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 Listers.
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