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Minutes - October 7, 2020 (Draft, subject to correction)


The meeting came to order at 8:00 AM


Present were: Assessors Jane Fowler, Brian Thomas and Terry Towne and guest Glenn Crawford.


Minutes – September 9, 2020 – Terry moved to approve, Brian 2nd.  Jane was not at the meeting. 


Working Waterfront Valuation Request – The board met with Glenn Crawford to discuss an application for a working waterfront land valuation classification.  After much discussion, the board suggested to Mr. Crawford that he consult with the Code Enforcement Officer and/or the Planning Board to seek approval and possibly start the process of a zoning change in order to construct whatever is needed to qualify for the classification.  The Board agreed to hold onto the application for further information.


Supplemental Tax Bill – The Board prepared a supplemental tax bill for Map 9 Lot 29 as a homestead exemption was not removed after the property owner passed away. 


Abatement Request, Map 14, Lot 11 (Gretchen Upson) – A motion was made, 2nd, then withdrawn to deny the request for an abatement.  After discussion, Terry suggested that the board request additional information, i.e. the results of the soil test.  A letter was prepared for Ms.Upson.


Upcoming Joint Meeting – The board briefly discussed the joint meeting planned with the Selectmen and Planning Board scheduled for October 15, 2020 at the school.


Next Meeting – The next Board of Assessors meeting will be on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 8AM (though it is a federal holiday)


Personal Property Tax – The Board composed a letter which will be sent to Randy Kelley requesting a Personal Property Return for April 1, 2020.


There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:22 AM


Respectfully submitted,



_____  Jane Fowler, Chair



_____  Terry Towne                                                   The Lamoine Board of Assessors



_____  Brian Thomas