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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

RSA 79-D Preservation Easement Public Hearing

According to the NH Division of Historical Resources: "State law RSA 79-D Discretionary Preservation Easements, creates a mechanism to encourage the preservation of historic New Hampshire barns and other agricultural buildings by authorizing municipalities to grant property tax relief to barn owners who (a) can demonstrate the public benefit of preserving their barns or other historic farm buildings, and (b) agree to maintain their structures throughout a minimum 10-year preservation easement."

This Thursday, the BoS will conduct a public hearing for two Discretionary Preservation Easement applications under RSA 79-D from the following property owners for the following locations:

1.) Loretta L. Burrows Revocable Trust, Loretta L. Burrows, Trustee. Map 003-
001, Ossipee Mountain Road;

2.) Ronald M. Davis , Sr. and Rae Marie Davis, Map 115-012, 11 Sawmill Way


Small Step - Right Direction said...

Google up RSA 79-D. It provides property tax relief, in the amount of a tax reduction of 25 to 75 %. AND. Requires the owner to maintain the structure for the 10 year duration of the relief. For an owner this is a risky approach to saving money.. Pertains to agricultural buildings.

Joe Cormier/jcormier2@myfairpoint.net said...

Relevant MoBo policy statement of 2011.


RSA 79-D


Bull Loney said...

Who is kidding whom?

Antique farmhouse next to Aubuchon Hardware.
Antique farmhouse next to Fullers.
Antique farmhouse at Public Library.

So much for preservation of historic Moultonborough.

That's Where The Money Goes... said...

Bull Loney -- How much money do you have? Any time the town gets a building we are out 1/2 to 3/4 million. This is big bucks for a town that can't even afford to mow the roadsides. We are looking like backwoods Tamworth.
Ask the Historical. Commission what they need to restore the grange hall...be thankful that we do not own too many old buildings.
Need a discussion of priorities...sidewalks , Rec Gym, Truck crash ramp, lights for ball field, town employee health insurance, I Pads for all students, LaCrosse field, town hall addition. Bull Loney -- How do we figure out where to spend it ?

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful antique farmhouse opposite the proposed bakery/cafe - If that goes thru there should be a double credit for the poor owners.

Which Road ? said...

Note that the towns map is mislabeled for the Davis property. They give the address as 11 Sawmill Way, but the map is labeled Red Hill Rd. Hopefully the tax collector will not be able to find the Davis Mailbox.

Bull Loney said...

You folks have half a dozen committees analyzing the historic attributes of this town and how to preserve such.
Yet all of you sit idly by as one farmhouse after another gets torn down. Without a whimper.
What this town needs is another Blue Ribbon committee to analyze all of the committees that are analyzing the historic nature of this town.
But we definitely don't want any new commercial construction in town. Those new businesses would only detract from the beauty of this town.
Let the taxpayer purchase the historic antique Taylor farmhouse and tear it down for a parking lot.
Gotta love those do-gooders.

Critical Mass..Bang said...

Hey LONEY..not sure where you are coming from, or where you want to go..BUT. One thing is for sure, our town governance is rapidly approaching critical mass. Look at tonight's BOS meeting agenda, it has 16 items under new business. Our lakefront money is the problem..it draws flies...everyone wants a piece..were we non waterfront, and poor, they would alll leave us alone. We have to guard against a plot that tells us we need a city manager, and he would handle all this for the BOS. First we need to try to find the right person for a town administrator, one who is in sync with the reason we choose to be here.

Anonymous said...

Hey Critical- who is "they" and there a "plot" afoot? Better dig out my tin foil hat.