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Assessors Meeting

Wednesday, June 21, 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, Member, at 5:15 PM
  • Remote: George Forcier, Member, at 5:15 PM

Also Present:

  • Laurie Lucier

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:15 PM

Meeting closed: 6:00 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. New mail and invoices

    • General Discussion...
      - Invoices from SHI International (Tyler) and CAI Technologies
      - FY24 maintenance quote from SHI International

  3. Recent sales, new listings, and new permits

    • General Discussion...
      - 5 real estate sales
      - 6 new listings since last meeting with only 3 still active
      - 20 new permits

  4. Real Estate Abatement(s)

    • - Sign off on previously approved real estate abatement

  5. Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements

    • MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by Russell French: to approve 2 motor vehicle excise warrants.

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

      MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by Russell French: to approve 6 motor vehicle excise abatement applications.

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

  6. Other business

    • General Discussion...
      - Lee attended a COR webinar on the upcoming recap
      - General discussion on what the ''recap'' is and how it works
      - Telephone values for FY24 already published. Central valuation system for phones and pipelines.
      - Need to get visits in for new growth
      - Roy Bishop already some of our info for Eversource. Needs WMASS Electric info so he can do values for that.
      - General discussion on the difference between our taxable values vs. sale prices; effective age and its impact on taxable values.
      - Conversion to new assessing program: new QDS program vs. Patriot Systems; problems with current program.

      MOTION, moved by Russell French, seconded by Lee Whitcomb: to withdraw motion made and held on April 18, 2023, ''to hire an independent professional assessor to visit and assess the values of the three board members homes.''.

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

  7. Public comments

  8. 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 Thursday, Jul 6, 2023

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