Meetings are held remotely. To watch live, go to truro-ma.gov and follow the “helpful link” to Truro Channel 18.
Thursday, Sept. 24
- School Committee, 9 a.m.
- Shellfish Advisory Committee, 2 p.m.
- Zoning Board of Appeals, 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 26
- Finance Committee, 11:45 a.m., Truro Central School Ballfield
- Annual Town Meeting, 12 noon, Truro Central School Ballfield
Wednesday, Sept. 30
- Planning Board, 2:30 p.m.
As of Sept. 21, Truro had zero active cases, 16 cases considered resolved, and no deaths from Covid-19.
RTE Stays at 20 Percent
Truro will continue to offer a 20-percent residential tax exemption to property owners for whom Truro is their permanent residence.
On Sept. 22, Assessor Jon Nahas told the select board that 601 households qualify for the exemption out of about 3,000 properties. Each year the board must vote on tax classifications and decide whether or not to offer this exemption. Truro is one of 15 communities in the state to provide a residential exemption, Nahas said. Others include Provincetown, which has a 25-percent exemption, and Wellfleet which grants a 20-percent exemption to full-time residents.
The exemption will save $812 for the owner of an average-value home of $667,817 who qualifies and who applies to get the exemption by April 2021.
When it was first adopted in Truro in 2017, this exemption was controversial, as it requires nonresident and part-time resident property owners to pay slightly more taxes.
The select board debated raising the exemption to 25 percent, an idea favored by select board member Kristen Reed. But the other members ultimately voted that there was already too much change and financial stress for everyone during the pandemic. —K.C. Myers