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.
“I am delighted that the city of Marlborough offers this great opportunity for our seniors to utilize their skills and stay involved year after year,” said Mayor Arthur Vigeant. “This program is a win-win for both the city and the participants as it is wonderful having the seniors help the departments with tasks they might not be able to get to otherwise.”
Up to 30 seniors will be placed in offices depending on skillset and department requirements. Candidates will be chosen through a lottery drawing that will take place on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Marlborough Senior Center, 40 New St. 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.
“We are fortunate to again be able to offer this important program which helps not only our seniors but the city of Marlborough. This collaborative effort is a benefit to all,” said Trish Pope, executive director of the Council on Aging.
Applications are available online on the Council on Aging page on the left-hand side by clicking the “Property Tax Information” section (www.marlborough-ma.gov/council-aging/pages/property-tax-work-information). 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 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21. Anyone with further questions may call Pope at 508- 485-6492 or Nathan Boudreau in the Mayor’s Office at 508-460- 3770.