cross VT Trail Easement Request:

CFAC Recommendation of 2019 Cross VT Trail EM Conservation Fund Request
Cross VT Trail Application for EM Conservation Fund Use
Appraisal of Proposed Cross VT Trail Easement
EM Planning Commission Letter of Support
Draft Formal Trail Easement
Cross VT Trail Segment Link to Proposed Easement
VT Land Trust & Cross VT Trail Application to VT Housing & Conservation Board
VT Land Trust Letter to EM Selectboard on Fairmont Dairy Conservation Project
2019 EM Selectboard Letter of Support
EM Properties with Conserved Development Rights

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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.

Notice of December 5, 2019 Tax Sale

The tax sale includes the properties located at:

1528 County Road
1804 VT Rte. 14 S
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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Kim Swasey, after seven years of meritorious service, has decided to step down from the Selectboard effective immediately. Please see below for the notice of vacancy:

The East Montpelier Selectboard is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Selectboard through the remainder of the first year of a two-year term. The Selectboard regularly meets twice a month, every first and third Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building, with additional meetings as needed. There is a small annual stipend.

Candidates must be legally qualified voters in East Montpelier.

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

The Selectboard will consider the appointment of a qualified applicant at its October 21, 2019 meeting. Any appointment will end on March 3, 2020. The second year of this two-year Selectboard seat will be up for election on 2020 Town Meeting Day.

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Washington Central Unified Union School District, the new, 5-town (East Montpelier, Berlin, Calais, Middlesex and Worcester) school district, has called a special meeting for November 5, 2019 to vote, by Australian Ballot, on a series of public questions.

November 5, 2019 Election Notice
November 5, 2019 Election Sample Ballot
EM Voter Checklist (as of 09/26/19)

November 5, 2019 WCUUSD Warning

For East Montpelier voters, the election will be held at the East Montpelier Elementary School, 665 Vincent Flats Road, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 5, 2019.

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots 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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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