Augusta Applies For Block Grant

The Town of Augusta board voted to apply for a state Community Development Block Grant.

Although no members of the public attended the hearing in June, the board voted 3-0 (with two members absent) to apply for the state funding.

In other matters, Carl Lindberg, who has participated in a reval of the Town of Burlington, gave some suggestions of money-saving ways to complete a reval at a lower cost with savings of 50 to 60 percent. Town Assessor Steve Roys has said the property value inventory cards are in his opinion updated, which is a great cost during a reval.

Councilman Jim Dowd explained the Board’s hesitation falls both in the total cost and the Board of Assessment Review decisions on Grievance Day.

The full story is in this week's edition of the newspaper.