City of Saco, ME
York County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Saco as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
220a Work Volunteer Program Guidelines
[Adopted 12-15-2008; amended in its entirety 5-5-2014]

§ 220-1 Purpose.

Pursuant to 36 M.R.S.A. § 6232, Subsection 1-A, the City Council adopts the volunteer program that permits claimants who are at least 60 years of age to earn benefits up to a maximum of $750 by volunteering to provide services to the City. The City Administrator or his/her designee shall establish a policy to implement the program.

§ 220-2 General guidelines. [1]

A. 
Participant must be age 60 on April 1 of the first year of eligibility.
B. 
Participant must be a legal resident of the City of Saco.
C. 
Participant must be the owner of record as of April 1 and reside in the dwelling the abatement will be applied to.
D. 
Limited to one abatement per household, with respect to this program.
E. 
Participant's household income cannot exceed the average median income for the State of Maine as published by the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.
F. 
On or about April 1, the City Council will approve to the Assessor the amount of abatement funds to be drawn from the tax commitment overlay for the ensuing fiscal year.
G. 
Volunteers are responsible for all federal or state tax reporting of tax abatement benefits that accrue to them from the program.
[1]
Editor's Note: Implementation Policy for the Volunteer Program is also included as an attachment to this program in the document entitled "Work Volunteer Program Guidelines."