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Minutes - January 2, 2019

The meeting came to order at 8:30 AM.


Present were Assessors Jane Fowler, Terry Towne and Brian Thomas


Minutes – December 4, 2018 – Terry moved to approve the minutes as written.  Brian 2nd.  Vote in favor was unanimous.


Inquiry – open space valuation – Map 5 Lot 17 – The board discussed an e-mailed message from attorney Ellen Best regarding the open space valuation.  Brian agreed to work with Attorney best in regard to an amended Open Space Classification form and a new map.


Digital Mapping – Brian reported on information he gathered regarding computer assisted mass assessing and how to structure a request for proposals for that, revaluation, and digitized mapping.  An e-mail for a request for proposals will be e-mailed for assessors’ review and then discussed at a public meeting.


Terry moved to inform the Board of Selectmen that the Board of Assessors will seek information on the cost of computerizing property records and possible revaluation.  Jane 2nd.  Vote in favor was unanimous.


Transfers – The board reviewed new property transfers and declarations of value.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:15 AM.


Respectfully submitted,



_____  Jane Fowler, Chair



_____  Terry Towne



_____  Brian Thomas


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