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Assessors Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 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: Lee Whitcomb, Member
  • 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: 6:10 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. New mail and invoices

    • MOTION, moved by Russell French, seconded by George Forcier: to pay invoices presented.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, George Forcier. Not Present: Lee Whitcomb.

  3. Recent sales, new listings, and new permits

    • General Discussion...
      zero new listings / zero sales / 1 survey / 5 new permits

  4. Motor Vehicle Excise Abatement applications

    • MOTION, moved by George Forcier, seconded by Russell French: to approve and sign 'uncollectable' abatement summaries.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, George Forcier. Not Present: Lee Whitcomb.

      MOTION, moved by Russell French, seconded by George Forcier: to approve 1 MVE abatement application.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, George Forcier. Not Present: Lee Whitcomb.

  5. RE / PP Abatement Applications

    • General Discussion...
      B.M. - discussion of inconsistent use code over the past years and request to abate previous three years as an assessment error. Site visit will be scheduled in the Spring when proper measurements of lot frontage can be measured.

      MOTION, moved by George Forcier, seconded by Russell French: to grant abatement for R.P. reflecting omission of chapter land calculations for one parcel; and to grant abatement reflecting correction of effective year built (change to 1985) for the house.

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, George Forcier. Not Present: Lee Whitcomb.

      MOTION, moved by Russell French, seconded by George Forcier: to grant abatement to D.M-G reflecting a correction in acreage (minus 5.488).

      Pass: Aye: Russell French, George Forcier. Not Present: Lee Whitcomb.

  6. FY25 Budget

    • General Discussion...
      Copies of the FY25 budget distributed to board members for review

  7. Article for the Conway Currents

    • General Discussion...
      Copies of the proposed article distributed to board members for review

  8. Program Conversion Updates

    • General Discussion...
      The tablet for site visits has been delivered.

  9. Admin Assessor Search Updates

    • General Discussion...
      Position has been posted / published on numerous sites / locations. Applications have begun to come in for review.

  10. Other business

    • - Nothing to report

  11. Public comments

    • - Nothing to report

  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 prepared by Laurie Lucier

Minutes approved on Monday, Feb 12, 2024

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