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Assessors Meeting

Wednesday, August 2, 2023, 5:15 pm until 7:15 pm
Town Hall Office Meeting Space
A meeting of the Board of Assessors

Meeting of Board of Assessors

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Lee Whitcomb, Member, at 5:15 PM
  • Present: Russell French, Chair, at 5:15 PM
  • Present: George Forcier, Member, at 5:15 PM

Also Present:

  • Laurie Lucier

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:15 PM

Meeting closed: 6:37 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. New mail and invoices

    • General Discussion...
      (2) Sales Verification forms received for recent home sales

  3. Recent sales, new listings, and new permits

    • General Discussion...
      (0) sales or transfers
      (1) new listing
      (9) new permits

  4. Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements and Warrant

    • MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by George Forcier: to sign the Motor Vehicle Excise warrant # 2023-4.0.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

      MOTION, moved by George Forcier, seconded by Lee Whitcomb: to approve (4) motor vehicle excise abatement applications.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

  5. Chapter application

    • MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by George Forcier: to accept (1) 61B application for FY24.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

  6. Site Visits

    • - Last round of site visits (7/27/23) were cancelled due to weather

    • M.R. Site Visit

      General Discussion...
      Up to 84.5 percent completed. Updated property details per observations. Updated values will be reviewed at next meeting.

      MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by George Forcier: to update the effective year built to 2019.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

    • M.C. property

      General Discussion...
      Based on listing photos changes are needed to update the property card

      MOTION, moved by George Forcier, seconded by Lee Whitcomb: to update details on the property card and calculate new value.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

      new value to be discussed at next meeting

    • J.D. Site Visit

      General Discussion...
      New growth not sufficient to allow for supplemental billing. No changes to be made.

    • O.W. Site Visit

      General Discussion...
      New growth not sufficient to allow for supplemental billing. No changes to be made.

    • AR/ER Site Visit

      General Discussion...
      Updated details of the house based on site visit observations.

      MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by George Forcier: to accept valuation of new house and garage at $497,300.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

    • Board member properties

      MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by George Forcier: to table further discussions on and scheduling of site visits to board member homes until mid-September meeting or later.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, Lee Whitcomb, George Forcier.

  7. Valuations of detached structures

    • General Discussion...
      Generators, pergolas, gazebos, etc. - should they have their own depreciation schedule? Possibly based on 25 years? Further discussion to come.

  8. Other business

    • - What's New in Municipal Law seminar coming up.

  9. Public comments

    • - None

  10. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes prepared by Laurie Lucier

Minutes approved on Tuesday, Sep 5, 2023

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