From the Selectmen

The Town-wide property revaluation has started. Our assessing agents have begun visiting all the properties in town in order to ascertain property values for use on our 2019 municipal tax bills. However, the next tax bill you will receive (November 2017) will be based on the old valuation.

Assessor Patrick Dowd has started with property visits on Bald Head Road and will work his way northward with some assistance from Bill Van Tuinen. From previous announcements, you may be aware that you are not required to allow them to enter your home for inspection. In such cases, they will make their best estimate based on available information. If you disagree with their findings, their estimate will stand unless you can provide evidence to the contrary. They are professionals, and we feel confident that you will enjoy working with them. If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a Select Board Member.

Here is an explanation of the upcoming town real estate revaluation.

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On Saturday, September 30, Patten Free Library will host a Beginner Magic Tournament for anyone in grades six through twelve residing in the service area who would like to learn how to play the game. The event will be held in the second floor Community Room from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Free Electronic Waste Collection - October 14.

Registration is now open for Patten Free Library's Tuesday, October 10 workshop on the Common Application for college admission. The event is for high school seniors and will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Community Room. Several local college counselors will be on hand to help students learn the basics about the Common Application web site and about how to develop a strong personal profile. The event is free and open to any high school senior; pre-registration is required.

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