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Minutes of March 3, 2010

The meeting came to order at 7PM

Present were: Assessors Jane Fowler, Michael Jordan, Terry Towne; Selectman Richard Fennelly Jr., William, Duncan and Blake Haass

Minutes The minutes of February 3, February 8, and February 10, 2010 were approved as presented.

Board of Property Tax Review - William Haass said he was appearing on behalf of his mother, Barbara Davis, regarding the appeal heard in Augusta on February 23, 2010.

After hearing his plea, the board politely informed Mr. Haass that it was not able to discuss or make any decisions with him, as the issue involves his mother. Mr. Haass left approximately 7:20 PM

The Board discussed town policy regarding consulting with an attorney and agreed to attend the next Board of Selectmen's meeting for authorization to consult with an attorney that has explicit expertise in tax law.

Appraisals The dates have been set for RJD Appraisal representative Matt Caldwell to be here, beginning May 26, 2010 to do the town mapping of splits from the past year, and to visit and assess new construction and revisit properties that have been under construction.

Abatement Request Map 1 Lot 33 In discussing the issues surrounding the abatement request for Map 1 Lots 33 and 34 submitted by Peter Hartline, it was decided that Jane would request a 30-day extension for reply. The vote in favor was 2-0 (Towne abstained).

Next Meeting - The board set its next meeting date for April 14, 2010.

Respectfully submitted,

______ Jane Fowler, Chair

______ Michael Jordan The Lamoine Board of Assessors

______ Terry Towne