Vol. II No. 23 12/1/2021
Notes from the Board of Assessors, November 15, Hybrid meeting
- Gary Pitney, Chair
- Michael Blay, Town Assessor
- Doug Goudey
- Tom Stokes via Zoom
- Tammy Touponce, Secretary
- Fiscal 2022 tax bills have been mailed
- Payment due December 15, 2021
- Applications for statutory exemptions are due in April because total first installment must be paid. However, Blay also said "call in to see if eligible for half of first half"
- This is also the time to apply to have your assessment reviewed. Again, however, all of the first installment is due.
- Blay suggested some taxpayers might want to drop payments off at Town Offices as mail delivery may be slow at this time of year.
- This is a very busy time in the Assessor's Office: new Record Cards are due (last done 5 years ago), Commitment Book completion has to be done as well as ASCII.
Editor's notes: SU invited Town Assessor Blay to write a short article about taxes and tax assessments. We hope he does. In the past, we found his explanations clear and concise. In lieu of his article, following are brief definitions: ASCII is American Standard Code for Information Interchange; a Record Card is a Property Record Card (often accompanied by a map) which is one sided and gives details that describe and value the property; the Commitment Book is the permanent record of parcels in the community subject to property tax. It includes the assessment, tax bill, and amount collected.
Photo: Jay Rhind