[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford 3-16-1971 by L.L. No. 1-1971; amended in its entirety 1-8-1998 by L.L. No. 1-1998. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 144.
The purpose of this chapter is that the Town Board of the Town of Stanford elects, pursuant to New York Real Property Law § 328, to discontinue the office of elective assessors for the Town of Stanford and to replace such elective offices with an appointed Assessor.
The Town Board of the Town of Stanford exercises the option, pursuant to New York Real Property Law § 328, that from and after the first day of September 1998, there shall be an appointed Assessor, and such office shall be an appointive office pursuant to New York Real Property Law § 310.
This chapter, pursuant to New York Real Property Tax Law § 328 and New York Municipal Home Rule Law § 24, shall be subject to a permissive referendum and shall not take effect until the expiration of 45 days from the adoption of this chapter by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford, nor until approved by the affirmative vote of a majority of the qualified electors of the Town of Stanford voting on a proposition for its approval if, within 45 days after its adoption by the Town Board of the Town of Stanford, there is filed with the Clerk a petition protesting against such chapter, signed and authenticated as herein required by the qualified electors of the Town of Stanford registered to vote therein at the last preceding general election, in number equal to at least 10% of the total number of the votes cast for governor at the last gubernatorial election in the Town of Stanford.
Editor's Note: No valid petition requesting such referendum having been filed, this chapter took effect 2-23-1998.