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April 22, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special regular meeting (rescheduled from April 15th) on Monday, April 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

April 22, 2019 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey Results
2019 EM Hazard Risk Assessment & Prioritization
VT SHMP Hazard Assessment
2013 EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
CVRPC EAB Services Memorandum of Agreement
Kingsbury Branch Stormwater Master Plan Draft Report
Draft Cross VT Trail No Permit Letter
2019 Canon Copier Proposal
2019 WEC Annual Meeting Information
2019 EM EAB Municipal Grant

 

Special School Meeting Election Results

2019 Special School Meeting Election Results

Thank you to all who participated. Next up in our unusual year of school votes will be the May 21, 2019 election of members to the new WCUUSD board.

 

May 7, 2019 DRB Meeting

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

May 7, 2019 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

19-001 Abrams Revised Subdivision Application
19-001 Abrams Revised Subdivision Plat
19-001 Abrams Revised Site Plan
19-014 Bailey Duplex Application
19-014 Bailey Site Plan

 

18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Coming soon: the 18th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for East Montpelier residents and their extended families. Sponsored by the East Montpelier Recreation Board.

When: Saturday, April 13th 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 could still be quite snowy and/or wet; 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 April 13th.

 

April 1, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

April 1, 2019 SB Agenda
April 1, 2019 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey Results
2013 EM LHMP Identified Hazards
LHMP Hazard Risk Assessment and Prioritization
VT SHMP Hazard Assessment
2013 EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
2019 Pike Paving Estimate for Carleton Blvd
2019 County Road Morse Culvert VTrans Structures Grant App
2019 County Road VTrans Paving Grant App
2019 Standards EM Certification of Compliance
FY2020 EM Annual Highway Financial Plan
2017 Cate Farm Road Bridge Inspection Report
2017 Coburn Road Covered Bridge Inspection Report
NIC Payment Processing Subscription Agreement
Smith v. Town Decision on Motion to Dismiss

 

April 9, 2019 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on April 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

April 9, 2019 DRB Warning
April 9, 2019 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

19-009 Coburn Subdivision Application
19-009 Coburn Subdivision Plat
19-009 Coburn ANR Atlas Map
19-011 Laquerre Subdivision Application
19-011 Laquerre Subdivision Plat
19-011 Laquerre ANR Atlas Map

 

March 18, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

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

March 18, 2019 SB Agenda
March 18, 2019 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2013 EM LHMP Identified Hazards
2019 EM Hazard Mitigation Survey Notice
LHMP Hazard Risk Assessment and Prioritization
VT SHMP Hazard Assessment
2013 EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
Draft March 7, 2019 PC Minutes Highlighting Vacancy Recommendation
Revolving Loan Committee Memo to SB
VLCT Model Social Media Policy
2019 rbTech Quote for Network Overhaul
Draft 2019 SB Rules of Transaction
Draft 2019 Town Meeting Minutes

 

April 9, 2019 Special School Meeting

You almost certainly noticed that there were a number of normal voted items missing from the school portion of Town Meeting this year, both on the Australian Ballot side and on the floor. In particular, there were no votes on the U-32 and EMES FY2020 budgets. That is about to be remedied.

Both the East Montpelier Elementary School District and the U-32 School District have called special school district meetings for Tuesday, April 9, 2019. There will be an Australian Ballot vote on both the EMES budget and the U-32 budget & regular items in the EMES library from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. There will also be a standard school meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the EMES gymnasium to handle floor vote items.

April 9, 2019 School Election Notice to Voters
April 9, 2019 Voter Checklist (as of 03/11/19)

April 9, 2019 EMES School Meeting Warning
EMES Annual Budget Report

April 9, 2019 U-32 School Meeting Warning
U-32 Annual Budget Report

There will be an information meeting on Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30 p.m. at EMES for the EMES budget (this is the standard mandatory information meeting for Australian Ballot items). The equivalent meeting for the U-32 budget will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019, 6:00 p.m. at U-32, room 128/131.

Please understand that this is essentially a separate process from the parallel track the Act 46 merger process is on. The rescheduled organization meeting for the Washington Central Unified Union School District is set for Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:00 p.m. in the U-32 auditorium. You can see more on that here:

School District Merger Information

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots 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.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Town Meeting Election Results

2019 Town Meeting Day Town & School District Election Results
2019 Town Meeting Day U-32 School District Election Results

Participation Rate:

144 voters (6.4% of the checklist) checked in for Town Meeting
393 voters (17.6% of the checklist) voted at the polls

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 volunteer, Arthur), as well as to Sue Racanelli and her team of potluck lunch volunteers.

 

Hazard Mitigation Plan Survey

The Town of East Montpelier, with the assistance of the Central VT Regional Planning Commission, is in the process of updating its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. This plan helps guide the proactive (we hope) efforts to improve the town’s capacity to withstand calamitous events, such as the 2011 storms that resulted in over $300,000 worth of damage to the town’s infrastructure. The existence of a FEMA-approved plan opens up hazard mitigation grant opportunities and decreases the town share component of federal (generally FEMA) & state funding for repairs from events that warrant federal disaster declarations.

An important part of hazard mitigation plan development is community involvement/feedback — we need your input! Our first such public engagement effort is a short survey on various plan elements. You can access the survey either from the link below or by opening the notice, which contains both the direct link and a QR code for smart phone use.

2019 East Montpelier Hazard Mitigation Survey

2019 East Montpelier Hazard Mitigation Survey Notice

Thank you for participating in this survey.

 

March 4, 2019 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 4, 2019 SB Agenda
March 4, 2019 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2019 VT State Police Contract
Black Rock Quarry Act 250 Permit
Black Rock Quarry Act 250 Permit Extension
Black Rock Quarry Map
Town Garage to Black Rock Quarry Map
EM Tax Sale Notice
EM Tax Sale Information
EM Recreation Board Suggested Appointment Procedure

 

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.