are considering a program that would allow local veterans to reduce their property tax bills by up to $1,000 a year, in exchange for volunteer services.
The Veteran's Property Tax Work-Off Program is similar to a program now in effect for senior citizens.
Milford Selectmen have asked the town administrator and the veterans' agent to look into the program and come back with a recommendation. Approval would require a Town Meeting vote. The legislation, called the VALOR Act, was approved this year, according to a letter from state Sen. Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge).
In his letter, Moore said the inspiration came from a conversation he had with Northbridge veterans last December. Westborough Selectmen plan to place an article supporting the program on the Annaul Town Meeting warrant, making it among the first communities to consider it.