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Minutes of December 3, 2014

The meeting came to order at 8:30 AM.

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

Minutes – November 5, 2014 – Without objection the printed minutes were approved.

Map 4 Lots 48, 48-1 – The board prepared a letter to John Ranco with copies to Steve Joy and James Leavitt regarding ownership questions on the above referenced lots.

Abatement Request – Map 14 Lot 59-1 – The board reviewed the abatement application dated November 6, 2014.  Terry declared that he is an abutting landowner and would abstain from voting on this matter.  Michael moved to abate the value of the above referenced lot by $121,000, which is 90% of the original value deducted for use.  The lot does not meet requirements to sustain a septic system, and a 20% deduction for vacancy.  The motion passed 2-0 (Towne abstained).  A letter was prepared for the applicant, Ms. Guinard, regarding the abatement.

Supplemental Tax Bills – The board approved supplemental tax bills for Wells Fargo, NA on Map 1 Lot 6-A-1 to recover the homestead exemption.  The exemption for 2013 ($93.00) and 2014 ($103.00) had not been removed after Wells Fargo took possession.

Next meeting – The board will meet next on January 7, 2015 at 8:15 AM.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 11:40 AM.

_____  Jane Fowler, Chair

_____  Terry Towne

_____  Michael Jordan