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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, May 24, 2021, starting at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

[Agenda will be posted when available]

SB May-Sept 2021 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

To participate in the meeting:

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May 24, 2021 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 3274 9451

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Meeting ID: 835 3274 9451
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Documents of Interest:

[More will be posted as meeting date nears]

County Road Culvert & Paving Project Bid Notice

Vermont Forward Plan [External Link]
Summary of Vermont Forward Plan
VLCT’s Vermont Forward Plan Overview

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

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

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The Town of East Montpelier invites contractors to bid on the County Road Culvert & Pavement Project. The combined project involves the replacement of two large culverts and the reclaiming/paving of 3.83 miles of the road. Culvert replacement site #1 starts approximately 0.36 miles south of the Barnes Road intersection with County Road, extending north for 375 feet. Culvert replacement site #2 starts approximately 0.15 miles north of the Barnes Road intersection, extending north for 400 feet. The paving project runs from the Montpelier line to Horn of the Moon Road.

The town will hold a pre-construction bid meeting on Thursday, May 13, 2021, 9:00 a.m. at the lower drive/parking area of Morse Farm Maple Sugarworks, 1168 County Road, just north of culvert replacement site #1. We recommend that all interested contractors attend the pre-bid conference.

Although the town would prefer a single contractor for the entire combined project, the town will consider bids for the individual projects or any combination of the projects.

Bids are due Monday, May 24, 2021 by 2:00 p.m. at the East Montpelier Town Office. The bids will be opened at a Zoom remote meeting held for that purpose at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, May 24, 2021. The bids and resultant analysis will be considered by the East Montpelier Selectboard at its meeting that evening, Monday, May 24, 2021. That meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with bid consideration listed at 7:00 p.m. on the agenda. Both meetings are open to contractors and the general public. Participation options are listed at the end of this post.

2021 County Road Project Invitation to Bid

Documents of Interest:

East Montpelier TH 1, County Road Projects Combined Bid Proposal Form
Use this form for all bids, including if only bidding on one of the individual projects. Plans and bid sheets for the individual projects are available below. If you would like Excel spreadsheet versions of the bid sheets, please contact the project’s consultant engineer, Doug Newton, at newtontechnicalservices@charter.net

Paving Project:
The southern (to the Montpelier line) 1.83 mile-stretch of this project is subject to VTrans Class 2 Roadway Grant P01885. The northern 2-mile stretch is under consideration for a VTrans Class 2 Roadway grant.
East Montpelier TH 1 County Road Paving Plans
East Montpelier, TH 1 County Road, Paving Work Contractor’s Bid Sheet

Culvert Replacement Site #1:
This project is subject to VTrans Town Highway Structures Grant BC2024.
East Montpelier TH 1 County Road, Site 1 Semi-Final Plans
East Montpelier TH 1 County Road, Site 1 Contractor’s Bid Sheet

Culvert Replacement Site #2:
This project is under consideration for a VTrans Town Highway Structures grant and a VTrans Better Roads Category D grant.
East Montpelier TH 1 County Road, Site 2 Semi-Final Plans
East Montpelier TH 1 County Road, Site 2 Contractor’s Bid Sheet

Both culvert replacement projects require Agency of Natural Resources permits (wetlands for Site #1; wetlands and stream alteration for Site #2). Although the permit processes are in motion, the permits have not yet been issued.

To participate in the bid opening Zoom meeting at 2:00 p.m.:

To join the meeting through your browser, click this link:
May 24, 2021 County Road Project Bid Opening Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 7726 1788
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To participate by phone: +1 646 558 8656 US [Not a toll-free number]

To participate in the East Montpelier Selectboard Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m.:

To join the meeting through your browser, click this link:
May 24, 2021 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 3274 9451
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To participate by phone: +1 646 558 8656 US [Not a toll-free number]

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The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

May 6, 2021 PC Agenda

 

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May 6, 2021 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 843 4493 3398

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Documents of Interest:

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

EM PC Letter to PUC on rbTechnologies Proposed Solar Facility
ePUC Portal Link to rbTechnologies PUC Application

LUDR Section 5.6 PRDs & PUDs (Current)
LUDR Section 5.6 PUDs (Proposed)
PUD Statute – 24 VSA 4417
VPIC Planned Unit Development Guide

Draft Town Plan Chapter 9-G Scenic Resources Update
Proposed Town Plan Scenic Resources Map Update
Draft Town Plan Telecommunications Section 2021-05-06 (clean)
Draft Town Plan Telecommunications Section 2021-05-06 (with markup)
EM Cell Service Map
Colnes Email of 20210417 – Cell Tower Siting Process
Koss Email of 20210416 – Cell Tower Siting Process

April 29, 2021 Zoning Activity Report
April 15, 2021 Draft Planning Commission Minutes

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The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 6:00 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 committee members and all public participating remotely.

May 5, 2021 CIC Agenda

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May 5, 2021 EM Capital Improvement Committee Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 5895 5131

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Meeting ID: 853 5895 5131
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Documents of Interest:

Draft December 2, 2020 CIC Minutes
Financing Capital Projects
EM Capital Improvement Planning Process
2020 Future Capital Projects Request Memo
Future Capital Projects Questionnaire
FY2020 Capital Reserve Fund Expenditures (Final)
FY2021 Capital Reserve Fund Expenditures (to April 29, 2021)
FY2022 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

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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 MAY 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

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 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