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November 10, 2020 Funding Request Study Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Funding Request Study Committee will hold a meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. to receive presentations from organizations requesting town appropriations for the FY2022 budget cycle and to then determine recommended appropriations. 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.

November 10, 2020 Funding Request Study Committee Agenda

 

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November 10, 2020 EM Funding Request Study Committee Meeting

Meeting ID: 862 4386 7748

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Documents of Interest:

FY2022 Funding Request Worksheet Preliminary
FY2021 East Montpelier Funding Report
November 13, 2019 Draft EM Funding Request Study Committee Minutes
FY2022 Funding Request Application

The individual organization funding requests can be seen here:

Funding Request Study Committee

 

October 26, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting Monday, October 26, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

October 26, 2020 SB Agenda
October 26, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

 

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October 26, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 894 4160 1821

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Documents of Interest:

Champlain Valley Equipment Snowblower Quote
Champlain Valley Equipment Snowblower Quote #2
John Deere Snowblower Quote
Pete’s Equipment Snowblower Quote
Example of Little Lending Library
October 26, 2020 EM Selectboard Expense Warrant

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

October 19, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, October 19, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

October 19, 2020 SB Agenda
October 19, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

 

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October 19, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 8535 2293

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Documents of Interest:

October 5, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
Town of East Montpelier – 2021 Medical Plan Comparison
2021 BCBSVT Small Group Plans
2021 MVP Small Group Plans
October 19, 2020 EM Treasurer’s Report
FY2020 Draft EM External Audit
October 19, 2020 EM Delinquent Tax Report
Proposed FY2021 Officer Stipends
2021 EAB Municipal Grant Program
CVSWMD 2020 Solid Waste Implementation Plan Public Hearing Notice
CVSWMD 2020 Solid Waste Implementation Plan
CVSWMD FY2022 Budget Hearing Information Packet
East Montpelier, Vermont Grant Agreement (CTCL Covid-19 Grant Program)
Center for Tech and Civic Life Covid-19 Grant Program [External link]
October 14, 2020 EM Selectboard Expense Warrant
October 19, 2020 EM Selectboard Expense Warrant
Champlain Valley Equipment Snowblower Quote
Pete’s Equipment Snowblower Quote
Notice of Wastewater Permit Application Overshadowing Tinkham Cemetery
October 15, 2020 Zoning Activity Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

October 15, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, October 15, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

October 15, 2020 PC Agenda

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October 15, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 860 0264 8007

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Medium Density Residential District 101520
Village Residential District 101520
Village Mixed Use District 101520
District Dimensions Comparison 090320
October 15, 2020 ZA Report
October 1, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
Community Wildlife Series

 

October 12, 2020 Recreation Board Meeting

The East Montpelier Recreation Board will hold a meeting Monday, October 12, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

October 12, 2020 Recreation Board Agenda

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Meeting ID: 886 1612 1275
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Documents of Interest:

September 14, 2020 Recreation Board Draft Minutes

 

October 5, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, October 5, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

October 5, 2020 SB Agenda
October 5, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

 

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October 5, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 820 4054 8962

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Documents of Interest:

September 14, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
2020 EM Village Sidewalk Plowing Bid
2020-21 Draft Winter Roads Policy
Invitation to Participate in Municipal Roads Grants-in-Aid Program
Initial FY2021 Municipal Roads GIA Program Offers
FY2021 Municipal Roads GIA Program Letter of Intent
VLCT Municipal Policy Discussion plus VERB & PACIF Meeting Reviews
2021 VLCT PACIF Renewal Application
Town Health Officer Manual
State Reportable & Communicable Diseases Rule
FY2020 Draft EM External Audit
September 22, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
October 5, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

November 3, 2020 General Election

The 2020 General Election will be held November 3, 2020. East Montpelier voting will be conducted at the EM Elementary School, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. For the health and safety of all, masks/face coverings are REQUIRED at this polling place. You are encouraged to leave non-voting members of your household and children at home due to social distancing protocols.

2020 General Election Warning

2020 General Election Sample Ballot

2020 General Election Checklist (as of September 30, 2020)

General Election Ballots have been, as of September 30, 2020, mailed by the VT Secretary of State’s office to all active, as of September 2, 2020, East Montpelier voters. The town will handle the mailing of absentee ballots for those who register or alter their registration after September 2, 2020.

You can return your voted ballot three ways:

  • Mail by USPS (please do not mail ballots after October 24, 2020)
  • Deliver the ballot directly to the town office and deposit it in the new secure drop box next to the handicap ramp or, if you would prefer, during business hours (9-5 M-Th; 9-noon F) you can hand the ballot to the clerk (the office remains closed to the public, so you will need to call when you arrive so that the clerk can either meet you at the door or in the parking lot)
  • On Election Day, you must bring the ballot to the polling location at EMES

If you receive an absentee ballot but still wish to vote in person on November 3, 2020 at EMES, please bring your ballot with you. If you have lost your ballot, a replacement will be provided.

 

For more information on voting and voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre (223-3313×201; clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org) or Municipal Assistant Denise Sparrow (223-3313×202; office@eastmontpeliervt.org).

 

The League of Women Voters of Vermont has provided some handy absentee ballot voting tips:

1. Mark your ballot oval with a blue or black pen. Do not use any other color pen or magic marker.

2. Your ballot comes with two envelopes. Place your marked ballot in the Voted Ballot Envelope and seal it.

3. Complete the requested information on the Certificate

– Your full formal name. No nicknames.
– Your town or city of residence
– Your signature (super important!) and date

If you forget to do this or you do not complete all of the required information, your ballot will be disqualified and not counted. And, we do not want this to happen – EVER!

4. Place the voted ballot envelope in the outer envelope and mail it or drop it off at your Town/City Clerk’s office. To ensure that your ballot gets to the Clerk’s office in time, mail it before October 24. Otherwise, you can personally drop your ballot off at the Town/City Clerk’s office before the close of business on November 2nd or you can take your ballot to the polls before 7 p.m. on Election Day.

5. Track your ballot — visit your “My Voter Page” (see below) – it will show the date your ballot was received by your Town/City Clerk.

 

Click on the pictures below to visit the VT Secretary of State’s pages to register to vote or access your personalized voter page where you can, among other things, check on your registration status or track your absentee ballot.

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

October 1, 2020 PC Agenda

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October 1, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 849 5609 8931

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Medium Density Residential District 100120
Village Mixed Use District 100120
New Definitions 100120
District Dimensions Comparison 090320
Discussion Topics 100120
October 6, 2020 DRB Agenda
September 17, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
Community Wildlife Series

 

September 28, 2020 BTA & BCA Meeting

The East Montpelier Board of Tax Abatement will hold a meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

The East Montpelier Board of Civil Authority will hold a meeting on Monday, September 28, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. or at the end of the Board of Tax Abatement meeting being held earlier that evening at 6:30 p.m.

Both meetings will be held utilizing Zoom conference services. Participation options can be accessed below.

September 28, 2020 Board of Tax Abatement Agenda
Lawrence, 3070 US Rte. 2 Request for Abatement
Lawrence, 3070 US Rte. 2 Tax Payment History
Lawrence, 3070 US Rte. 2 Parcel Information
Lawrence, 3070 US Rte. 2 Map
2014 VT Secretary of State Handbook on Tax Abatement
2018 VLCT Tax Abatement Info Sheet

September 28, 2020 Board of Civil Authority Agenda
July 7, 2020 Draft Board of Civil Authority Minutes

 

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September 28, 2020 EM BTA & BCA Meeting
Meeting ID: 813 4993 3673

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October 6, 2020 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, October 6, 2020, at 7:00 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

October 6, 2020 DRB Warning
October 6, 2020 DRB Agenda
October 6, 2020 DRB Meeting Memo

 

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October 6, 2020 EM DRB Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 6238 7237

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Documents of Interest:

20-043 Morse Subdivision Application
20-043 Morse Subdivision Plat & Site Plans
24 V.S.A. §4414 [Waiver is #8]
EM Land Use & Development Regulations Section 3.14 Setback Waivers
September 1, 2020 Draft DRB Minutes
September 8, 2020 Draft DRB Minutes
October 6, 2020 Zoning Permit Report

 

Winter Sidewalk Maintenance Request for Bids

The Town of East Montpelier is seeking a contractor to provide winter maintenance for the approximately 2,550-foot East Montpelier Village sidewalk network. The general expectation is that the sidewalks with be plowed and sanded/salted after a significant storm event. The East Montpelier Road Foreman determines when to call in the contractor and defines the scope of work for any particular event.

Bids will be accepted until 3:00 p.m., Monday, October 5, 2020.

2020 Sidewalk Plowing Bid Notice & Bid Form

For more information, please contact:

Bruce Johnson, EM Town Administrator
(802) 223-3313 x 204
manager@eastmontpeliervt.org

 

September 17, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, September 17, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

September 17, 2020 PC Agenda

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September 17, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 870 2689 5850

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Medium Density Residential District 091720
Village Residential District 091720
Village Mixed Use District 091720
District Dimensions Comparison 090320
EM Village Planning Areas
EM Village Master Plan Excerpt
Topics for Village Zoning Amendments 091720
September 15, 2020 ZA Report
October 6, 2020 DRB Warning
September 3, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
NNECAPA Annual Virtual Conference
Community Wildlife Series

 

September 8, 2020 AT&T Balloon Test

AT&T will be conducting a balloon test at 750 Jacobs Road to evaluate the suitability of the location for the siting of a 140′ monopole telecommunications tower. Jacobs Road is at the west side of town, bounded by Horn of the Moon Road to the north and Sparrow Farm Road to the south.

AT&T Balloon Test Notice
Map of 750 Jacobs Road

A webpage has been set up for this project (off-site link): AT&T Balloon Test in East Montpelier

 

September 8, 2020 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting Monday, September 8, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting will include a continuation of the Application 20-034 hearing from September 1, 2020. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). The meeting will be hosted at the town office building with most board members and all public participating remotely.

September 1, 2020 DRB Warning
September 8, 2020 DRB Agenda

 

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September 8, 2020 EM DRB Meeting
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Documents of Interest:

20-034 Henderson 219 Brazier Road Original Application
20-034 Henderson Letter of Application Amendment
20-034 Henderson Amended Site Plan
20-034 Henderson Side-by-Side Site Plans
20-034 Henderson Original Site Plan
20-034 Henderson Site Photos
Old Meeting House Memorial Garden Site Plan

 

September 3, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

September 3, 2020 PC Agenda

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September 3, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 6441 1231

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Mixed Use District 090320
District Dimensions Comparison 090320
Proposal to change lot coverage standards (ZS proposal)
Topics for Village Zoning Amendments 090320
2020 Zoning Guide – Village Center
September 15, 2020 Ash Tree Management Hearing Notice Packet
September 1, 2020 ZA Report
August 20, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
NNECAPA Annual Virtual Conference
Community Wildlife Series

 

Mallory Brook Property Hunting Permit Lottery

Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre conducted the Mallory Brook Property hunting permit lottery on Wednesday, October 7, 2020. The lucky fifteen are revealed below:

Mallory Brook Property Hunting Permit Lottery Results

 

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

Permit applications are available August 28, 2020 to September 25, 2020 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.

2020 Mallory Brook Lottery Notice
2020 Mallory Brook Permit Application

DRAWING DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 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.

 

September 15, 2020 Ash Tree Management Meeting & Hearing

The East Montpelier Resilient Roads Committee will hold a public informational meeting dealing with the emerald ash borer threat and the town’s ash tree management plan on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. At 7:30 p.m. East Montpelier Tree Warden Paul Cate will conduct a public tree hearing on a proposed project involving the removal of ash trees along Dodge & Johnson Roads. The meeting and hearing will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below). The meeting and hearing will be hosted at the town office building with most committee members, Tree Warden Cate and all public participating remotely.

The Tree Warden will accept testimony on the proposed Dodge and Johnson Roads project from interested parties, which includes affected landowners, both at the hearing and in writing at the town office (by mail to 40 Kelton Road, PO Box 157, East Montpelier, VT 05651; by email to manager@eastmontpeliervt.org) on or before the close of business on September 22, 2020.

September 15, 2020 Resilient Roads Committee Notice of Meeting & Hearing
Resilient Roads Committee Narrative on EAB & Ash Tree Management (August 2020 Update)
September 15, 2020 Ash Tree Management Meeting & Hearing Notice Packet

 

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September 15, 2020 EM Resilient Roads Committee Meeting & Tree Warden Hearing
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The town’s ash tree inventory can be seen on the CVRPC web map:

East Montpelier CVRPC Web Map

[For those that don’t fully understand these web maps: the ash tree layer is not “on” by default — you have to turn it on by clicking the box labeled “Ash Tree Inventory”, which just happens to be the top option in the Layers List (the symbol for which looks like three sheets of paper; upper left side of the map). The data doesn’t show up until you zoom in a bit on the map. Once you can successfully see the green/orange/red dots with numbers on them, pick a dot of interest, left click on it, and the specific ash tree inventory data shows up on the first page of the pop-up info block (the other pages will have detailed property info).]

You can see more on ash tree management in light of the emerald ash borer threat along with the committee’s activities here: Roadside Vegetation Management

 

September 14, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting (a normal meeting on an off-schedule date due to Labor Day) Monday, September 14, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

September 14, 2020 SB Agenda

SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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September 14, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 869 2630 8979

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Documents of Interest:

August 24, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
September 15, 2020 VT Traffic Committee Agenda
VTrans US Rte. 2 Reduced Speed Limit Recommendation Packet
VTrans US Rte. 2 Reduced Speed Limit Recommendation
2021 Ash Tree Management Municipal Grant Program
FY2022 Funding Request Worksheet Preliminary
FY2021 Funding Report
FY2022 Funding Request Application
2020 EM Tax Sale Barlow Engagement Letter
Draft 2021-2022 VLCT Municipal Policy
2020 VLCT Annual Meetings Packet
2020 VLCT Town Fair
2020 VLCT Delegate Designation Form
September 10, 2020 Zoning Activity Report

Ash Tree Management Project Information

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

September 2, 2020 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 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.

September 2, 2020 CIC Agenda

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September 2, 2020 EM Capital Improvement Committee Meeting
Meeting ID: 847 7711 7966

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Meeting ID: 847 7711 7966
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Documents of Interest:

FY2022 Capital Budget Plan August 2020 Draft
EM Capital Projects: Ash Tree Management
May 6, 2020 Draft CIC Minutes

 

August 24, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, August 24, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

August 24, 2020 SB Agenda
August 24, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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August 24, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 889 1664 7434

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Documents of Interest:

August 3, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Report
FY2021 Current Budget Status Report
August 17, 2020 Delinquent Tax Report
VTrans US Rte. 2 Reduced Speed Limit Recommendation
2020 EMFD Capital Reserve New Cot Request
August 24, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
August 20, 2020 Zoning Activity Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

August 20, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, August 20, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

August 20, 2020 PC Agenda

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EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Mixed Use District 082020
District Dimensions Comparison 080620
ZA Follow-up Comments on Setbacks
2020 Zoning Guide – Village Center
2020 MPG Annual Report
FY2021 MPG Program Description
August 18, 2020 ZA Report
September 1, 2020 DRB Warning
August 6, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
VPA Webinar – Housing Committees as a Tool to Meet Local Housing Needs
VPA VT Green Streets Guide Trainings
VCDA 2020 Virtual Conference – VT Building Strong Communities
NNECAPA Annual Virtual Conference

 

August 14, 2020 Recreation Board Meeting

The East Montpelier Recreation Board will hold a special meeting Friday, August 14, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

August 14, 2020 Recreation Board Special Meeting Agenda

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2020 EMR Fall Soccer Proposal

 

August 13, 2020 EMFD Presentation

On August 13, 2020 the East Montpelier Fire Department will be providing a budget status and operations update to members of the Calais and East Montpelier Selectboards along with members of the public. The presentation, which will start at 7:00 p.m., will utilize Zoom remote conference services (see below for attendance options).

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Documents of Interest:

FY2020 EMFD Fire Budget Status Final
FY2020 EMFD Ambulance Budget Status Final
FY2020 EMFD Ambulance Revenue Collection
FY2020 EMFD Adjusted Balance Sheet
2020 EMFD All Calls Chart
2020 EMFD Transports Chart

 

September 1, 2020 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a regular meeting Tuesday, September 1, 2020, at 7:00 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

September 1, 2020 DRB Warning
September 1, 2020 DRB Agenda
September 1, 2020 DRB Meeting Memo

 

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Documents of Interest:

20-034 Henderson 219 Brazier Road Application
20-034 Henderson Site Plan
20-034 Henderson Site Photos
Morse Subdivision Documents for Sketch Plan Review
Morse Preliminary Subdivision Plat
Morse Subdivision Affected Property Site Plan
Morse Subdivision Whole Property Site Plan
Current DRB Rules of Procedure
Old Meeting House Memorial Garden Site Plan
September 1, 2020 Zoning Permit Report
July 7, 2020 Draft DRB Minutes

 

2020/21 Property Tax Information

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 will be sent out in early September. If you haven’t received your property tax bill by the end of 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 will be 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

 

August 6, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, August 6, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

August 6, 2020 PC Agenda

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Mixed Use District 080620
District Dimensions Comparison 080620
Lot Coverage Brochure
Zoning Guide 2020 Dimensions
August 4, 2020 ZA Report
July 16, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes

 

August 3, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, August 3, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

August 3, 2020 SB Agenda
August 3, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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Documents of Interest:

July 13, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
FY2021 Property Tax Rate Worksheet
FY2021 EM Education Tax Rate Notice
July 24, 2020 Grand List 411 Form
Homestead Late Filing Penalty Statute
FY2021 Municipal Roads Grants-In-Aid Equipment Program
FY2021 Municipal Roads Program Letter of Intent
Tiger Claw Tractor-mounted Shoulder Disc Attachment
East Montpelier VLCT PACIF Grant Application
Act 137 Digitization Grants Guidelines
July 23, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
August 3, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
July 30, 2020 Zoning Activity Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

July 23, 2020 Resilient Roads Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Resilient Roads Committee will hold a meeting utilizing the Zoom remote conferencing platform on Thursday, July 23, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend by the options listed below.

July 23, 2020 Resilient Roads Committee Agenda

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Documents of Interest:

Interim EM Ash Tree Management Plan
EM Resilient ROW Action Plan
EM Resilient ROW Action Plan Appendices

 

July 16, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, July 16, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

July 16, 2020 PC Agenda

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EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Mixed Use District 071620
District Dimensions Comparison 071620
Notes for Zoning Update 071620
July 14, 2020 ZA Report
July 2, 2020 Draft PC Minutes

 

July 13, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting Monday, July 13, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

July 13, 2020 SB Agenda
July 13, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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Documents of Interest:

Draft June 22, 2020 Selectboard Minutes
Kellogg-Hubbard Library Covid-19 Information
EM CAI GIS Webmap Agreement
2020 Treasurer Financial Management Questionnaire
Preliminary FY2021 Property Tax Rate Worksheet
20-027 Brazier Curb Cut Application
July 13, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
July 9, 2020 Zoning Activity Report
Speed Cart Graffiti
Letter of Appreciation to Selectboard

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

July 7, 2020 Board of Civil Authority Meeting

The East Montpelier Board of Civil Authority will hold a meeting Tuesday, July 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

July 7, 2020 BCA Agenda

 

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January 14, 2020 Draft BCA Minutes

 

July 2, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

July 2, 2020 PC Agenda

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Mixed Use District 070220
24 VSA 4413 – Limitations on Municipal Bylaws
June 30, 2020 ZA Report
July 7, 2020 DRB Warning
June 18, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes
Montpelier Bylaw Change July 13, 2020 Hearing Notice

 

August 11, 2020 Primary Election

The 2020 Primary Election will be held August 11, 2020. East Montpelier voting will be conducted at the EM Elementary School, 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. For the health and safety of all, masks/face coverings are REQUIRED at this polling place. You are encouraged to leave non-voting members of your household and children at home due to social distancing protocols.

Early & absentee balloting for the August Primary is available now. Please call 223-3313 x 201 (Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre) or x 202 (Assistant Clerk Denise Sparrow) to get a ballot sent to you. For more information on voting and voter registration, please contact Rosie at the number above or clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org.

2020 EM Primary Election Warning

Democratic Ballot Sample – 2020 Statewide Primary
Progressive Ballot Sample -2020 Statewide Primary
Republican Ballot Sample -2020 Statewide Primary

 

November General Election Ballots will be automatically mailed to all active voters beginning in late September. No request is needed.

 

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June 22, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting Monday, June 22, 2020, starting at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

June 22, 2020 SB Agenda
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SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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Documents of Interest:

June 1, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
June 16, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
2020 Town Clerk Annual Report on Records Management
2020 Warrant to Impound Unlicensed Dogs
Alternative 2020 Warrant to Impound Unlicensed Dogs
Near End of FY2021 Budget Status Report
EM Fund Balance Policy
SB Proposed Appointments
June 22, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
June 18, 2020 Zoning Activity Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

East Montpelier Selectboard Vacancy

Casey Northrup has decided to step down from the Selectboard effective immediately. Casey’s years of service to the town, both on the Selectboard and on a variety of committees, have been deeply appreciated and we’ll miss his contributions. Please see below for the notice of vacancy:

The East Montpelier Selectboard is seeking to fill a vacancy on the Selectboard through the remainder of the first year of a three-year term. The Selectboard regularly meets twice a month, generally every first and third Monday although during the summer the schedule tends to be more haphazard, with additional meetings as needed. Meetings are usually held starting at 6:30 p.m. at the town office building, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic currently meetings are being held remotely utilizing Zoom conferencing services. Board members receive a small annual stipend in November.

Candidates must be legally qualified voters in East Montpelier.

If you would like to be considered for this position 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

The Selectboard will consider the appointment of a qualified applicant at its July 13, 2020 meeting. Any appointment will end on March 2, 2021. The remaining two years of this three-year Selectboard seat will be up for election on 2021 Town Meeting Day.

 

Notice of Intent to Convey Property

You may recall that last November the Selectboard put out a notice of intent to sell the bulk of the town-owned Old LaPerle Farm parcel at the north end of East Montpelier Village after receiving an unsolicited offer from Marc Fontaine to purchase the property. Although there were no objections raised by the community, the transaction never quite reached the finish line. Recently Mr. Fontaine asked the board to allow Pat Malone to take over as the buyer. The board and Mr. Malone have now signed a purchase and sale agreement for the same $200,000 price as Mr. Fontaine offered. As before, the proposed transfer does not include the old farmhouse section next to the park ‘n ride facility.

Map of Old LaPerle Farm Property
Old LaPerle Farm Property Boundary Adjustment Plat

This is an opportunity to get the property back on the tax rolls and, perhaps, bring some development to EM Village. The Selectboard has the authority to sell town property subject to the power of town residents to essentially veto the board’s decision. Below is the formal notice regarding the intent to convey the parcel.

NOTICE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO THE LEGAL VOTERS OF THE TOWN OF EAST MONTPELIER, pursuant to 24 V.S.A. §1061(a)(1), that the Town of East Montpelier proposes to convey a 46 acre, more or less, parcel of real estate bounded by Sodom Pond Brook and VT Rte. 14 N to the west; the land of Fontaine to the north; the land of Fairmont Farm to the east; and US Rte. 2 to the south.

This property is a portion of the land known as the Old LaPerle Farm Property purchased by the Town at judicial auction in 2015. The property is identified as “Parcel A” on the survey entitled “Boundary Line Adjustment, Town of East Montpelier, 3035 US Route 2, East Montpelier, Vermont”, as recorded in Map Slide 93, Map 418 of the East Montpelier Land Records. The proposed sale price is $200,000.00.

The property will be conveyed under the terms of a proposed Purchase and Sale Agreement between the Town of East Montpelier and Patrick Malone, unless a petition objecting to the conveyance, signed by at least five percent (5%) of the legal voters of the Town of East Montpelier, is presented to the Town Clerk within thirty (30) days of the date of publication and posting of this notice. If such a petition is presented, the East Montpelier Selectboard will cause the question of whether the Town should convey the property at a Special Town Meeting called for that purpose or at the next Annual Town Meeting.

Copies of the proposed Purchase and Sale Agreement are available for inspection at the Town office. Questions may be directed to Town Administrator Bruce Johnson, P.O. Box 157, East Montpelier, Vermont 05651, 223-3313×204 or manager@eastmontpeliervt.org.

The signed version of the notice is here: 2020 Notice to Convey Old LaPerle Farm Parcel

 

July 7, 2020 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a regular meeting Monday, July 7, 2020, at 7:00 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

July 7, 2020 DRB Warning
July 7, 2020 DRB Agenda

 

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Documents of Interest:

20-020 Fitch Subdivision Application
20-020 Fitch Subdivision Plat
20-020 Fitch ANR Natural Resources Atlas Map

 

June 18, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, June 18, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

June 18, 2020 PC Agenda

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
2015 EM Land Use & Development Regulations
Village Mixed Use District 061820
June 15, 2020 ZA Report
July 7, 2020 DRB Warning
June 4, 2020 Draft Planning Commission Minutes

 

June 16, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a special meeting Tuesday, June 16, 2020, with a start time of 7:00 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

June 16, 2020 SB Agenda

SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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Documents of Interest:

Notice to Convey LaPerle Property
Old LaPerle Farm Property Purchase & Sale Agreement
Old LaPerle Farm Property Boundary Adjustment Plat
East Montpelier, VT Federal Emergency Aid Resolution
Cross VT Trail Easement over Fairmont Dairy Property Update

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

June 8, 2020 Recreation Board Meeting

The East Montpelier Recreation Board will hold a meeting Monday, June 8, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

June 8, 2020 Recreation Board Agenda

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Documents of Interest:

May 11, 2020 Recreation Board Draft Minutes
May 22, 2020 Recreation Board Draft Minutes

 

2020 Listers Notice to Taxpayers

On June 3, 2020 the East Montpelier Listers lodged the 2020 Grand List with the Town Clerk.

2020 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.

Grievance hearings will be held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Grievances must be submitted in writing and received at the town office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. We recommend using the following form, but it is not mandatory.

Application for Grievance

Submit the grievance request to:

East Montpelier Listers
PO Box 157
East Montpelier, VT 05651
– or –
listers@eastmontpeliervt.org
– or –
Use the drop slot at the rear entrance to the town office at 40 Kelton Road

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year we will be conducting the grievance hearings by remote means (by phone or Zoom conferencing service). Once we receive your request for a hearing we will contact you to determine an agreeable methodology for holding your hearing.

If you have questions, please contact the listers at (802) 223-3313×206 or listers@eastmontpeliervt.org.

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

2009 Tax Appeal Handbook

 

June 4, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

June 4, 2020 PC Agenda

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June 4, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 835 2856 1185

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2017 EM Village Master Plan
June 4, 2020 Village Zoning Discussion Questions
June 2, 2020 ZA Report
Draft May 21, 2020 Planning Commission Minutes
EM PC Article for August 2020 EM Signpost

 

EM Village Sidewalk Project

After nearly a decade of planning and essentially waiting our turn, construction on the main component of the East Montpelier Village sidewalk project is underway. JP Sicard is the contractor with Stantec providing construction inspection services. The town-owned Old LaPerle Farmhouse site at the north end of the village will serve as the project’s staging area. The current schedule targets August 25, 2020 as the completion date.

Much of the work will be along the sides of the US Rte. 2/VT Rte. 14 corridor, but there will a significant amount of work intruding at least partially into a travel lane, so there will be traffic disruptions off-and-on throughout the next three months. This should be a weekday, daytime issue — there is no weekend or night work planned at this point.

For the week of June 1-5 you should expect to see delays due to one-way traffic as the contractor commences the installation of drainage infrastructure. As always, please drive with caution through the work zone. When necessary, flaggers will be on site to assist motorists.

The work is being funded largely by a series of Vermont Agency of Transportation Bicycle & Pedestrian Program grants. This project marks the culmination of 12 years of VTrans-led improvements to the corridor area, including the two intersection projects, the replacement of the Village Bridge, and the construction of the park ‘n ride facility.

Questions/concerns may be directed to Town Administrator Bruce Johnson, at (802) 223-3313×207 or manager@eastmontpeliervt.org.

 

June 1, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, June 1, 2020, at the special start time of 7:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

June 1, 2020 SB Agenda
June 1, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

SB June-Sept 2020 Meeting Schedule Notice

 

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June 1, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 850 6047 8712

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Documents of Interest:

May 18, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
June 2020 CVSWMD Update
Proposed June 1, 2020 SB Appointments
June 1, 2020 Selectboard Expense Warrant
May 28, 2020 Zoning Activity Report
Draft Revolving Loan Fund Legislation
East Montpelier MOI for RLF Loan & Grant Program

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

May 21, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

May 21, 2020 PC Agenda

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May 21, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
Meeting ID: 821 3776 3782

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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
2018 EM Town Plan
2018 Town Plan Summary of Zoning Action Items
Draft EM PC Article for August 2020 EM Signpost
May 19, 2020 ZA Report
Draft May 7, 2020 EM Planning Commission Minutes

 

May 18, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, May 18, 2020, at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

May 18, 2020 SB Agenda
May 18, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

 

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May 18, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 7991 3006

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Documents of Interest:

May 4, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
2020 Draft EM Recreation Board Policies & Procedures (amendments in yellow)
2020 Draft EM SB Letter of Support for CVFiber
May 15, 2020 Delinquent Tax Report
2020 Draft Delinquent Tax Collection Policy
S-0344 As Passed by the VT Legislature; Governor Scott Signed May 14, 2020
May 18, 2020 Selectboard Warrant
May 18, 2020 Zoning Report
Preliminary Construction Schedule for EM Sidewalk Project

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

June 2, 2020 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a regular meeting Monday, June 2, 2020, at 7:00 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

June 2, 2020 DRB Warning
June 2, 2020 DRB Agenda

 

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June 2, 2020 EM DRB Meeting
Meeting ID: 880 1954 7746

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Documents of Interest:

June 2, 2020 DRB Meeting Memo
20-013 Northrup Application Documents
20-013 Northrup Plat
June 2, 2020 Fitch Sketch Plan
Fitch Tax Map
June 2, 2020 Rogers Sketch Plan
Rogers Tax Map
March 10, 2020 Draft DRB Minutes
May 28, 2020 Zoning Activity Report

 

May 11, 2020 Recreation Board Meeting

The East Montpelier Recreation Board will hold a meeting Monday, May 11, 2020, at 7:15 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

May 11, 2020 Recreation Board Agenda

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May 11, 2020 Recreation Board Meeting
Meeting ID: 886 4776 4239

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Documents of Interest:

March 9, 2020 Recreation Board Draft Minutes
2020 Draft EM Recreation Board Policies & Procedures (Amendments in yellow)

 

May 7, 2020 Planning Commission Meeting

The East Montpelier Planning Commission will hold a meeting Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held utilizing Zoom conference services (details below).

May 7, 2020 PC Agenda

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May 7, 2020 EM Planning Commission Meeting
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Documents of Interest:

EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Statement
EM Planning Commission Remote Meeting Guidelines
2019 EM Planning Commission Rules of Procedure
Robert’s Rules for Nominating and Electing Officers
RFP for Ash Tree Management Pilot Project
Ash Tree Management Pilot Project Bid Result
Vermont Arborists, Inc. Website
May 7, 2020 ZA Permit Update
March 5, 2020 Draft EM Planning Commission Minutes

 

May 6, 2020 Capital Improvement Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Capital Improvement Committee will hold a meeting Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 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 6, 2020 CIC Agenda

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May 6, 2020 EM Capital Improvement Committee Meeting
Meeting ID: 824 6183 9414

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Documents of Interest:

FY2021 Capital Plan Adopted by Selectboard
Draft CIC Minutes November 6, 2019
FY2020 Capital Reserve Fund Expenditures
FY2022 Capital Budget Plan Draft May 6, 2020 Revision

 

May 4, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting Monday, May 4, 2020, at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

May 4, 2020 SB Agenda
May 4, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

 

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May 4, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 881 5862 5284

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Ash Tree Management Pilot Project:

Ash Tree Management Pilot Project Bid Results & Recommendation
Field’s Logging & Excavation
Foxfire Tree Care LLC
Foxfire Tree Care LLC Website
Marshfield Tree Service & Logging LLC
Vermont Arborists, Inc.
Vermont Arborists, Inc. Website
Interim EM Ash Tree Management Plan
RFP for Ash Tree Removal Pilot Project

Other Documents of Interest:

Draft April 13, 2020 EM Selectboard Minutes
Delta Dental FY2021 Rates
Delta Dental Outline of Coverage
May 4, 2020 Treasurer’s Report
S-0344 As Passed by the Vermont Senate
April 27, 2020 Selectboard Warrant
May 4, 2020 Selectboard Warrant
May 4, 2020 Zoning Permit Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

May 1, 2020 Resilient Roads Committee Meeting

The East Montpelier Resilient Roads Committee will hold a meeting utilizing the Zoom remote conferencing platform on Friday, May 1, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend by the options listed below.

May 1, 2020 Resilient Roads Committee Agenda

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May 1, 2020 EM Resilient Roads Committee Meeting
Meeting ID: 897 9741 7241
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Documents of Interest:

Interim EM Ash Tree Management Plan
RFP for Ash Tree Removal Pilot Project

Pilot Project Bid Documents:

Ash Tree Management Pilot Project Bid Results
Field’s Logging & Excavation
Foxfire Tree Care LLC
Foxfire Tree Care LLC Website
Marshfield Tree Service & Logging LLC
Vermont Arborists, Inc.
Vermont Arborists, Inc. Website

 

April 13, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting Monday, April 13, 2020, at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

April 13, 2020 SB Agenda
April 13, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

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April 13, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 732 787 802

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Meeting ID: 732 787 802
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Documents of Interest:

March 30, 2020 Draft EM Selectboard Minutes
2020 East Montpelier LEMP
2020 East Montpelier LEMP Municipal Adoption Form
2020 East Montpelier LEMP Permission
2020 NEMRC Disaster Recovery Agreement
Agreement for Online Land Records Platform
2020 Creative Visions EM Lawn Mowing Proposal
Draft 2020-2022 Creative Visions Contract
VLCT Message Re School Taxes
2020 WEC Ballot
April 13, 2020 Selectboard Warrant
2020 East Montpelier US Rte. 2 Study Request
2020 VTrans Response to EM US Rte. 2 Study Request
April 13, 2020 Zoning Permit Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

March 30, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a “special” regular meeting Monday, March 30, 2020, at 6:30 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 board members and all public participating remotely.

March 30, 2020 SB Agenda
March 30, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

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March 30, 2020 EM Selectboard Meeting
Meeting ID: 355 818 047

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Documents of Interest:

March 16, 2020 Draft Selectboard Minutes
19 VSA 309d Complete Streets
FY2021 VTrans Paving Grant Application County Road
FY2021 EM Annual Highway Financial Plan
2020 Standards EM Certification of Compliance
2019 EM Road & Bridge Standards
2020 US Rte. 2 Study Request
20-005 Coe Towne Hill Road Access Application
March 30, 2020 Selectboard Warrant
Zoning Permit Report

Covid-19 Information
Town Office Building Closed

 

Covid-19 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

East Montpelier residents who want to volunteer services or are in need of services should contact Town Health Officer Ginny Burley (vburleyvt@gmail.com) &/or Town Service Officer Rachael Grossman (garlicmountain@gmail.com).

 

VT Department of Health Guidance:

    • If you have questions about COVID-19: Dial 2-1-1. If you have trouble reaching 2-1-1, dial 1-866-652-4636.
    • If you are returning from Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, China, Iran or South Korea (external link): Call Health Department Epidemiology at 802-863-7240.
    • If you are sick or concerned about your health: Contact your health care provider by phone. Do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.

 

Governor Scott’s Emergency Declaration and Addendums & Directives Dealing with Covid-19:

Declaration of State of Emergency in Response to COVID-19
Addendum 1 Issued March 15, 2020
Addendum 2 Issued March 16, 2020
Directive 1 – Continuity of Education Planning
Directive 2 – Childcare For Essential Service Providers

 

The Vermont Department of Health has released an updated, as of March 11, 2020, FAQs (frequently asked questions) document on Covid-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus:

FAQs for Covid-19

 

For the most up-to-date information and for issues not covered by the FAQs document above, 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

 

Town Office Building Closed

As of Tuesday, March 17th, 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 30th the Selectboard altered the committee meeting restriction to allow for remote-only (with participation options for the public) meetings. On June 1st 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

 

March 16, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 16, 2020 SB Agenda
March 16, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Proposed 2020 VT State Police Contract
EM Conservation Commission Proposal
VSA Title 24 Chapter 118 Conservation Commissions
Automated Vehicle Testing in Vermont
Draft EM Resolution on Community Transit Week
Community Transit Week Notice
2020 Draft SB Rules of Transaction
SB Proposed Appointments

For information on Covid-19, please see: VT Health Department FAQs on Covid-19

 

VT Department of Health FAQs on Covid-19

The Vermont Department of Health has released an updated, as of March 11, 2020, FAQs (frequently asked questions) document on Covid-19, the 2019 novel Coronavirus:

FAQs for Covid-19

For the most up-to-date information and for issues not covered by the FAQs document above, 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

 

19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Coming soon: the 19th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for East Montpelier residents and their extended families. Sponsored by the East Montpelier Recreation Board.

When: Saturday, April 4th 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 could still be quite snowy and/or wet; 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 April 4th.

 

2020 Town Meeting Day Results

2020 East Montpelier Town Meeting Election Results
2020 WCUUSD School District Meeting Election Results
2020 Presidential Primary Election Results

The ORCA recording of the 2020 East Montpelier town meeting can be seen at the link below:

2020 East Montpelier Town Meeting

Thank you to all that participated in the town meeting and school district meeting activities.

 

March 2, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, March 2, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

March 2, 2020 SB Agenda
March 2, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Resilient Roads Committee Narrative on EAB & Ash Tree Management
Tree Warden Decision for January 13, 2020 Public Hearing
EM EAB Implementation Grant Application Including Draft EAB Management Plan
EAB Implementation Grant Award

2020 Town Meeting is Tuesday, March 3rd

2019 Town Report
2019/2020 WCUUSD Annual Report

2020 Town Meeting Information
2020 Town Meeting

 

March 10, 2020 DRB Meeting

The East Montpelier Development Review Board will hold a meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 7:00 p.m. at the town office building.

March 10, 2020 DRB Warning

Documents of Interest:

20-002 O’Hara 1283 North Street Application
20-002 O’Hara Site Plan & Narrative

 

February 17, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 17, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at the town office.

February 17, 2020 SB Agenda
February 17, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

East Montpelier Trails Letter to EM Selectboard
Preliminary Contractor Bid Results for EM Village Sidewalk Project
EM Village Sidewalk Project Plan Set
Old LaPerle Property Boundary Adjustment Plat

2019 Town Report
2019/2020 WCUUSD Annual Report

2020 Town Meeting Information
2020 Town Meeting

 

February 3, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at the town office.

February 3, 2020 SB Agenda
February 3, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

EM Village Sidewalk Project Plan Set

2020 Town Meeting Information
2020 Town Meeting

 

January 20, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, January 20, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

January 20, 2020 SB Agenda
January 20, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Cost Estimate for Recreation Field Electric Service
WEC Documents for Recreation Field Electric Service
Catamount Solar Recommendation for EM Recreation Field Electric Service
2020 Certificate of Highway Mileage Packet
Draft Final FY2021 EM Selectboard Budget
Draft Final 2020 EM Town Meeting Warning
Friends of Coburn Pond FY2021 Funding Request Proposal

Documents for the Discussion on the EMFD Budget Requests:

Proposed FY2021 EMFD Ambulance Service Budget
Proposed FY2021 EMFD Fire Service Budget
EMFD Budget Line Explanations
Current EMFD Capital Plan
FY2019 EMFD External Audit
FY2019 EMFD External Audit Management Communication Letter
FY2019 EMFD External Audit Communication on Internal Control

Documents on the Conservation Commission Concept that will be an Ongoing Discussion Element for 2020 Town Meeting:

EM Conservation Commission Proposal
VSA Title 24 Chapter 118 Conservation Commissions
Miller Feedback on Proposed EM Conservation Commission

 

East Montpelier Village Sidewalk Construction Bid Notice

The Town of East Montpelier is inviting pre-qualified contractors to bid on the construction of sidewalks and shoulder improvements along the US Rte. 2/VT Rte. 14 corridor in East Montpelier Village.

East Montpelier Village Sidewalk Project Invitation to Bid
Vermont Business Registry Advertisement
Dubois & King Advertisement

Please see the official notice for specific details. Basically bids are due by 2:00 p.m. at the East Montpelier Municipal Office Building on Thursday, February 6, 2020. There will be a pre-bid conference at the town offices, 40 Kelton Road, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

Bid documents are available from Dubois & King at the company’s link above. Any alterations to the bid documents will be posted to the Dubois & King site linked above.

To get a sense of the project limits and planned new sidewalk location, please see:

East Montpelier Village Sidewalk Project ROW Plans

 

2020 Town Meeting Information

This post will be updated on a regular basis through 2020 Town Meeting

2020 Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 9:30 a.m. in the gymnasium of the East Montpelier Elementary School. 2020 Town Meeting Australian Ballot voting will run from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., likely in the EMES library. 2020 Town Forum will be held Saturday, February 29, 2020, 9:30 a.m. in the EMES gym.

2020 EM Town Meeting Warning

Documents of Interest:

Projected FY2021 EM Tax Rates Town Mtg Worksheet
FY2021 Final EM Selectboard Budget
2020 EM Town Meeting Conservation Commission Proposal
VSA Title 24 Chapter 118 Conservation Commissions

The Washington Central Unified Union School District meeting will be held separate from the town’s meeting, although Australian Ballot voting will be held for both on March 3rd at EMES. We’ll post information on the WCUUSD meeting when available.

2020 WCUUSD School Meeting Warning

Now is the time to get moving on your petitions if you have interest in any of the positions up for election at town meeting. The positions available are:

Town Moderator, 1-year term
Selectboard Member, 3-year term
Selectboard Member, 2-year term
Selectboard Member, 1 of 2-year term
Lister, 3-year term
Auditor, 3-year term
First Constable, 1-year term
Second Constable, 1-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term

There will also be one WCUUSD school board seat (with a 3-year term) available for residents of East Montpelier.

Petitions for elected office, with a minimum of 1% valid signatures from the current voter checklist for East Montpelier, are due to Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre by 5 p.m. on Monday, January 27th. Rosie recommends getting 25 signatures to ensure you have enough valid signatures from East Montpelier registered voters.

2020 TM Petition for Elected Office

Petitions for proposed articles on the 2020 Town Meeting Warning, with a minimum of 5% valid signatures, are due to Rosie by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 16th; Rosie recommends 125 signatures for these petitions.

2020 TM Petition for Warning Article

More information on 2020 Town Meeting is on the town’s website at: 2020 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, 2020 Town Meeting voting, or voter registration, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at the town office (clerk@eastmontpeliervt.org; 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ash Tree Management Forum & Hearing

The East Montpelier Resilient Roads Committee will hold a public informational meeting dealing with the emerald ash borer threat and the town’s ash tree management plan on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in room 128/131 at U-32 Middle & High School. At 7:00 p.m. East Montpelier Tree Warden Paul Cate will conduct a public tree hearing on a proposed pilot project involving the removal of ash trees along Gallison Hill Road on U-32 property and possibly further along Gallison Hill Road, Wheeler Road, and Schoolhouse Road.

January 13, 2020 Ash Tree Management Forum & Hearing Notice Packet

The town’s ash tree inventory can be seen on the CVRPC web map:

East Montpelier CVRPC Web Map

[For those that don’t fully understand these web maps: the ash tree layer is not “on” by default — you have to turn it on by clicking the box labeled “Ash Tree Inventory”, which just happens to be the top option in the Layers List (the symbol for which looks like three sheets of paper; upper left side of the map). The data doesn’t show up until you zoom in a bit on the map. Once you can successfully see the green/orange/red dots with numbers on them, pick a dot of interest, left click on it, and the specific ash tree inventory data shows up on the first page of the pop-up info block (the other pages will have detailed property info).]

You can see more on ash tree management in light of the emerald ash borer threat along with the committee’s activities here: Roadside Vegetation Management

 

January 6, 2020 Selectboard Meeting

The East Montpelier Selectboard will hold a regular meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020, 6:30 p.m. at the town office building.

January 6, 2020 SB Agenda
January 6, 2020 SB Annotated Agenda

Documents of Interest:

Friends of Coburn Pond FY2021 Funding Request Proposal
Cost Estimate for Recreation Field Electric Service
WEC Documents for Recreation Field Electric Service
FY2021 Preliminary EM Selectboard Budget
Draft 2020 Town Meeting Warning
Proposal to Digitize Land Records 1988-2000
Resilient Roads Committee Report to Selectboard
Resilient Roads Committee Forum Information

Documents for the Discussion on the EMFD Budget Requests:

Proposed FY2021 EMFD Ambulance Service Budget
Proposed FY2021 EMFD Fire Service Budget
EMFD Budget Line Explanations
Current EMFD Capital Plan
FY2019 EMFD External Audit
FY2019 EMFD External Audit Management Communication Letter
FY2019 EMFD External Audit Communication on Internal Control

Documents on the Conservation Commission Concept that will be an Ongoing Discussion Element for 2020 Town Meeting:

EM Conservation Commission Proposal
VSA Title 24 Chapter 118 Conservation Commissions
Miller Feedback on Proposed EM Conservation Commission

Documents for the Discussion on the Proposed Purchase of a Grader:

2019 John Deere Grader Quote
2019 John Deere Grader Photo
2019 John Deere Grader Walk ‘n’ Roll Photos
YouTube Video of the Grader Walk ‘n’ Roll Attachment