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May 1, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on May 1, 2017 at the special start time of 6:00 p.m. at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). As part of this meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Mike Bald of Got Weeds? will conduct a workshop on the control of wild chervil.

May 1, 2017 SB Agenda
Notice for May 1, 2017 Control of Wild Chervil Workshop

Documents of Interest:

April 27, 2017 Treasurer Financial Status Report
Old Laperle Farm Property Committee Draft VHCB Grant Application
VHCB Feasibility Grant Program
2017 ESRI ArcGIS License Renewal Quote

 

May 2, 2017 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

May 2, 2017 DRB Warning
May 2, 2017 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

17-013 Wells Subdivision Application
17-013 Wells Subdivision Plat

 

April 17, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on April 17, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres).

April 17, 2017 SB Agenda
April 17, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft EM Personnel Policy April 3, 2017
2017 Guidance to VT Cities and Towns on Immigration Enforcement
EM Charter Bill in VT Legislature (H.527)
EM SB Draft Letter to VT House Government Operations Committee
Pike Industries County Road Paving Proposal
Creative Visions, LLC Lawn & Grounds Maintenance Proposal
2017 NEMRC Disaster Recovery Agreement
2017 WEC Ballot & Corporate Voting Authorization
Draft 2017 Town Meeting Minutes

 

2017 Green Up Day

Green Up Vermont! 2017 Green Up Day is coming on Saturday, May 6, 2017 will be the perfect (guaranteed) day to spend a few hours picking up litter around your neighborhood.

Once again the town will operate a drop-off site at the East Montpelier Elementary School’s teacher parking lot from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Be sure to separate recyclables/redeemables (bottles and cans) from regular trash. The always-popular green trash bags will be available at the town office building, Dudley’s Store, the Adamant Co-op, and many other locations.

Lunch will be provided for hungry litter pickers in the EMES cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Chris Racanelli is our very able Green Up Day Coordinator. You can reach him at 225-6032.

General Green Up Day information is available at the Green Up Vermont website (off-site link): Green Up Vermont

 

April 3, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on April 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

April 3, 2017 SB Agenda
April 3, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Conservation Fund Application Packet
Draft 2017 Town Meeting Minutes
Proposed Appointments to Town Offices
2017 Road & Bridge Standards EM Certification of Compliance
FY2018 EM Annual Highway Financial Plan
Draft 2017 East Montpelier Local Emergency Operations Plan
Draft EM Personnel Policy April 3, 2017
2017 Guidance to VT Cities and Towns on Immigration Enforcement

 

16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Coming soon: the 16th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for East Montpelier residents and their extended families. Sponsored by the East Montpelier Recreation Board.

When: Saturday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. sharp

Where: We will meet at the ball field again this year. The Easter Egg hunt will take place on the recreation field as well as in the back of the school. The fields are still quite snowy and could still be on the 8th; please dress your children accordingly.

There will be age appropriate groups for children up through the 6th grade. We hope to see you there.

We are also looking for volunteers to help hide the eggs and set up for the event. If interested, contact Jan Aldrich at janice_aldrich@hotmail.com or please arrive at the school at 9:00 AM on April 8th.

 

Murray Road Culvert Replacement Project Construction Bid Notice

The Town of East Montpelier invites contractors to bid on the Murray Road Culvert Replacement Project. The culvert is located right at the Montpelier line on Murray Road. The town will hold a pre-construction bid meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017, 9:00 a.m. at the site. We recommend that all interested contractors attend the pre-bid conference. Bids will be due Monday, May 1, 2017, 4:00 p.m. at the East Montpelier Town Office.

Murray Road Culvert Project Invitation to Bid

Documents of Interest:

East Montpelier TH 47, Murray Road Bid Proposal Form
East Montpelier TH 47, Murray Road Contractor’s Bid Sheet
East Montpelier TH 47, Murray Road Final Plans
East Montpelier TH 47, Murray Road Stream Alteration Permit

Questions regarding the project and bid process should be directed to:

C. Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town Administrator
40 Kelton Road
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

 

March 20, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on March 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. We welcome Amy Willis to the board.

March 20, 2017 SB Agenda
March 20, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Proposed EM Contract with the VT State Police
Draft Conservation Fund Application Packet
PC Comments on Draft Conservation Fund Application Packet
2017 Town Meeting Day Town & School District Election Results
2017 Draft SB Rules of Transaction
Draft 2017 Town Meeting Minutes
Proposed Appointments to Town Offices & Committees

The Selectboard is seeking candidates for a vacancy on the Board of Auditors. If you have interest, we want to hear from you. Please see the notice below:

Notice of Auditor Vacancy

 

March 21, 2017 DRB Meeting

Due to the impending storm, the March 14, 2017 DRB meeting has been rescheduled to March 21, 2017.

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on March 21, 2017, 7 p.m. at the town office building. The only hearing on the docket is for a 3-lot subdivision of the 10.7-acre Cherry Tree LLC property on the north side of Towne Hill Road between Cherry Tree Hill Road and US Rte. 2.

March 14, 2017 DRB Warning
March 14, 2017 DRB Original Agenda
March 21, 2017 DRB Agenda For Rescheduled Meeting

Documents of Interest for the Cherry Tree LLC Application:

17-004 Cherry Tree LLC Application
Cherry Tree LLC Subdivision Plat
Cherry Tree LLC Site Plan
Cherry Tree LLC Erosion and Drive Details
Cherry Tree LLC General Septic Details
Cherry Tree LLC Mound Details
17-006 Cherry Tree LLC Curb Cut Approval

 

2017 Town Meeting Election Results

2017 Town Meeting Day Town & School District Election Results

2017 Town Meeting Day U-32 School District Election Results

Thank you to all who attended Town Meeting &/or voted in the Australian Ballot portion of the proceedings. Special thanks to Colin McCaffrey for his double duty of sound management and master of the microphone (with the able assistance of our boy scout volunteers), as well as to Sue Racanelli and her team of potluck lunch volunteers.

 

EM Park ‘n Ride Construction Inspection RFP

On March 8, 2017 the Town of East Montpelier issued an RFP for construction inspection services for the planned East Montpelier Park ‘n Ride project,CMG PARK(37). Submissions must be received by 3:00 p.m. Friday, March 31, 2017.

Documents:

EM Park ‘n Ride Draft Final Plans
RFP for EM Park ‘n Ride Construction Inspection Services
EM Park ‘n Ride Brownfields Certificate of Completion
EM Park ‘n Ride Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
Draft Preliminary Bid Documents for EM Park ‘n Ride Construction Services

Answers to Questions Submitted by Prospective Construction Inspection Service Providers

Questions regarding the RFP process should be directed to:

C. Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town Administrator
40 Kelton Road
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

 

March 6, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

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

March 6, 2017 SB Agenda
March 6, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EMCF Application Packet Draft 022317
FY2018 VT Better Roads Grant Application
Revised EM Sidewalk Project Grant Agreement
2018 Mack KS State Bank Finance Agreement
EM Park ‘n Ride Draft Final Plans
Draft RFP for EM Park ‘n Ride Construction Inspection Services
Draft Revised EM Personnel Policy
FY2018 EM Tax Rate Worksheet for 2017 Town Meeting

 

March 14, 2017 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on March 14, 2017, 7 p.m. at the town office building. The only hearing on the docket is for a 3-lot subdivision of the 10.7-acre Cherry Tree LLC property on the north side of Towne Hill Road between Cherry Tree Hill Road and US Rte. 2.

March 14, 2017 DRB Warning
March 14, 2017 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest for the Cherry Tree LLC Application:

17-004 Cherry Tree LLC Application
Cherry Tree LLC Subdivision Plat
Cherry Tree LLC Site Plan
Cherry Tree LLC Erosion and Drive Details
Cherry Tree LLC General Septic Details
Cherry Tree LLC Mound Details
17-006 Cherry Tree LLC Curb Cut Approval

 

March 2, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting on March 2, 2017, 7 p.m. at the town office building. As part of this meeting, the PC will hold a joint work session with members of the Selectboard, Energy Committee, and Conservation Fund Advisory Committee to develop a unified town response for the Central VT Regional Planning Commission’s Municipal Energy Survey.

March 2, 2017 PC Agenda

Documents of Interest:

CVRPC Central VT Municipal Energy Survey
CVRPC Energy Plan Known Constraints Map
CVRPC Energy Plan Possible Constraints Map
CVRPC Energy Plan Regional Constraints Map
Municipal Energy Survey Addendum
Municipal Energy Survey FAQs

 

February 20, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

>The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 20, 2017, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

February 20, 2017 SB Agenda
February 20, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

CVRPC Central VT Municipal Energy Survey
CVRPC Energy Plan Known Constraints Map
CVRPC Energy Plan Possible Constraints Map
CVRPC Energy Plan Regional Constraints Map
2017 Mack Truck Financing Proposal
Draft 2017 Coburn Pond Letter of Interest
Draft 2017 Amendments to EM Personnel Policy

 

February 6, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

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

February 6, 2017 SB Agenda
February 6, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2017 Mack Truck Proposal
CVRPC Central VT Municipal Energy Survey
CVRPC Energy Plan Known Constraints Map
CVRPC Energy Plan Possible Constraints Map
CVRPC Energy Plan Regional Constraints Map

 

January 30, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

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

January 30, 2017 SB Agenda
January 30, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

FY2018 Draft Final Budget
2017 Draft Town Meeting Warning

More information on the proposed amendments to the East Montpelier Charter can be seen here: Proposed EM Charter Amendments

 

Proposed EM Charter Amendments

On January 16, 2017 the East Montpelier Selectboard held the first of two public hearings on proposed amendments to the East Montpelier Charter recommended by the East Montpelier Charter Committee. After extensive review of the proposed amendments and in light of feedback received at the January 16th hearing, the Selectboard is moving forward with a revised version of the proposed amendments. This revision will be discussed at the board’s January 30, 2017 meeting (6:30 p.m. at the town office building) with the expectation that the final language will be approved in time for inclusion in the 2016 Town Report, which will go to print at the beginning of February. The board will hold a second hearing on the proposed amendments in conjunction with 2017 Town Forum, Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of the East Montpelier Elementary School.

2017 EM Charter Amendment Hearing Notice
2016 EMCC Report
2017 EM Charter Proposal (with tracked changes)
2017 EM Charter Proposal (clean)

There will be two East Montpelier Charter amendment articles on the 2017 Town Meeting Warning that will be voted on by Australian Ballot. The first, Article 5, will deal with the amendments developed by the Charter Committee. The second, Article 6, will deal with the Plan of Merger that was the subject of two public hearings, one on December 19, 2016 and the other on January 2, 2017. The Plan of Merger is designed to merge East Montpelier Fire District #1 with the town. On January 11, 2017, the voters of the fire district approved the plan.

Plan of Merger for EM Fire District with Town

The final step in the charter amendment process will be to submit the amendments approved by town voters at 2017 Town Meeting to the Vermont Legislature for potential enactment into law.

 

2017 Town Meeting Information as Updated February 17, 2017

This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2017 Town Meeting

The warnings & petitions are in and the ballots are set for 2017 Town Meeting.

2017 Town Meeting Checklist [as of February 6, 2017]
2017 Town Meeting Notice to Voters
2017 EM Town Meeting Warning
2017 EMES Warning
2017 U-32 Warning
Town & EMES Sample Town Meeting Ballot
U-32 Sample Town Meeting Ballot

We have candidates, but no competition, for every major office up for election except for the auditor position. You can always stage a write-in campaign to join our Auditor team of Deb Fillion and Dave Grundy!

More information on 2017 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2017 Town Meeting Posted now are the EMES and U-32 school reports, the U-32 annual budget report, plus a link to the EM Signpost 2017 Town Meeting issue. We’ll continue to post materials as they become available.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with Town Meeting Day’s potluck lunch. You can see Coordinator Sue Racanelli’s notice here: 2017 Town Meeting Potluck Information

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots, 2017 Town Meeting voting, or voter registration, please contact Town Clerk CJ Flynn at the town office (eastmonttct@comcast.net; 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Town Meeting Information

This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2017 Town Meeting

It’s that time of year: if you have any interest in running for local office this year, now is the time to get your petition started. The following positions will be up for election at 2017 Town Meeting on March 7th:

Town Moderator, 1-year term
School District Moderator, 1-year term
Town Clerk, 1 of 3-year term
Selectboard Member, 3-year term
Selectboard Member, 2-year term
Lister, 3-year term
Auditor, 3-year term
First Constable, 1-year term
Second Constable, 1-year term
Cemetery Commissioner, 5-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
EM Elementary School Director, 3-year term
EM Elementary School Director, 2-year term
U-32 School Director, 3-year term

We haven’t seen any petitions as yet for the auditor position, the School Director 2-year term, or the U-32 position and, of course, multiple candidates for any of the positions is never a bad thing. Petitions for elected office, with a minimum of 1% valid signatures from the current voter checklist for East Montpelier, are due to Town Clerk CJ Flynn by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 30th. CJ recommends getting 25 signatures to ensure you have enough valid signatures from East Montpelier registered voters.

Petitions for proposed articles on the 2017 Town Meeting Warning, with a minimum of 5% valid signatures, are due to CJ by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 19th; CJ recommends at least 125 signatures for these petitions.

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as the petition process, 2017 Town Meeting voting, or voter registration, please contact CJ at the town office (eastmonttct@comcast.net; 223-3313 x 201). You can also visit the Secretary of State’s “My Voter Page” to register or simply check on your registration: My Voter Page

More information on 2017 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2017 Town Meeting Posted now are blank copies of both types of petitions and the information on getting into the annual EM Signpost town meeting issue. We’ll continue to post materials as they become available.

 

January 16, 2017 Selectboard Public Hearing & Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on January 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m. at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). Immediately prior to the meeting (6:00 p.m.; also at the ESF), the Selectboard will conduct a public hearing on proposed amendments to the East Montpelier Charter.

2017 EM Charter Amendment Hearing Notice
January 16, 2017 SB Agenda
January 16, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2016 EMCC Report
EM Charter with Proposed EMCC Amendments (tracked)
EM Charter with Proposed EMCC Amendments (clean)
EM Charter Proposal with Draft Selectboard Alterations (tracked: EMCC blue; Selectboard red)
EM Charter Proposal with Draft Selectboard Alterations (clean)
FY2018 Preliminary Budget
2017 Draft Town Meeting Warning
Draft 2016 SB Report

 

January 9, 2017 Selectboard Meeting

On January 9, 2017 the East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

January 9, 2017 SB Agenda
January 9, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2016 EMCC Report
East Montpelier Charter with Proposed Amendments (tracked)
East Montpelier Charter with Proposed Amendments (clean)
EM Letter to DEC Re: Fire District Loan
FY2018 Preliminary Budget
2017 Draft Town Meeting Warning

 

January 2, 2017 Selectboard Public Hearing & Meeting

On January 2, 2017 the East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting starting at 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. Prior to the meeting, at 6:00 p.m. the Selectboard and the East Montpelier Fire District #1 Prudential Committee will hold a public hearing on the Plan of Merger to merge the fire district with the town.

Notice of Public Hearings on Merger of EM Fire District with Town
January 2, 2017 SB Agenda
January 2, 2017 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Plan of Merger for EM Fire District with Town
2016 EMCC Report
East Montpelier Charter with Proposed Amendments (tracked)
East Montpelier Charter with Proposed Amendments (clean)
FY2018 Preliminary Budget
2017 Draft Town Meeting Warning

 

2016/17 Property Tax Information

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 were sent out in 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) 223-3313×207 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. 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 [December 27, 2016 Update] (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2016 East Montpelier Grand List
2016 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2016 East Montpelier State-owned Properties