[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of Bethany 10-4-1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There is established the office of Assessor for the Town of Bethany, and there shall be but one individual who shall serve as such Assessor.
[Amended 3-26-2015 STM]
The Assessor, who need not be an elector or resident of the Town of Bethany, shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for a period of two years. The Assessor shall be named by the Selectmen from a list of candidates who are licensed by the State of Connecticut as Certified Connecticut Municipal Assessor II. The term of office shall begin on the first day of July of the odd-numbered year and shall terminate on the last day of June of the succeeding odd-numbered year. The appointment of any individual pursuant to this chapter, whenever made subsequent to July 1 of an odd-numbered year, shall be deemed to have been made as of July 1 of the odd-numbered year last preceding the date of the appointment and shall terminate as of June 30 of the next succeeding odd-numbered year.
The first single Assessor appointed pursuant to this chapter shall replace the three elected Assessors as of the date of his appointment and his assumption of the office, and the three elected Assessors shall terminate and end as of such date and time.
Should the office of the single Assessor become vacant at any time, the Selectmen shall have the power of appointment to fill the vacancy for the unexpired term. The procedure for selection after examination as stated above shall also apply.