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Minutes - July 8, 2020


The meeting came to order at 8:00 AM


Present were Assessors Jane Fowler, Brian Thomas and Terry Towne


Minutes – June 24, 2020 – Terry moved to approve the minutes.  All were in favor.


Question re: Tree Growth – Map 1 Lot 33A – A tree growth matter regarding Maine Coast Heritage Trust was O.K.


Abatement Map 13 Lot 31 – No further action was required from the Board at this time.


Correction to 2019 Property Tax Commitment – The Board signed affidavits to correct an error in the calculation of the 2019/20 property tax rate and the associated commitment papers.


Open Space Penalty – The Board agreed to communicate the potential penalty on Map 8 Lot 7 (Marcia Crabtree) should the land be withdrawn from open space.  The town had been contacted by a closing company in regard to this matter.   It was noted the parcel was partially placed into open space in 2019.  Prior to that designation, the entire parcel was assessed $110,100.  After the open space designation, the valuation fell to $88,200, a difference of $21,900.  Pursuant to 36 MRSA 1101-1121 to Board is to assess a penalty of 30%, resulting in a penalty of $6,570 if the property is withdrawn.


Memorandum – The Board discussed a possible memorandum to the Board of Selectmen in the future.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 10:40 AM.


The next meeting will be on Monday, July 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Respectfully submitted,



_____  Jane Fowler



_____  Terry Towne



_____  Brian Thomas