Town of Wappinger, NY
Dutchess County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wappinger as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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Editor's Note: This chapter was originally adopted as Ch. 150 on 9-25-2006 by L.L. No. 8-2006 but was renumbered as Ch. 4, entitled "Assessment," and codified in Part I of this Code 9-24-2007 by L.L. No. 13-2007.
[Adopted 9-25-2006 by L.L. No. 8-2006]

§ 4-1 Purpose.

From and after the adoption and effective date of this article, the Town of Wappinger, together with the Town of Fishkill, shall establish a coordinated assessment program (CAP) and approve and jointly enter into a municipal cooperative agreement between said Towns pursuant to §§ 576 and 579 of the Real Property Tax Law and Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law. Said agreement is the type described in § 579, Subdivision 2(b), of the Real Property Tax Law as "coordinated assessment programs without direct county involvement."

§ 4-2 Authority of supervisor to enter into cooperative assessment agreement; appointment of Assessor.

A. 
The Supervisor of the Town of Wappinger is hereby empowered to enter into an agreement with the Town of Fishkill pursuant to §§ 576 and 579 of the Real Property Tax Law, providing that one Assessor shall be appointed to hold the office of Assessor in all the participating assessing units in the coordinated assessment program.
B. 
Such cooperative assessment agreement shall provide for the joint conduct of interviews of persons seeking the office of Assessor and that the appointment of the Assessor must be approved by a majority of each participating assessing unit's Town Boards.
C. 
Upon the expiration of the term of the appointed Assessor or in the event the Assessor so appointed resigns or is otherwise unable to remain in office, one individual shall be appointed to succeed him or her.

§ 4-3 Uniform assessment.

A. 
Effective with the first assessment roll produced pursuant to the coordinated assessment program (CAP), all real property shall be assessed at the same uniform percentage of value in each assessing unit participating in the coordinated assessment program throughout the term of this cooperative assessment agreement.
B. 
The date applicable to the assessment process in each Town, including taxable status date, and the date for the filing of the tentative and final assessment rolls shall be the same for each Town.
[Adopted 9-25-2006 by L.L. No. 9-2006[1]]
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Editor's Note: This local law also stated that it shall become effective upon confirmation that both the Town of Wappinger and the Town of Fishkill have enacted legislation authorizing their participation in a coordinated assessment program pursuant to § 579 of the Real Property Tax Law and Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law and after execution by both municipalities entering into a coordinated assessment agreement.

§ 4-4 Legislative intent and purpose.

The Town Board has agreed to enter into a coordinated assessment program with the Town of Fishkill pursuant to § 579 of the Real Property Tax Law and Article 5-G of the General Municipal Law. The coordinated assessment program with the Town of Fishkill will result in both municipalities having one Assessor who will perform the assessing functions of both Towns. Pursuant to § 512 of the Real Property Tax Law, the governing body of an assessing unit which employs an Assessor who is also at the same time employed by another assessing unit may adopt a local law establishing a date for the meetings of the Board of Assessment Review other than the fourth Tuesday in May of each year. It is the intention of the Town Board to adopt a local law changing the date the Board of Assessment Review shall meet to hear complaints in relation to assessments to the first Thursday following the fourth Tuesday in May.

§ 4-5 Grievance day.

Pursuant to the authority set forth in § 512 of the Real Property Tax Law, the Town Board hereby establishes the date for meetings of the Board of Assessment Review as the first Thursday following the fourth Tuesday of May in each year, as the date such Board shall meet to hear complaints in relation to assessments.

§ 4-6 Town Clerk to file with State Board.

The Town Clerk is directed to file a copy of this article with the State Board as required by law within five days after its effective date.