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Assessors Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 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
  • Veronique Blanchard

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:15 PM

Meeting closed: 6:30 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. New mail and invoices

    • Mail

      General Discussion...
      Eversource - pole relocation on Manning Rd. and one new pole and one pole relocation on North Poland Rd.

      Correspondence re: purchasing Boeh property to protect the South River

  3. Recent sales, new listings, and new permits

    • Sales, Listing, and Permits

      General Discussion...
      No new sales
      No new listings
      One new permit

  4. Abatement applications

    • Applications for abatement

      General Discussion...
      Two held for site visits. One approved

      MOTION, moved by Lee Whitcomb, seconded by Russell French: to approve abatement (C.H.) and make changes and corrections as discussed.

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

  5. Site Visits

    • New Growth

      General Discussion...
      Visits done last week and today for properties with new growth. Changes will be made and property cards adjusted.

  6. Continue discussion on conflict of interest from last meeting

    • Tabled pending response from Ethics Commission

  7. Other Business

    • Items of Concern brought up after agenda posting

      General Discussion...
      Two chapter applications remained - new return was due this year, therefore, property continues as is.

      One sale of chapter land recently - new owner continuing with forest plan - new lien written and old lien removed.

      Letter to homeowners re: inspections for assessments reviewed. Inspections should be done every ten years.

      Final FY24 budget request review. Russ moved to accept Lee's final figures, Roxanne 2nd - motion passed unanimously.

      Two warrants signed for property tax

      Final review and discussion of DLTA priorities

  8. Public comments

    • None

  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 approved on Tuesday, Feb 7, 2023

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