Arden Board of Assessors
The Board of Assessors is an independent body of seven assessors It is not a committee of the Town Assembly, though it does make reports at town meetings
2011 Assessors and Assessment
Election Results, November, 2011: Neither assessment was approved, and seven people were elected assessors. Click here to see the November, 2011 election and referendum results for the Village of Arden.
2010 Assessors and Assessment
The Board of Assessors establishes the land rent rates for Arden leaseholds, according to the Georgist principle of “full rental value” of the land. Since Henry George himself never spelled out how to calculate “full rental value,” this is no simple task. Nominations are made at the September town meeting; election is by referendum in the fall, using the Hare System of Proportional Representation. The assessors elected in November, 2008, are (in order elected): Alton Dahl (convenor), Denis O’Regan, Brooke Bovard, Walter Borders, Tom Wheeler, Mary Marconi, and Warren Rosenkranz.
Land-rent assessments for 2010. The Board of Assessors, in this report, tells us how much money needs to be raised to fund the Village and the Trust, as well as pay County and School taxes, for the year beginning March 23, 2010. The report also gives the formula by which land rents are assessed.
The only significant change in the way land rents are assessed is that leaseholds adjacent to Harvey and Marsh Roads will get a 10% reduction in their rents instead of 5%.
To estimate what your land rent will be in 2010, use the formula in the above report. If you do not know the square feet of your leasehold, see the link below.