Maine Association of Assessing Officers
Executive Board Meeting
Friday, January 23, 2009
The Ground Round
Holiday Inn, Civic Center Drive, Augusta
10:00 a.m.

Present: Anne Gregory, Roger Hoy, Bill Healey, Elizabeth Bowdoin, Joe Grube, Martine Painchaud, Mark Caldwell, Darryl McKenney, Lisa Morin, Rick Mace, Joan Kiszely.

Absent: Marian Cadrette-Anderson

Excused Absent: Tammy Brown, Lona La Francis, Dan Robinson

Call to Order: President Anne Gregory called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m.

Secretary’s Report: Motion made by Bill Healey, seconded by Mark Caldwell, all approved the December 4, 2008 minutes as presented. Motion carried.

Treasurer’s Report: Martine Painchaud reported that as of December 31, 2008 the checkbook balance was $5,704.78. Motion made by Bill Healey, seconded by Darryl McKenney, all approved the January Treasurer’s Report.

Old Business

Committee Reports:

Audit: Elizabeth Bowdoin reported that she does not have anything to report at this time. She noted that she is still waiting on Marian Cadrette-Anderson to get back statements on the MAAO credit card.

Calendar/Advertisers: Lisa Morin noted she had nothing to report at this time.

Newsletter: Tammy Brown – Absent. Anne Gregory noted the newsletter just went out. She reported that emailing the newsletter out on the list serve seems to be positive.

Education/Conference: Dan Robinson – Absent. Bill Healey reported for Dan. He has nothing new to report on the Education part of the fall conference. He is waiting to see what venue the board chooses. He reported that Dan talked with Paul Lesperance and the 2010 NRAAO Northeast Conference has agreed to have MAAO assist in this conference and split the profit with MAAO.

Ethics: Joe Grube – Reported no issues at this time.

Legislative: Marian Cadrette-Anderson – No report! Anne Gregory reported that Marian Cadorette-Anderson will be attending the Affiliate Group meeting on January 30 th with her. Darryl McKenney reported that the LPC met yesterday. Some of the bills they are looking at the Tree Growth report, Veterans exemption, and senior exemption.

Membership: Roger Hoy distributed a handout of what is going to be emailed to colleges. A cover letter will go with this handout. He noted this is just a draft at this time. Anne noted that she would like to keep a close eye on tracking who does not renew.

Scholarship: Martine Painchaud – no applications to date.

New Business

2009 Budget: Anne Gregory distributed a Draft Budget and reviewed it with the board. She noted that she was being very conservative on the figures she projected. Her intent is to meet with the Executive Board after they meet with MMA on the financial management to go over the Draft budget. Anne’s intent is to go meet with the IAAO Board and discuss the cost that MAAO incurs of the list serve, website, and newsletter. She would be looking to see if they can assist with the expenses.

2009 Fall Conference Site & Education Sessions: Joan Kiszely distributed a comparison chart from Point Lookout & Sebasco. Vote: Point Lookout – 7 Sebasco – 3

MMA Financial Update: Anne Gregory reported that she, Martine Painchaud, Tammy Brown, Sarah Ledoux, Janice Tevanian, have set up a meeting at MMA for February 13 th to discuss MMA taking over the financial services for MAAO. She asked if everyone was OK with waiting on receiving their stipends after the fall conference. It was the consensus that this would be fine to do.

Website Update: Anne Gregory reported that she got an email from SteveWeed stating that he wanted MAAO to start a Technology committee. It could encompass the website. Steve would write a piece for the newsletter and Martine would continue to be the contact person for the website, Roger noted that it might be the time to request the committee members that signed up to assist to get them involved. Anne will see what she can do to get the volunteers involved.

Me Chapter IAAO Mike Austin Memorial Project Update: Anne Gregory reportedthat Matt Sturgis will be driving to Kansas City, Missouri to deliver a credenza. Matt will do a presentation at the next IAAO meeting in March and give an update on the delivery of the credenza. MAAO has agreed to pay the IAAO their share of the credenza in $500.00 increments beginning with the first payment at the end of 2007 and to continue the $500.00 yearly payment to IAAO until the $2,500.00 is paid.

Other New Business: Anne Gregory reported that David Sawyer would like permission to share sales data. David is willing to work with a group of assessors for all to share this information. He would like to start with commercial. He wanted permission from MAAO today to share it out on the list serve. The technology committee will be Martine Painchaud and Steve Weed.

Anne Gregory distributed a board listing and wanted area representatives. It was decided that the following would be area district/representatives.

  • Lona LaFrancis – North
  • Rick Mace – South
  • Mark Campbell – West
  • Marion Cadrette- Anderson - East

Adjournment: Motion made by Bill Healey, seconded by Martine Painchaud, all approved to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m.

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