[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Ellicott 10-4-1995 as L.L. No. 6-1995. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted pursuant to § 579 of the Real Property Tax Law.
The Supervisor of the Town of Ellicott is hereby empowered to enter into an agreement with the Town of Ellington pursuant to § 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 assessment program.
Such a cooperative assessment agreement shall provide for the joint conduct of interviews of persons seeking the office of Assessor and that the appointment of the Assessor must be approved by a majority of each participating assessing unit's Town Boards. In addition, the agreement shall provide for the compensation of the Assessor and for the allocation of expenses among the participating assessing units.
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 or her in all the participating assessing units.
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.
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.