Makeup of the board of abatement and quorum rules: The board consists of the town treasurer, the town clerk, the selectboard, and the justices of the peace. A majority of the board must be present in order for the board to meet, and a majority of that number must vote in favor of a motion to abate. 24 V.S.A. § 1533. Note that unlike most municipal boards, the board of abatement acts with a concurrence of a majority of the quorum of the board. Read more at the Vermont Secretary of State website.