At a special town meeting on May 7 at the Lanesborough school, a warrant article that was put on by petition will be voted on. This article will change the way that your homes are assessed, using the land that your home sits on and not the structure itself. This is not beneficial to 90 percent of homeowners. It could decrease your valuations but raise your taxes as the town needs a certain amount of money to operate and this is raised from property taxes. The 10 percent that it will help are the ones who signed this petition.
As usual, our town fathers chose to have this on a special town meeting that for the most part is not well attended. It is up to you to be there or you will pay an awful price. Come to the meeting and vote this down and hopefully put it to bed forever.