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May 1, 2024 BCA Meeting

The East Montpelier Board of Civil Authority will hold a meeting Wednesday, May 1, 2024, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The meeting will be held in-person with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre (clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 201).

May 1, 2024 BCA Agenda

Documents of Interest:

January 25, 2024 BCA Minutes
L DeForge Abatement Req-1

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April 23, 2024 Energy Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Energy Committee will hold a meeting Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. The meeting will be held in-person with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Administrator Jennifer Devine (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

April 23, 2024 Energy Committee Agenda

 

Documents of interest for the meeting:

March 26, 2024 Energy Committee Minutes

 

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April 22, 2024 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a meeting on Monday, April 22, 2024, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The meeting will be held in-person with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Administrator Jennifer Devine (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

April 22, 2024 SB Agenda
April 22, 2024 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

April 1, 2024 SB Minutes Draft

2024 LEMP Municipal Adoption Form
2024 East Montpelier LEMP
Energy Committee Charge Statement
S. Minor Recreation Board Letter of Interest
Liquor 2024, Second Class-Fontaine Meadows
Liquor 2024, Second Class-Dudleys
Tobacco 2024-Dudleys
Tobacco Substitute 2024-Dudleys
Liquor 2024, First Class-Fox Market
Liquor 2024, Second Class-Fox Market
Liquor 2024, Outdoor-Fox Market
WEC 2024 Voting Form
WEC -Board Candidate Policy Statements

EM Inclement Weather Policy-Draft

Zoning Activity Report (20240329-20240418)
April 22 2024 Selectboard Expense Warrant

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April 18, 2024 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, April 18, 2024, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. The meeting will be held in-person with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Planning Commission Chair Zach Sullivan (zsullivan@gmail.com; 413-207-1716).

April 18, 2024 PC Agenda

 

Documents of interest for the meeting:

March 21, 2024 PC Minutes – Draft
Zoning Activity Report (032224-040224)

 

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May 7, 2024 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. The meeting will be held in-person with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact the Zoning Administrator (zoning@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 205).

May 7, 2024 DRB Warning
May 7, 2024 DRB Agenda

Documents of interest for the meeting:

April 2, 2024 DRB Minutes Draft

 

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Meeting Minutes Taker Job Opening

Are you interested in getting more involved in your local community? Would you like to learn more about town activities and business? The Town of East Montpelier is seeking a minutes taker for town Selectboard, Board and Committee meetings. The position pays $21 per hour and would require attendance at evening meetings. Town residency is not required.

For consideration, please send an email outlining the following:

  • Please describe your experience as a minutes taker or note taker.
  • Please submit a sample of your work.
  • Confirm availability to attend evening meetings.

Please email your interest to the Town Administrator at manager@eastmontpeliervt.org.

East Montpelier is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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April 11, 2024 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a meeting Thursday, April 11, 2024, at 4:00 p.m at the town office building. The meeting will be held in-person with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Treasurer Michele Pallas (treasurer@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 207).

April 11, 2024 CIC Agenda

Documents of Interest:
CIC Minutes November 14, 2023

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March 27, 2024 Bear Safety Education Event

Dustin Circe, Game Warden, will be leading an educational event about black bears on March 27, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. with a remote attendance option offered via Zoom conference services.

The recording of the event will be posted once available.

 

Bear Coexistence PSA from Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has begun to receive reports of bears coming out of their dens as the weather warms. Now is the time to take these proactive steps to help prevent bears from looking for food in your yards and neighborhoods:

• Take down your birdfeeder. Between mid-March and December, birdfeeders should not be used. You can attract birds by planting bird-friendly native plants instead. Check out Audubon’s Native Plants for Birds Program: https://www.audubon.org/native-plants

• Make your garbage inaccessible. Store garbage in a secure structure and a bear-resistant container. Learn how to make your garbage can bear proof here: Modify Your Trash Container to Resist Bears

• Dispose of garbage frequently. If you have pick-up services, wait until the morning to put your garbage out.

• Demand bear resistant dumpsters for your community. Dumpsters need tight fitting, reinforced lids with secure latches. Learn which garbage haulers offer bear resistant dumpsters here: https://anrweb.vermont.gov/DEC/_DEC/SolidWasteTransporters.aspx

• Follow steps for composting in bear country. Compost needs to be 3 parts brown materials to 1 part kitchen scraps, turned frequently, and kept in a sturdy tumbler or bin: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/node/260

• Use electric fencing to keep chickens and bees safe. Fences need to be 4,000-6,000 volts, tested regularly and baited: https://vtfishandwildlife.com/node/1996

• Clean your grill after every use. For added effectiveness, keep your grill in a secure outbuilding between uses after cleaning.

• Make bears feel uncomfortable in your yard. Yell, bang pots and pans, or use other noise devices from inside your home. Never shoot a bear to scare it. Even BBs can seriously injure bears.

• Please report your bear encounters to Vermont Fish & Wildlife. These reports allow us to help you prevent future bear incidents. They also give us information to help all Vermonters better coexist with bears: https://anrweb.vt.gov/FWD/FW/WildlifeBearReport.aspx

• Critter Gitter Sensors are helpful in scaring bears away. Google them for more information.

Following these steps can save bears’ lives, and help protect you, your neighbors, and your property. Please do your part to be a good neighbor and help keep Vermont’s bears wild!
If you have questions, contact the Vermont Fish and Wildlife department at 802-828-1000, or fwinformation@vermont.gov.

Bear Issues? Report your black bear sightings and learn more about living with bears at this web page.
Help Keep Vermont’s Bears Wild: Report Bear Incidents to Vt Fish & Wildlife Department Website | Agency of Natural Resources
More questions? Contact Game Warden Dustin Circe at 802-793-6629

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2023/2024 Property Tax Information

At its August 7, 2023 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024. The rates are as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.5230; increase of 0.1376 (5.8%) from last year
  • Non-resident (nonhomestead) tax rate: 2.4027; increase of 0.0909 (3.9%) from last year

FY2024 Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills will be sent out by August 25, 2023. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by the second week in September, need another copy, or have questions about payments, please contact Business Manager/Town Treasurer Michele Pallas at (802) 223-3313 x 207 or treasurer@eastmontpeliervt.org. 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 is due and postmarked by Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

The second installment is due and postmarked by Wednesday, May 15, 2024.

The Town of East Montpelier 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

Pay Portal

Payments can be made in person at the town office building during business hours (Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.). You can also drop payments in the convenient blue drop box next to the building. If you drop the payment off and want a receipt, please remember to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. You can also mail in your payment, but if you use USPS, please mail early and make sure you get the envelope postmarked.

2023 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2023 East Montpelier Grand List
2023 East Montpelier State Owned Properties
2023 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties