2019 Town Meeting & Town Forum Will Be Held At East Montpelier Elementary School, 665 Vincent Flats Road

 

We will keep you informed on the various ramifications to our normal town meeting schedule caused by the potential merger of the school districts within the Washington Central Supervisory Union. At this point we are proceeding as normal and will make adjustments as necessary.

 

Election documents of interest:

Posted when available.

2019 Town Forum

The Town Forum will be held Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the East Montpelier Elementary School gymnasium. The school district will be first on the agenda, followed by the town.

2019 Town Meeting

Town Meeting will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the East Montpelier Elementary School gymnasium. The school district will be first on the agenda, followed by the town. Please arrive early so that you can sign in and get your voting card.

Australian Ballot voting will be from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the East Montpelier Elementary School library. For information about early or absentee balloting, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at 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.

 

 

 

 

Childcare is expected to be available at EMES.

There will be a potluck lunch in the EMES cafeteria. Volunteers always welcome! Please check out Potluck Coordinator Sue Racanelli’s notice posted below:

2019 Town Meeting Potluck

Documents available at Town Meeting:

Posted when available.

2019 Town Meeting Warning

Posted when available.

2019 Town Meeting Minutes

Posted when available.

2018 Annual Report

Posted when available.

2018 EMES & U-32 School Report

Posted when available.

2019/20 U-32 Annual Budget Report

Posted when available.

2019 East Montpelier Signpost Town Meeting Issue

Posted when available. If you’re a candidate, consider a submission to the Signpost:

2019 Town Meeting Signpost Issue Information

Jean Cate Community Fund Committee Booklet

What You Need to Know About East Montpelier

The following town offices are expected to be up for election at 2019 Town Meeting, March 5, 2019, with the caveat that exactly what will be up for election on the school side (the purple highlighted lines; offices, terms, voting methodology, alternative schemes and timing of same, etc.) is unclear at this time:

Town Moderator, 1-year term
Selectboard Member, 3-year term
Selectboard Member, 2-year term
Lister, 3-year term
Auditor, 3-year term
First Constable, 1-year term
Second Constable, 1-year term
Cemetery Commissioner, 5-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
Planning Commissioner, 3-year term
School District Moderator, 1-year term
EM Elementary School Director, 2-year term
EM Elementary School Director, 3-year term
U-32 School Director, 3-year term
WCUUSD School Director from EM, 2-year term
WCUUSD School Director from EM, 3-year term
WCUUSD School Director, 8 more positions, two each from the other WCUUSD towns
All WCUUSD directors are voted on by all the member towns.

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 28th. Rosie recommends getting 25 signatures to ensure you have enough valid signatures from East Montpelier registered voters. There is a state requirement that the petition include the name of the candidate as shown on the town’s voter checklist. You can use a preferred name (including nickname) on the ballot, but the petition must have only the voter checklist version.

Petitions for proposed articles on the 2019 Town Meeting Warning, with a minimum of 5% valid signatures, are due to Rosie by 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 17th; Rosie recommends 125 signatures for these petitions.

If you have any questions about the petition process or the 2019 Town Meeting election in general, please contact Town Clerk Rosie Laquerre at 223-2213 x 201.

2019 TM Petition for Elected Office

2019 TM Petition for Warning Article