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The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a meeting Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). The public and CIC members are encouraged to participate remotely. The Municipal Office Building (40 Kelton Road) is the 1 V.S.A. §312(a)(2)(D) Designated Physical Location where members of the public can attend and participate in the meeting. A CIC member or staff member will be at the designated site to welcome and assist members of the public that wish to attend this remote meeting utilizing the designated physical location site. Notice: There is a mask mandate in place at the Municipal Office Building. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Administrator Bruce Johnson (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

November 2, 2021 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda

 

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November 2, 2021 EM Capital Improvement Committee Meeting
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Documents of Interest:

September 7, 2021 Draft Capital Improvement Committee Minutes
FY2023 Capital Budget Plan Draft 20211019

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Rob Chickering has stepped down as a town lister after over a decade of appreciated service, hence:

There is a vacancy on the East Montpelier Board of Listers. This three-member elected board is responsible for the valuation of all taxable property in town, the development of the annual Grand List and management of the town’s parcel mapping. At least one lister holds office hours between 10 a.m. and noon every business day. Listers are compensated on an hourly basis. The town’s currently elected listers are Ross Hazel and Chris Racanelli.

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
manager@eastmontpeliervt.org

Candidates must be legally qualified voters in East Montpelier. The Selectboard will consider the appointment of a qualified applicant at its November 15, 2021 meeting. Any appointment will end on March 1, 2022. The remaining year of this three-year Board of Listers seat will be up for election on 2022 Town Meeting Day.

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The East Montpelier Funding Request Study Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. East Montpelier has resumed in-person meetings. There is a mask mandate in effect at the town offices. The meeting will have a remote attendance option utilizing Zoom conference services. See below for the Zoom participation options. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Administrator Bruce Johnson (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

October 27, 2021 Funding Request Study Committee Agenda

Documents of interest for this meeting can be seen here:
Funding Request Study Committee

 

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Siu Tip Lam is moving out of town and has resigned her seat on the Planning Commission effective October 21, 2021, 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
manager@eastmontpeliervt.org

Candidates must be legally qualified voters in East Montpelier. The Planning Commission will review the applications at its November 4, 2021 meeting. The PC will submit a recommendation to the Selectboard, which will make the appointment. Any appointment will be for the remainder of the second year of the normal 3-year term, through 2022 Town Meeting Day.

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Mallory Brook Property Hunting Permit Lottery Results:

2021 Mallory Brook Permits

 

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

Permit applications will be accepted August 31, 2021 to September 28, 2021 at the East Montpelier Town Clerk’s Office. Permit Fee of $10.00 due when application is submitted. Applicant must have valid VERMONT Hunting License when applying for Permit.

2021 Mallory Brook Lottery Notice
2021 Mallory Brook Lottery Permit Application

DRAWING DATE: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Town Clerk’s Office at 11:00 a.m. Further information available from Town Clerk’s Office; clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org; 223-3313. M-Th 9-5; F 9-Noon.

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At its August 2, 2021 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. The rates are as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.4808; down 0.0573 (2.3%) from last year
  • Non-resident (nonhomestead) tax rate: 2.3709; down 0.0095 (0.4%) from last year

FY2022 Property Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills were sent out around August 20, 2021. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by early in September, 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 is due and postmarked by Monday, November 15, 2021.

The second installment is due and postmarked by Monday, May 16, 2022.

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 (9-5 M-Th; 9-noon F). You can also drop payments in the convenient blue drop box next to the handicap ramp or in the back door mail slot (can be a tight fit). If you drop the payment off and want a receipt, 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.

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

2021 East Montpelier Grand List
2021 East Montpelier State-owned Properties
2021 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties

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THE COVID-19 STATE OF EMERGENCY HAS BEEN LIFTED EFFECTIVE JUNE 16, 2021

 

Governor Scott has issued the following directive to guide Covid-19 post-emergency recovery activities:

Vermont Executive Department Executive Order No. 06-21

 

In light of the current resurgence of Covid-19, on August 30, 2021 the East Montpelier Selectboard adopted a resolution encouraging eligible residents to become vaccinated and local public-facing businesses to recommend indoor mask use for staff and customers. See:

EM Selectboard Resolution Encouraging Mask Use & Vaccination to Reduce Spread of Covid-19

 

As of June 22, 2021, the East Montpelier town office building is open, with some restrictions, to the public and committee meetings can once again be held in-person. We are still limiting access for land records research to a one-at-a-time basis, with appointments encouraged but not required. As of August 13, 2021, we have, hopefully temporarily, reinstated a mask mandate at the town office due to the surge in Covid-19 caseload. See:

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

 

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