I don't see what the "error" was.
The BAT language says "may" not "shall", so the Board is not bound to abate.
I don't think there is any appeal beyond the Board; we don't worry about
----- Original Message -----
From: "Julanne Sharrow" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 2:17 PM
Subject: property values due to IRENE
>I serve as a JP in Shrewsbury. We have an application to the Board of
>Abatement with the reason
> 'Lister's Error' to have the property value lowered due to a bridge out
> from IRENE. (There are only 5 reasons given to the Board of Abatement for
> excusing taxes.)
> The access to the camp property is on the other side of a bridge that is
> out. There are also other properties also without access on this road.
> The bridge will be restored....eventually. Right now millions of dollars
> are being spent on 3 other bridges.
> How did other towns handle property values due to IRENE causes? i.e.
> bridges being out? I can understand if a property owner's bridge is gone,
> but a public one?
> I'd hate to set a precedent! AND, I do not want the other property owners
> coming forth with the same reason.
> I know Mendon has some of these issues, but did not get a reply from the
> Julanne Sharrow
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