The Board of Abatement meets when necessary. All agendas will be posted and meetings will be added to the Town Calendar.

Pownal Board of Abatement

The Board of Abatement is formed by members of; the Select Board, Justices of Peace, Board of Listers, the Treasurer, and the Town Clerk.

About Abatement

What is tax abatement? Abatement is a statutory proces s for relieving taxpayers from the burden of property taxes, penalty (collection fees) and interest when the law authorizes abatement and when the board, in its discretion, agrees that the re quest is reasonable and proper. It exists to permit the board to prevent an injustice or to help a taxpayer who faces extraordinary circumstances that make it difficult for the taxpayer to meet his or her tax obligations. Abatements are cautiously granted insofar as they reduce the income to the town and require the town to either spend less or increase the taxes on the rest of the taxpayers to make up the difference. A board may abate "in whole or part" property taxes, interest or collection fees. 24 V.S.A. §1535(a).

Learn More about Abatement from the Office of the Vermont Secretary of State

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Current Roster

Select Board: Term Expiration
Ronald Bisson 1 yr2019
Nelson Brownell 3 yr2020
Suzanne Caraman 1 yr2019
Bob Jarvis 3 yr2021
Jason Olansky 3 yr2019
Justices of Peace: Term Expiration
Vacant 2 yr2019
Shannon Barsotti 2 yr2019
Ruth Botzow 2 yr2019
Nelson Brownell 2 yr2019
Cindy Brownell 2 yr2019
Melissa Collins 2 yr2019
Al Lafontaine 2 yr2019
Jon Peaslee 2 yr2019
Harry Percey 2 yr2019
Harry Jamie Percey, Jr. 2 yr2019
Jim Winchester 2 yr2019
Board of Listers: Term Expiration
Jody Morrison 1 yr2019
Sharon Nichols 1 yr2019
Tammy Sohl 1 yr2019
Treasurer: Term Expiration
Ellen Strohmaier 3 yr2021
Town Clerk: Term Expiration
Julie Weber 3 yr2021