The Board of Assessment Review (BAR) hears abatement appeals that are filed with the Town. If a taxpayer's tax abatement request is denied by the Assessor, the taxpayer has a certain time period to file an appeal with the BAR to review that decision. The BAR will then schedule a public meeting to hear the case. All hearings are recorded and discussions and deliberations are public. The BAR members are appointed by the Town Council.