140. The chairman of the section may ask the assessor to make a study of the complaint and to send to the secretary of the section, to the parties, and in the case provided for in section 137, to the owner of the property regarding which the complaint is made, a report containing the details of the assessment and, if it is contested, a reply to the reasons for the contestation and the conclusion that he recommends.
The chairman may request that the complainant transmit a report explaining the reasons for his contestation to the secretary of the section, the assessor, the other parties and, in the case provided for in section 137, to the owner of the property regarding which the complaint is made.
The chairman shall fix a time limit for the transmission of the report which must be of not less than 60 days, unless otherwise agreed by the person required to transmit the report.
1979, c. 72, s. 140; 1988, c. 76, s. 43.