Vol. III No. 14 7/15/2022
Notes from the Board of Assessors, July 5, Hybrid meeting
- Gary Pitney, Chair
- Tom Stokes
- Doug Goudey via Zoom
- Michael Blay, Town Assessor
- Michael Canales, Town Administrator
- Blay needs additional credits — one course — to qualify for certification and will take necessary course this year.
- Required personal property forms almost complete — 504s done (504s are gas and electric company valuation). Blay will do 508s (cell phone companies). 100 personal property forms received and coming in steadily. 380 Second Homeowner forms returned and will be put on a spreadsheet as required.
- Blay is having an issue with new version of software. There may be a "work-around" or may have to ask for a "custom-build" and put cost on budget.
- Blay spoke to Donna Brewer, Town Counsel, about interrogatories (questions) to pose to Berkshire Scenic Railroad in response to their request for tax exempt status. Stokes asked for TC to attend meeting and discuss. Pitney preferred to save money (TC charges hourly rate). Goudey asked TC to suggest question for Board to discuss. According to Goudey, the basic question would be: what is occurring at the train station right now? Board agreed with Goudey's suggestion
- Stokes said Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILOT committee) is suspended until after Labor Day. PILOT has $6000+ budget of which it spent $75 on a consultant
- Scheduling discussed
Executive Session: Motor vehicle abatements
Chesterwood statue. Photo: Gabrielle K. Murphy