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  1. Assessors MeetingMon, Jul 10 06:00 pm

SHELBURNE BOARD OF ASSESSORS
MEETING MINUTES
—September 14, 2009

1. Called meeting to order @ 6:03PM Marvin Peck, Joe Mattei & Jim Richardson present

2. Reviewed mail:

  • *Revised* Training Session Notice for changes in Open meeting Law -- Wednesday, September 23 from 3:00 to 4:30 at Buckland Town Hall
  • Deeds
  • DLS Gateway LA-3 Submissions
  • August City & Town
  • Sales Verifications
  • Highland Happenings
  • NEC Financial Services Personal Property in Buckland MTRHS
  • CAMA Tech Talk Newsletter
  • MAAO Newsletter

3. Signed Previous meeting minutes -- 8/10/09 & 8/24/09

4. Signed Bill for Registry of Deeds -- August $56.00

5. Signed Monthly Reports for August

6. Signed LA-3, LA-4, LA-13 & LA-15 $27,000 over Levy Limit -- Special Town Meeting 9/28
To reduce all department budgets -- total cuts = $66,636
Assessors' expense budget to be reduced by $800

7. Signed Chapter 61 Forest Plan & Applications for other chapters

8. Acted on List of Boats for Excise tax -- Motion made to not collect boat excise by Jim Richardson and seconded by Joe Mattei -- Voted unanimously to not send bills for boat excise.
Discussed these points: The list includes people from Buckland and others have expired registrations, so they may not still own the boats. There is no valuation given for the boats, so we would need to research the value of all the boats. Many are over 30 years old, with little value. It was decided that it was not cost effective to create bills, since we have insufficient information and there would not be significant money raised by billing.

9. ZBA request for abutters' lists for 16 Cooperlane Ave. -- do not know what's happening there & 128G Old Albany Road -- Cell tower work to be done

10. Letters sent to new owners for scheduling of visits (September 28 & October 26)
Waiting for responses so that schedule can be determined for each date

11. Miscellaneous discussion on these issues

  1. Jehovah Witness selling - frontage questions per Angus Dun - on Mohawk Trail or
    discontinued old road? - the Selectboard is looking into this
  2. Cooperlane Ave. not drawn correctly on maps
  3. Emery is selling property -- 2 lots on map, only one on card

12. Next meeting September 28

13. Adjourned Meeting @ 6:50PM

Marvin C. Peck, Chairman
Joseph P. Mattei
James T. Richardson