[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights 1-25-1930 by Ord. No. 453. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There be and is hereby created, in and for the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights, a General Assessment Board, which Board shall be charged with the duty of making all assessments for benefits accruing from local improvements and performing such other duties as are or may be provided for by statute in such cases.
Such Board shall consist of three members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the consent of the Borough Council, and shall hold office for terms of three years or until their successors shall have qualified, except that as to the members of such Board first appointed hereunder, they shall respectively hold office until 12:00 noon, January 1, 1931, January 1, 1932, and January 1, 1933, or until their successors shall have qualified.
Said Board shall be known as the "General Assessment Board of the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights."
The members of such Board shall be freeholders of the municipality and residents thereof, and in the event of any local improvement in which a member of such Board shall be interested by reason of the ownership of property to be affected thereby, in such case, such member shall be disqualified from acting as to the assessment of benefits for such improvement, and the Mayor, by and with the consent of the Council, may designate some other person duly qualified to act for the purpose of making the assessment in such case.
The members of such Board shall, within 10 days after their appointment, take and subscribe an oath or affirmation that they will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of their office, which said oath shall be filed with the Borough Clerk, and the Mayor and Council shall from time to time, by resolution, fix and determine the salary or compensation to be paid to the members of such Board.
After the qualification of the members of such Board, they shall each year organize by the election of one of their number as Chairman and another as Secretary.