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SHELBURNE BOARD OF ASSESSORS
MEETING MINUTES
—April 26, 2010

The Board went out to inspect properties in the village that were sold recently or had building
Permits prior to their meeting

1. Called meeting to order @ 5:40PM Marvin Peck, Jim Richardson, & Joe Mattei present

2. Reviewed mail:

  • Town Clerk Memos RE: Mandatory Ethics Training on Website
  • DOR Certification Workshop -- April 29 in Springfield
  • UMASS Extension Letter RE: MASS ACORN
  • City & Town 4/22
  • DOR State Budget Proposals
  • Highland Communities Newsletter
  • Point Software Letter RE: Preliminary Tax Bills
  • Annual Reports for Town Meeting at 7:30 PM on May 4th

3. Signed Previous meeting minutes

4. Signed Exemption Reimbursement Forms

5. Signed Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements

6. Discussed Roy Bishop's Sales analysis -- our values are within the ten percent variation according to the state guidelines. He suggested that we could possibly lower most values
3 -- 4 %, due to market conditions. He is still working on that and he is concerned that we only
had one land sale, so he might have to look at the selling prices for vacant land

7. Reviewed some of the New Values for recent property inspections (will resume at next meeting) -- it was decided that a letter should be sent to the Selectboard regarding the living conditions of the new owner of the Shield's property on the Trail

8. Bruce is going to DOR Certification Workshop this Thursday April 29 in Springfield, so the Office will be closed Wednesday April 28 -- he is taking Thursday off from his other job

9. Next Meeting May 24. Bruce will be on vacation May 10-12, June 28-30, July 19-21

10. Adjourned Meeting @ 6:40 PM

We continued Property Inspections on Taylor road and Guy Manners Road

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