[HISTORY: Adopted by the Representative Town Meeting of the Town of Branford 9-11-2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 220.
Editor’s Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 11, Assessors, Board of, adopted as follows: Art. I, Filing of Tax List, adopted by the Town Meeting 8-19-1953; and Art. II, Board of Assessors, adopted by the Representative Town Meeting 11-13-1962.
Pursuant to Section 7-100k of the General Statutes of Connecticut there is hereby established an Office of Assessor and a Board of Assessment Appeals.
In the Town of Branford there shall be one Assessor appointed by the Board of Selectmen. Said Assessor shall have state certification and maintain same during his or her tenure as Assessor. The Assessor shall serve and be subject to discharge only for just cause.
The Assessor shall recommend to the Town Human Resources Department individuals to hire for clerical staff and other assistants to support the Assessor function.
The compensation and benefits for the Assessor and support staff shall be defined by a contract between the Town of Branford and the municipal employees unions.
There is hereby established a three-member Board of Assessment Appeals. One or two of said members shall be elected for a four-year term at each of the Town's biennial elections. The number to be elected shall be determined by the number of members whose terms may expire in the election year. If more than one member is up for election, any elector of the Town may vote for the full number of members up for election. The Chairperson of the Board shall be elected by the members of the Board. All members shall be electors of the Town of Branford. All members shall be paid a stipend for their service.
The Board of Selectmen shall appoint three electors of the Town of Branford as alternate members of the Board of Assessment Appeals. Alternate members shall fill in for regular members as required and will have all the powers and duties of regular members except they may not serve as Chairperson.
The Board of Selectmen may nominate and the Representative Town Meeting may appoint additional members to the Board of Assessment Appeals who shall serve for a one-year term beginning on the first day of any assessment year in which a revaluation becomes effective and ending on the last day of the assessment year following such year of revaluation. Appointed members may not serve as Chairman of the Board.