The Town of East Longmeadow is currently accepting
applications for 20 positions under the Senior Work-Off Abatement Program
(SWAP) for abatement on the fiscal year 2018 (July 1 to June 30, 2018) property
tax bill. Basic requirements are that taxpayers must be 60 years of age prior
to January 1, 2017, must be an assessed owner of property in East Longmeadow,
and must have owned and occupied a home in East Longmeadow for at least five
The compensation will be calculated at the state minimum
wage of $11 per hour, and the maximum allowable abatement is $1,375 per
property. As a result, seniors will need to work 125 hours (as voted at the May
2015 Annual Town Meeting) to receive the full abatement of $1,375.00 (less
federal income tax and Medicare deductions). Seniors will complete the hours
from January 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017.
Positions being offered this year include: clerical, data
entry, gardening, and general maintenance.
Seniors have an opportunity to lower their property tax
bill, and taxpayers are benefiting from the superior talent and work experience
seniors bring to the job at a very low cost to the town.
Interested senior residents can pick up applications and
information packets at the Senior Center at 328 North Main Street or print it
at home from our website by following: www.eastlongmeadowma.gov. Applications should be submitted to the Senior
Center, Attention: Carolyn Brennan, COA Director, no later than October 1, 2016.
The Council on AgingEmailPh: (413) 525-5436Fx: (413) 526-9746328 N. Main St.East Longmeadow, MA01028Hours of OperationMonday - Friday8:00 am - 4:00 pmSWAP CommitteeEmail