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Assessors Meeting

Wednesday, May 17, 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, Chair, at 5:15 PM
  • Present: Russell French, at 5:15 PM
  • Present: Roxanne Parent, at 5:15 PM

Also Present:

  • Laurie Lucier
  • David Pares
  • James Matus
  • Anne Peramba

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:15 PM

Meeting closed: 7:15 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. New mail and invoices

    • General Discussion...
      - Cherry Sheets
      - E.Z. Sales Verification Form
      - Tyler letter of agreement for FY24
      - Renewed ten year Forestry Plan

      MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by Russell French: to accept the forest management plan.

      Pass: Aye: Roxanne Parent, Russell French, Lee Whitcomb.

  3. David Pares / Church of Llego Jesus

    • MOTION, moved by Roxanne Parent, seconded by Russell French: to abate taxes in full for FY20, FY21 and FY22 .

      Pass: Aye: Roxanne Parent, Russell French, Lee Whitcomb.

      determined that the camp could not be used because of COVID and not by any fault of the property owner. Exempt status returned.

  4. J.M. Abatement

    • MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by Russell French: for allowance of $50,000 based on excessive cost of developing access to the property.

      Pass: Aye: Roxanne Parent, Russell French, Lee Whitcomb.

  5. Ann Peramba

    • General Discussion...
      Homeowner questioning effective year built on her property card. The board will meet for a work session to review the property and comps and meet again with the homeowner at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

  6. Recent sales, new listings, and new permits

    • General Discussion...
      5 property sales / 4 property transfers / 1 new property listing / 30 new permits

  7. Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements

    • MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by Russell French: to approve six motor vehicle excise tax abatement applications.

      Pass: Aye: Roxanne Parent, Russell French, Lee Whitcomb.

  8. Abatement / Exemption Applications

    • General Discussion...
      Signed certificate for D.M. exemption (voted on at previous meeting)
      Signed certificate for C.H. abatement (voted on at previous meeting)

  9. Conflict of interest topic

    • - Tabled until next meeting

  10. Other business

    • General Discussion...
      - Reviewed and signed motor vehicle excise warrant 2023-3
      - Scheduled work sessions for Tuesday May 23rd and Wednesday May 31st, both at 4pm

  11. Public comments

    • - None

  12. 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 approved on Thursday, Jun 22, 2023

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