Town Of Candor
 Laws 

Coordinated Assessment Program with Town of Tioga

January 01, 1995
Body:

Town of Candor Local Law Number 2 of the Year 1995

 

A local law to authorize the participation of the Town of Candor in a coordinated assessment program with the Town of Tioga.

WHEREAS, The Towns of Candor and Tioga, both located in the County of Tioga, are empowered to enter into a municipal cooperative agreement to appoint one assessor to hold office in both the Town of Candor and the Town of Tioga pursuant to section 576 and 579 of the Real Property Tax Law and Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law; and

WHEREAS, the intention of the parties is to create a coordinated assessment program pursuant to section 579 of the Real Property Tax Law, whereby one assessor will provide assessment services for all towns in the coordinated assessment program and the assessor will assess all property in the program at a uniform percentage of full value;

Be it enacted by the Board of Councilmen and Councilwomen the Town of Candor as follows:

Section 1. Statutory Authority

This local law is enacted pursuant to section 579 of the Real Property Tax Law.

Section 2. Purpose

  1. The Supervisor of the Town of Candor is hereby empowered to enter into an agreement with the Town of Tioga pursuant to section 576 of the Real Property Tax Law, providing that one assessor shall be appointed to hold the office of assessor in all the participating assessing units in the coordinated assepsment program.

  2. Such a cooperative assessment agreement shall provide for the joint conduct of interview of persons seeking the office of assessor, and that the appointment of the assessor must be approved by a majority of the Town Board Members of each participating Town. In addition, the agreement shall provide for the compensation of the assessor and for the allocation of expenses between the participating assessing units.

  3. Upon the expiration of the term of the appointed assessor, or in the event that the assessor so appointed resigns or is otherwise unable to remain in office, one individual shall be appointed to succeed him/her in both the participating assessing units.

  4. Effective with the first assessment roll produced in cooperation with the other participating assessing units in the coordinated assessment program, all real property shall be assessed at the same uniform percentage of value in each assessing unit participating in the coordinated assessment program throughout the term of this cooperative assessment agreement.

  5. The dates applicable to the assessment process in each participating assessing unit, including taxable status date, and the dates for the filing of the tentative and the final assessment rolls, shall be the same for each assessing unit participating in this coordinated assessment program.