[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Florence 6-19-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to the authorization provided in N.J.S.A. 40:56-1 et seq.
It has been found and determined by the Township Council of the Township of Florence that it is in the best interests of the community to provide for, from time to time, the special assessment of properties benefitted by certain public improvements of that portion of the cost of the improvement which is proportionate to and not in excess of the benefit to the individual property. It is further found and determined that it is necessary and appropriate for the Township to have a Board of Assessors as provided for by law to make, determine, and report to Council for further action the necessary and appropriate assessment of such benefited properties.
There is hereby created pursuant to the authority of N.J.S.A. 40:56-21 a Board of Assessors of three members to carry out assessment duties as prescribed by statute and applicable law. The Board shall consist of three members who shall be discreet residents of the Township of Florence who shall be appointed by resolution of Township Council. The initial term of the members shall be for the balance of the calendar year in which they are first appointed. Thereafter, they shall be appointed annually at the reorganization meeting of the Township Council. Vacancies on the Board and compensation for the Board shall be filled and determined by resolution consistent with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:56-23.
The Board of Assessors shall forthwith provide for the assessment of properties benefited by capital improvements constructed pursuant to Township Ordinance Nos. 1995-11, 1997-2, and 1998-04. The Board shall make and determine the proper assessment for each benefited property in accord with N.J.S.A. 40:56-21 et seq., and applicable law and, thereafter, make their report to Council as required by N.J.S.A. 40:56-30.