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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, June 21, 2021, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

Agenda posted when available

SB May-Sept 2021 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

To participate in the meeting:

To join the meeting through your browser, click this link:
June 21, 2021 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 5010 3222

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Meeting ID: 813 5010 3222
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Documents of Interest:

More will be posted as we approach the meeting date

June 7, 2021 Draft Selectboard Minutes

May 25, 2021 Calais Letter Regarding Notice of Non-Renewal of EMFD Service Agreement
Calais Notice of Non-renewal of EMFD Service Agreement
Current EMFD Services Cost Allocation Agreement Between Calais & EM
Current Calais & EM ESF Finance Agreement
Current EMFD & EM ESF Lease Agreement
Current EMFD Service Agreement
2019 Update to EMFD Service Agreement Appendix C
EMFD Town Budgets FY2014-2022
EM Emergency Services Expense CY1964-FY2022

 

As of June 15, 2021, or 10 days after Governor Scott moves to Step 4 of the Vermont Forward reopening plan, whichever comes later, the March 16, 2020 East Montpelier Selectboard order and subsequent amendments are replaced by the following order:

Revised EM Selectboard Order Regarding Municipal Operations During Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

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On June 3, 2021 the East Montpelier Listers lodged the 2021 Grand List with the Town Clerk.

2021 Listers Notice to Taxpayers

The Grand List contains the listing of all taxable properties in the town along with the current assessment of each property. The lodging of this list opens a two-week window in which taxpayers can grieve their current property assessment. Taxpayers whose assessment changed during the past year will receive direct notice of the change and right to grieve. All taxpayers, however, have the right to grieve during this period.

32 V.S.A. §4111(g) reads as follows:

A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance meeting, file with them his objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meeting in person or by his agents or attorneys. Upon the hearing of such grievance the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.

Grievance hearings will be held on Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Grievances must be submitted in writing and received at the town office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. We recommend using the following form, but it is not mandatory.

2021 Application for Grievance

Submit the grievance request to:

East Montpelier Listers
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
– or –
listers@eastmontpeliervt.org
– or –
Drop off at the town office, 40 Kelton Road: Use either the drop box next to the handicap ramp or the drop slot at the rear entrance or, if you’d prefer, hand the request off in person at the front door during business hours.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, once again this year we will be conducting the grievance hearings by remote means (by phone or Zoom conferencing service). Once we receive your request for a hearing we will contact you to determine an agreeable methodology for holding your hearing.

If you have questions, please contact the listers at (802) 223-3313×206 or listers@eastmontpeliervt.org.

For more information, please see the State of Vermont handbook on the tax appeal process:

2009 Tax Appeal Handbook

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VERMONT REMAINS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER THROUGH JUNE 15, 2021

 

Vermont Forward Plan

 

From the VT Department of Health:

Covid-19 Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the Department of Health’s Covid-19 webpage for current guidance, information and helpful links.

 

Town of East Montpelier Information

The East Montpelier town office building is closed to the public. Staff is on duty and services will continue. See:

Town Office Building Closed

 

Washington Central Unified Union School District Information

Information on the school district’s response to COVID-19 is available at the links listed below.

WCUUSD Covid-19 Information
U-32 Covid-19 Information
U-32 Covid-19 Student Services
WCUUSD Elementary Schools Covid-19 Student Services

 

Governor Scott’s Emergency Declaration and Addendums & Directives Dealing with COVID-19:

Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
June 15, 2020 Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
July 15, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
July 24, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
August 14, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
August 18, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
September 11, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
October 15, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
October 16, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
November 13, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
November 20, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
December 15, 2020 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
January 15, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
February 15, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
March 15, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
April 1, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
April 15, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
April 30, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
May 14, 2021 Addendum to Amendment to Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19

Addendum 1 Issued March 15, 2020
Addendum 2 Issued March 16, 2020
Addendum 3 Issued March 20, 2020
Amendment to Addendum 3 Issued May 4, 2020
Addendum 4 Issued March 21, 2020
Addendum 5 Issued March 23, 2020
Addendum 6 Issued March 24, 2020
Amendment to Addendum 6 Issued May 13, 2020
Addendum 7 Issued March 30, 2020
Addendum 8 Issued April 3, 2020
Addendum 9 Issued April 10, 2020
Addendum 10 Issued April 17, 2020
Addendum 11 Issued April 24, 2020
Addendum 12 Issued May 1, 2020
Addendum 13 Issued May 6, 2020
Addendum 14 Issued May 15, 2020
Addendum 15 Issued May 22, 2020
Addendum 16 Issued May 29, 2020
Addendum 17 Issued June 5, 2020
Directive 1 – Continuity of Education Planning
Directive 2 – Childcare For Essential Service Providers
Directive 3 – Department of Motor Vehicles Suspension of In-Person Transactions
Amendment to Directive 3 Issued June 1, 2020
Directive 4 – Delivery and Take-Out of Beverage Alcohol
Directive 5 – Continuity of Learning Planning
Directive 6 – Uniform School Reopening

 

For the most up-to-date information you should check out the Covid-19 webpages maintained by the state Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control:

VT Department of Health Covid-19

Centers for Disease Control Covid-19

 

This post will be updated as new information becomes available.

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As of June 15, 2021, or 10 days after Governor Scott moves to Step 4 of the Vermont Forward reopening plan, whichever comes later, the March 16, 2020 East Montpelier Selectboard order and subsequent amendments are replaced by the following order:

Revised EM Selectboard Order Regarding Municipal Operations During Covid-19 Pandemic

 

As of Tuesday, March 17, 2020 the East Montpelier Town Office Building is closed to the public until further notice. The office staff is still on duty and ready to provide service on your behalf, just with very limited in-person options at this point. Please contact us by phone or email at the options listed below. Regular office hours will remain the same: M-Th 9-5; F 9-noon.

People needing access to the town records will be required to make appointments. Access will be controlled by Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre. No more than one person will be allowed access at a time. Due to Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order direct access to the town records is currently limited. Please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre for further information.

Non-essential, indoor, in-person town committee/board meetings & events are also canceled until further notice. The Selectboard will meet as necessary. The public will be encouraged to attend those meetings remotely — options for doing that will be provided on the town’s website and on the posted meeting notices. Note: On March 30, 2020 the Selectboard altered the committee meeting restriction to allow for remote-only (with participation options for the public) meetings. On June 1, 2020 the board added the option to hold meetings outdoors. You can see the updated Selectboard order here:

EM Selectboard Order Regarding Municipal Operations During Covid-19 Pandemic

Town Health Officer Ginny Burley (vburleyvt@gmail.com) and Town Service Officer Rachael Grossman (garlicmountain@gmail.com) are coordinating the town’s volunteer support efforts. Please contact them directly (or contact us and we’ll pass messages along) with offers of support or to request assistance.

The state health department is maintaining an excellent information page on Covid-19:

VT Department of Health Covid-19

Call 2-1-1 (the Vermont 211 database) for additional information on Covid-19 and assistance options.

Town Office contact options:

Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre: 223-3313×201; clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org
Municipal Assistant Denise Sparrow: 223-3313×202; office@eastmontpeliervt.org
Town Treasurer Don Welch: 223-3313×207; treasurer@eastmontpeliervt.org
Listers (Ross, Chris, Rob): 223-3313×206; listers@eastmontpeliervt.org
Town & Zoning Administrator Bruce Johnson: 223-3313×204; manager@eastmontpeliervt.org