HOUSE BILL NO. 282
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 34, VOLUME 58, LAWS OF DELAWARE, ENTITLED AN ACT TO REINCORPORATE THE TOWN OF BLADES", TO ELIMINATE THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE RULES AND EXEMPTIONS NOW APPLICABLE BY LAW TO THE MAKING OF THE COUNTY ASSESSMENT OF PERSONS AND PROPERTIES SHALL BE APPLICABLE INSOFAR AS CONSISTENT WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THIS CHARTER, TO ASSURE THAT THE TAX ASSESSOR SHALL HAVE NO VOTING POWER AT THE BOARD OF APPEALS HEARINGS(S) AND THAT HE/SHE SHALL BE PRESENT ONLY IN AN ADVISORY CAPACITY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE (Two-thirds of all members elected to each House thereof concurring therein):
Section 1. Amend Section 24(a), Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by striking said subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof a new subsection (a) to read as follows:
"(a) The Assessor shall, prior to the first day of September, make a just, true and impartial annual valuation or assessment of all real estate within the Town of Blades. Thls assessment shall be of the real property of each resident within the limits and territory of the Town of Blades and also of non-residents who own real property within the limits and territory of the Town of Blades. The Assessor shall assess and make a fair and impartial assessment as required by the Charter and by any ordinance adopted by the Blades Town Council pursuant to this Charter. The Assessor may adopt as the annual assessment for the Town of Blades the assessment for real estate and improvements located thereon as compiled by the Board of Assessment of Sussex County, if the Assessor, in his/her judgment, considers said Sussex County Assessment to be proper and fair."
Section 2. Amend Section 24(g), Chapter 34, Volume 58, Laws of Delaware, as amended, by adding the following sentence to the end of Section 24(g):
"The Assessor shall have no voting power at the Board of Appeals hearing(s) and shall be present only in an advisory capacity."
Approved July 1, 1991.