The purpose of the Abatement Advisory Committee is to assist and advise the assessor in the review of applications for abatement of real and personal property thereby providing a more equitable review for taxpayer appeals.
The Abatement Advisory Committee shall consist of three (3) suitable citizens, appointed by the assessor pursuant to MGL Chapter 41, section 25A, with the direct consent of the Finance Director and overall review by the Board of Selectmen, to act as assistant assessors. The term of appointment shall be one year from the date of appointment; unless sooner removed by the assessor as provided in MGL Chapter 41, sections 25A or the Finance Director pursuant to section 19-11 of the Code of the Town of Nantucket.
The Abatement Advisory Committee meets once monthly during the fiscal year with additional meetings as required during the abatement review period. These meetings shall be directed by the Assessor. The Abatement Advisory Board will work under the direct supervision of the Assessor and indirect supervision of the Finance Director.
This is an advisory group only. Their decisions are non-binding. However, if the Assessor makes a decision contrary to that of the Abatement Advisory Board, documentation supporting this decision will be kept and shall be subject to the review of the Finance Director.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.