City of Newburgh, NY
Orange County
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[Added 5-25-1953 by L.L. No. 3-1953]
There shall be a Department of Finance, headed by the Director of Finance and including a Bureau of Audit and Control, a Bureau of Collections, a Bureau of Assessments and a Bureau of Purchase and Supply.
[Added 5-25-1953 by L.L. No. 3-1953]
A. 
The Director of Finance, as the head of the Department of Finance, shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Audit and Control, the Bureau of Collections, the Bureau of Assessments and the Bureau of Purchase and Supply.
B. 
The City Manager may elect to act as Director of Finance or may designate the City Comptroller to act in such capacity. In case the City Manager shall elect to act as such Director of Finance, he shall so notify the Council. Thereafter he shall assume all the duties and possess all the powers of the Director of Finance in addition to performing all the duties and exercising all the powers of the chief administrative and executive officer of the City. In case the City Manager shall designate the City Comptroller to act as such Director of Finance, the said Comptroller shall assume all the duties and possess all the powers of the Director of Finance in addition to performing all the duties and exercising all the powers of City Comptroller.
[Amended 1-14-1935 by L.L. No. 1-1935; 5-5-1947 by L.L. No. 7-1947; 5-25-1953 by L.L. No. 3-1953; 3-22-1965 by L.L. No. 1-1965; 9-14-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
The City Comptroller, appointed by the City Manager, shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Audit and Control under the general supervision of the Director of Finance. He shall receive and shall have the care and custody of all moneys belonging to the City. He shall deposit all such moneys in such depositories as may be designated by the Council and shall, under the direct supervision of the City Manager, pay out such moneys upon warrants signed by such officers as the Council may, by ordinance, direct. He shall, under the direction of the Council, have the management and investment of any sinking fund provided for the payment or reduction of the City debts. He shall exercise budgetary control over all appropriations and approve all expenditures and commitments as to sufficiency of funds. No warrant shall be drawn by him for the payment of any claim against or obligation of the City unless it states particularly against which of such funds it was drawn.[1] No fund shall be overdrawn, nor shall any warrant be drawn against one fund or appropriation to pay a claim chargeable to another. The Comptroller may advance to City officials and employees a reasonable sum for financing travel on official business, pursuant to established rules and regulations with respect to proper accounting procedures and with appropriate provisions for adjustments.
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 6, Bills, Payment of.
[Amended 5-25-1953 by L.L. No. 3-1953; 9-14-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
The City Assessor, appointed by the City Manager, shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Assessments under the general supervision of the Director of Finance. He shall have all the powers and shall perform all the duties conferred or imposed by law upon Assessors or Boards of Assessors both for purposes of general taxation and for purposes of assessment for local improvements, except such powers and duties as are conferred or imposed upon Assessors or Boards of Assessors acting as Boards of Review of Taxes and Assessments.
[Added 3-27-1972 by L.L. No. 1-1972; amended 9-14-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
The Board of Assessment Review shall hear and determine complaints in relation to assessments and shall have all the powers and duties imposed by law on Boards of Review by Article 5 of the Real Property Tax Law and by any other law.
A. 
Procedure.
(1) 
The Board of Assessment review shall fix the hours for such meeting or meetings to hear complaints, which hours shall be for a period of at least four hours, not necessarily continuous, between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., but in no event less than two hours after 6:00 p.m.
(2) 
The members of the Board of Assessment Review, as a majority of them, shall prepare and verily a statement showing the changes determined to be made by them in the assessments. Such verified statement shall be delivered to the Assessor on or before the date required by law for the final completion of the assessment roll.
(3) 
The Assessor, as soon as possible after receiving such verified statement, shall make the changes in assessment on the assessment roll in accordance with such verified statement and shall certify on such verified statement that he has recorded on the assessment roll the changes set forth in such verified statement of the Board of Assessment Review.
B. 
Appointment; terms.
(1) 
The members of the Board of Assessment Review shall be appointed by the City Council and shall have a knowledge of property values in the City of Newburgh. Neither the Assessor nor any member of his staff may be appointed to the Board of Assessment Review. A majority of such Board shall consist of members who are not officers or employees of the City of Newburgh.
(2) 
The Board of Assessment Review shall consist of not fewer than three nor more than five members.
(3) 
The terms of office of members of the Board of Assessment Review shall be five years; however, the terms shall be of such length that not more than one term will expire in any one year of the first five years after the members of such Board are appointed.
[Amended 1-14-1935 by L.L. No. 1-1935; 5-25-1953 by L.L. No. 3-1953]
The City Collector, appointed by the City Manager, shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Collections under the general supervision of the Director of Finance. He shall collect all taxes, assessments and water rents collectible within the City and shall pay over the same to the City Comptroller at such time and in such manner as the Council may direct. He shall have the same powers and duties as collectors in towns, except as otherwise provided in this Act.
[Added 5-25-1953 by L.L. No. 3-1953; 9-14-1987 by L.L. No. 4-1987]
The City Purchasing Agent, appointed by the City Manager, shall have supervision and control of the Bureau of Purchase and Supply under the general supervision of the Director of Finance. He shall make all purchases for all City departments, boards and commissions under the provisions of this Charter or City ordinances or in conformity with rules and regulations issued by the City Manager.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 85, Purchasing.