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Minutes of January 5, 2011

The meeting came to order at 7:00 PM.

Present were: Assessors Terry Towne, Jane Fowler and Michael Jordan

Minutes By agreement, the board tabled approval of the minutes of the previous meetings until February 2, 2011.

Request for review of assessment Map 18 Lot 10-5-1T The Board agreed to send a note to Dianne Richardson in regard to the assessment on Claris Richardson's mobile home indicating that the assessing agent will take a look at it in the spring and determine if any adjustment in value is warranted.

Request for assessment review, Map 14, Lots 37-1-1, 37, and 37-1 The Board agreed to remove the value of the trailer on Map 14 Lot 37-1-1 and write to Kathleen Furey indicating such.

Letter from Dorothy Spitzer The Board agreed to forward information requested by Dorothy Spitzer and apply a ratio.

Tree Growth Program Enrollment Dennis and Nancy Ford Terry moved to request a copy of the Forest Management Harvest Plan from the Fords to review as per 36 MRSA §579. Mike 2nd . Vote in favor was 3-0.

Tree Growth Application Schedule Map 1 Lot 33 The board took no action pending the receipt of the required forest management plan for Map 1 Lot 33.

Discuss engaging Ed Bearor as attorney The Board reviewed the e-mail message from Ed Bearor and felt it could not go any further with providing information to him until the Board of Selectmen authorizes funding.

Meeting with Maine Revenue Services Field Examiner The Board will suggest a date to William Skinner.

Other Communications Terry moved to invite Administrative Assistant Stu Marckoon to the next meeting regarding public statements attributed to the Board of Assessors. Mike 2nd . Vote in favor was 3-0.

Terry moved to send certified letters to property owners enrolled in the Tree Growth Program giving 120-days notice for required filings. Mike 2nd . Vote in favor was 3-0. The Board will compose the letter and get it to the Administrative Assistant for processing.

Next Meeting The next regular meeting will be held February 2, 2011 at 7PM.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:35 PM

Seen and approved by:

_________ Jane Fowler, Chair

_________ Terry Towne

_________ Michael Jordan