Upcoming Meetings

  1. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Aug 27 07:00 pm

—November 14, 2011

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

2. Reviewed mail:

  • Deeds - October
  • Tax Rates approved by DOR on 11/1 & 11/3 Town = $12.78, 12 cent increase
    Fire District = $ 1.04, 1 cent decrease
  • Copy of Town of Florida PILOT agreement ($9,000 x total nameplate capacity).
  • Email from Dave Tuohey - Hancock PILOT = $156,600/yr & Lanesboro = $31,000/yr
  • October Building Permit Lists, COs & COAs
  • FRCOG member Town wage Information Assessors & staff
  • Governor's Supplemental Budget - Shelburne Local Aid Increase FY2012 = $15,993

3. 6:20PM - Met with Kevin Parsons to discuss abatement requests for Bridge Street properties & ATB Hearings for Gitsis Realty, LLC on Tuesday November 29 in Springfield @ 9:30AM - Kevin will postpone hearings until December 15. Board will decide on whether to lower assessments at next meeting - they would like to reach a compromise so ATB hearings would be unnecessary

4. Signed Previous meeting minutes

5. Signed Motor Vehicle Excise abatement

6. Signed Monthly reports for October

7. Signed Sewer Lien Warrant to Collector FY2012 ( $12,997.17 added to tax bills)

8. 6:45PM - Discussed Mt. Massaemet Wind Farm Project with Fred Field. He made offer to pay $9,000 x total nameplate capacity each year for 25 years as PILOT payment, which is the same PILOT agreement that was approved in Florida. Yearly payment for a 20MW wind farm would be $180,000; total payments = $4.5 million

9. New Business

  • Process & Sign Chapter Applications - passed over to next meeting
  • Marjorie Giard - lost her job & is concerned about overvaluation of house, it is in disrepair - not sure she wants to have it inspected inside - Financial Hardship Exemption? also question about Chapter 61A - does land around house qualify as pasture? she has animals
  • which she sells, chickens & beef cows- passed over to next meeting
  • Michael Garfield-Wright - Flood damage & valuation of commercial building @ 3 Bridge Street? Review estimates - passed over to next meeting
  • Review 5 Maple St Review estimated valuation - passed over to next meeting
  • House @ 48 Mechanic Street torn down - send abatement form to owner? Did not respond the this summer when asked about their plans for the house - passed over to next meeting
  • Who do we send bill to for Parker on Lucy Fiske Road? -send as listed for now
  • Apex orchards - owner's names? - Tim & Dorothy Smith - H. Michael Smith is deceased

10. Next meeting November 28

11. Adjourned Meeting @ 7:30PM

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