Applications now available for Senior Property Tax Work-Off Program

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Marlborough – Applications for the Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off (“SCRPT”) Program are now available. This program allows Marlborough seniors over the age of 60 to perform volunteer services for the City of Marlborough in exchange for a $1,000 reduction on their property tax.

“We are excited to begin our fourth year of offering the program because it has proven to be a great opportunity for our seniors to utilize their skills and become involved. This program promotes volunteerism and engagement and is a win-win for both the city as well as the participants,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant.

Applications are available online on the City of Marlborough’s homepage under the “Quick Links” section (www.marlborough-ma.gov). Hard copy applications may also be picked up in person at the Council on Aging office, the Marlborough Public Library, and the City Assessor’s office.

The application will contain a summary of the eligibility requirements for program participation as well as a checklist of the required paperwork for a complete application.

All applications must be turned in to the Council on Aging office located at the Marlborough Senior Center by the end of the day Friday, Aug. 14. Anyone with further questions may call Trish Pope, COA executive director, at 508-485-6492 or Nick Milano in the Mayor’s Office at 508-460- 3770.

Up to 25 seniors will be chosen through a lottery drawing that will take place Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 2:30 p.m. Applicants do not need to be present for the drawing but are invited to attend. The Council on Aging will subsequently notify those who are selected to participate.