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On January 9, 2019 there will be a special meeting of the new Washington Central Unified Union School District. Voters of the five U-32 towns subject to the recent State Board of Education-ordered school district merger (Berlin, Calais, East Montpelier, Middlesex, and Worcester) are notified to attend the meeting at 6:00 p.m. in the U-32 auditorium.

Washington Central Unified Union School District Warning
Washington Central Unified Union School District Articles of Agreement

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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 eastmontadmin@comcast.net or (802) 223-3313 x 204.

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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a series of regular and special meetings through mid-December:

 

December 3, 2018

The Selectboard held a regular meeting on December 3, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

December 3, 2018 SB Agenda
December 3, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Kellogg-Hubbard Library Report for 2019 EM Town Meeting
Kellogg-Hubbard Library Statistices for 2019 EM Town Meeting
2018 CVEDC EM Report
2018-19 VT Outdoor Recreation Collaborative Pilot Community Grant Program
Poplar Hill Cemetery Association Funding Request
Poplar Hill Cemetery Association Financial Report
Draft FY2020 EM Selectboard Budget
Preliminary Draft 2019 Town Meeting Warning
18-053 & 18-054 O’Hare Curb Cut Applications

 

December 6, 2018

The Selectboard held a special joint meeting with the Town of Calais Selectboard on December 6, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). The East Montpelier Volunteer Fire Department presented its FY2020 budget requests to the towns.

December 6, 2018 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Proposed FY2020 EMFD Operating Budget
Notes on Proposed FY2020 EMFD Operating Budget
Projected FY2020 EMFD Staffing Levels & Costs
Draft FY2018 EMFD Audit
EMFD FY2019 Financials Through October 2018
EMFD FY2019 Capital Expenditures
EMFD FY2019 Collection Rates Through October 2018
EMFD 2018 Call Log

 

December 10, 2018

The Selectboard held a special joint meeting with the Town of Calais Selectboard on December 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the Calais Town Office, 3120 Pekin Brook Road. The boards approved, with revisions, the FY2020 EMFD budget requests.

December 10, 2018 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Revised Proposed FY2020 EMFD Operating Budget
EMFD Town Budgets FY2014-2020

 

December 14, 2018

The Selectboard and Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre will host the 7th annual town party to thank the many volunteers, elected officials, and employees that make the town government work effectively for the community as a whole. The party is an open house from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the town office building.

 

December 17, 2018

The Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on December 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

Documents of Interest:

GMT US 2 Commuter Funding Request
GMT FY2018 Rural Ridership Report
GMT US 2 Commuter By Trip Average Aug – Oct
GMT US 2 Commuter Proposal
GMT FY2018 Financial Report
FY2020 Funding Request Study Committee Report
Proposed FY2020 Capital Budget Plan
Approved EMFD FY2020 Operating Budget
Revised EMFD Town Budgets FY2014-20

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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 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 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