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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting Monday, December 3, 2020, starting at 6:45 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). This is an unusual dual Zoom meeting: Part 1, from 6:45 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., will be hosted by the Selectboard; Part 2, with a new Zoom meeting connection, starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be hosted by the East Montpelier Volunteer Fire Department.

December 3, 2020 SB Agenda

 

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Part 1 of December 3, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
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Documents of Interest for Part 1:

Proposed Jacobs Road AT&T Cell Tower
EM Extension Request for AT&T 248a Advance Notice

 

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Part 2 of December 3, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 956 902 2171

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Documents of Interest for Part 2:

FY2021 EMFD Financials Through October 2020
Proposed FY2022 Ambulance Budget
Proposed FY2022 Fire Service Budget
EMFD Capital Plan Updated November 2020
FY2020 EMFD External Audit
FY2020 EMFD External Audit Communication Letter
FY2020 EMFD External Audit Management Letter

 

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

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The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, December 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

December 3, 2020 PC Agenda

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December 3, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 839 2344 6707

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement

Proposed Jacobs Road AT&T Cell Tower
EM Extension Request for AT&T 248a Advance Notice

2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Medium Density Village Residential District 111920
Village Residential District 111920
Section 4.12 Draft 111920
District Dimensions Comparison 090320
November 19, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
Community Wildlife Series
VT Community Energy & Climate Action Conference

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This post will be updated as addition information becomes available.

 

AT&T is exploring the viability of constructing a new communications support structure and wireless communications facility on property located at 750 Jacobs Road in East Montpelier on land owned by Robert and Diane Fusco.

The 60-Day Advance Notice documents filed with the Vermont Public Utility Commission by New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC d/b/a AT&T on November 12, 2020:

248a Advance Notice – Proposed AT&T Facility on Jacobs Road
Exhibit A – Statement of Rights and Opportunities
Exhibit B – Plots of Current and Proposed Coverage
Exhibit C – Jacobs Road Site Plans
Exhibit D – Photo Simulations Part 1
Exhibit D – Photo Simulations Part 2
Exhibit E – RF Safety Report
Exhibit F – TOWAIR Report
Exhibit G – Predictive Viewshed Analysis
Exhibit H – ANR Natural Resources Information

Direct link to the Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC webpage with the 60-Day Advance Notice documents:

AT&T Advance Notice: Jacobs Road, East Montpelier, VT

Links to relevant state websites:

Vermont Public Utility Commission
PUC Portal for the AT&T Cell Tower Advance Notice Case
Information on Public Participation in PUC Cases
Vermont Department of Public Service

General Documents on the Public Utility Commission’s 248a Process:

PUC 248a CPG Process for Wireless Communication Facilities
PUC 248a CPG Standards and Procedures Order for Wireless Communication Facilities
PUC 248a CPG Process Public Guide
PUC 248a CPG Process Advice from CVRPC

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The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, December 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). The meeting will be hosted at the town office building with most board members and all public participating remotely.

December 1, 2020 DRB Warning
December 1, 2020 DRB Agenda

 

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December 1, 2020 EM DRB Meeting
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Documents of Interest:

20-050 Orchard Valley Waldorf School Application
03-126 OVWS Decision
07-035 & 07-036 OVWS Decision
10-035 OVWS Decision
16-001 OVWS Permit Documents
16-001 OVWS Location Amendment
McCall 350 Stoney Corners Road Proposed Subdivision Plan
McCall 350 Stoney Corners Road Location Map
Preliminary Morse Farm Stormwater Management Design
October 6, 2020 Draft DRB Minutes
November 25, 2020 Zoning Permit Report

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The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a public hearing and meeting Wednesday, December 2, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The hearing & meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). The hearing & meeting will be hosted at the town office building with most committee members and all public participating remotely.

December 2, 2020 CIC Agenda

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December 2, 2020 EM Capital Improvement Committee Public Hearing & Meeting
Meeting ID: 822 0210 3038

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Documents of Interest:

FY2022 Capital Budget Plan Draft for December 2, 2020 Public Hearing
November 4, 2020 Draft CIC Minutes

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Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre conducted the Mallory Brook Property hunting permit lottery on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The lucky fifteen are revealed below:

Mallory Brook Property Hunting Permit Lottery Results

 

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The annual Mallory Brook Property in East Montpelier, VT Hunting and Trapping Permit Lottery is coming soon!

Permit applications are available August 28, 2020 to September 25, 2020 at the East Montpelier Town Clerk’s Office. Permit Fee of $10.00 due when request is submitted. Applicant must have valid VERMONT Hunting License when applying for Permit.

2020 Mallory Brook Lottery Notice
2020 Mallory Brook Permit Application

DRAWING DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Town Clerk’s Office at 11:00 a.m. Further information available from Town Clerk’s Office, 223-3313. M-Th 9-5; F 9-Noon.

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At its August 3, 2020 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The rates are as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.5381; up 0.0817 (3.3%) from last year
  • Non-resident (nonhomestead) tax rate: 2.3804; up 0.0899 (3.9%) from last year

FY2021 Property Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills were sent out on September 17, 2020. If you haven’t received your property tax bill, need another copy, or have questions about payments, please contact Town Treasurer Don Welch 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 was due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 16, 2020.

The second installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Monday, May 17, 2021.

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

2020 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2020 East Montplier Grand List
2020 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2020 East Montpelier State-owned Properties

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VERMONT REMAINS UNDER A STATE OF EMERGENCY ORDER THROUGH DECEMBER 15, 2020

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. The specific materials, including detailed meal delivery info, from the WCUUSD site are accessed by clicking on the relevant topic from the menu at the upper left side of the home page.

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

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 Tuesday, March 17th, 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 30th the Selectboard altered the committee meeting restriction to allow for remote-only (with participation options for the public) meetings. On June 1st 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