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Act 132 – CLA Study Committee Report

Act 132 – CLA Study Committee Report (click for pdf version)

Douglas Farnham Letter Of Support To Retain Title of Director PVR

Letter of Support (click for pdf version)       Office of the Governor-Elect 144 State St. Montpelier, VT 05633-8000 802-828-7281   November 18, 2016   Dear Governor Scott,   I am writing you today in support of Douglas Farnham remaining in the position of Director of Property Valuation and Review.  I am offering this […]

When is a CLA not a CLA?

When is a CLA not a CLA?   Edgar Clodfelter, VMPA NEMRC Sr. Appraiser   Those of us in the Lister/Assessor world understand that CLA stands for Common Level of Appraisal.  In the perfect world we would be assessing all our properties at market value (a CLA of 100).  We also understand that the CLA […]

District Adviser Duties and Responsibilities

Overview There are 7 District Advisors and each has a home office covering about 35 towns They have many responsibilities assisting towns and taxpayers, not only in their assigned area/territory but also statewide. There’s a dedicated telephone “hotline” for listers that advisors manage, per a rotation Responsibilities vary over the course of the year: March-July […]

2014 MICHAEL P. CYPRIAN “LISTER OF THE YEAR” AWARD

 JOHN FIKE AND PENNY ALLYN RECEIVE THE MICHAEL P. CYPRIAN AWARD A first in the history of VALA – The Michael P. Cyprian Award has been given to two Listers this year from the town of Reading, Vermont.  The Directors of VALA unanimously voted to present a Co-Lister of the Year Award to VALA President […]

KEYS TO EFFECTIVE LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATION BY STEVEN E. JEFFREY

VALA President John Fike suggested that I speak of “Life under the Gold Dome”, probably with the hope that I would be able to regale you with story after story of humorous or enlightening experiences that would astound and amaze you. Unfortunately, the two months of intense therapy I’ve taken since leaving VLCT has erased […]

CURRENT USE ARTICLE

Current Use Valuation Changes 2015 Owners who wish to withdraw land from the Current Use program will pay taxes for 2015 based on the value of their property, as demonstrated below, for the 2015 tax year.  The new Current Use Legislation, while not meant to change the total value of the property, will however result […]

LISTING TODAY AND YESTERDAY

LISTING  TODAY AND YESTERDAY “Tax lister” is an incorrect term for the designated person elected by the townspeople to list their properties.  Adding the word “tax” implies that we somehow set the tax on a property.  We list the property and its buildings and outbuildings. The following is the explanation from the website of the […]

NOMINATION LETTER FOR THE MICHAEL P. CYPRIAN AWARD 2015

MICHAEL P CYPRIAN AWARD Attention Listers, Town Clerks and Treasurers Each year at, the VALA September Annual Meeting , the Lister of the Year award is presented to the Lister that meets the qualities of Michael P. Cyprian. These qualities are described below. VALA is asking you to review these qualities and complete a letter […]

LISTER EDUCATION FUNDS

Lister Education Funds From John Fike VALA President Several Listers recently contacted me regarding a recent memo that was sent to the Towns’ Treasurers indicating that the Lister Education Funds were sent in error for 2015. This information created confusion with Listers because they had not received a copy of the memo.  Jim Knapp and […]

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