[HISTORY: Adopted by the City of Gardner at the City election (initiative petition) 11-5-1957 by Ord. No. 186; amended in its entirety 11-18-2013 by Ord. No. 1563. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
An Assessing Department in the City of Gardner is hereby established under the charge of a board of three Assessors.
The Mayor shall immediately appoint one person to serve until the expiration of one year, one to serve until the expiration of two years, and one to serve until the expiration of three years, and thereafter annually shall appoint members to serve for the term of three years following the expiration of the terms as hereinbefore outlined. A vacancy occurring may be filled at any time for the unexpired term by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the reappointment of any member upon the expiration of his term of office. Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, the members shall be sworn to the faithful discharge thereof.
Each year at its first meeting the Board shall organize and elect a Chairperson.
The Assessors shall perform, or cause to be performed, all the duties required of assessors under the General Laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and shall be subject to said General Laws, as well as to the Charter and ordinances of the City of Gardner.
One of the members of the Board of Assessors shall serve full time as an Assessor, while the other two members shall be part-time Assessors.
The Board shall meet with any person filing an application for abatement or his attorney upon request for such a meeting.