>>> From: [log in to unmask]
>>> To: Mawtclerk
>>> Subject: Abatements
>>> Date: Tuesday, May 04, 1999 3:32 PM
>>> Have any Boards of Abatement dealt with the issue of inability to pay and
>>> if so how has your town handled the situation?
>>> Did you render an abatement for this reason and if so, did you request
>>> specific information in writing to help you make your decision?
>>> Please let me know Thank you
I would certainly (and I believe we did once or twice) consider abating
taxes in the case of an act of nature -- for example, a family losing their
house to fire -- but I'd have to agree with Chuck that hard-nosedness is a