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Quaker Road Culvert Replacement Project Construction Bid Notice

The Town of East Montpelier invites contractors to bid on the Quaker Road Culvert Replacement Project. The culvert is located on Quaker Road a half mile west of the road’s intersection with US Rte. 2 in East Montpelier Village. The town will hold a pre-construction bid meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at the site. We recommend that all interested contractors attend the pre-bid conference. Bids will be due Monday, June 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. at the East Montpelier Town Office.

Quaker Road Culvert Project Invitation to Bid

Documents of Interest:

Quaker Road Culvert Project Bid Proposal Form
Quaker Road Culvert Project Contractor’s Bid sheet
Quaker Road Culvert Project Plans
Quaker Road Culvert Project Location Map
Quaker Road Culvert Project Stream Alteration Permit

 

May 21, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

May 21, 2018 SB Agenda
May 21, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2018 EM Records Retention Plan
2018 EM Records Management Policy
2013 (Current) EM Land Records System Agreement
2018 (Proposed) EM Land Records System Agreement
EM Recreation Field Proposed Entrance Design
2018 Draft Delinquent Tax Collection Policy
Proposed 2018 EM Town Plan

Outside links to NEMRC Data Link Options for Web Map Service:

NEMRC Web Data Information
NEMRC Web Data for Essex Town [Click “submit” to access data]

 

June 5, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

June 5, 2018 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

18-012 Fairmont Dairy Application
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Subdivision Plat
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Natural & Physical Features
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Slope Zone Analysis

 

June 4, 2018 Selectboard Hearing & Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold its second, and likely final, public hearing on the proposed 2018 Town Plan on Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. At 7:00 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the hearing, whichever comes later, the Selectboard will hold a special (due to the altered start time) regular meeting to discuss feedback received at the hearing, consider adoption of the town plan, and handle other business.

June 4, 2018 Hearing on Town Plan

Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Report on 2018 Town Plan
Proposed 2018 EM Town Plan
2013 EM Town Plan
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2013 EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public comment on the Draft 2018 Town Plan will be taken until June 4, 2018. For more information or to provide comment on the draft plan, please contact:

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

 

May 7, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. At 6:00 p.m. there will be a meeting of the East Montpelier Board of Health (Selectboard plus town health officer) to discuss a situation of concern.

May 7, 2018 SB Agenda
May 7, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Quaker Road Culvert Replacement Design
2010 EM Recreation Board Manual
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Athletic Policies

 

May 14, 2018 Selectboard Hearing & Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold the first of at least two public hearings on the proposed 2018 Town Plan on Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. At 7:30 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the hearing, whichever comes later, the Selectboard will hold a special meeting to discuss feedback received at the hearing, develop next steps in the town plan adoption process, and handle other business.

May 14, 2018 Hearing on Town Plan
May 14, 2018 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Report on 2018 Town Plan
Proposed 2018 EM Town Plan
2013 EM Town Plan
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2013 EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public comment on the Draft 2018 Town Plan will be taken until June 4, 2018. For more information or to provide comment on the draft plan, please contact:

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

 

2018 Green Up Day

Green Up Vermont! 2018 Green Up Day is coming on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This will be the perfect 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, Plainfield Hardware, Dudley’s Store, EMES, 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 1:30 p.m.

Chris Racanelli is our very able Green Up Day Coordinator. You can reach him at 793-6687.

It’s now possible to coordinate group clean-ups with Green Up Day’s new mobile app which focuses on bringing people and their cleanup efforts together. The app allows groups of friends, families, or business employees organize, map, and communicate their group clean ups. Please remember that bags have to be dropped off at EMES and cannot be left roadside.

Green Up Vermont for Mobile Devices
Green Up Vermont App Flyer

Chris has created a team for East Montpelier titled East Montpelier Elementary School Parking Lot. You can add your names and the areas you plan to clean up. This will help prevent overlap on areas that have already been cleaned. The Cub Scouts are doing Putnam and Kelton Roads.

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

 

April 23, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on April 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The Selectboard is holding its April meetings on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, rather than the normal 1st & 3rd.

April 23, 2018 SB Agenda
April 23, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda
SB April 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice

Documents of Interest:

Draft 2018 Town Plan PC Final
2018 East Montpelier Local Emergency Operations Plan
2018 EM LEOP Appendix B7 Animal Resources
2010 EM Recreation Board Manual
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Athletic Policies
2018 NEMRC Disaster Recovery Agreement
2018 WEC Ballot and Authorization to Vote

 

May 1, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

May 1, 2018 DRB Warning
May 1, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-007 Rice Subdivision Application
18-007 Rice Subdivision Plat
18-004 Morris Application
18-004 Morris Site Plan
18-004 Morris VTrans Letter of Intent to Issue Access Permit
18-004 Morris Fence-Mounted Light
18-004 Morris & 18-005 Morris Properties LLC Pole-Mounted Light
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Application
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Site Plan
18-005 Morris Properties LLC VTrans Letter of Intent to Issue Access Permit

 

Seeking Zoning Rewrite Steering Committee Members

Interested in Zoning?

Over the next 18 months, the Planning Commission (PC) will be updating the zoning for East Montpelier, and you have a chance to participate in this important process. As the town plan is updated periodically to reflect current conditions, land uses, and new goals and visions, the zoning is adjusted to allow the new vision to be realized. In phase one of this two-phase undertaking, the zoning will be developed for the East Montpelier Village. Phase two will update the town-wide zoning, which includes zoning district boundaries, minimum lot sizes, setbacks, etc.

The PC will appoint up to five resident members of the Steering Committee, and that business will be first on the agenda for the twice-monthly PC meetings during the zoning process, and no separate Steering Committee meetings are expected to be held. The PC hopes to create a committee that is forward-thinking and represents a wide range of community viewpoints.

If you would like to be considered for the Steering Committee or simply want more information, please contact:

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

Applicants should, at a minimum, submit a detailed letter of interest. The PC will consider appointments at its April 19, 2018 meeting.

 

April 9, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the town office building. The Selectboard is holding its April meetings on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, rather than the normal 1st & 3rd.

April 9, 2018 SB Agenda
April 9, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda
SB April 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice

Documents of Interest:

Notice of East Montpelier Representatives to Central VT Internet Position Vacancies
Draft 2018 Town Plan PC Final
Proposed EM 2018 MPG Contract with PlaceSense for Consultant Services
Murray Road Vicious Dog Complaint
Proposed Recreation Board Grant Application to US Lacrosse First Stick Program
2018 County Road Paving Grant Application
FY2019 EM Annual Highway Financial Plan
2018 Standards EM Certification of Compliance
2013 EM Road & Bridge Standards
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Minutes

 

Seeking Central VT Internet Representatives

As a result of the 2018 Town Meeting actions by numerous central Vermont towns, including East Montpelier, a new communications union district known as Central Vermont Internet is in the process of formation. The purpose of the district is to provide community-based, high speed internet service to central Vermont. Each member town now needs to appoint a representative and alternate to the new district’s governing board. East Montpelier is seeking applicants for those two slots and would also like to develop a list of candidates for committee posts that may be available as the district develops, such as advisory board representatives in technical, financial, fundraising, and outreach areas.

If you would like to be considered for these positions or simply want more information, please contact:

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

Applicants should, at a minimum, submit a detailed letter of interest. The Selectboard will consider appointments at the April 9, 2018 board meeting. All applicants are invited to participate in this discussion, which will occur at 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

Documents of Interest:

30 V.S.A. Chapter 82
30 V.S.A. §202(c)
Central VT Internet March 2018 Call to Action

 

17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Coming soon: the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for East Montpelier residents and their extended families. Sponsored by the East Montpelier Recreation Board.

When: Saturday, March 24th 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 quite snowy and will likely still be on the 24th; 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, please arrive at the school at 9:00 AM on March 24th.

 

April 3, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

April 3, 2018 DRB Warning
April 3, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-003 Rauh Application
18-003 Rauh Subdivision Plat
18-004 Morris Application
18-004 Morris Site Plan
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Application
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Site Plan
18-006 Crossroads Christian Church Application
Rice Subdivision Plat for Sketch Plan Review

 

March 19, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 19, 2018 SB Agenda
March 19, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2018 VT State Police Contract
EM Water Planning Loan Amended Payment Schedule
2018 Draft SB Rules of Transaction
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Minutes
Central VT Internet March 2018 Call to Action
Draft 2018 Town Plan (March Hearing Version)
Proposed Selectboard Appointments for March 19, 2018

 

2018 Town Meeting Election Results

2018 Town Meeting Day Town & School District Election Results

2018 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. As always, 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.

 

March 5, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 5, 2018 SB Agenda
March 5, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft 2018 Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
2010 Recreation Board Manual of Policies & Procedures
2017 CVRPC Report for East Montpelier
EM Village Sidewalk Project Site Investigation Agreement
VTrans County Road Sign Package Grant Agreement
VTrans County Road Sign Package as Authorized by EM Selectboard
Draft 2018 Town Plan (March Hearing Version)

2018 Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 6, 2018, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the EMES gym. The town & school reports, town & school warnings, information on voter registration, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

Central VT ISP FAQs
Projected FY2019 Tax Rates
2018 Town Meeting Potluck
2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

 

March 22, 2018 PC Public Hearing

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: eastmontadmin@comcast.net. The Draft 2018 Town Plan is available for review at the town office building at 40 Kelton Road.

Immediately after the conclusion of the public hearing the PC will hold a special meeting.

March 22, 2018 PC Agenda

 

February 19, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The first part of this meeting is a joint session with the Calais Selectboard to discuss methods to work with the East Montpelier Fire Department on the development of financial accounting and capital plan presentations that better meet the needs of the communities. Right after the joint session our state representative, Kimberly Jessup, will hold a conversation with board members (and the public, of course!) on current legislative activities.

February 19, 2018 SB Agenda
February 19, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Joint Board Letter to EMFD
CIC Letter Concerning EMFD to Selectboards
Conceptual Version of EMFD Capital Plan
2019 CAI Tax Map Services Agreement
Draft 2018 Town Plan (March Hearing Version)

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. The school reports, town & school warnings, information on voter registration, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

Projected FY2019 Tax Rates
2018 Town Meeting Potluck
2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

 

2018 Town Meeting Information

This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2018 Town Meeting

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

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 racanellis@gmx.com) for more information.

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 (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.

 

 

 

 

 

Draft 2018 Town Plan Public Forum

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a public forum before its regular meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). The forum starts at 7:00 p.m., with the PC meeting following at around 8:00 p.m. This will be an informal public forum to discuss the Draft 2018 Town Plan; the mandated formal public hearing will occur sometime in March. All comments and questions are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. We will present a brief summary of significant changes, and then open the meeting up to your questions and comments. Copies of the Plan will be available at the meeting. Feel free to submit comments via phone or email as well to jeanviss@attglobal.net &/or 223-3262.

February 1, 2018 PC Agenda

Draft 2018 Town Plan (February 1, 2018 Public Forum)

 

RFQ for Consultant Services

The Town of East Montpelier is seeking a consultant to assist the EM Planning Commission update the East Montpelier Land Use & Development Regulations. The town received a Municipal Planning Grant from the VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development for this project.

RFQ for 2018 MPG Consultant Services

Statements of Qualifications are due by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

For more information, please contact:

C. Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town & Zoning Administrator
(802) 223-3313×204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

 

January 29, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting on January 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The main purpose of the meeting is to finalize documents for 2018 Town Meeting.

January 29, 2018 SB Agenda
January 29, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

 

February 5, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on February 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

February 5, 2018 SB Agenda
February 5, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Updated Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
2010 Recreation Board Manual of Policies & Procedures
2018 EM Highway Mileage Certificate
2018 Draft Traffic Ordinance
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Final Report
CIC Letter to Selectboards

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

The Selectboard is continuing its work on the update of 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

 

January 22, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on January 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. This is a make-up meeting for the canceled January 15, 2018 regular meeting. This meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.

East Montpelier Selectboard December 2017 – January 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice
January 22, 2018 SB Agenda
January 22, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Updated Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
2010 Recreation Board Manual of Policies & Procedures
2018 Draft Traffic Ordinance
FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

The Selectboard is continuing its work on the update of 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

 

January 8, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on January 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. This is a make-up meeting for the canceled January 1, 2018 regular meeting.

East Montpelier Selectboard December 2017 – January 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice
January 8, 2018 SB Agenda
January 8, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Efficiency VT PACE Program Update Letter
Notice of January 26, 2018 Tax Sale
FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

The Selectboard is continuing its work on the update of 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