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Assessors Meeting

Wednesday, November 15, 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)

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

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:15 PM

Meeting closed: 6:10 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

  2. New mail and invoices

    • General Discussion...
      No new mail or invoices

  3. Recent sales, new listings, and new permits

    • General Discussion...
      No recent listings, reviewed 11 new building permits and 2 recent sales

  4. Chapter applications

    • General Discussion...
      No Chapter applications to process

  5. Program Conversion

    • General Discussion...
      Discussed valuation program conversion briefly Lee talked to Al Jones in Brookfield who was very helpful in suggesting the order of work and potential problems to watch.

      Tax bills have not be mailed due to the continuing problems with the Tyler program and continued work with their techs to solve them. Phil Kantor is going to phone them tomorrow on behalf of the town and talk with someone higher up in the company about the urgency of the matter.

  6. Overlay

    • General Discussion...
      Did not discuss the Overlay as it can't be used to supplement reduced revenue.

  7. Other business

    • General Discussion...
      Discusses the job description for the Administrative Assessor/Clerk and the advisability of combining the two positions for the future. We hope to advertise for the position soon after the tax bills are mailed.

      Special Town Meeting on Saturday, Dec. 9 - we have the two articles about Senior and Veteran's work-off programs and the request for funds for the tablet to go with the Patriot AP% valuation system.

      16 Baptist Hill Road is to be auctioned in early December.

  8. Public comments

    • General Discussion...
      There were no visitors at the meeting and no public comments.

  9. 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 Natalie Whitcomb

Minutes approved on Thursday, Dec 7, 2023

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