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SECTION 1604
Board of directors constituted
Real Property Tax (RPT) CHAPTER 50-A, ARTICLE 16
§ 1604. Board of directors constituted. 1. A consolidated assessing
unit shall be administered by a board of directors consisting of at
least four members, each of whom shall be appointed by the governing
body of a constituent municipality. Each constituent municipality shall
have at least one appointee on such board. If the local laws
establishing the consolidated assessing unit so provide, the constituent
municipalities need not have the same number of appointees. The board of
directors shall meet at least once in each calendar quarter.

2. No director shall be an employee of a constituent municipality, but
a director may be an elected official of a constituent municipality. No
director shall receive any salary or other compensation from the
consolidated assessing unit, but a director shall be entitled to
reimbursement for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the
performance of his or her duties as a director.

3. Each director shall take an oath of office prior to service as a
director. The term of office of a director shall be two years.

4. (a) The board of directors shall choose from among themselves a
chairperson, a secretary and, if deemed necessary, a vice-chairperson,
who shall serve in such capacity at the pleasure of the board.

(b) The chairperson shall preside over meetings of the board of
directors, and shall forward to the directors relevant information,
including materials necessary to prepare for meetings.

(c) The secretary shall provide for public notice of the time and
place of each meeting, shall keep full and accurate records of each
meeting, shall file a copy of such minutes in the office or offices of
the assessor so that they are available for public inspection, shall
furnish a copy of such minutes and other relevant materials to the
constituent municipalities, and shall accept service of legal process,
including service of a petition to review an assessment pursuant to
section seven hundred eight of this chapter.

(d) The directors may appoint an assistant who shall perform such
duties as are necessary to enable directors to properly and efficiently
carry out the provisions of this article. The compensation of such
assistant shall be set by the constituent municipalities when approving
the operating budget for the consolidated assessing unit.

(e) The vice-chairperson shall act on behalf of the chairperson in the
event that the chairperson is absent or unable to perform his or her
duties.