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Senior Tax Abatement Program Ad Hoc Committee


On June 4th, the Saco City Council created an ad-hoc committee to review the Senior Tax Abatement Program.  

This year marks the ninth year of the City’s Volunteer Senior Tax Work off Program. This program has successfully connected Senior Citizens with City Departments to provide support to the assigned department. In exchange for their assistance with various tasks, the volunteer earns tax abatement credits toward their property tax bill. 

Based on a review of the needs of the program and in the interest of improved disclosure on benefits for state and federal reporting, the program guidelines are to be updated and this committee was created to recommend revisions for Council consideration. 

Committee Members
  • Mary Starr, Program Coordinator 
  • Councilor Alan Minthorn
  • Representative Donna Bailey
  • Representative Maggie O’Neill
  • Jean Saunders
  • Ron Michaud 
  • Mary Pelkey
  • Eric Cote
  • Judy Tripp
The committee will be asked to provide a report to the City Council with recommended changes to the program guidelines. The committee’s responsibilities will terminate upon submission of this report.