[Adopted 12-9-1976 by Ord. No. 14-76 (Ch. 2, Art. III, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances)]
The office of Municipal Tax Assessor is hereby created.
The term of office of the Municipal Tax Assessor shall be for a term of four years from the first day of July next following his appointment. Vacancies other than those due to expiration of term shall be filled by appointment for the unexpired term.
The appointment of a Municipal Tax Assessor to fill said office shall be made by the Mayor with the advice and consent of the Council.
No person shall be appointed to the position of Municipal Tax Assessor unless he holds a valid tax assessor's qualifying certificate.
The compensation of the Municipal Tax Assessor shall from time to time be fixed by the Mayor and Council by ordinance or, if a salary guide has been adopted by ordinance, then by a resolution regularly adopted. Said compensation may be inclusive of any other salaries or remuneration for any other official duties performed by the same person.
The Municipal Tax Assessor shall be responsible for computing the assessed valuation on all properties in the Borough of Rockaway for the purpose of real property taxation and shall perform all other duties and responsibilities required by statute or ordinance.
During the absence or disability of the Municipal Tax Assessor, the Mayor and Council may, by resolution, determine that an absence exists or that said Assessor is suffering a disability and in said resolution appoint an officer of the Borough or any other person deemed qualified to perform the duties of said Assessor.