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Due to the recent resignation of Town Clerk Terri Conti, the East Montpelier Selectboard is seeking candidates to fill the clerk position for a term through 2017 Town Meeting, March 7, 2017. This is an elected office with a 3-year term which was due to expire on March 6, 2018. There will be an election at 2017 Town Meeting for the remaining year on the current term.

Interested candidates must be legally qualified voters of East Montpelier.

The town clerk position is a challenging, multi-faceted, high-profile town government position. Hours, salary and benefits are negotiable.

Please direct all questions and expressions of interest in the vacancy to Town Administrator Bruce Johnson at:

P.O. Box 157, East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
(802) 223-4467 (fax)
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

The Selectboard will begin the consideration of qualified applicants at its August 29, 2016 meeting. To minimize disruption to town services, we would like to make the appointment of a new clerk quickly with a potential start date as early as September 2, 2016.

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It is with sadness that we announce the resignation of Terri Conti as East Montpelier Town Clerk, effective September 1, 2016.

In Terri’s words:

It is with deep regret that I submit my resignation as Town Clerk to be effective September 1, 2016. I feel that due to my continuing health issues, I am no longer able to carry out and fulfill the duties as Town Clerk. This decision comes after much consideration, especially for a position that I love for a town that I love.

The Selectboard accepted Terri’s resignation at its August 15th meeting. There will be an announcement regarding the process for filling the vacancy posted in the near future.

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. we will be holding an open house at the town office building to thank Terri for her years of service both as Town Clerk for the last 10 1/2 years and, for the preceding 4 years, as assistant clerk under Sylvia Tosi. Please join us in offering thanks and well wishes to Terri in her future endeavors.

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East Montpelier will be holding a number of community events in September and October. We hope you’ll enjoy the Rally for the Village events on September 10th and consider participating in the three upcoming forums on town issues: September 19th for the village sidewalk project; October 10th to discuss and start to frame the town’s future land conservation program; and, sometime in October, another opportunity to review and provide feedback on the East Montpelier Village Master Plan development.

Rally For The Village

On September 10, 2016, starting at 10 a.m., the East Montpelier Planning Commission is sponsoring a day full of fun events in East Montpelier Village, a sort of mini-Rally Day to draw attention to the village area. Events will be held both in the Upper Village area on VT Rte. 14 S and in the historic village center at the confluence of US Rte. 2 and VT Rte. 14.

Rally For The Village Poster

Village Sidewalk Project Open House

On September 19, 2016 the East Montpelier Selectboard will host an open house to provide an update on the plans for the East Montpelier Village sidewalk and shoulder improvements project. Join us at 6:00 p.m. in the public room of the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres).

Land Conservation Summit

On October 10, 2016 the East Montpelier Selectboard will facilitate 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)

[Will be posted when available]

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BDE East Montpelier Lazar Solar, LLC, has submitted an application to the VT Public Service Board for a Certificate of Public Good for a 500 kW group net-metered solar array on property owned by the Cassani family located across US Rte. 2 from the East Montpelier Home Center on the south end of East Montpelier Village. Both the East Montpelier Planning Commission and Selectboard will be reviewing the application at upcoming meetings to determine the level of official town involvement in the application proceedings. The issue is on the PC agenda for its January 7th meeting, 7 p.m. at the town office.

Application Documents:

Application
Crary Affidavit
Crary Testimony
Exhibit BDE-AC-1 Crary Resume
Exhibit BDE-AC-2 NR Memo
Exhibit BDE-AC-3 Stormwater Memo
Exhibit BDE-AK-1 Kimball Resume
Exhibit BDE-AK-2 One Line
Exhibit BDE-AK-3 Fast Track
Exhibit BDE-AT-1 Thomas Resume
Exhibit BDE-AT-2 Site Plans
Exhibit BDE-AT-3 – Equipment
Exhibit BDE-AT-4 Town Plan
Exhibit BDE-AT-5 Regional Plan
Exhibit BDE-AT-6 45 Day Notice
Exhibit BDE-AT-7 Aesthetic Report
Kimball Affidavit
Kimball Testimony
Thomas Affidavit
Thomas Testimony

Post-application Documents:

Revised PSB Comment Deadline
Sances Notice of Appearance and Motion to Intervene
BDE Opposition to Sances Motion to Intervene
East Montpelier Planning Commission Motion to Intervene
CVRPC Finding of No Substantial Regional Impact
East Montpelier Selectboard Letter
VT Department of Public Service Comments
East Montpelier Planning Commission Letter
BDE Notice to PSB of Negotiations
Sances Motion of Objection
BDE Response to East Montpelier Planning Commission Comments
East Montpelier Planning Commission March 17, 2016 Letter
BDE March 24, 2016 Letter
East Montpelier Planning Commission April 14, 2016 Letter
Sances April 29, 2016 Letter
Cassani April 30, 2016 Letter
BDE May 9, 2016 Filing
VT Department of Public Service Counsel Change

Cassani Subdivision Documents:

Cassani 2003 Subdivision
Cassani 2003 Subdivision Covenants
Cassani 2003 Subdivision Plat
Cassani 2003 Subdivision Septic Plan