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SHELBURNE BOARD OF ASSESSORS
MEETING MINUTES
—April 14 , 2008

1. Called meeting to order @ 6:06 PM Joseph Mattei, James Richardson,
& Marvin Peck present

2. Reviewed mail:

  • Sales verifications- 125 Bardwells Ferry Rd; 79-81 Mechanic St.
  • Building permits - Feb & March
  • NADA
  • DOR/DLS Bulletins - Assessment of poles & wires on Public ways & Centralized
    Valuations of wireless telecommunications
  • Regional Resource Group Property Tax Assessment Proposal
  • Highland Happenings
  • MAAO Newsletter
  • Gitsis Survey Plan - new lot created, 93.1
  • Local Aid - state list
  • Deeds
  • Board of Selectmen - Policy for handling Meeting Minutes
  • Auditors here week of March 31st - question on Overlay Surplus - used last year

3. Signed previous meeting minutes

4. Signed bill payable Registry of Deeds

5. Signed Revised FY2008 Real Estate Commitment - Bill #369 - acreage error

6. Signed Motor Vehicle Excise Commitments, 2007, #8; 2008, #2

7. Signed Monthly Lists of Abatements & Commitments

8. Signed Reimbursement form for Tax Exemptions

9. Processed Abatements

10. Signed Motor Vehicle excise abatements - voted unanimously to approve

11. Signed Personal Property Abatement - voted unanimously to approve

12. Signed Real Estate Abatement Denials - voted unanimously to deny

13. Sean Barry will add amendment, regarding local option for Farm excise, to the current farm bill that is being presented in Boston - Assistant assessor sent email to him with this request last week. Still need to see about proper wording of petition from Legal Counsel, if this option fail

14. Discussed these Map issues:

  • where is lot 10 located on Map 20? 0.19 ac - do not know location of this lot
  • where does Bassett Road intersect Bardwells Ferry Road? To be shown on map
  • Map 44 lots 2 & 3 - errors on map to be corrected
  • Map 25 lot 1 - owned by Peter Wood not Mayhew Steel to be corrected
  • Map 18 lots 22 & 23 - boundary line? Averill/Healy - Dr. Averill to have a new
    Survey done this week.

14. Mike Quinlivan was here on March 26 - working on new Chapter 61 & 61A
land values for woodland - Productive woodland is now $173/acre (was $80 or 5%)
– set up land class for Forestry 601 - no longer 5%
– owners with productive woodland will have increased valuations for this class of land

15. Discussed when we will start going out to look at property - Assistant assessor will
Try to set up appointments beginning on Monday, April 28th at 6:00 PM -
Meeting will be cancelled if we can contact owners for appointments

16. Adjourned Meeting @ 6:59 PM

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