Real Estate Assessment Committee

Mission

The Real Estate Assessment Committee will review various real estate matters referred to it by the Select Board, including but not limited to:

  • the taking by eminent domain of any real estate (excluding routine easements for Town projects such as bike paths, roads)
  • the review of any “Yard Sale” transactions, including the setting of minimum bids, the appraisal value(s), and any sales of Town property to private parties
  • the review of real dispositions proposed for, or submitted for, town meeting consideration (including Town and citizen-sponsored warrant articles) as requested by the Board
  • a review of how the Town issues Request for Proposals (RFPs) for property dispositions, as related to pricing.
  • The committee’s review will result in a written evaluation to the Board, which includes “pros and cons” of the transaction.

Members

  • John Brescher, Esq., Chair
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Thomas Barada
    Term Expires: 2021
  • Penny Dey
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Lee W. Saperstein
    Term Expires: 2019
  • Rhoda H. Weinman, Esq.
    Term Expires: 2020

The Real Estate Assessment Committee is a public body and Open Meeting and Conflict of Interest Laws apply. This committee is appointed by and reports to the Select Board.

  • 3 local residents with professional real estate-related experience (i.e. real estate agent, real estate attorney, appraiser, surveyor); and 2 local residents.
  • Other staff assistance: Director of Planning
  • Term ends: indefinite. Select Board will evaluate the Committee at that time and determine a term going forward.