Senior / Disabled Taxation Relief Committee
At their meeting on August 14, 2018, the Board of Selectman voted to establish a Senior/Disabled Taxation Relief Committee consisting 7 members: the Treasurer/Collector, the Town Assessor, one member of the Advisory Finance Committee, one member from the Council on Aging, and 3 residents of the community with a background in finance and senior issues.
The Committee is charged to:
- Examine fiscally sound ways Westborough can maximize senior taxation relief and;
- Examine ways of raising revenue to fund senior tax relief. The Committee is expected to report its findings including various options and recommendations within one year of the Committee's creation;
- Determine methods of marketing the Senior/Disabled Tax Relief Program to increase donations.
The Committee reported its findings including various options, a complete fiscal impact analysis on their recommendations, including the impact on other taxpayers of the existing programs and new programs at the January 28, 2020 Select Board meeting.
The Committee developed a Home Rule Petition to approve an additional tax exemption for qualifying residents. Town meeting voted to authorize the Select Board to petition the general court for this exemption under Article 26 of the October 2022 Special Town Meeting. In 2022, Chapter 411 of the Acts of 2022 - An Act Authorize the Westborough Board of Assessors to Approve Additional Tax Exemptions of Qualifying Seniors was signed into law.
The five members of the Senior/Disabled Taxation Relief Committee are appointed by the Select Board.
Meeting times may vary. Check calendar for posted meetings.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are posted in advance of each meeting in accordance with open meeting law and available on this website. Minutes are posted following approval.
|Diane Collins||Council on Aging Representative||Indefinite|
|Thomas Dolan, Jr.||Advisory Finance Board Representative||Indefinite|
|Jonathan Steinberg||Chief Assessor||Indefinite|