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Pelham voters zero out article that aimed to cut budget
PELHAM — It was a quick deliberative session on Tuesday night as voters took about 75 minutes to work through a 14-article warrant.
“There really was no controversy,” said Selectman William McDevitt. “It was a quiet meeting.”
The only article that looked to be controversial was largely nullified by an amendment by Pelham Fire Lt. John Ignatowicz.
Voters also supported an article changing the elderly exemption on property taxes that the town grants to residents who are 80 or older.The new exemption takes a three-tiered approach, granting up to $33,000 off assessed property values for property owners 64 to 74, $85,000 for those 75 to 79, and capping it at $100,000 off the assessed property value for those 80 and older.If approved at the ballot box, the 80-year-old owner of a $300,000 home in Pelham would get a $2,287 reduction in their property tax bill rather than the full $7,000 exemption.
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