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Title 24 Appendix : Municipal Charters

Chapter 105 : TOWN OF BERLIN

Subchapter 004 : OFFICERS

(Cite as: 24 App. V.S.A. ch. 105, § 50)
  • § 105-50. Assessor

    (a) The Selectboard may appoint an Assessor or arrange for assessing services. Appointees shall be competent in assessment procedures and shall serve at the pleasure of the Selectboard. Appointees shall have the same powers, duties, responsibilities, and liabilities as established by law for listers, except as otherwise provided in this charter.

    (b) Prior to appointing an Assessor, the Selectboard shall appoint a Committee, composed of three members of the Selectboard and four residents of the Town of Berlin, to review and recommend to the Selectboard qualified candidates for the position of Assessor. The Committee shall have the authority to solicit candidates, to advertise notice of the vacancy in the Assessor's position, and to make such investigation of a candidate's credentials and background as the Committee deems appropriate. Upon completion of the investigation and interviewing of candidates, the Committee shall submit to the Selectboard the names of those candidates deemed qualified for the position of Assessor. The Selectboard shall appoint an Assessor from among those deemed qualified by the Committee. In the event that the Committee does not submit at least three qualified candidates to the Selectboard, the Selectboard shall either appoint an Assessor from among the qualified candidates or notify the Committee, in writing, that none of the candidates shall be appointed. The Committee shall then reconvene and submit the names of additional qualified candidates to the Selectboard.

    (c) The Selectboard shall appoint an Assessor or, if applicable, notify the Committee that none of the candidates shall be appointed, no later than 30 days following submission of the names of candidates deemed qualified by the Committee.

    (d) Members of the Committee described in subsection (b) of this section shall serve until an Assessor is appointed by the Selectboard. Meetings of the Committee shall be warned and conducted as public meetings in accordance with the requirements of Vermont statutes and this charter, and the Committee shall be entitled to meet in executive session as authorized by Vermont statutes.