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SHELBURNE BOARD OF ASSESSORS
MEETING MINUTES
—February 22, 2010

1. Called meeting to order @ 6:00PM - Marvin Peck, Jim Richardson, & Joe Mattei present

2. Reviewed mail:

Sales Verification -- Question about Cohn's purchase of old school house in the Patten for such a high sales price -- board to visit the house in the spring
Business Certificate
FRCOG email - re: Sharing Administrative/Clerical Assessors' staff among towns
Erving BOA email - re:DTE Report on telecommunications industry
Land Trust email -- re: Schoelzel's APR status -- "they are still protecting the ag value & soils" by rotary mowing
DOR list of appraisal contractors
City & Town - February 18
CSC Tech Talk -- February -- CSC will be creating their own cost tables
Important legislation for assessors:
Sect. 25 allows the DOR to revise certification schedule for towns
Sect. 53 allows assessors to assess development rights of condos
Sect. 40 thru 47 allows for auditing of personal property accounts

3. Signed Previous meeting minutes

4. Signed Bishop Contract (Joe)
Joe Barbieri from DOR is coming March 3 at 10:00 AM to go over workplan and pick up
property cards for recent sales

5. Signed Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments -- 2010 - #1 - $136,665.00; 2009 - #7 - $1,129.39

6. Signed Monthly Reports

7. Approved & Signed Veteran Exemption

8. Signed Motor Vehicle Excise Abatements

9. Sandra Butson was here from Cartographics -- told her we are waiting till next year for map updates due to budget constraints and we only have a couple of changes so far

10. Questions? Chapter 61A - Need 5 acres of AG land + 2 acres house lot; Not just 3 acres & 2 acre house lot. Yes, at least 5 acres must be devoted to agriculture

11. Reviewed & Processed six Abatement applications -- tabled the remaining four until next meeting

12. Meetings in March 8 & 22

13. Adjourned Meeting @ 6:55PM

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