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
Bryan Harris 1 yr2020
Bob Jarvis 3 yr2021
Marlena Pellon 1 yr2020
Harry Jamie Percey 3 yr2022
Elizabeth Rowe 3 yr2020
Justices of Peace: Term Expiration
Nelson Brownell 2 yr2021
Cindy Brownell 2 yr2021
Jenny Dewar 2 yr2021
Al Lafontaine 2 yr2021
Jon Peaslee 2 yr2021
Harry Percey 2 yr2021
Harry Jamie Percey, Jr. 2 yr2021
Megan Randall 2 yr2021
Amelia Silver 2 yr2021
James Winchester 2 yr2021
Board of Listers: Term Expiration
Vacant 1 yr2020
Wendy Jordan Bisson 1 yr2020
Jodi Morrison 1 yr2020
Treasurer: Term Expiration
Ellen Strohmaier 3 yr2021
Town Clerk: Term Expiration
Julie Weber 3 yr2021




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