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East Montpelier Selectboard December 2017 – January 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice

December 4, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard held a regular meeting on December 4, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

December 4, 2017 SB Agenda
December 4, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2017 CVEDC Annual Report
Northfield Savings Bank Resolution
FY2019 Preliminary Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Preliminary Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

December 7, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard held a special joint meeting on December 7, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). The East Montpelier Fire Department presented its proposed FY2019 operational budget request to the Calais and East Montpelier Selectboards.

December 7, 2017 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

FY2019 EMFD Budget Proposal
December 2017 EMFD Budget & Services Update
FY2017 EMFD Audit

December 11, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard held a special joint meeting with the Calais Selectboard on December 11, 2017, 7:15 p.m. at the Calais Town Clerk’s Office, 3120 Pekin Brook Road. The boards discussed the proposed FY2019 EMFD budget request. The second item was a presentation by Jeremy Hansen on a possible Central Vermont community internet service provider.

December 11, 2017 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

FY2019 EMFD Budget Proposal
Central VT ISP November 7, 2017 Presentation
Central VT ISP Supporting Documents
Central VT ISP Sample Petition

December 15, 2017 Town Volunteer Appreciation Party

On December 15, 2017, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the town office building the East Montpelier Selectboard and Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre will host the sixth annual East Montpelier Volunteer Appreciation Party. We are honoring retired road foreman Mike Garand for his long and meritorious service. A special presentation to Mike will be made at 6:00 p.m.

December 18, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on December 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

December 18, 2017 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2017 Green Mountain Transit Rte. 2 Commuter Bus Report
KHL Index East Montpelier 2018
KHL Support East Montpelier 2010-19
2017 Montpelier Senior Activity Center Report
FY2018 Montpelier Senior Activity Center Budget
FY2019 Funding Request Study Committee Report
FY2019 Funding Request Worksheet Final
FY2017 External Audit
FY2017 Management Communication Letter
FY2018 External Audit Sullivan Powers Proposal
CIC Final FY2019 Capital Budget Plan
FY2018 Municipal Planning Grant Agreement
TA 65 Muddy Brook Road Request for Reimbursement Form
TA 66 Muddy Brook Road Report of Expenditures
FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget (December 18, 2017)
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning (December 18, 2017)

Hazard Mitigation Plan Update

As part of many of these meetings the Selectboard will conduct board work sessions to update the town’s hazard mitigation plan. This plan is designed to guide the town’s efforts to improve our disaster resiliency, mostly focused on our roads infrastructure and floodplain management. The plan is a FEMA expectation and required if the town wants to participate in federal hazard mitigation grant opportunities. Public input through direct participation in the plan development or by giving feedback on the various draft plan iterations is vital.

Smith Annotated EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Review Tool for EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Plan Review Tool – Decoded
FEMA Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide

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The town has scheduled a tax sale on three properties to be held on January 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. at the town office building.

Notice of January 26, 2018 Tax Sale

The tax sale includes the properties located at 365 Mays Way, 127 Sandy Pines Road, and 161 Dodge Road. 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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In June 2017, East Montpelier was awarded transportation funding to conduct a safety study of the Towne Hill, Gallison Hill, and Brazier Roads intersection area. Lamoureux & Dickinson Consulting Engineers and Broadreach Planning & Design are the consultants performing the study. This is very much a fast-tracked project — the study will be completed by the end of the year. There will be a number of public feedback events, the last of which will be held on November 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building as part of the Selectboard meeting. Materials will be posted here as they are available.

Documents of Interest:

Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Schedule
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Existing Conditions Report
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Alternatives Report
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Draft Final Report
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Area Existing Conditions
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Area
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Scope of Work
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Alternatives Work Session Notes
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Alternatives Work Session
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Kick-off Meeting Notes
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Kick-off Meeting Agenda
September 11, 2017 Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Public Forum
October 16, 2017 Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Public Forum
November 20, 2017 Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Public Forum

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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 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. 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