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MAAO Winter Meeting-February 12, 2020
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MAAO Winter Meeting-February 12, 2020

MAAO Winter Meeting - February 12, 2020 8:30 am - 12:30 pm Lake Pearl-Wrentham

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: Lake Pearl
299 Creek Street
Wrentham, Massachusetts  02093
United States
Contact: Paula Rubley

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MAAO Winter Meeting


Dates: February 12, 2020


Location: Lake Pearl, 299 Creek St, Wrentham, MA 02093


Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (no lunch will be provided)


Directions to Lake Pearl: Lake Pearl 


The cost for the 1/2 day meeting: MAAO Member - $60.00: Non-Member - $135.00, if registered by February 5th. The fee will increase by $50.00 on February 6th.


MAAO Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, you must notify Paula Rubley via email at by February 5, 2020, there are no refunds granted after that date.


Make checks payable to: Massachusetts Association of Assessing Officers or MAAO


Please send your payment to: MAAO,44 Bearfoot Road, Suite 200, Northborough, MA 01532.  If you need the MAAO's W-9, you can find it on the MAAO's website in the Resources tab under the About along the top rail.


Credits: 3.5 MAAO Recertification credits


8:30 am              Registration

9:00 am              Welcoming Remarks - Christopher Wilcock, MAAO President


9:15 am              MAAO By-Law Discussion and Vote (only MAAO Regular Members will be allowed to cast a vote per the MAAO By-Laws) 

More information regarding the proposed MAAO By-Law changes will be emailed to all Regular Member.

To see the MAAO By-Laws and the proposed amendment please click here.


SpeakerChristopher Wilcock, MAAO President & the MAAO By-Law Committee

9:45 am              Personal Property Tax Exemptions

This session will focus on personal property tax exemptions, the issues of entity classification that govern them, and factfinding tools assessors can use to investigate claims of exemption. There will also be a discussion regarding the new, optional, form of list by which utilities may report their personal property assets subject to local taxation.

Speaker: Donald Gorton, Counsel, Bureau of Municipal Finance Law, DLS, DOR

11:00 am            Break

11:15 am            Documentary Support for the Assessed Value

This session will be a demonstration of how to prepare for an ATB hearing using both a Quantitative and a Qualitative adjustment grid. There will be a discussion on the difference and when to use which grid.

Speaker: Lane Partridge, MAA, Assessor, Town of Concord

12:15 pm            Award of MAA Designations

12:30 pm            Adjournment