[HISTORY: Adopted by the Clarkson Town Board as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Grievance Day
[Adopted 4-28-2015 by L.L. No. 2-2015]
This article shall hereinafter be known and cited as "Local Law to Change Assessment Grievance Day in the Town of Clarkson."
Pursuant to Article 5 of the New York State Real Property Tax Law, the Town is required to have an annual Grievance Day for property owners to grieve their assessment. Said law sets a statewide day of the fourth Tuesday in May. The law also requires that the appointed Sole Assessor be in attendance for Grievance Day. As of the enactment of this article, Clarkson's Assessor also is the Sole Assessor in the Town of Canandaigua in Ontario County. Being that it is not possible for the Assessor to be in both places at once, the purpose of this article is to change the Grievance Day in the Town of Clarkson.
This article is enacted pursuant to Article 5 of the Real Property Tax Law; Article 2 of the Municipal Home Rule Law; and Article IX of the New York State Constitution.
That the day for Grievance Day in the Town of Clarkson is established as the day following the fourth Tuesday of May.
If any clause, sentence, phrase, paragraph or any part of this article shall for any reason be adjudicated finally by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this article but shall be confined in its operation and effect to the clause, sentence, phrase, paragraph or part thereof directly involved in the controversy or action in which such judgment shall have been rendered. It is hereby declared to be the legislative intent that the remainder of this article would have been adopted had any such provisions been excluded.
All local laws or parts of local laws inconsistent or in conflict with this article are hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict or inconsistency.
This article shall become effective upon enactment and filing with the Secretary of State.