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Minutes of March 6, 2013

The meeting came to order at 9:15 AM

Present were: Assessors Terry Towne, Jane Fowler and Michael Jordan. William Skinner of Maine Revenue Services was in the office to conduct the annual state valuation audit.

Old Point, Inc. Abatement Terry moved to deny the request for abatement of property taxes by Old Point, Inc. for Map 1 Lot 33 dated January 8, 2013. Mike 2 nd . Discussion of the application followed.

  1. 73 acres were assessed as tree growth program enrollment
  2. The property did receive the 10% conservation easement discount of value on the 21 acres that were eligible. It was noted that the board did not believe that the conservation easement is very restrictive.
  3. The board assessed the property in the same manner as similar properties. No supporting documentation accompanied the application. Vote in favor was 3-0. Terry will prepare a letter

Minutes of February 6, 2013 The minutes were approved as corrected and printed.

Quarterly Review The board decided that maps 1, 3, 15 and 20 would be on the quarterly review list for the spring work conducted by board members.

Next Meeting The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 8:15 AM.

The meeting adjourned at 11:45 AM

Respectfully submitted:

Jane Fowler, Chair

Terry Towne

Michael Jordan