City Department COVID-19 Response

Assessor

The Assessor’s Office is responsible for appraisal and assessment of all taxable real estate and personal property; maintenance of property information records, sales information, and tax maps; and providing information to other departments, outside agencies, and the general public.

This Assessor’s Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

Stephen Twombly

Assessor

stwombly@montpelier-vt.org

802.485.6400

Jane Aldrighetti

Assessor’s Assistant

jaldrigh@montpelier-vt.org

Building Inspector / Health Officer

The Building Inspector and Health Officer is a Division of the Montpelier Planning and Development Department. One full time Assistant Building Inspector/Assistant Health Officer staffs the division.

The Building Inspector / Health Officer is available by appointment. Contact: 

Chris Lumbra

Building Inspector

clumbra@montpelier-vt.org

Cemeteries

The carved stones in Montpelier’s cemeteries are daily reminders of those who came before and helped lay the foundation and character of this city.

Green Mount Cemetery is open for appointments and burials. Patrick Healy and Carl Griffith are available.

Patrick Healy

Director

cemetery@montpelier-vt.org

802.279.6957

City Clerk

Visit the City Clerk for licenses, vital records, marriage licenses, and property tax information.

City Clerk’s Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

John Odum

City Clerk

jodum@montpelier-vt.org

802.223.9500

Crystal Chase

Deputy City Clerk

cchase@montpelier-vt.org

City Manager

The City Manager is the head of city government, and is responsible to the City Council for the administration of the affairs of the city, and carrying out the policies of the City Council.

City Manager’s Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

William J. Fraser

City Manager

wfraser@montpelier-vt.org

Cameron Niedermayer

Assistant City Manager

cniedermayer@montpelier-vt.org

Jhasmine Lamb

Assistant to City Manager

jlamb@montperlier-vt.org

802.223.9503

Community Services

The Community Services Department provides for the health and well-being of Montpelier residents and visitors by offering cultural, recreational, social, and outdoor opportunities for all people of all ages.

Montpelier Senior Activity Center is available by appointment. 

Website: www.montpelier-vt.org/msac

FEAST Senior Meals continues to operate by request for Meals on Wheels and by reservation for pick-up/To-Go meals on Tuesdays/Fridays. For more info, visit: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/309/FEAST-Meals-Program
Phone: 802.262.6288

Online class registration (Spring classes being set up for alternate delivery in video and interactive remote options): https://www.montpelier-vt.org/751/Classes

Weekly e-letter and other regular social media postings: To subscribe, email a request to msac@montpelier-vt.org

Regular website updates to this and associated pages: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1128/This-Week-at-MSAC 

 Montpelier Recreation is available by appointment. 

Website:  www.montpelierrec.org 

There is a drop box for registrations and payments on the side entrance of the Senior Center.

 Parks and Trees is available by appointment. 
Website: https://www.montpelier-vt.org/1157/Outbreak-Activities

Janna Clar

Director

jclar@montpelier-vt.org

802.223.2518

Norma Maurice

Office Manager

nmaurice@montpelier-vt.org 

802.225.8699

Jacqueline Huettenmoser

ECO Americorps Member 

ECO-Americorps@montpelier-vt.org 

Community Justice Center

The Montpelier Community Justice Center improves community health and safety by helping people whose lives are disrupted by conflict or crime.

Community Justice Center’s Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

Yvonne Byrd

Director

YByrd@montpelier-vt.org

802.262.6260 for Conflict Assistance and general CJC business

Carol Plante

Programs Coordinator

cplante@montpelier-vt.org

802.522.5566 for RJ Program inquiries

Alfred Mills

Reentry Specialist

amills@montpelier-vt.org

802.279.9467 for Reentry & COSA related business

Pat Hoffman

Victim Services Specialist

phoffman@montpelier-vt.org

802.262.6262 for victim services

Finance Department

The mission of the Finance Department is to ensure that all resources of the City of Montpelier are managed and accounted for in an effective and efficient manner, that all financial records are presented in a timely, accurate and meaningful format and that all staff members work toward continuous improvement and professional service.

Finance Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

Kelly Murphy

Finance Director

kmurphy@montperlier-vt.org

Fire & Ambulance

Full-time personnel support the prevention activities and provide the initial response to emergency incidents as they occur. The Department also provides Emergency Medical Services to the community.

Montpelier Fire and Ambulance is available by appointment. Contact: 

Fire Station phone  802.229.4913

If you have a question with an Ambulance Bill please contact Kris Hepburn at 802-262-6010

khepburn@montpelier-vt.org 

Fire Chief Cell 802.371.9633

Robert Gowans

rgowans@montpelier-vt.org 

Deputy Fire Chief Cell  802.777.0000

James Quinn

jquinn@montpelier-vt.org 

Planning & Community Development

The Planning and Community Development Department is driven to serve the community by facilitating the creation and preservation of a healthy, safe, sustainable, and high quality living environment through the management of an effective and on-going planning and implementation process.

Planning and Community Development’s Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

Michael Miller

Planning Director

mmiller@montpelier-vt.org

Audra Brown

Planning and Zoning Assistant

abrown@montpelier-vt.org

Kevin Casey

Community Development Specialist

Kcasey@montpelier-vt.org

Chris Lumbra

Building Inspector

clumbra@montpelier-vt.org


Meredith Strobridge Crandall

Zoning Administrator

mcrandall@montpelier-vt.org


Police Department

The Montpelier Police Department will be devoted to providing professional and quality police services, and will strive to remain effective, efficient, and responsive to the changing needs of our community while providing a safe environment that enhances the quality of life in Montpelier.

Police Department is available by appointment. Contact: 

Dispatch

802-223-3445

Anthony Facos

Police Chief    

afacos@montpelier-vt.org

Kristine Hepburn

Public Safety Support Services Administrator    

khepburn@montpelier-vt.org 

Public Works

The Public Works Department is the largest of city departments and is responsible for providing a variety of services to the residents of Montpelier.

Public Work’s Office is available by appointment. Contact: 

Donna Barlow Casey

Director of Public Works

dbarlowcasey@montpelier-vt.org

Kurt Motyka, PE

Deputy Director/ Engineer

kmotyka@montpelier-vt.org

Zach Blodgett

Operations Manager/City Engineer

zblodgett@montpelier-vt.org

Jasmine Boyce

Administrative Assistant

jboyce@montpelier-vt.org



Department Updates: Notices of Continued Services, Closures, and General Information in Face of COVID-19

Assessor’s OfficeProperty inspections have been postponed for the time being. The Assessor will be in touch by phone with property owners who have projects underway to get status as of April 1st. 
City HallThe City Hall Building is currently closed to the  public at this time. Please reach out to Jhasmine Lamb jlamb@montpelier-vt.org to schedule a remote meeting as needed. 
Clerk’s Office Land Records: The online land records system will be available and will always be current to 1 or 2 days out.  If it is necessary to review those un-indexed instruments, a staffer will be in the office available to answer questions via phone or email during regular business hours. Assistance with the online system will again be available via phone during regular business hours.  Please note that most land records and vital record indexes are available via the online “land records” system, but pre-1993 land records may require a little help from staff.
Research in the Vault: For historical research or land record research that necessitate the direct review of documents (those prior to 1993), you will need to make an appointment with the City Clerk staff
Marriage Licenses: Marriage licenses will be available by appointment only. Please contact the Clerk’s office staff during business hours.
Business Licenses: Suspended until further notice.
Copies of Vital Records: Requests for Birth and Death certificates should be directed through the Department of Health online system at https://secure.vermont.gov/VSARA/vitalrecords/. Copies of Marriage Certificates will be available by mail only. Please send a request and a $10 check (payable to the City of Montpelier) to Montpelier City Clerk, 39 Main Street, Montpelier VT  05602. 
Dog Licenses: Licensing dogs will be suspended until further notice
Green Mountain Passports: Suspended until further notice.
Liquor Licenses: All liquor license, catering, and event requests should be submitted by mail or through the drop box.
Scheduling of appointments should be directed to the City Clerk at 802-223-9500, jodum@montpelier-vt.org, or 39 Main Street, Montpelier VT, 05602
DPW The DPW Streets Division staffing has been reduced through the City’s Voluntary Furlough Program. will focus on basic/daily tasks such as sweeping streets, setting up the street painting machine, placing cold patch in potholes as they arise and assisting our Water/Sewer Division as needed. 
The Water/Sewer Division spent the week working on Hydrant Flushing, this will continue through the next couple of weeks.
Stump Dump: Montpelier’s Stump Dump will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between the hours of 8AM – 12 PM to Montpelier residents looking to dispose of yard waste only (brush, leaves, clippings, and small limbs). The Stump Dump will remain closed to all nonresidents, contractors, and deliveries that would typically require a
monetary transaction
Finance On March 18, 2020 the City Council voted to delay the 4th installment of Property Taxes for FY2020 from May 15, 2020 to June 15, 2020.
Fire DepartmentThe Fire Department Building is currently closed to the public. 
Green Mount Cemetery:Some Cemetery services have been suspended, including: General landscaping, with limited exceptions,  Conducting Cemetery Tours, Funerals that have more than 10 people in the funeral party, and any burials during the 4 day Memorial Day Weekend.
ParksParks remain open, but have issued guidance for interacting with the parks- including staying home if you feel unwell, staying at least 6 ft. apart, bring a face covering, keep dogs leashed. 
Hubbard Park Tower is closed, as it is impossible to maintain a 6 ft. distance while climbing. 
PlanningPermitting: Audra Brown (abrown@montpelier-vt.org) will still be the point of contact for all permits but she is limited to 5 hours of work per week. She will issue some permits and forward others to Meredith Crandall for zoning and Chief Bob Gowans for building permits. 
Hearings: We hope to start holding virtual DRB and DRC hearings in May in order for some important projects to continue to be advanced. 
Building Inspections: Chief Bob Gowans (rgowans@montpelier-vt.org) will be covering the building permits and inspections 
Community Development Specialist work is currently on hold while staff is furloughed, and  Existing projects will now run through the Director Mike Miller
(mmiller@montpelier-vt.org) . 
Police DepartmentThe Police Department building is currently closed to the public.
The Parking Division has been shut down completely.
Recreation DepartmentRecreation Department has closed all City fields and playgrounds – at this time, staff is unable to maintain these facilities, and cannot guarantee their sanitization. The City reminds all residents to not gather in groups in our fields and to practice proper social distancing.
All City-Owned basketball hoops have been dismantled to discourage group gatherings and to promote proper social distancing 
The Recreation Department will continue to accept payment and registration for summer camps- but will not be cashing checks or processing payments until a determination regarding the camp’s opening is reached. 
Senior CenterSpring Classes have been cancelled. Some instructors will be offering independent classes. 
FEAST Meals remain available.  On Tuesdays and Fridays from noon-12:30, FEAST To-Go meals are distributed in front of the Center at 58 Barre Street with safety protocols in place. We appreciate reservations at least a day in advance, but residents can come without a reservation. Anyone can also inquire about FEAST at Home (Meals on Wheels), by calling 262-6288. The suggested donation is $5-10 for anyone 60 or older, and the fee is $7 for those under 60 or those who don’t fill out a nutrition survey for the TO GO meals.