Board of Assessment Review


The Board of Assessment Review’s sole purpose is to guarantee taxpayer’s rights by hearing real property assessment complaints (grievances) and arriving at fair and impartial determinations regarding those complaints. The Town Board appoints members for a five year term of office.


    Original Date
of Appointment
  Current Term
  Term Expires
Jessica Richer   April 23, 2014
  October 1, 2012   September 30, 2017
Cathy Griffin   January 8, 2014   October 1, 2013   September 30, 2018
Mitchell Grossman   October 1, 2014   October 1, 2014   September 30, 2019
Harvey Lipsky   April 23, 2014   October 1, 2015   September 30, 2020


Additional Information

The Real Property Law requires that members of the BAR have knowledge of real property values in the area. BAR Members are required to disclose any direct or indirect interest they have in any property for which a complaint has been filed. The Town Board appoints members for a five-year term of office, and each municipality may appoint a minimum of three and a maximum of five BAR members; terms are to be set such that not more than one will expire each year.