Annual Tax District Meeting Minutes

DRAFT - These minutes are considered a draft and will remain so until they receive approval at the 2025 Annual Meeting


Michael Montgomery


DIRECTORS PRESENT                       Absent

Christopher Rossetti, President              Austin Patenaude   

Mitch Uzwack, Vice President                 Katia Salokas                 

Judith Larkin, Clerk

Lois Hessert-Blawie

Greg Weston

John Williams



James Downey, Treasurer



13 attendees  




President Rossetti presided over the annual meeting. As there were 20 total attendees, a quorum   was present to conduct business. Rossetti reported that the District contributed $25,000 to the Capital Reserve Fund; as we had contributed $100,000 last year, we easily met the $47,000 annual target set by our outside advisors. There are many major improvements for the year 2024-25, so there will be an increase of 2% for this year’s budget. Due to the re-evaluation last October, the increase will not be uniform. Resident Carey Henderson asked how to figure what the individual tax will be, and Rosetti stated that the proposed budget was based on a mill rate of .008437. To calculate one’s tax, multiple the mill rate by one’s new evaluation.

Uzwack moved that we approve the budget as devised and presented by the Board. Motion was seconded and passed unanimously.    

President Rosetti presented the following slate for Directors for the year 2024-25:


Mitch Uzwack                      President and Director

Gregory Weston                  Vice President and Director

James Downey                    Treasurer and Director

Judith Larkin                         Clerk and Director

John Williams                        Director

Katia Salokas                        Director

Austin Patenaude                  Director


As there were no further nominations from the floor, Rossetti moved that the nominations be closed. The motion was seconded and passed. Rossetti moved that one ballot be cast for the proposed slate of Directors. The motion was seconded and passed unanimously.


Donna Giannini addressed the group concerning the defeated Town budget. She spoke of the re-evaluation done last October as mandated by the state for every 5 years. This is done by an outside firm, not the Town of Avon. Due to the increase in market value, the valuation of condominiums rose 47%, single family homes rose only 24%. The shift in valuations puts condominiums and common properties highest, single- family homes in the middle and commercial properties at the lowest. The town mill rate is currently at 3.53, but could go down to 2.93 if the budget is again defeated.

Giannini asked residents to attend the budget hearing on May 28 at 7:00pm at the Senior Center. The referendum will take place on June 7. If the budget is defeated 3 times, the Town will set the budget.


A motion was made to close the meeting. The motion was seconded and passed.


With no other business or comments,

Meeting adjourned at 6:30 P.M.

Judith Larkin, Clerk

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