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The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting Monday, September 20, 2021, 7:30 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).

September 20, 2021 SB Agenda

SB May-Sept 2021 Meeting Schedule Notice

Documents of Interest:

President Biden’s Executive Order on Employee Vaccine Mandate
President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan [External Link]
VLCT – OSHA Regulation on Vaccination of Employees at Large Employers
State of VT Memo on COVID-19 Vaccination Attestation/Testing for Executive Branch Employees
State of VT Human Resources Attestation Announcement

For reference purposes, please see below for the UConn Health workforce vaccination mandate with clearly written policy, procedures and exemption documents:

UConn Health COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Policy
UConn Health COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Procedures
UConn Health COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Medical Exemption or Deferral Request
UConn Health COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Religious Exemption Request

Other sample documents for an employee vaccination mandate (SHRM refers to the Society for Human Resources Management):

Santa Clara County, CA Memo on COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
SHRM Sample – Mandatory Vaccination Policy
SHRM Sample – Medical Exemption Request Form
SHRM Sample – Religious Accommodation Request Form

 

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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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 will be sent out by 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