REPORT OF THE BOARD OF ASSESSORS

The Fiscal Year 2007 revaluation update was completed in house
utilizing VISION APPRAISAL software. As expected, the State
Department of Revenue reviewed the revaluation in November 2006
and certified the values. Tax bills were mailed December 28, 2006.  In
the past, revaluations were done every three years. Beginning in 2004,
revaluations are conducted on a regular yearly basis.

The Assessing Department completed our yearly data collection on
properties having building permits, new houses, new condos, and also
random selection of properties as part of our regular inspection
program. Our department's efforts resulted in almost four hundred and
seventy-two thousand dollars of additional tax revenue categorized as
"new growth".        

Additionally the Assessing Department is pleased to announce that real
estate assessment data can now be viewed online by following the
links at:
www.visionappraisal.com

Our department is responsible for the valuation of more than two
billion dollars . real estate and personal property resulting in more than
half of Abington's almost 43 million dollar budget. The department's
work was completed and turned over to the Treasurer Collector on
December 5, 2006

The Board of Assessors reports that the FY07 property tax rate was
certified at $10.80.

The Department of Revenue formally notified the town of the new tax
rate on Dec. 22, 2006.

The recapitulation of the Town's assessments and levies was as
follows:

TAX RATE SUMMARY

IA. Totl amount yo be raised ( the Budget)                $42,918,964.11
I
IB. Total estimated receipts and
other revenue (including State Aid)                     $21,021,883.11

IC. Tax levy (from local Taxpayers)                             $21,897,081.00

                         Rates and levies












The Department's efforts are continuous. We strive to improve;
Assessment practices; the quality of the town's property records and
maps; Individual exemption accounts; and Automobile excise taxes,
among other activities.

We want to extend our appreciation to our office personnel, Jeanne
Rogers, Christopher Trucchi, and Mary Rogers. We want to
acknowledge their attention to detail, their professional abilities, and
also to their accommodating way with the taxpayers and appraisers.
Mary Rogers resigned her position this past year to have a baby.
Jeannie Rogers also transferred to the Sewer Department for a part
time position. We wish them both all the best.

Thank you also to the taxpayers of Abington for your continued support.

Respectfully Submitted,

Paul Zakrzewski, Chairman
Gary D. Minnehan
Thomas J. Dion III
Charles B. Shea, Deputy Assessor
Assessors Annual Report 2006
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Our Town:
Abington
Massachusetts
Town Offices
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781.982.2100
CLASS
Residential
Commercial
Industrial
Personal
Total
Levy %
87.3065%
10.0918%
1.1501%
1.4516%
100.0000%
Valuation
1,770,145,493
204,611,907
23,319,200
29,430,900
2,027,507,500
Tax Rates
10.80
10.80
10.80
10.80
10.81
Levy by
Class
19,117,571.32
2,209,808.60
251,847.36
317,853.72
21,897,081.00