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Sherman continues studying tax relief ordinance for disabled military veterans

Sherman officials have reviewed state statutes and are revising the town's proposed tax relief ordinance for disabled military veterans.  Towns don't have as much control in crafting tax-relief ordinances as previously thought.  The idea was to provide up to 500 dollars in tax breaks to disabled veterans who have lived in Sherman for at least 13 months regardless of income.  But there needs to be an income requirement.  It can be anything the town chooses.  The Selectmen also wanted to have the relief be based on disability level, but that's not possible either.  It must be based on the assessed property value.  The Board of Selectmen will continue discussing the proposal before sending it to a town meeting for voter approval.