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. ยง1535(a).

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

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Current Roster

Select Board: Term Expiration
Mike Gardner3 yr2023
Harry Jamie Percey3 yr2022
Bob Jarvis3 yr2021
Ron Bisson1 yr2021
Angie Rawling1 yr2021
Justices of Peace:
Al Lafontaine2 yr2021
Megan Randall2 yr2021
James Winchester2 yr2021
Harry Percey2 yr2021
Jon Peaslee2 yr2021
Nelson Brownell2 yr2021
Cindy Brownell2 yr2021
Amelia Silver2 yr2021
Harry Jamie Percey, Jr.2 yr2021
Jenny Dewar2 yr2021
Board of Listers:
Wendy Jordan Bisson1 yr2023
Jodi Morrison1 yr2020
Vacant 1 yr2020
Ellen Strohmaier3 yr2021
Town Clerk:
Julie Weber3 yr2021

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