Upcoming Meetings

  1. Select Board MeetingMon, Jul 23 07:00 pm
  2. Open Space Committee MeetingMon, Jul 23 07:00 pm
  3. Finance Committee MeetingMon, Jul 23 07:00 pm

—MAY 14, 2007

Called meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. with Jim Richardson, Joe Mattei, & Marvin Peck present

Reviewed mail – Franklin County Assessors Association Summer Meeting & dinner on June 12th   in Sunderland at Bridge Side Grille – to discuss changes to Chapter Land Laws

Signed Bills Payable

Signed Form from Selectboard – RE : Right of First Refusal on Rainville’s Property – Assessors Do Not want Town to exercise option of first refusal

Signed MV Excise Abatements

Reviewed Personal Property Abatement Request – FY2007 – filed late - Denied

Review Valuation of Sawmills – Payne & Iwanowicz – need to add new buildings, including completed sawmill on Payne’s property

Reviewed Trainor Chapter 61 Land  - need new lien filed for them and old lien released inVan Dyck’s name

Reviewed Remaining Real Estate Abatement – deemed denied – most of land value is in improved building lot; the remaining land is valued at APR rate

Reviewed Request from William & Sylvia Smith concerning removing Land from Chapter 61 – rollback taxes with interest computed and to be sent to them – some question as to how their daughters will be able to build on land with little frontage

Reviewed Assessor’s DOR Qualification Form – needs to be signed by Town Clerk &
sent to DOR. Discussed State DOR’s concerns regarding Land Schedule – Jim R. stated that they wanted to change this before, but it was decided that most of the land owners with over 50 acres were under Chapter Land anyways.  Also discussed DOR’s wanting to add value for excess road frontage; and all thought that this was unnecessary.  Roy Bishop will address these issues with the state during revaluation process.

Reviewed Request for Assessor’s Information to be Available on Town’s Website – Jim R. suggested addition of Registry of Deeds web page info for property owners – All thought this was a good idea

Reviewed Building Permit List – to start looking at new construction in June

Meetings in June on the 11th & 25th      May 28th  is a holiday   

Office closed Wedsnesday May 23rd – Vacation Day for Assistant

 Meeting Adjourned at 7:02 P.M. 

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