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November 6, 2018 General Election

The 2018 General Election will be held November 6, 2018. East Montpelier voting will be conducted at the East Montpelier Elementary School, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Early & absentee balloting is underway. For more information on voting and voter registration, please contact EM Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre, 223-3313×201 or eastmonttct@comcast.net

Sample East Montpelier General Election Ballot

The election warning and current checklist will be posted soon.

 

From the Secretary of State’s Office:

Eligible Vermonters can register to vote by mail, at their local town clerk’s office, or online at: Register to Vote Online.

Early/absentee voting program: Vermonters can now go online to their “My Voter Page” to request an absentee ballot: My Voter Page. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 5th at 5:00 p.m. and all ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, 2018, or brought directly to the polling place at East Montpelier Elementary School on Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, 2018, no later than 7:00 p.m.

 

October 2, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on October 2, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

October 2, 2018 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

18-039 Isaak Subdivision Application
18-039 Isaak Subdivision Plat
18-041 Antonovich Subdivision Application
18-041 Antonovich Subdivision Plat
18-042 O’Hare Subdivision Application
18-042 O’Hare Subdivision Plat
18-031 Carriveau Application

 

September 10, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on Monday, September 10, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at the town office building. This is the only meeting in September, replacing the scheduled September 3rd (canceled due to Labor Day) and 17th meetings.

September 10, 2018 SB Agenda
September 10, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Stormwater Master Plan Preliminary Projects Ranking Overview Map
EM Stormwater Master Plan Preliminary Projects Summary Sheets
EM Stormwater Master Plan Preliminary Projects Ranking Worksheet
FY2020 Funding Request Application
Preliminary FY2020 Funding Request Worksheet
Draft EM FY2019 Municipal Planning Grant Application
EM FY2019 Municipal Planning Grant Resolution
Quaker Road Culvert VTrans Structures Grant Amendment Agreement
2019 VLCT Draft Municipal Policy
Draft 2018 EM Purchasing Policy

 

Mallory Brook Property Hunting Permit Lottery

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

Permit applications are available August 31, 2018 to September 28, 2018 at the East Montpelier Town Clerk’s Office. Permit Fee of $10.00 due when request is submitted. Applicant must have valid VERMONT Hunting License when applying for Permit.

2018 Mallory Brook Lottery Notice
2018 Mallory Brook Permit Application

DRAWING DATE: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at Town Clerk’s Office at 11:00 a.m. Further information available from Town Clerk’s Office, 223-3313. M-Th 9-5; F 9-Noon.

 

August 20, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, August 20, 2018, 6:40 p.m. at the town office building. Prior to the meeting at 6:00 p.m. the Selectboard will conduct a site visit of the East Montpelier Recreation Field’s entrance area with engineer Rob Townsend. The Selectboard and Recreation Board are evaluating options for both enhancing the area aesthetically and improving the traffic flow and general drainage.

August 20, 2018 SB Agenda
August 20, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft April 2018 Winooski River Tactical Basin Plan
Executive Summary for Draft April 2018 Winooski River Tactical Basin Plan
CVRPC Winooski Basin Plan Fact Sheet
Winooski River Basin Map
2019 VLCT Draft Municipal Policy

Vermont Community Leadership Summit [external link]

 

September 4, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on September 4, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

September 4, 2018 DRB Warning
September 4, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-031 Carriveau Application
18-034 Faulkner Guion Subdivision Application
18-034 Faulkner Guion Subdivision Plat
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Subdivision Decision & Permit Documents
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Request to Reopen
18-012 VTrans Access Letter of Intent for Lot 3A

 

August 14, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. This is essentially a continuation of the August 7th DRB meeting.

August 14, 2018 DRB Agenda
August 7, 2018 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

18-030 WCMHS Application
18-030 WCMHS Architectural Drawing 1
18-030 WCMHS Architectural Drawing 2
18-030 WCMHS Architectural Drawing 3
18-030 WCMHS Updated Project Plans
18-030 WCMHS VTrans LOI

 

2018/19 Property Tax Information

At its August 6, 2018 meeting, the East Montpelier Selectboard set the property tax rates for the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 as follows:

  • Resident (homestead) tax rate: 2.5329; up 0.0284 (1.1%) from last year
  • Non-resident tax rate: 2.2599; up 0.0407 (1.8%) from last year

FY2019 Tax Rate Worksheet

Tax bills will be sent out in mid-to-late August. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by the end of August, need another copy, or have questions about payments, please contact Town Treasurer Don Welch at (802) 223-3313 x 207 or eastmonttr@comcast.net. 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 will be due by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018.

The second installment will be due by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

Payments must be received (postmark is not sufficient) by 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Office Building, 40 Kelton Road, on the due date.

The Town of East Montpelier now 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

Noble Pay Portal

2018 Grand List (a search box will appear by typing, at the same time, the “Control” & “F” keys)

2018 East Montpelier Grand List
2018 East Montpelier Tax Exempt Properties
2018 East Montpelier State-owned Properties

 

August 6, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, August 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

August 6, 2018 SB Agenda
August 6, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2018/19 Tax Rate Worksheet

 

July 23, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on Monday, July 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

July 23, 2018 SB Agenda
July 23, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Recreation Field Roadside Project Narrative
EM Recreation Field Roadside Project Conceptual Design
FY2019 Recreational Grant Application Instructions
FY2019 Recreational Grant Application
EM Recreation Field Roadside Project Current Conditions Map
EM Recreation Field Roadside Project Bowen Estimate Project
EM Recreation Field Roadside Project PC Letter of Support
EM Recreation Field Roadside Project SB Letter of Support
2018 VHCB Grant Reimbursement & Relinquishment
EM to LaPerle Quitclaim Deed
LaPerle to EM Quitclaim Deed
EM & LaPerle Boundary Adjustment Plat
18-021 EM & LaPerle Boundary Adjustment Permit

 

August 7, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

August 7, 2018 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

18-030 WCMHS Application
18-030 WCMHS Project Plans
18-030 WCMHS VTrans LOI
18-031 Carriveau Application

 

August 14, 2018 Primary Election

East Montpelier Results for the 2018 Primary Election:

2018 Primary Election Results

Thank you to all who voted. The General Election will be held Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

The 2018 Primary Election will be held August 14, 2018. East Montpelier voting will be conducted at the EM Elementary School, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Early & absentee balloting is underway. For more information on voting and voter registration, please contact EM Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre, 223-3313×201 or eastmonttct@comcast.net

2018 EM Primary Election Warning

2018 EM Primary Election Voter Checklist as of July 13, 2018

Sample Democratic Party Ballot
Sample Progressive Party Ballot
Sample Republican Party Ballot

 

From the Secretary of State’s Office:

Eligible Vermonters can register to vote by mail, at their local town clerk’s office, or online at: Register to Vote Online.

Early/absentee voting program: Vermonters can now go online to their “My Voter Page” to request an absentee ballot: My Voter Page. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is August 13th and all ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk by 7pm on Election Day.

 

July 9, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on Monday, July 9, 2018 at the town office building.

July 9, 2018 SB Agenda
July 9, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Recreation Field Roadside Project Narrative
EM Recreation Field Roadside Project Conceptual Design
SB Draft Letter of Support for Recreation Board Grant Application
FY2019 Recreational Grant Application Instructions
FY2019 Recreational Grant Application
Revolving Loan Advisory Committee Memo to Selectboard
CIC Future Capital Projects Questionnaire
2018 Unclaimed Property Claim Form
2018 VTrans Better Roads Grant Agreement
June 14, 2018 Friends of Coburn Pond Message to SB & PC
2018 Fairmont Farm Solar Lease Addendum
2018 Fairmont Farm Solar Lease Addendum Site Plan
Attorney Barlow Tax Sale Engagement Letter
2018 MGRP Notice of Intent
2018 Municipal General Roads Permit
Preliminary FY2019 EM Tax Rate Worksheet

 

July 10, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on July 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. Prior to the meeting, at 6:30 p.m. on the 10th the DRB will conduct a site visit at 1420 North Street.

July 10, 2018 DRB Warning
July 10, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-024 Bender 1420 North Street Application
18-024 Bender 1420 North Street Maps

 

June 18, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, June 18, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

June 18, 2018 SB Agenda
June 18, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Design Example for EM Recreation Field Entrance Area
EM Fund Balance Policy
CIC Future Capital Projects Questionnaire
2018 Warrant to Impound
2018 Draft EM Records Management Policy
2018 Draft Records Retention Plan
3035 US Rte. 2 LaPerle Farmhouse Inspection Report
June 14, 2018 Friends of Coburn Pond Message to SB & PC
June 18, 2018 Proposed Appointments

 

Listers Notice to Taxpayers

On May 31, 2018 the East Montpelier Board of Listers lodged the 2018 Grand List with the Town Clerk.

2018 Listers Notice to Taxpayers

The Grand List contains the listing of all taxable properties in the town along with the current assessment of each property. The lodging of this list opens a two-week window in which taxpayers can grieve their current property assessment. Taxpayers whose assessment changed during the past year will receive direct notice of the change and right to grieve. All taxpayers, however, have the right to grieve during this period.

32 V.S.A. §4111(g) reads as follows:

A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance meeting, file with them his objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meeting in person or by his agents or attorneys. Upon the hearing of such grievance the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.

The grievance hearing will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the East Montpelier Town Office from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Grievances can be submitted in writing to the listers on or before the date of the grievance hearing. You may call (223-3313) or come into the East Montpelier Town Office between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to noon on Friday to make an appointment to present your grievance in person.

For more information, please see the State of Vermont handbook on the tax appeal process:

2009 Tax Appeal Handbook

 

Quaker Road Culvert Replacement Project Construction Bid Notice

The Town of East Montpelier invites contractors to bid on the Quaker Road Culvert Replacement Project. The culvert is located on Quaker Road a half mile west of the road’s intersection with US Rte. 2 in East Montpelier Village. The town held a pre-construction bid meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018, 9:00 a.m. at the site. We recommended that all interested contractors attend the pre-bid conference; 8 contractors attended. Bids will be due Monday, June 4, 2018, 4:00 p.m. at the East Montpelier Town Office.

Quaker Road Culvert Project Invitation to Bid

Documents of Interest:

Quaker Road Culvert Project Bid Proposal Form
Quaker Road Culvert Project Contractor’s Bid sheet
Quaker Road Culvert Project Plans
Quaker Road Culvert Project Location Map
Quaker Road Culvert Project Stream Alteration Permit

Information discussed at the May 24th Pre-Bid Conference:

1. The plans available above are the final plans with complete culvert information. If you downloaded a set of plans prior to Tuesday (May 22nd) evening, you may not have the most current version. Chase & Chase Surveyors is providing the design data service for this project and will provide the information in whatever format best fits the chosen contractor’s methodology.
2. The culvert will be provided by the town. The new 66″-diameter culvert will be in three segments (20′, 20′, 21′) and the contractor will have to put the segments together. The existing 24″-diameter pipe will remain the property of the town. The contractor will be responsible for loading the removed culvert onto a town vehicle for removal from the site.
3. The state wetlands permit has not yet been received. The application is in process. If anything changes prior to the June 4th bid submission deadline, the information will be available on this web page. The selected contractor will be kept informed as to the progress of the permit process.
4. The owners of the outlet (south) side of the culvert, Robert & Rebekah Brown, are interested in receiving some/all of the residual fill from this project. The Browns are also willing to provide a staging area for the project. The chosen contractor will need to work closely with the Browns. One possible amenity that could be provided by the contractor would be to provide a flatter access from the Brown driveway onto Quaker Road to help alleviate the concern that the new guardrail will inhibit sight lines.
5. Dig Safe has located active telephone (FairPoint/Consolidated) and cable (Comcast) lines on the north side of the road right-of-way. There are also lines running along the south side (see pictures below from the 2011 May storm damage), but those lines are currently unclaimed by any utility.

2011 Quaker Road Culvert Outlet Photo 1
2011 Quaker Road Culvert Outlet Photo 2

6. There is a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet version of the Contractor’s Bid Sheet that is set up with formulas to do the totals per item and final total calculations. If a contractor wants a copy of the spreadsheet, contact Doug Newton at newtontechnicalservices@charter.net.
7. A completed Contractor’s Bid Sheet must be submitted with the Bid Proposal Form. Bid documents are due by Monday, June 4th, 4:00 p.m. at the East Montpelier Town Office.
8. The project is permitted under the state’s general stream alteration permit. In stream work is limited to the period July 1 to October 1.
9. The project is expected to be constructed during the period July 9 — August 17, 2018. The contractor will be provided up to a 28-day full road closure period during the July 9 — August 17 period. At the end of the 28-day closure, the road is expected to be fully restored and usable by normal traffic. Final off-road work can continue beyond that point.
10. Existing pavement must be removed and disposed of off-site. Contractor is responsible for painting the center and side lines when repaving is complete.

 

May 21, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

May 21, 2018 SB Agenda
May 21, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2018 EM Records Retention Plan
2018 EM Records Management Policy
2013 (Current) EM Land Records System Agreement
2018 (Proposed) EM Land Records System Agreement
EM Recreation Field Proposed Entrance Design
2018 Draft Delinquent Tax Collection Policy
Proposed 2018 EM Town Plan

Outside links to NEMRC Data Link Options for Web Map Service:

NEMRC Web Data Information
NEMRC Web Data for Essex Town [Click “submit” to access data]

 

June 5, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

June 5, 2018 DRB Warning
June 5, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-012 Fairmont Dairy Application
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Subdivision Plat
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Natural & Physical Features
18-012 Fairmont Dairy Slope Zone Analysis

 

June 4, 2018 Selectboard Hearing & Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold its second, and likely final, public hearing on the proposed 2018 Town Plan on Monday, June 4, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. At 7:00 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the hearing, whichever comes later, the Selectboard will hold a special (due to the altered start time) regular meeting to discuss feedback received at the hearing, consider adoption of the town plan, and handle other business.

June 4, 2018 Hearing on Town Plan
June 4, 2018 SB Agenda
June 4, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Report on 2018 Town Plan
Proposed 2018 EM Town Plan
2013 EM Town Plan
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2013 EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public comment on the Draft 2018 Town Plan will be taken until June 4, 2018. For more information or to provide comment on the draft plan, please contact:

Bruce Johnson
EM Town Administrator
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

 

May 7, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, May 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. At 6:00 p.m. there will be a meeting of the East Montpelier Board of Health (Selectboard plus town health officer) to discuss a situation of concern.

May 7, 2018 SB Agenda
May 7, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Quaker Road Culvert Replacement Design
2010 EM Recreation Board Manual
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Athletic Policies

 

May 14, 2018 Selectboard Hearing & Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold the first of at least two public hearings on the proposed 2018 Town Plan on Monday, May 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. At 7:30 p.m. or immediately after the conclusion of the hearing, whichever comes later, the Selectboard will hold a special meeting to discuss feedback received at the hearing, develop next steps in the town plan adoption process, and handle other business.

May 14, 2018 Hearing on Town Plan
May 14, 2018 SB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Report on 2018 Town Plan
Proposed 2018 EM Town Plan
2013 EM Town Plan
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2013 EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

Public comment on the Draft 2018 Town Plan will be taken until June 4, 2018. For more information or to provide comment on the draft plan, please contact:

Bruce Johnson, EM Town Administrator
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

 

2018 Green Up Day

Green Up Vermont! 2018 Green Up Day is coming on Saturday, May 5, 2018. This will be the perfect day to spend a few hours picking up litter around your neighborhood.

Once again the town will operate a drop-off site at the East Montpelier Elementary School’s teacher parking lot from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Be sure to separate recyclables/redeemables (bottles and cans) from regular trash. The always-popular green trash bags will be available at the town office building, Plainfield Hardware, Dudley’s Store, EMES, the Adamant Co-op, and many other locations.

Lunch will be provided for hungry litter pickers in the EMES cafeteria from 11:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Chris Racanelli is our very able Green Up Day Coordinator. You can reach him at 793-6687.

It’s now possible to coordinate group clean-ups with Green Up Day’s new mobile app which focuses on bringing people and their cleanup efforts together. The app allows groups of friends, families, or business employees organize, map, and communicate their group clean ups. Please remember that bags have to be dropped off at EMES and cannot be left roadside.

Green Up Vermont for Mobile Devices
Green Up Vermont App Flyer

Chris has created a team for East Montpelier titled East Montpelier Elementary School Parking Lot. You can add your names and the areas you plan to clean up. This will help prevent overlap on areas that have already been cleaned. The Cub Scouts are doing Putnam and Kelton Roads.

General Green Up Day information is available at the Green Up Vermont website (off-site link): Green Up Vermont

 

April 23, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on April 23, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The Selectboard is holding its April meetings on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, rather than the normal 1st & 3rd.

April 23, 2018 SB Agenda
April 23, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda
SB April 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice

Documents of Interest:

Draft 2018 Town Plan PC Final
2018 East Montpelier Local Emergency Operations Plan
2018 EM LEOP Appendix B7 Animal Resources
2010 EM Recreation Board Manual
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
Draft 2018 EM Recreation Board Athletic Policies
2018 NEMRC Disaster Recovery Agreement
2018 WEC Ballot and Authorization to Vote

 

May 1, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

May 1, 2018 DRB Warning
May 1, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-007 Rice Subdivision Application
18-007 Rice Subdivision Plat
18-004 Morris Application
18-004 Morris Site Plan
18-004 Morris VTrans Letter of Intent to Issue Access Permit
18-004 Morris Fence-Mounted Light
18-004 Morris & 18-005 Morris Properties LLC Pole-Mounted Light
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Application
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Site Plan
18-005 Morris Properties LLC VTrans Letter of Intent to Issue Access Permit

 

Seeking Zoning Rewrite Steering Committee Members

Interested in Zoning?

Over the next 18 months, the Planning Commission (PC) will be updating the zoning for East Montpelier, and you have a chance to participate in this important process. As the town plan is updated periodically to reflect current conditions, land uses, and new goals and visions, the zoning is adjusted to allow the new vision to be realized. In phase one of this two-phase undertaking, the zoning will be developed for the East Montpelier Village. Phase two will update the town-wide zoning, which includes zoning district boundaries, minimum lot sizes, setbacks, etc.

The PC will appoint up to five resident members of the Steering Committee, and that business will be first on the agenda for the twice-monthly PC meetings during the zoning process, and no separate Steering Committee meetings are expected to be held. The PC hopes to create a committee that is forward-thinking and represents a wide range of community viewpoints.

If you would like to be considered for the Steering Committee or simply want more information, please contact:

Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town Administrator
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

Applicants should, at a minimum, submit a detailed letter of interest. The PC will consider appointments at its April 19, 2018 meeting.

 

April 9, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

On Monday, April 9, 2018, the East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the town office building. The Selectboard is holding its April meetings on the 2nd & 4th Mondays of the month, rather than the normal 1st & 3rd.

April 9, 2018 SB Agenda
April 9, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda
SB April 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice

Documents of Interest:

Notice of East Montpelier Representatives to Central VT Internet Position Vacancies
Draft 2018 Town Plan PC Final
Proposed EM 2018 MPG Contract with PlaceSense for Consultant Services
Murray Road Vicious Dog Complaint
Proposed Recreation Board Grant Application to US Lacrosse First Stick Program
2018 County Road Paving Grant Application
FY2019 EM Annual Highway Financial Plan
2018 Standards EM Certification of Compliance
2013 EM Road & Bridge Standards
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Minutes

 

Seeking Central VT Internet Representatives

As a result of the 2018 Town Meeting actions by numerous central Vermont towns, including East Montpelier, a new communications union district known as Central Vermont Internet is in the process of formation. The purpose of the district is to provide community-based, high speed internet service to central Vermont. Each member town now needs to appoint a representative and alternate to the new district’s governing board. East Montpelier is seeking applicants for those two slots and would also like to develop a list of candidates for committee posts that may be available as the district develops, such as advisory board representatives in technical, financial, fundraising, and outreach areas.

If you would like to be considered for these positions or simply want more information, please contact:

Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town Administrator
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
(802) 223-3313 x 204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

Applicants should, at a minimum, submit a detailed letter of interest. The Selectboard will consider appointments at the April 9, 2018 board meeting. All applicants are invited to participate in this discussion, which will occur at 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

Documents of Interest:

30 V.S.A. Chapter 82
30 V.S.A. §202(c)
Central VT Internet March 2018 Call to Action

 

17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Coming soon: the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for East Montpelier residents and their extended families. Sponsored by the East Montpelier Recreation Board.

When: Saturday, March 24th at 10:00 a.m. sharp

Where: We will meet at the ball field again this year. The Easter Egg hunt will take place on the recreation field as well as in the back of the school. The fields are quite snowy and will likely still be on the 24th; please dress your children accordingly.

There will be age appropriate groups for children up through the 6th grade. We hope to see you there.

We are also looking for volunteers to help hide the eggs and set up for the event. If interested, please arrive at the school at 9:00 AM on March 24th.

 

April 3, 2018 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

April 3, 2018 DRB Warning
April 3, 2018 DRB Agenda

Documents of Interest:

18-003 Rauh Application
18-003 Rauh Subdivision Plat
18-004 Morris Application
18-004 Morris Site Plan
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Application
18-005 Morris Properties LLC Site Plan
18-006 Crossroads Christian Church Application
Rice Subdivision Plat for Sketch Plan Review

 

March 19, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 19, 2018 SB Agenda
March 19, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

2018 VT State Police Contract
EM Water Planning Loan Amended Payment Schedule
2018 Draft SB Rules of Transaction
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Minutes
Central VT Internet March 2018 Call to Action
Draft 2018 Town Plan (March Hearing Version)
Proposed Selectboard Appointments for March 19, 2018

 

2018 Town Meeting Election Results

2018 Town Meeting Day Town & School District Election Results

2018 Town Meeting Day U-32 School District Election Results

Thank you to all who attended Town Meeting &/or voted in the Australian Ballot portion of the proceedings. As always, special thanks to Colin McCaffrey for his double duty of sound management and master of the microphone (with the able assistance of our boy scout volunteers), as well as to Sue Racanelli and her team of potluck lunch volunteers.

 

March 5, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 5, 2018 SB Agenda
March 5, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft 2018 Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
2010 Recreation Board Manual of Policies & Procedures
2017 CVRPC Report for East Montpelier
EM Village Sidewalk Project Site Investigation Agreement
VTrans County Road Sign Package Grant Agreement
VTrans County Road Sign Package as Authorized by EM Selectboard
Draft 2018 Town Plan (March Hearing Version)

2018 Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 6, 2018, starting at 9:30 a.m. in the EMES gym. The town & school reports, town & school warnings, information on voter registration, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

Central VT ISP FAQs
Projected FY2019 Tax Rates
2018 Town Meeting Potluck
2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

 

March 22, 2018 PC Public Hearing

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing on the draft 2018 East Montpelier Town Plan on Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building. The PC will present the draft plan and take questions/comments from the public.

Hearing Notice & Planning Commission Report on 2018 Town Plan
Draft 2018 EM Town Plan

Referenced Documents:

2013 EM Town Plan
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2013 EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

For more information on the draft plan, or to make comments on the document, contact Jean Vissering, PC Chair (802-223-3262), or Julie Potter, PC Vice-chair (802-262-6119). Public comment on the Draft 2018 Town Plan will be taken until April 5, 2018. Written comment can be sent to: Planning Commission, PO Box 157, East Montpelier, VT 05651; or by email to: eastmontadmin@comcast.net. The Draft 2018 Town Plan is available for review at the town office building at 40 Kelton Road.

Immediately after the conclusion of the public hearing the PC will hold a special meeting.

March 22, 2018 PC Agenda

 

February 19, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The first part of this meeting is a joint session with the Calais Selectboard to discuss methods to work with the East Montpelier Fire Department on the development of financial accounting and capital plan presentations that better meet the needs of the communities. Right after the joint session our state representative, Kimberly Jessup, will hold a conversation with board members (and the public, of course!) on current legislative activities.

February 19, 2018 SB Agenda
February 19, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Joint Board Letter to EMFD
CIC Letter Concerning EMFD to Selectboards
Conceptual Version of EMFD Capital Plan
2019 CAI Tax Map Services Agreement
Draft 2018 Town Plan (March Hearing Version)

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. The school reports, town & school warnings, information on voter registration, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

Projected FY2019 Tax Rates
2018 Town Meeting Potluck
2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

 

2018 Town Meeting Information

This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2018 Town Meeting

The warnings & petitions are in and the ballots are set for 2018 Town Meeting.

2018 Town Meeting Checklist (as of February 2, 2018)
2018 Town Meeting Notice To Voters
2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
2018 EMES Warning
2018 U-32 Warning

Other items of interest:

Projected FY2019 Tax Rates
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

We have candidates, but no competition, for every major office up for election.

More information on 2018 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2018 Town Meeting
We’ll continue to post materials as they become available.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with Town Meeting Day’s potluck lunch. Please contact Coordinator Sue Racanelli (225-6032 or racanellis@gmx.com) for more information.

If you have any questions about any election issues, such as absentee ballots, 2018 Town Meeting voting, or voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at the town office (eastmonttct@comcast.net; 223-3313 x 201).

The VT Secretary of State also offers voter services: “My Voter Page” to, among other things, request an absentee ballot or simply check on your registration; “Vermont Online Voter Registration” to register to vote online.

 

 

 

 

 

Draft 2018 Town Plan Public Forum

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a public forum before its regular meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Emergency Services Facility (the new fire station; 54 Village Acres). The forum starts at 7:00 p.m., with the PC meeting following at around 8:00 p.m. This will be an informal public forum to discuss the Draft 2018 Town Plan; the mandated formal public hearing will occur sometime in March. All comments and questions are welcome. Refreshments will be provided. We will present a brief summary of significant changes, and then open the meeting up to your questions and comments. Copies of the Plan will be available at the meeting. Feel free to submit comments via phone or email as well to jeanviss@attglobal.net &/or 223-3262.

February 1, 2018 PC Agenda

Draft 2018 Town Plan (February 1, 2018 Public Forum)

 

RFQ for Consultant Services

The Town of East Montpelier is seeking a consultant to assist the EM Planning Commission update the East Montpelier Land Use & Development Regulations. The town received a Municipal Planning Grant from the VT Agency of Commerce & Community Development for this project.

RFQ for 2018 MPG Consultant Services

Statements of Qualifications are due by 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

For more information, please contact:

C. Bruce Johnson
East Montpelier Town & Zoning Administrator
(802) 223-3313×204
eastmontadmin@comcast.net

 

January 29, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting on January 29, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. The main purpose of the meeting is to finalize documents for 2018 Town Meeting.

January 29, 2018 SB Agenda
January 29, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

 

February 5, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on February 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

February 5, 2018 SB Agenda
February 5, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Updated Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
2010 Recreation Board Manual of Policies & Procedures
2018 EM Highway Mileage Certificate
2018 Draft Traffic Ordinance
Towne Hill Road Intersection Study Final Report
CIC Letter to Selectboards

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

2018 EM Town Meeting Warning
FY2019 EM Selectboard Budget Final
FY2019 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard

The Selectboard is continuing its work on the update of the town’s hazard mitigation plan. This plan is designed to guide the town’s efforts to improve our disaster resiliency, mostly focused on our roads infrastructure and floodplain management. The plan is a FEMA expectation and required if the town wants to participate in federal hazard mitigation grant opportunities. Public input through direct participation in the plan development or by giving feedback on the various draft plan iterations is vital.

Smith Annotated EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Review Tool for EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Plan Review Tool – Decoded
FEMA Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide

 

January 22, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on January 22, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. This is a make-up meeting for the canceled January 15, 2018 regular meeting. This meeting was canceled due to inclement weather.

East Montpelier Selectboard December 2017 – January 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice
January 22, 2018 SB Agenda
January 22, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Draft Updated Recreation Board Policies & Procedures
2010 Recreation Board Manual of Policies & Procedures
2018 Draft Traffic Ordinance
FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

The Selectboard is continuing its work on the update of the town’s hazard mitigation plan. This plan is designed to guide the town’s efforts to improve our disaster resiliency, mostly focused on our roads infrastructure and floodplain management. The plan is a FEMA expectation and required if the town wants to participate in federal hazard mitigation grant opportunities. Public input through direct participation in the plan development or by giving feedback on the various draft plan iterations is vital.

Smith Annotated EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Review Tool for EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Plan Review Tool – Decoded
FEMA Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide

 

January 8, 2018 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting on January 8, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building. This is a make-up meeting for the canceled January 1, 2018 regular meeting.

East Montpelier Selectboard December 2017 – January 2018 Meeting Schedule Notice
January 8, 2018 SB Agenda
January 8, 2018 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Efficiency VT PACE Program Update Letter
Notice of January 26, 2018 Tax Sale
FY2019 Draft EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2018 Town Meeting Warning

2018 Town Meeting is right around the corner. Information on town meeting, voter registration, the petition process, and more is available here:

2018 Town Meeting

The Selectboard is continuing its work on the update of the town’s hazard mitigation plan. This plan is designed to guide the town’s efforts to improve our disaster resiliency, mostly focused on our roads infrastructure and floodplain management. The plan is a FEMA expectation and required if the town wants to participate in federal hazard mitigation grant opportunities. Public input through direct participation in the plan development or by giving feedback on the various draft plan iterations is vital.

Smith Annotated EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
EM Local Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Review Tool for EM Hazard Mitigation Plan
FEMA Plan Review Tool – Decoded
FEMA Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide