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March 12, 2019 DRB Meeting

This meeting has been postponed. The meeting will be held on April 9, 2019.

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

March 12, 2019 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

19-001 Abrams Revised Subdivision Application
19-001 Abrams Revised Site Plan
19-001 Abrams Revised Subdivision Plat
19-009 Coburn Subdivision Application
19-009 Coburn Subdivision Plat
19-009 Coburn ANR Atlas Map

 

February 18, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

February 18, 2019 SB Agenda
February 18, 2019 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Proposed Schedule for Development of EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
Revolving Loan Committee Memo to SB
Draft EM Revolving Loan Fund Policies and Procedures
Proposed FY2020 CAI Tax Map Maintenance Contract
Certificate of No Appeal of 2018 Grand List
Caledonia Spirits Special Event Permit Application

 

Planning Commission Vacancy

Ray Stout recently resigned his seat on the Planning Commission, hence:

There is a vacancy on the East Montpelier Planning Commission. This nine-member elected board handles, along with other planning activities, the development and maintenance of the town plan and zoning regulations. The PC also participates in the development of the town’s various emergency management plans as well as the capital budget. PC members also serve as alternates to the Development Review Board when needed. The PC regularly meets twice a month, every first and third Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building with infrequent additional meetings as needed. There is a small annual stipend.

If you would like to be considered for this position or simply want more information, please contact or send a letter of interest to:

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

Candidates must be legally qualified voters in East Montpelier. The Planning Commission will review the applications at its March 7, 2019 meeting. The PC will submit a recommendation to the Selectboard, which will make the appointment. Any appointment will be for the remainder of the third year of the normal 3-year term, through 2020 Town Meeting Day.

 

2019 Town Meeting Information

This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2019 Town Meeting

2019 Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of the East Montpelier Elementary School. 2019 Town Meeting Australian Ballot voting will run from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the EMES library. 2019 Town Forum will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9:30 a.m. in the EMES gym. At both Town Meeting and Town Forum the school district will be first up, followed by the town.

2019 Town Meeting warnings are now posted.

2019 EM Town Meeting Warning
2019 EMES Warning
2019 U-32 Warning

Other items of interest:

2019 Town Meeting Notice to Voters
2019 Town Meeting Checklist (as of February 6, 2019)
2019 Town Meeting Sample Ballot

FY2020 EM Selectboard Budget
FY2020 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

More information on 2019 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2019 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 racanellis@gmx.com) for more information.

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots, 2019 Town Meeting voting, or voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 21, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, January 21, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

January 21, 2019 SB Agenda
January 21, 2019 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2019 VTrans Highway Mileage Certificate
EM EAB Grant Program Application
FY2020 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
FY2020 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard
2019 VT Dept of Taxes PVR Annual Report
Draft 2019 EM Town Meeting Warning
Fire Warden Appointment

 

February 5, 2019 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building has been canceled. The Abrams hearing will be rescheduled and is expected, at this point, to be held as part of the DRB’s March 12, 2019 meeting.

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

February 5, 2019 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

19-001 Abrams Subdivision Application
19-001 Abrams Subdivision Plat

After the initial application the Abrams submitted a revised subdivision plat plus a site plan; the two new documents match the total information on the original plat, just in a more understandable format:

19-001 Abrams Revised Subdivision Plat
19-001 Abrams Overall Site Plan

 

School District Merger Information

The first meeting of the Washington Central Unified Union School District is now set for Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 6:00 p.m. in the U-32 auditorium.

February 19, 2019 WCUUSD Warning

The Washington Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) is using a number of methods to communicate information on the various elements in play during the Act 46 merger process. You can see updates and other information in these locations:

WCSU’s WCUUSD Page (with archived Act 46 information)
WCSU’s Announcements Section
WCSU Superintendent’s Blog
WCSU’s Facebook Page
WCSU’s YouTube Channel
Superintendent Kimball’s Twitter Page

 

January 7, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

January 7, 2019 SB Agenda
January 7, 2019 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft 2019 Town Meeting Warning
EMFD FY2020 Budget Concern Letter to Selectboards
December 10, 2018 Selectboard Minutes

The VT Department of Taxes has released the 2018 Property Valuation Equalization Study results. This provides the Common Level of Appraisal figure used for the upcoming (Tax Year 2019/20) education tax rate determinations. The East Montpelier CLA is 95.32%, down from last year’s 95.83%.

EM 2018 Equalization Study Results
EM 2018 Property Value Equalization Study Final Computation Sheet

 

January 8, 2019 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

January 8, 2019 DRB Warning
January 8, 2019 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-055 Brown DRB Application
Abrams, 925 Center Road, Current Parcel Layout
Abrams, 925 Center Road, Proposed Lot Reconfiguration & Subdivision

 

January 14, 2019 Special School Meeting

On January 14, 2019 there will be a special meeting of the new Washington Central Unified Union School District (WCUUSD). 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. The original January 9th date has been rescheduled to the 14th.

Washington Central Unified Union School District Warning
Washington Central Unified Union School District Articles of Agreement
WCUUSD’s Act 46 Update #1 YouTube Video

The Washington Central Supervisory Union (WCSU) is using a number of methods to communicate information on this meeting and the various other elements in play during the Act 46 merger process. You can see updates and other information in these locations:

WCSU’s WCUUSD Page (with archived Act 46 information)
WCSU’s Announcements Section
WCSU Superintendent’s Blog
WCSU’s Facebook Page
WCSU’s YouTube Channel
Superintendent Kimball’s Twitter Page

 

March 7, 2019 Tax Sale

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.