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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.

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Early/Absentee Voting for 2018 Town Meeting Australian Ballot items is now available!

The warnings & petitions are in and the ballots are set for 2018 Town Meeting.

2018 Town Meeting Checklist (as of February 2, 2018)
2018 Town Meeting Notice To Voters
2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
2018 EMES Warning
2018 U-32 Warning
2018 Town & EMES Sample Town Meeting Ballot
2018 U-32 Sample Town Meeting Ballot

Other items of interest:

Projected FY2019 Tax Rates
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

We have candidates, but no competition, for every major office up for election.

More information on 2018 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2018 Town Meeting
We’ll continue to post materials as they become available.

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

2018 Town Meeting Potluck

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots, 2018 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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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