[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Athens 4-22-1993 by L.L. No. 1-1993 (Ch. 8 of the 1976 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 210.
The intent of the Board of Trustees of the Village of Athens is to implement § 1402, Subdivision 3, of the Real Property Tax Law, providing for the voluntary termination of the Village's status as an assessing unit, as provided in the Village Law and the Real Property Tax Law. It is also the intent of this chapter to abolish the position of Assessor (or Board of Assessors) and to terminate any and all responsibility as provided by law for the review of the assessments of real property located within the Village of Athens.
On or after the effective date of this chapter, the Village of Athens shall cease to be an assessing unit.
The position of Assessor in the Village of Athens is hereby abolished.
The Board of Assessment Review in the Village of Athens is hereby abolished.
On or after the effective date of this chapter, taxes in the Village of Athens shall be levied on a copy of the applicable part of the assessment roll of the Town of Athens and with the taxable status date of such town controlling for Village purposes.
Within five days of the effective date of this chapter, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Athens shall file a copy of such chapter with the Clerk and Assessor (or Board of Assessors) of the Town of Athens and with the State Board of Equalization and Assessment.
Editor's Note: The current title of this board is State Board of Real Property Services or any board which shall succeed it in accordance with New York State law, rule or regulation.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State; provided, however, that such chapter is subject to a permissive referendum, and the Village Clerk shall forthwith proceed to notice such fact and conduct such referendum if required by petition.
Editor's Note: No petition requesting a referendum was filed, and this chapter was deemed duly adopted on 4-22-1993.