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November 28, 2022 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special (off-cycle) meeting on Monday, November 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. East Montpelier has resumed in-person meetings. The town will continue to provide remote attendance/participation options for Selectboard meetings utilizing 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 Gina Jenkins (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

November 28, 2022 SB Agenda

 

Documents of Interest for the Selectboard Meeting:
November 7, 2022 Draft SB Minutes
ORCA Media October 3, 2022 EM Selectboard Meeting Video [External Link]

VT Declaration of Inclusion
A ‘declaration of inclusion’ continues to spread across Vermont [External Link]

VT-Town of East Montpelier-Digital Processing Services Quote 11_22_2022
EM XV2 Plow Quote

2023 EM Town Meeting Warning Draft 20221128

 

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December 6, 2022 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. East Montpelier has resumed in-person meetings. The town will continue to provide remote attendance/participation options for DRB meetings utilizing Zoom conference services. See below for remote participation options for this meeting. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Zoning Administrator Tyson Brown (zoning@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 205).

December 6, 2022 DRB Warning

 

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Documents of Interest:

November 1, 2022 Draft DRB Minutes

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Planning Commission Vacancy

A member of the Planning Commission is moving out of town and has resigned his seat on the Planning Commission effective November 3, 2022, 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 or remote via Zoom, 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:

Gina Jenkins
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 December 1, 2022 meeting. The PC will submit a recommendation to the Selectboard, which will make the appointment. Any appointment will be for the remainder of the last year of the normal 3-year term, through 2023 Town Meeting Day.

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November 8, 2022 Election Results

The East Montpelier November 8, 2022 Election results are available below. If you have questions regarding the election, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre (clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 201).

November 8, 2022 Election Results ORV General Election Results
November 8, 2022 Election Results ORV JP Results
November 8, 2022 Election Results Tabulator Tape

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November 17, 2022 Resilient Roads Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Resilient Roads Committee will hold a meeting Monday, November 17, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the town office building. East Montpelier has resumed in-person meetings. If you have questions regarding participation options for this meeting, please contact Town Administrator Gina Jenkins (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

November 17, 2022 Resilient Roads Committee Agenda

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At its August 1, 2022 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. The rates are as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.3854; down 0.0954 (3.8%) from last year
  • Non-resident (nonhomestead) tax rate: 2.3118; down 0.0591 (2.5%) from last year

FY2023 Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills will be sent out by August 19, 2022. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by early 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 Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

The second installment is due and postmarked by Monday, May 15, 2023.

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.

2022 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2022 East Montpelier Grand List
2022 East Montpelier State-owned Properties
2022 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties

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On March 21, 2022, the East Montpelier Selectboard adopted a resolution urging all EM residents to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus as well as encouraging businesses and other entities with public-facing aspects to implement face covering policies of their choice. See:

March 21, 2022 EM SB Resolution on Face Coverings & Vaccination

 

Also on March 21, 2022, the Selectboard rescinded its order regarding municipal operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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. Mask use at this time is on a personal choice basis.

 

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