[Adopted 7-7-1992 as Ord. No. 92-45]
There is hereby established a Board of Assessments pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:56-21.
Membership. The Board of Assessments shall consist of three members who shall be appointed by the Mayor, with the advice and consent of the Township Council. One of the three members of the Board of Assessments shall be the Township Assessor.
Compensation. Members of the Board of Assessments shall serve without compensation but shall be allowed their necessary and actual expenses.
Terms. The term of each member of the Board of Assessments shall begin on the first day of January, and each member shall continue in office until his successor shall be appointed and qualified, except with respect to that member who shall be the Township Assessor. With respect to the Township Assessor, that person's membership on the Board of Assessments shall be concurrent with that person's appointment as Township Assessor. Any vacancies which occur before the expiration of a term of office shall be filled only for the unexpired term.
The Board of Assessments shall be responsible for the making of all assessments for local improvements under N.J.S.A. 40:56-1 et seq. The Board of Assessments shall also be responsible for the conducting of hearings regarding local assessments in connection with local improvements in accordance with the applicable law. The Board of Assessments shall have the power to examine witnesses under oath to be administered by any member of such Board. The Board of Assessments shall make a just and equitable assessment of the benefits conferred upon any real estate by reason of any local improvement, having due regard to the rights and interest of all persons concerned, as well as to the value of the real estate benefited.