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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting Monday, November 29, 2021, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. East Montpelier has resumed in-person meetings. Effective August 13, 2021 the Selectboard has reinstated a mask mandate, which will be in effect for this meeting. 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 Bruce Johnson (manager@eastmontpeliervt.org; 802-223-3313 x 204).

November 29, 2021 SB Agenda
November 29, 2021 SB Annotated Agenda

EM SB Dec 2021 – Feb 2022 Meeting Schedule Notice

Documents of Interest:

FY2023 Preliminary EM Staff Costs
FY2023 Preliminary EM Selectboard Budget
2018 East Montpelier Charter
2015 EM Treasurer Job Description
2017 EM TAZA Job Description
2017 EM Town Clerk Job Description
17 VSA 2651a Constables
17 VSA 2651b Auditors
17 VSA 2651c Listers
EM Organizational Chart
EM Internal Financial Controls
Hardwick 2021 Town Manager Job Description
Hardwick Business Manager Job Description
Hardwick Payroll Administrator Job Description

S-0001 As Passed by Both House and Senate Unofficial
VLCT’s Face Covering Rule Toolkit [External Link]

 

As of August 13, 2021, the March 16, 2020 East Montpelier Selectboard order, as altered by subsequent amendments and revisions, regarding municipal operations during the Covid-19 pandemic is replaced by the following order:

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

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

Covid-19 Information

 

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November 29, 2021 EM Selectboard Meeting
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The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a public hearing and meeting Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. The hearing & 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).

December 1, 2021 Capital Improvement Committee Agenda

 

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Documents of Interest:

November 2, 2021 Draft Capital Improvement Committee Minutes
FY2023 Capital Budget Plan Draft for December 1, 2021 Public Hearing

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The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). The public and DRB 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 DRB 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).

December 7, 2021 DRB Warning

 

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Documents of Interest:

21-062 The Hanger Building Application
21-062 Boundary Adjustment Plat
04-087 Bennett Variance
09-035 Bennett Permit

21-032 R&J East Montpelier LLC Zoning Application
21-032 R&J East Montpelier LLC Landscape & Lighting Plan
21-032 R&J East Montpelier LLC Plan Set
21-032 R&J East Montpelier LLC Plan Set September 2021 Update
21-032 R&J East Montpelier LLC Flood Zone Review Packet
Elevation Certificate for 1528 US Rte. 2
August 27, 2021 Construction Estimate
September 3, 2021 Regional Floodplain Manager Comments
Updated A8 Floodproofing Details
Updated F1 Flood Design Basis
Updated Flood Elevation Certificate – Proposed
1528 US Rte. 2 Project Review Sheet
VTrans Access Permit for R&J East Montpelier LLC
Zoning Permit 10-025 DRB Decision
Zoning Permit 16-038 DRB Decision

September 7, 2021 Draft DRB Minutes
September 7, 2021 Revised Draft DRB Minutes
October 5, 2021 Draft DRB Minutes

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Don Welch, the long-serving East Montpelier Treasurer, has announced his intention to retire in mid-2022. In accordance with the East Montpelier Charter the Selectboard is seeking members to serve on the selection committee. The committee will be composed of:

• One Selectboard member
• Three other town officers whose positions work closely with the treasurer
• Three other persons, including one certified public accountant

The committee’s responsibilities include the investigation and interviewing of candidates for the treasurer position. The committee ultimately forwards on to the Selectboard the names of those applicants deemed qualified for the job.

If you would like to be considered for a slot on the selection committee 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

Other than the CPA and any non-resident town officers, candidates must be East Montpelier residents. The Selectboard will consider candidates for the selection committee at its December 6, 2021 meeting.

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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 was 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.

2021 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