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SECTION 1606
Powers of board of directors
Real Property Tax (RPT) CHAPTER 50-A, ARTICLE 16
§ 1606. Powers of board of directors. 1. The board of directors of a
consolidated assessing unit shall have the same powers and duties that
governing bodies of city and town assessing units have in relation to
real property tax administration, including, but not limited to:

(a) Appointing the assessor and members of the board of assessment
review of the consolidated assessing unit.

(b) Establishing minimum qualification standards for the office of
assessor and for members of the board of assessment review, provided
that such standards shall be at least equal to those established by the
commissioner pursuant to this chapter.

(c) Establishing the uniform percentage of value at which real
property in the consolidated assessing unit shall be assessed.

(d) Establishing general policy with regard to the operations and
procedures of the consolidated assessing unit, including, but not
limited to, such matters as: assessment office location; public access
to meetings and records; public information; defense of assessments in
judicial proceedings; and revenue generation.

2. The board of directors shall have no authority to review the
valuation or exempt status of any individual parcel as established by
the assessor or the board of assessment review.