[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia 10-4-1982 by Ord. No. 949 as Ch. 8 of the 1982 Code (Ord. No. 197). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 17 of Article XX of Chapter 152 of the Laws of 1917, (N.J.S.A. 40:56-21) there hereby is created a general Board to make all assessments for benefits accruing from local improvements and to perform such other duties as are provided for by the statute in such case made and provided. Such Board shall consist of three members to be appointed by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Leonia in the same manner as other Borough officers are appointed. No person shall be appointed to said board unless he shall be a resident, citizen and freeholder of the Borough of Leonia, and, upon any member of said Board ceasing to be either a resident, citizen or freeholder, his office shall become vacant. All appointments are made and shall be for the calendar year and until a successor or successors are appointed.
Said Board herein provided for shall be known as "Commissioners of Assessment of the Borough of Leonia."
Said Commission shall receive no salary but each Commissioner shall be paid a minimum fee of $35 for each report of assessment submitted to the Borough Council.
In improvements requiring an additional amount of time and skill on the part of the Commissioners in arriving at the figures for the assessment benefits either because of the size of the improvement of unusual conditions in connection therewith, the Council may, by resolution, increase the fee to be paid to each Commissioner to an amount that it believes to be fair compensation for the work done in making the assessment. In no case, however, shall the sum so determined to be paid exceed 1/2 of 1% of the total cost of the improvement as certified to the Assessment Commissioners.
No more than one fee shall be paid said Commissioners for an assessment under the same improvement ordinance.
All vacancies in said Board caused by death, removal or disqualification by reason of ceasing to be a resident, citizen or freeholder of the Borough of Leonia shall be filled for the unexpired term only.
Said Commissioners shall within 10 days after their appointment take and subscribe an oath or affirmation that they will faithfully and impartially discharge the duties of the office, which said oaths shall be filed with the Borough Clerk who shall preserve the same.